The mission of Department of Material Flow Management and Resource Economy at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering of TU Darmstadt is to contribute to solutions to reduce raw material and energy consumption. This reduction is an essential prerequisite for global sustainable development.
With its competences in system-analytical assessments, Prof Schebek and her research team develop solutions for concrete problems in the context of resource and energy efficiency: We use systems analysis methods in particular life-cycle analysis and material flow analysis. We elaborate scenarios and models, develop methods in analytical chemistry and work experimentally on the development of new processes and concepts for a circular economy. Our latest research topics are in the fields of energy technologies, resource-efficient production, urban mining, biobased economy and microplastics.
In several current projects on resource efficiency in production/digitization, we deal with life cycle-based analyses of the energy and material resources used in industrial production processes and production networks. The investigation of resource efficiency is also the focus of research projects on low carbon technologies. Here, future energy technologies are analyzed in terms of the energy and material resources used (critical raw materials) and their environmental impact on the producer and user side.
Fachgebiet Stoffstrommanagement und Ressourcenwirtschaft
Fachbereich Bau- und Umweltingenieurwesen