Jens Peters
University of Alcalá
Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), Spain
Member ID 1931
Member since May 07, 2019
Status Active


Assocate Professor at University of Alcalá in the field of policy analysis, urbanism and decarbonisation with background in sustainability analysis of emerging technologies, in particular energy storage systems and batteries


Jens Peters holds a diploma degree (Dipl. Ing.) in electrical engineering (communication technologies) from the Technical University of Munich. He worked several years as R&D engineer and project leader in the automotive industry (Ingolstadt, Barcelona) in the development of electronic components. After finishing an MSc. in renewable energies and fuel cells at UIMP / CSIC in Madrid, he started working in the field of system analysis of energy processes at Instituto IMDEA Energía, Madrid. In 2015 he finished his dissertation at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Madrid) about the environmental, economic and thermodynamic assessment of pyrolysis processes for the production of biofuels and biochar. From 2015 to 2019, he was part of the research group ‘Resources, Recycling, Environment & Sustainability’ at Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, where he was working on the modelling and assessment of novel energy storage technologies, with a special focus on material issues, recycling and sustainability of new battery systems (eco-design). From 2019-2021, he was Marie-Curie Fellow at University of Alcalá, working on analysis of decarbonisation policy under an urban metabolism perspective, and continues there as an associate professor while in parallel supporting the JRC of the European Commission in the development of the Carbon Footprint Rules for Batteries.

Research Interests

Batteries, energy storage, life cycle assessment, material flow analysis, resources, sustainability, recycling, open data, policy analysis, decarbonistaion, urban metabolism

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10 Nov 2023 Deadline for submitting abstracts to AScUS 2024 in Troyes: Nov, 15th!
11 Oct 2023 AScUS 2024 - Unconference on Urban Sustainability, March 20-22, Troyes (FR)