Magnus Fröhling
Technical University of Munich (TUM)
Straubing, Germany
Member ID 1940
Member since May 14, 2019
Status Active


Being an industrial engineer my general ineterest is to use analysis, modelling, assessment and optimisation methods in order to contribute to the development of more sustainble techno-economic and socio-economic systems.


Magnus Fröhling works on quantitative approaches for the analysis, assessment and planning of circular economy and bioeconomy systems for a more sustainable resource use. This covers technologies for recycling and biomass conversion as well as biorefineries, local, and regional production and recycling networks and global material cycles.

Magnus Fröhling studied industrial engineering and management at Karlsruhe University. With distinction, he received his PhD in 2005 for a thesis on material flow-based production planning in the process industries. He built-up and lead a mainly third-party-funded research group the University of Karlsruhe (later the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and obtained his post-doctoral teaching qualification (“Habilitation”) for Business Administration (“Betriebswirtschaftslehre”) in 2011 at the same institution. In his habilitation thesis, he worked on resource efficiency in industrial value chains for the use of biogeneous and secondary resources. In 2015, he was appointed as professor of Business Administration, esp. Resource Management at TU Bergakademie Freiberg. In September 2018 Magnus Fröhling joined the Technical University of Munich (TUM) as professor of Circular Economy at the TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability.

Research Interests

Techno-economic assessments
Life Cycle and Sustainability assessments
Material Flow Management
Industrial Symbiosis
Circular Economy
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