Stefanie Hellweg
ETH Zürich - Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
Zürich, Switzerland
Member ID 0341
Member since Nov 23, 2010
Status Active


I have been doing research in the field of industrial ecology for more than 20 years. Within ISIE, I serve as a council member and I am an associate editor of the Journal of Industrial Ecology. I was also the main organizer of the 2018 Gordon Research Conference.

After graduating as an industrial engineer, I worked as a management consultant on projects in the field of waste management and energy production. From 1997 to 2000 I completed my Ph.D. on the environmental assessment of thermal waste treatment processes. Afterwards I worked as a post-doc on sustainable chemistry and waste management at ETH Zurich. Between 2004 and 2005 I was a visiting scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and in 2013 at Yale University in the US. Since 2006 I am a professor of Ecological Systems Design at ETH Zurich, teaching and doing research in the field of industrial ecology.

Research Interests

My research interests include modeling, analyzing, evaluating, and improving the resource efficiency and environmental performance of products and processes, new technologies, and consumption patterns. My group develops spatially resolved inventory data and new methods for regionalized impact assessment, e.g. for water consumption and land-use related biodiversity impacts. Moreover, we also develop combined MFA-LCA models for resource management. Many of our projects are conducted in direct collaboration with industry and policy makers, to facilitate the implementation of the research results in practice.
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Website contributions from this member

21 Jan 2022 The ISIE has a new executive director
23 Dec 2021 The Journal of Industrial Ecology has a new home and leadership
28 Jul 2021 Final version of 2020 Annual Report and new tagline added to ISIE Webpage
18 Jul 2017 2018 Industrial Ecology Gordon Research Conference - The role of Industrial Ecology in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals