Dominik Wiedenhofer
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU).
Vienna, Austria
Member ID 0374
Member since Jul 13, 2011
Status Active


Industrial ecologist working on supply- and demand side solutions for climate change mitigation and lowering resource use. I am specifically interested to investigate path-dependencies, barriers and pathways for a fair and rapid sustainability transformation.


I work as a Senior Scientist at the Institute of Social Ecology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria. I greatly enjoy interdisciplinary research, teaching, teamwork, new collaborations, exchange of ideas and being outdoors. I am very passionate for my work as an opportunity to do contribute to the quest for strong sustainability and a fairer & better future.

I am a happy part of the industrial ecology community since the last 10 years, and increasingly am contributing to the society by serving as board member and co-chair in the IO as well as circular economy sections, organizing special sessions, as well as supporting our conferences and the Journal of Industrial Ecology as a scientific comittee member, reviewer and actively publishing scientist. The industrial ecology community is my scientific home and I always enjoy coming to our meetings and connecting with the many inspiring and interesting people in our field. I am highly motivated to support our exemplary friendly, open, as well as inter- and transdisciplinary society in its quest to contribute to a fairer and more sustainable future.

I am leading several research projects investigating a sustainable circular economy, sustainable everyday living, as well as developing indicators and methods to more dynamically and systematically assess the biophysical basis of societies and its sustainability challenges and opportunities.

I have received several prizes and awards over the last years:
- Top 1% Highly Cited Researcher, category Cross-Field 2022; Web of Science/Clarivate.
- Fellow of the Robert Bosch Foundation Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership in Sustainability and Transformation Research.
- Outstanding Research Poster at the Gordon Research Conference of Industrial Ecology in Switzerland, 2018
- Excellence in Review from "Resources, conservation and Recycling"

I have served as Lead Author for the Special Report on Structural Conditions for Climate Friendly Living, Austrian Panel for Climate Change (APCC) (2022), as well as a Contributing Author to the IPCC Report WG3 Mitigation of Climate change, Chapter Industry (2022).

For most recent infos about my work, please see my google scholar, researchgate & official work profile:

Research Interests

Supply- and demand-side strategies; sustainable consumption and production; socio-economic metabolism; material, energy and carbon footprinting; dynamic economy-wide material and energy flow analysis; input-output analysis; systematic reviews and evidence synthesis; socio-ecological transformation; circular economy; absolute reductions.
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Website contributions from this member

12 Jan 2024 11 PhD scholarships: Economic Policies for the Global bifurcation - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Network (2024–2028)
24 Aug 2023 Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) - Vienna University of Economics and Business
12 Dec 2019 Member Spotlights: Dominik Wiedenhofer