Marzia Traverso
Institute of Sustainabiliy in Civil Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Aachen, Germany
Member ID 0440
Member since Nov 08, 2012
Status Active


Since June 2017 Marzia Traverso is Professor and Head of the Institute of Sustainability in Civil Engineering. Before she worked as a Scientific Officer at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in Seville, responsible for the development of criteria for Green Public Procurement on Street Lighting, of Transport and for the Building Sector. She was also part of the BMW Group as a project manager at the Research & Innovation Centre. There she was responsible for the sustainability performance and LCA of several cars, such as BMW i3 and BMW i8. During her post-docs she worked at the Chair of Sustainable Engineering at TU Berlin and focused on Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment and Social Life Cycle Assessment.
She is a member of the Steering Committee of the Social LC Alliance ( and subject-editor for SLCA of the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. She is author and reviewer of several international peer-reviewed journals such as International Journal of LCA. She is also a member of the Italian Network of LCA and the founder of the non-profit organization Information for Sustainable Development (iSuD).

Research Interests

Life cycle sustainability assessment, life cycle assessment, social life cycle assessment, material flow analysis, sustainability indicators at macro level, circula economy.
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