Edgar HertwichNTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
|NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology|
|Member since||Feb 10, 2001|
AboutInternational Chair and Professor of Industrial Ecology, NTNU
DetailsI served as president of ISIE in 2017-2018. During my presidency, the society decided to become an independent organization. With the help of the Council, Ester van der Voet and Paul Hoekman, I set up the new organization in the Netherlands and helped develop a new set of by-laws. We reformed the operations of the society, resulting in substantial cost savings and putting the society on a more secure footing.
I am a member of the International Resource Panel where I led the development of three reports on the Environmental Impacts of Products and Materials, the Environmental Benefits and Trade-offs of Low-Carbon Electricity, and Resource Efficiency and Climate Change. I have contributed to the IPCC 5th assessment report as a lead author of the energy systems chapter and the methods annex, as well as a contributor to the Technical Summary and the Summary for Policy Makers.
I am a member of the editorial board of Environmental Science & Technology, Journal of Industrial Ecology, and the Journal of Economic Structure.
I was born in Salzburg, Austria. I have an engineering degree from the HTL Braunau, an Bachelor in physics (Magna Cum Laude) from Princeton University, an MSc and PhD in energy & resources from the University of California, Berkeley, and an honorary Master degree from Yale University.
From 2015 to 2019, I was a professor of industrial sustainability at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and director of the Center for Industrial Ecology.
From 2003 to 2015, I have directed the Industrial Ecology Programme and worked as professor in Energy and Process Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway. Before that, I was a research scholar at the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria