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Corinna Baumgartner

Corinna Baumgartner

Corinna Baumgartner

ZHAW School of Engineering
Forschungsschwerpunkt Technology Assessment
Technoparkstrasse 2
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 70 84

Personal profile

Position at the ZHAW

Senior Reserach Associate Technology Assessment & Circular Economy

Expertise and research interests

Technology Assessment and Sustainability Assessment: Life cycle Assessment, Life Cycle Costing; Ecoefficiency-analysis
Circular Economy & Sustainable Resource Management
Sustainability of and by emerging technologies
Sustainable Digitalisation
Sustainability assessment in early-stage design and development phases of products and systems

BION-EN - Biomimicry
SIC-NIK - Sustainability of ICT
EneP - Carbon & Ecological Footprint, Material Flow Analysis
EVA FOTA, MAS WI: Life Cycle Assessment
CAS CAS Sustainable Smart Cities & Regions – Data, Energy and Mobility: Sustainability assessment, potential analysis

Educational background

09/2015 - 12/2015
CTI Entrepreneuship – Modul Business Concept

09/2012 - 02/2015
MSc in Life Sciences, Specialisation in Environmental Technologies (FHNW)

* Thesis: Feasibility study of eco-efficient measures to maintain and improve water status at river basin scale in Romania.
* 6 months stay in Timisoara, Romania

09/2009 - 08/2012
BSc in Life Science Technologies, Vertiefung in Umwelttechnik (FHNW)

* Thesis: Life Cycle Assessment of Organic Photovoltaic Production - Documentation of a sustainability assessment for the production process of organic solar cells.

08/2003 - 07/2006, Apprenticeship Biology Laboratory Technician, Swiss Certificate of Competence, Fa. Hoffmann La Roche, Specialisation: biochemistry und molecular biology

Professional milestones

Seit 06/2020 Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Sustainable Development

06/2018 - 05/2020 Research Assistant at the Institute for Sustainable Development

02/2015 - 08/2017 Research Associate, Research group Sustainable resource management , Institute for Ecopreneurship (IEC), FHNW
* Project lead of the subproject "Economic Assessment of Industrial and Municipal Waste Treatment Options and Waste-to-Energy (WtE) Systems" of the NFP70 project "wastEturn"

* Capacity building and supervision in LCA & SimaPro in Lithuania in the bilateral [CH/LTU] research project (SNF) "ME-LOOPS: Circular Economy: Closing Material and Energy Flows Effieciently"

09/2012 - 01/2015 Reserach assistant, Research group Sustainable resource management , Institute for Ecopreneurship (IEC), FHNW

* NSustainability assessment in the EU FP7 project "SUNFLOWER", Work Package: Environmental risk assessment and sustainability of Organic Photovoltaics (OPV)

10/2009 - 07/2010 Biology laboratory technichian, research group: Cardiovascular Molecular Imaging, Dep. Biomedicine, University hospital Basel

08/2006 - 03/2009 Biology laboratory technichian, Dep. Neuroscience, Fa. Hoffmann La Roche AG

Membership of networks



Conference contributions, peer-reviewed

Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

Life Cycle Assessment and eco-efficiency of prospective, flexible, tandem organic photovoltaic module. D. Hengevoss, C. Baumgartner, G. Nisato, C. Hugi. Nov 2016. Solar Energy: 137, p. 317-327.

Optimizing Swiss waste management to support the energy-turnaround: wastETurn. M. Haupt, C. Vadenbo, E. Capon-Garcia, C. Baumgartner, M. Duygan, S. Hellweg, K. Hungerbühler. LCM 2015, Bordeaux. Conference poster.

Health Economic Model For Novel In Vitro Diagnostic Kit For Infective Endocarditis. C. Baumgartner, T. Matt, C. Hugi. Nov 2014. Value in Health: 17, Issue 7, p. A679-A680.

Ökologischer Nutzen nachgewiesen. C. Baumgartner, D. Hengevoss, C. Hugi. 2014. Umweltperspektiven 01/2014.

Sustainability assessment of roll-to-roll manufactured organic photovoltaic. C. Baumgartner, D. Hengevoss, C. Hugi. 2013. LOPEC 2013, Munich. Conference presentation.

Other publications

Potential of Internet of Things to Act as Enabler for Reducing Energy Consumption & CO2 Emissions in Switzerland. T. Kühn, V. Carabias-Hütter, C. Baumgartner, B. Shala, D. Suter. Behave 2018. Zürich. Konferenzvortrag.