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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

Work at ZHAW

Position at the ZHAW

Senior Reserach Associate Technology Assessment & Circular Economy

Education and Continuing education

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

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

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

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Conference contributions, peer-reviewed

Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

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.