Dr. Manuel Bickel

Senior Researcher

Sustainable Production and Consumption
Research Unit Production and Consumption Systems
Manuel Bickel
+49 202 2492-190
+49 202 2492-108

Education and Academic Training

  • 2020: PhD (Dr. phil), Leuphana University Lüneburg, "Viable communication systems - knowledge management and text mining for reflecting communication patterns in municipal climate action and research on sustainable energy"
  • 2005 - 2011: Environmental Engineering (Dipl.-Ing. - equiv. MSc), University Stuttgart

Professional Experience

  • Since 2020: Wuppertal Institute, Senior Researcher
  • 2018 - 2020: Wuppertal Institute, Researcher
  • 2011 - 2014: Fichtner GmbH & Co KG, Stuttgart, Sales Engineer for Planning and Consulting Projects in the sectors Energy, Environment, and Water in Europe / Africa
  • 2010: PuntoClima, Santiago de Chile, Intern
  • 2008 - 2009: Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW), Stuttgart, Student Assistant
  • 2007 - 2008: Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO), Stuttgart, Student Assistant
  • 2002, 2003, 2004: Computational Fluid Dynamics - Vehicle Interior, Daimler Chrysler AG, Stuttgart, Vacation Worker

Research Focus

  • Sustainability assessment, life cycle assessment, resource efficiency analysis of product service systems
  • Circular systems and sustainable design
  • Industry / Technologies
  • Digitalization / Text Mining


  • 2018 and 2019 (summer semester): University of Wuppertal, "Material and Process laboratry", seminar Industrial Design (BSc)
  • 2016: "Mathematical and Statistical Fundamentals", Tutorial (BSc), Leuphana University Lüneburg
  • 2015 - 2016: "Energetic Refurbishment of Districts in Lüneburg: Opportunities, Limitations, Perspectives", inter- and transdisciplinary project seminar (BSc), 2 semesters, Leuphana University Lüneburg
  • 2014 - 2015: "Measuring Transformation in Lüneburg", inter- and transdisciplinary project seminar (BSc), 2 semesters, Leuphana University Lüneburg

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