Dr.-Ing. Jan Bitter-Krahe

Co-Head of Research Unit Circular Transitions

Circular Economy
Research Unit Circular Transitions

Education and Academic Training

  • 2016 - 2021: PhD (Dr.-Ing.), Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University
  • 2013 - 2015: Master of Science Mechanical Engineering & Business Administration, RWTH Aachen University
  • 2014: Exchange semester at the School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australien
  • 2009 - 2013: Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering & Business Administration, RWTH Aachen University

Professional Experience

  • Since 2021: Researcher at Wuppertal Institute, Division Circular Economy
  • 2019 - 2021: Research Group Leader Economic and Social Cybernetics, Cybernetics Lab IMA & IfU, RWTH Aachen University
  • 2016 - 2019: Researcher, Cybernetics Lab IMA & IfU, RWTH Aachen University
  • 2013 - 2015: Student Researcher, Cybernetics Lab IMA & IfU, RWTH Aachen University (paused for exchange semester)
  • 2011 - 2012: Student Researcher, Institute for Textile Engineering, RWTH Aachen University

Research Focus

  • Sustainability assessment, especially systematic assessment approach selection & multi-criteria assessment approaches
  • Development and assessment of circular economy approaches and strategies

Memberships

  • Association of German Engineers (VDI)

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