Since 2013, Prof. Dr. Liselotte Schebek is the holder of the Chair of Material Flow Management and Resource Economy at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the TU Darmstadt, and since 2016, she is also Scientific Director of the "Secondary Value Materials" division of the Fraunhofer Institution for Materials Recycling and Resource Strategy (IWKS).
After finishing her studies in Chemistry, Prof. Dr. Schebek received in 1999 her doctorate as a research associate at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry at the University of Mainz. She was active in environmental research and consultancy in the field of waste and circular economy, environmental management and material flow management and was appointed in 2000 as Professor of Industrial Material Cycles at the Technical University of Darmstadt, together with the appointment as head of the Department of Technology-related material flows at the Karlsruhe Research Center (since 2006 KIT). In 2013, she took over the new Chair of Material Flow Management and Resource Economy.
In regards to research and teaching, Prof. Dr. Liselotte Schebek’s focus is mainly on system analysis methods, in particular Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Material Flow Analysis (MFA), as well as circular economy and experimental-analytical methods. Her current research topics are Resource Efficiency and Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy Technologies and Critical Raw Materials, Urban Mining in Buildings, as well as Bioeconomy and Biogenic Residues.
Prof. Schebek leads numerous research projects on the analysis of environmental and sustainability aspects of new technologies, on the evaluation of energy and resource efficiency, on the development of recyclable material cycles, as well as on the derivation of indicators. Her publications include more than 40 papers in peer reviewed journals and more than 350 other publications. She is a member of national and international committees and networks and a reviewer in several international journals.