Resource Lab

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Research Areas

The Resource Lab is a research unit at the Institute for Materials Resource Management (MRM) at the University of Augsburg with a main focus on Industrial Ecology.

Bridging the gap between engineering sciences, natural sciences and business economics, the Resource Lab has broad collaborations with research centers and institutions as well as ministries, industry and foundations.

An interdisciplinary team composed of industrial engineers, economists, material scientists, physicists, chemists and computer scientists work on application-oriented solutions for the design of resilient systems, economic, environmental, and social assessment of materials, raw materials and technologies, Techno-economic optimization of Production & Supply Processes and Sustainable Supply Chain Management & Circular Economy.
A special focus is on criticality assessments, Life-Cycle-Assessments and Social-Life-Cycle-Assessments.

The Resource Lab is managed by Mrs. Dr. Andrea Thorenz.




Members of the Resource Lab, as well as lecturers and associated persons.

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Projects and publications of the Resource Lab



Overview of final thesis courses and topics as well as lectures and seminars

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Methods used by the Resource Lab

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News about the Resource Lab

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Projects of the Resource Lab

More information

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Contact information:

University of Augsburg
Institute of Materials Resource Management
Resource Lab

Universitaetsstrasse 12a
86159 Augsburg

Phone: +49 821 598 - 3948



Building I, Room 2210