Carina Harpprecht graduated as an Industrial Ecologist from Leiden University and TU Delft in 2019. In 2020, she started a PhD at the Department of Industrial Ecology at CML in cooporation with the Department of Energy System Analysis at the German Aerospace Center in Stuttgart (Germany). Her research focuses on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of scenarios, in particular of energy scenarios.
Carina Harpprecht received her BSc degree in Engineering Science from the University of Bayreuth (Germany). She graduated from the joint Master’s program of Industrial Ecology from Leiden University and TU Delft in 2019. During the master studies, she specialized in quantitative environmental assessment tools, such as Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) or Environmental Input-Output Analysis, and sustainable resource supply and use. Her Master’s thesis investigates future environmental impacts of key metals (copper, nickel, zinc and lead) and the consequences for low-carbon technologies.
In 2020, Carina started a PhD at the Department of Energy System Analysis of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in cooperation with the Department of Industrial Ecology of CML.
Carina investigates how to assess the environmental performance of detailed energy scenarios, which are developed at the German Aerospace Center. The goal is to incorporate energy scenarios into LCA models and evaluate them using Brightway2. Additionally, she will develop decarbonization scenarios for the supply of process heat in the industrial sector. Moreover, she is interested in the question how to ensure a sustainable supply of metals required for an energy transition.