Flora works since October 2020 as postdoctoral fellow at CML and develops early state sustainability assessment methods for innovative proto-opto-electro mechanical systems.
Flora received her Diploma (equal to MSc) in technical biology in 2014 at the University of Stuttgart in Germany. During that time she went to Australia for her seminar paper (equals Bachelor thesis) in marine biology. After her Diploma Thesis at the Fraunhofer Institute of Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology she worked for seven month as research assistant at the Institute of System Dynamics, both located in Stuttgart. Between 2015 and 2020 she did her PhD at the Institute of biochemical engineering, University of Stuttgart.
Over the years, her research has been focused on various areas of recycling. She started with technical biology and the investigation of enzymatic phosphate release from agricultural residues towards sustainable fertilization without the risk of eutrophication. Driven by sustainable research topics and biological simulations, pursued her PhD in the area of waste gas recycling. Thereby she developed modeling tools for risk minimization in bioprocess upscaling to maximize CO2/CO fixation. She also investigated the economic feasibility of different fermentation methods by analyzing the market and evaluating the overall potential of the process.
Flora started as a postdoctoral researcher at the Industrial Ecology department of CML in October 2020.
In her research project Flora develops early state sustainability assessment methods for innovative proto-opto-electro mechanical systems. She is performing quantitative ex-ante life cycle assessments (LCA) to support the technology developers in finding the most promising design option from a sustainability perspective.