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Nils Thonemann

Assistant professor

Dr.ing. N. Thonemann
+31 71 527 2727

Distinguished environmental scientist and engineer specializing in quantitative sustainability assessment, focusing on prospective assessments of emerging technologies while considering planetary boundaries.

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Professional experience

Nils holds a PhD in Engineering from Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, focusing on the prospective environmental assessment of emerging carbon capture and use technologies. Before his PhD studies, he worked as a Postdoctoral fellow at the Technical University of Denmark and Fraunhofer UMSICHT in Germany, conducting studies on the aviation industry, developing characterization factors for plastic pollution, and advancing the LCA framework (e.g., data collection and interpretation). He obtained an MA in Sustainable Economics and Management from Kassel University, Germany, and a BSc in Business Chemistry from the University of Düsseldorf, Germany.

Research topic

Nils Thonemann aims to continue pushing the boundaries of prospective LCA methodology. Nils is particularly interested in coupling prospective life cycle assessment (LCA) with dynamic material flow analysis (MFA) and considering planetary boundaries. This forward-looking approach reflects his commitment to advancing sustainability assessment methodologies and addressing pressing environmental challenges.

Assistant professor

  • Science
  • Centrum voor Milieuwetenschappen Leiden
  • CML/Industriele Ecologie

Work address

Van Steenis
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room number A3.05



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