The research area ECODESIGN
As one of seven research groups of the department for engineering design and logistics engineering we have been working in the field of ECODESIGN in a national and international context since 1996. The main focus of our work lies in the development of ECODESIGN tools (see QUICK LINKS on the right side) and their implementation in cooperation with companies. Additionaly we provide academic teaching and workshops related to ECODESIGN.
Our research interests range from raising awareness, the development of environmental assessment methods, product improvements to environmental communication methods.
The long standing project experience and the established contacts to various project partners enable us to participate in various national and international funding programs. In addition to our Team we have a pool of motivated students interested in researching ECODESIGN questions within the scope of a diploma or PhD thesis.
Current research projects
Goal: Development of training materials for the development of product-service-systems based on the model of a Circular Economy
Goal: Improving the reuseability, recyclability, repairability and remanufacturing potential of smart mobile devices
Aims of the course: All stages of product development are presented in this exercise. Starting from clarifying the tasks, developing the functional structure to concept design and detailed design. Whereas the focus lies on the early stages of product development.