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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.


Freitag, 2017-02-17

KATCH_e project started in January 2017

Launch of a three-year EU research project about product-service development for a Circular Economy Mehr

Current research projects

KATCH_e - Knowledge Alliance on product-service development towards a Circular Economy and sustainability in higher education (since 2017)

Goal: Development of training materials for the development of product-service-systems based on the model of a Circular Economy

sustainablySMART - Enhanced Lifecycles through Advanced Re-design, Reliability, Reuse and Remanufacturing (since 2015)

Goal: Improving the reuseability, recyclability, repairability and remanufacturing potential of smart mobile devices

Current courses

Engineering Design and Development of New Products

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.