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Fern Abrams | IPC- Association Connecting Electronics Industries
Fern Abrams is the Director of Regulatory Affairs and Government Relations for IPC—Association Connecting Electronics Industries. She is responsible for advocating member positions in the areas of environment, health and safety, tax, trade, intellectual property and other regulatory issues. Current activities focus on conflict minerals regulations; international materials restrictions, hazardous waste, and environmental reporting and record keeping. Prior to joining IPC, she had over 10 years experience as an environmental consultant on industrial, commercial, government, and military projects. She earned a M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
Jonas Allen | Green Electronics Council
Jonas has more than 15 years of strategic communications experience with regional and global technology companies. He oversees all communications activities for the Green Electronics Council, including for its flagship EPEAT program. The activities he directs achieve both mission- and growth-related targets by engaging diverse internal stakeholders as well as external audiences. Jonas has been quoted about the intersection of sustainability and electronics by numerous media outlets, including the Chicago Tribune, Voice of America, TriplePundit and Green Is Good Radio. He was previously worldwide Marketing Manager for Mobile Technologies Inc., and Northwest Area Marketing Manager for Cricket Wireless.
Hampus André | Chalmers University of Technology
Hampus André is a PhD candidate at Chalmers University of Technology. He is active within Mistra REES – Resource-Efficient and Effective Solutions based on circular economy thinking, a research program comprising of leading Swedish universities, companies and societal actors to advance the transition of the Swedish manufacturing industry towards a circular and sustainable economy. In his PhD studies, he focuses on exploring flows of scarce and critical materials in circular solutions, through methods such as MFA and LCA.
Toon Ansems Toon Ansemns | TNO
Toon Ansems is senior scientist at TNO. He has about 35 years of experience in the areas of circular economy, recycling and waste management. He coordinated the development of technical separation and treatment processes/systems and the execution of resource efficiency policy studies and strategies. Especially looking at the problems related to end-of-life products, he developed concepts for waste prevention and strategies/options/methods for improvement of the end-of-life concepts, such as design for recycling, eco-design and new recycling applications. He was project leader of national and international (European) projects, especially regarding food, packaging, chemistry, building and infrastructure, electronics, waste and recycling. In the area of assessment methods/tools development he supports the CML method development for LCA analysis, the combination of LCA (Planet aspects) and LCC (Profit aspects) to the eco-efficiency analysis and the sustainability assessment for the chemical sector (including People aspects). Assessment studies were carried out for enterprises, among others SMEs, and branches/sectors, regarding a lot of different products and production/manufacturing processes.
Rachel Horta Arduin| IPT
Research Assistant at IPT – Institute for Technological Research of the State of São Paulo, Brazil. She holds a M.Sc. in environmental engineering from University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. She developed a research project in partnership with GDS EcoInfo (CNRS) and Arts et Métiers related to the environmental impacts of WEEE management in France and Brazil from July 2015 to February 2016 in Chambéry, France. Her research interests include waste management and life cycle assessment.
Pierre-Marie Assimon | Eco-systèmes
Pierre-Marie ASSIMON is Head of Studies and Development at Eco-systèmes, compliance scheme accredited by the French public authorities since 2006 to monitor, at national scale, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) collection and treatment operations. In close relationship with manufacturers as well as the Ministry of the Environment, he currently works on: developing innovative eco-design tools and services for producers, promoting the use of recycled materials in new products, better identifying and assessing generated waste flows.
Auer, Rudolf Rudolf Auer | Apple
Rudolf Auer manages Apple’s International Environmental Affairs team covering Asia Pacific, Latin America and EMEIA (Europe, Middle East, India, Africa). The team is spread across 12 different locations. It is in charge of product and recycling related topics ensuring compliance to all relevant regulations in the international region. In co-operation with Apple’s headquarter groups the team also focuses on identifying leadership opportunities and new environmental technologies as well as connecting Apple with leading environmental experts around the world.

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Conny Bakker | TU Delft
Dr. Conny Bakker is associate professor at the TU Delft, faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. Her research field is Circular Product Design. She explores strategies such as product life-extension, reuse, remanufacturing and recycling, and the business models that enable these strategies. A second research interest is the field of user centred sustainable design, which focuses on exploring the relationships between consumer behaviour, sustainability and design. Conny Bakker coordinates and teaches several courses in Sustainable Design and Circular Product Design, as well as an edX MOOC on the Circular Economy.
Miquel Ballester | Fairphone
Miquel Ballester, co-founder and responsible for Operator Relations and Product Management at Fairphone, a social enterprise which uncovers complex production systems to change how things are made. Fairphone opens up the supply chain of a mobile phone, developing projects with suppliers, consumers and other influencers to create a fairer economy and improve the life cycle. After graduating in Industrial Design Engineering specialising in technologies for sustainable development, Miquel has contributed to Fairphone in both product and system design. He participated in the exciting process of turning this organization from a non-profit to a social venture and is researching how to integrate circular economic models within Fairphone.
Colton Bangs | Umicore Precious Metals Refining
Colton joined Umicore in 2011 after completing a M.Sc. in Industrial Ecology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, specializing in Environmental Systems Analysis with a thesis on the global aluminium cycle. He holds a B.Sc. in Engineering from Swarthmore College in the United States where he graduated with high honors. As Manager of Market Intelligence and Business Research at Umicore Precious Metals Refining, Colton is responsible for market research and development, and bringing Umicore’s ideas and expertise on closed loop material cycles and recycling forward in interactions with stakeholders, such as universities and research institutes, industry associations, policymakers, governmental working groups and other actors in the supply chains.
Yifaat Baron | Öko-Institut e.V.
Yifaat Baron (MA, BArch) has been a senior researcher at Oeko-Institut since 2012. She is responsible for activities related to substitution of hazardous substances in products and components and respectively involved as technical expert in ELV (2000/53/EC) and RoHS (2011/65/EU) evaluations. In 2014 she was nominated by the European Commission as an expert for the “RoHS Substance Restrictions Working Group”. At Oeko she is also responsible for implementing economic analysis (SEA, CBA) in relation to natural resources and chemical restriction.
Stephan Benecke | Fraunhofer IZM
Stephan Benecke has focused on the sustainable design of wireless sensors for efficient and reliable industrial processes and environmental monitoring. He studied Electrical Engineering with the focus on microsystem technologies and photovoltaic systems at the Technical University of Berlin and was awarded the first Ecodesign prize of the journal ‘Elektronik’ for his diploma thesis about environmental aspects of energy harvesting for micro system applications. He is currently a Research Fellow at the Dept. Environmental & Reliability Engineering at Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration with main responsibilities in the application for research grants and the scientific coordination of tasks in the field of autonomous sensing and power supplies by means of Energy Harvesting. His activities at Fraunhofer and Technical University of Berlin have included the consultation of global companies in Reliability Assurance, with the focus on thermal management and vibration robust design. He has contributed to international conferences on and is involved in the teaching and master thesis supervision of students on the Design for Environment and Reliability in electronics.
Francesca Beolchini | Polytechnic University of Marche
Francesca Beolchini is Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Department of Life and Environmental Sciences of the Polytechnic University of Marche (Ancona, Italy). Her main research activities are in the field of chemical engineering for the environment, dealing with the development of innovative processes in hydrometallurgy/biohydrometallurgy for metal recovery from waste and from low grade ores, for the remediation of contaminated sediments and wastewater. The scientific production is documented by 5 patents and more than 100 publications.
Rasmus Bergström | Stena Metall
Rasmus Bergström have been part of the Stena Metall Group for 15 years and been involved in Electronic recycling throughout Europe since 2007, since 2013 he is leading the European business. Stena Technoworld is one of the leading Electronic recyclers in Europe with activities in 17 of the EU states and treating material in 19 own plants.
Anton Berwald | Deloitte
Anton Berwald, Senior Consultant at Deloitte France, holds a M.Sc. degree in economics from the Toulouse School of Economics. At Deloitte, Anton has been mainly working on projects related to energy efficiency and recycling for the private and the public sector (EC, ADEME). Before joining Deloitte in 2013, Anton gained experience in the energy sector (CEA, France), the financial sector (Deutsche Bank, Germany) as well as in different research institutes (e.g. Thurgau Institute of Economics, Switzerland).
Christina Bocher | DEKRA Assurance Services GmbH
Christina Bocher is a sustainability expert with DEKRA. She leads DEKRA’s Green Electronics and EPEAT activities. Christina’s technical expertise includes life cycle assessment and eco-efficiency analysis from 10 years experience supporting companies to measure, assess conformance and effectively communicate the environmental performance of products. Christina works with corporate clients, academic institutions and government agencies to strategise and identify innovative approaches for implementing sustainable business practices. She is also an expert in REACH and regulatory compliance.
Bordignon, Melanie Mélanie Bordignon | Alstom
Mélanie Bordignon as a PhD in material science. She works in Alstom Villeurbanne (France), Excellence Center of Alstom group for the design of electronic railway products. Recognized as a Senior Expert, she set, 3 years ago, ecodesign as part of the environmental management system (ISO 14001). She insured the deployement of ecodesign requirements not only in the internal procedures, but also in suppliers specifications. She also worked to established a complete methodology to define the significant aspects of a product.
Maria D Bovea | Universtat Jaume I
Maria D Bovea is Associate Professor at Universtat Jaume I (Spain), Department of Mechanical Engineering and Construction and senior researcher at Waste Engineering Research Group. Her research activity is carried out within environmental/ sustainability assessment, ecodesign and waste management. She has published on these topics in international journals including Journal of Cleaner Production, Waste Management or International Journal of LCA, among others. She has been mainly involved in the teaching of environmental management, ecodesign and industrial safety.
Winfried Bulach | Öko-Institut e.V.
Winfried Bulach is a researcher at Oeko-Institut and earned a degree in chemical engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) and a doctoral degree (Dr.-Ing.) at the Technische Universität Darmstadt. He worked as a researcher at the German Polymer Institute in Darmstadt and at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. He has worked at Oeko-Institut since December 2015, researching such topics as material flows of precious and specialty metals, critical metal substitution for environmental technologies, and LCAs of electronic and organic waste.
Scott Butler | Landbell
Scott Butler joined European Recycling Platform (ERP), the pan-European producer responsibility compliance scheme, first as UK General Manager in February 2007, then becoming UK Managing Director in 2011 and Regional Director for UK and Ireland in 2014. Since January 2016 he is Head of Product Management for the Landbell-ERP group, developing new global products and services. He also works on various partnership projects, including the EU Life funded Critical Raw Material Recovery project and Green Alley, Europe’s first start-up competition focused on the circular economy.

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Perrine Chancerel | TU Berlin
Perrine Chancerel leads research projects related to resource efficiency of electronic systems at the department Environmental and Reliability Engineering of TU Berlin. She completed in 2009 her Ph.D. thesis on flows of precious metals associated with recycling of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. She speaks fluent French, German, English and Spanish and is one of the technical chairs of the Electronics Goes Green 2016+.
Rhys Charles Rhys Charles | Materials and Manufacturing Academy (M2A)
Rhys is a final year EngD candidate in Swansea University College of Engineering. Rhys’s research focusses on exploitation of the value of WEEE. Prior to his EngD, Rhys obtained a BSc from Swansea University Chemistry Department, worked in waste management for local government and obtained an MRes in the analysis on non-ferrous metals in WEEE. He now represents Swansea University on WRAP’s eSAP project, and sits on the key stakeholder group of the Critical Raw Materials Recovery EU project.
Christian Clemm | TU Berlin
Christian Clemm is a research fellow at Technische Universität Berlin, in cooperation with Fraunhofer IZM. Upon joining TU Berlin in 2013, he was project manager for a study on lifetime and life cycle assessment of notebook lithium-ion batteries and is currently project manager for a study investigating new eco-design requirements for electronic product groups, such as notebooks, smartphones, printers and TVs. Further, he is currently subproject manager for a project on material flow and risk assessment of semiconductor materials essential in manufacturing components such as LEDs and power amplifiers in mobile communication solutions. Other current and past projects involve the identification and substitution of harmful substances from electronic devices such as smartphones, as well as life cycle assessment of ICT devices.
Christine Cole | Nottingham Trent University
Christine is a Research Fellow at Nottingham Trent University in the Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products (CIE-MAP). Her research focuses on consumer behaviour and attitudes towards product lifetimes at household, business and government levels. Her work explores expectations regarding product lifetimes, particularly consumer goods, from both the users and the suppliers. Christine’s EngD at Loughborough University focussed on household waste collection and disposal in Charnwood, including a systematic appraisal of waste services and writing a Zero Waste Strategy. Christine is a Chartered Waste Manager through CIWM and also a Chartered Environmentalist. She has worked in local authority waste management and has had a variety of roles in the waste management area in both private and public sectors working with Local Authorities, contractors and in consultancy prior to joining NTU (in 2015).
Riccardo Corridori | COCIR
Riccardo Corridori started his career in 2001 as Environmental Affairs Manager for the Italian National Federation of Electric and Electronic Enterprises, ANIE. Since then he represented the Italian Industry advocating both a national and European level on environmental related matters, from waste policy to eco-design, from chemical legislation to the recycling economy and the circular economy. Between 2005 and 2007 he played a role in the creation of the Italian WEEE system and in raising the awareness of SMEs on their new obligation. He travelled Italy keeping seminars at local industry associations, wrote guidance and articles and cooperated with the Italian Chamber of Commerce to set up the informatics registration system. In 2011 he moved to Bruxelles as Environmental Health and Safety Affairs Manager for COCIR, the European Association of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry. At EU level he has been deeply involved in the recast of the WEEE and RoHS Directives and in driving the Self-Regulatory initiative of COCIR Members on the eco-design and circular economy in the of medical device sector. At International level he is involved in several task forces monitoring and shaping environmental related legislation.
Coughlan, Damian Damian Coughlan | University of Limerick
Damian Coughlan is a PhD candidate in the Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Damian graduated with BSc (Hons) in Product Design & Technology in 2012 from the Department of Manufacturing Technology at the University of Limerick. Prior to this Damian has worked in the Computer and Electronics industry in Manufacturing, Repair and ICT services for over 15 years as a Technician and Engineer. Damian’s research centres on end-of-life strategies for WEEE and resource efficiency.
Hans Craen | EPBA
Hans joined the EPBA in October 2003 as Issue Manager and became later on the Secretary General of the association. Ever since he started, he has been involved in dealing with the Battery Directive on both European and national level. He is also responsible for the day-to-day management of the secretariat and the working groups of the association. Hans also built close contacts with the National Battery Associations and national governments in Europe in order to ensure a correct transposition and implementation of the Battery Directive in the 28 EU Member States. Hans holds a law degree from the Antwerp University, as well as a European law degree (DES) from the Liège University. He also obtained a post-graduate degree in Business Management from the Vlekho Business School, Brussels.
Dan Cronin | Pooling Partners
Before joining the logistics profession, Dan spent ten years in the UK WEEE sector implementing national and international logistics flows and launching and managing one of the first UK WEEE Producer Responsibility Organisations in 2007. Dan’s somewhat unique role of providing support with collection and logistics solutions to EEE Producers, WEEE Takeback Schemes and Treatment Facilities throughout Europe has drawn him to be included in the CENELEC EN50625 working group for the new WEEE Collection & Logistics Technical Specification.

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Carl Dalhammar | Lund University
Carl Dalhammar (LL.M., M.Sc., Ph.D.) is associate professor at IIIEE, Lund University. His research interests include law and innovation, government-industry interactions, technology transfer, the Circular Economy and product-oriented environmental policy. He has been involved in several research projects sponsored by among others the Swedish EPA, industry associations, the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Swedish Energy Agency, the Swedish Government Commission on Public Procurement, and the European Environmental Bureau.
Yannick De Bock | Centre for Industrial Management
Yannick De Bock received his M.Sc degree in Electronics and ICT Engineering Technology from Artesis University College of Antwerp in 2012, his M.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence from KU Leuven in 2013 and is currently applying for a Ph.D. in Engineering Science ad KU Leuven. His research is focused on user modeling for personalizing products and optimizing the comfort-consumption trade-off through intelligent control.
Stefanie Degreif | Oeko-Institut
Stefanie Degreif is a researcher at Oeko-Institut and earned a degree in geography (Diplom) from the Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz in 2004. After her studies, she worked as a financial controller at Lufthansa Passenger Airline in Frankfurt (Main) until 2008. Thereafter (2009-2010), she gained experience in Lufthansa Group’s Environmental Issues department. Working at Oeko-Institut since April 2010, she has researched various topics, including batteries, e-mobility, material flows of precious and specialty metals, and critical metal substitution for environmental technologies.
Carsten Dietsche
Carsten Dietsche was born in Marburg, Germany in 1972. He graduated from the private Stiftsschule St. Johann and went on to study Contemporary Japanese Studies and Biology in Marburg. Graduating in 1998 from Halle University in environmental policy studies, he joined the Japanese Exchange and Teaching Programme until 1999. Starting in 2001, he had been with suppliers and original equipment manufacturers in the electrical/electronic as well as the car industry. Since 1996, his research focuses on legally compliant materials.
Yves Dubois | Valeo
Yves DUBOIS was born in Epernay, France, in 1980. He received an engineer diploma in electronics from ISEN Lille, France in 2005. After working in high-end audio for several years, he joined Valeo in 2012 as an hardware designer, in the Visibility System business group. Since 2013, he works for the Lighting Special Product division in Belgium. He is also involved as a speaker and industrial tutor for projects and internships in electronics for engineer schools.

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Ma En | Shanghai Polytechnic University
Ma En received the Ph.D. degree in environmental science and engineering from the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2014. He is currently a researcher at the Shanghai Collaborative Innovation Centre for WEEE Recycling, Shanghai, China. His current research interests are green technologies for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment recycling.
Stefanie Enders | 1cc GmbH
Stefanie Enders has been a legal counsel specialized in the field of environmental compliance for 1cc GmbH since 2014. She studied law at the University of Passau with a focus on European law. Stefanie consults and supports customers with respect to European and international environmental and waste legislation. As a legal consultant she analyses national and regional legislation and identifies producers’ individual legal obligations concerning their products.
Alireza Esfandyari | Institute for Factory Automation and Production Systems
Alireza Esfandyari is the research associate at the institute for Factory Automation and Production Systems (FAPS)/ University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany. He is active in the area of energy efficiency solutions in manufacturing. Currently, he is working on a collaborative project, “Green Factory Bavaria”, comprising of leading German research institutes and industries to advance the resource efficiency in the Bavarian state companies in the framework of the future initiative. His research topics are including the novel and advanced solutions on energy-efficient production planning, sustainable performance indicators, minimum resource consumption metrics, and data mining solutions for energy efficiency with focus on electronics production and soldering process.

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Eleonora Fiore | DAD Department of Architecture and Design
Eleonora Fiore is a PhD candidate at the Politecnico di Torino, Department of Architecture and Design, and guest researcher at the TU Delft, faculty of Industrial Design Engineering.
Her PhD research focuses on the definition of a new home environment, by exploring flows of matter and energy with the adoption of Systemic Design approach applied to the design of main household appliances, in order to promote sustainable behaviors and habits.
She is also conducting research on sustainable packaging and products design.
Bas Flipsen | Delft University
Bas Flipsen finished his finished both an Aeronautical Enigineering and Industrial Design Engineering master in respectively 1997 and 1999. During the following years he worked on several Ecodesign projects within TNO Delft in the fields of cooking equipment and transportation. In 2002 he started out as an assistant professor, teaching physics and sustainability at Industrial Design Engineering. In 2010 he finished his PhD on Direct Methanol Fuel Cells for portable electronics, and since 2012 he teaches classes in the field of physics, eco-design, LCA, circular design and sustainable development. Since 2015 he devotes his research on applying the inner circles of circular economy to design. Since the beginning of 2016 he started working for iFixit GmbH, developing a new reparability scoring system.

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Margarida Gama | thinkstep AG
Her main focus is on strategies and solutions for implementing sustainability, articulating communication and technical aspects. She is an expert on the field of product sustainability assessment, working with many different sectors – especially consumer goods and electronic equipment – on topics such as circular economy, life cycle assessment (e.g. carbon footprint), materiality assessment, critical materials, among others. Her projects involve not only individual companies, but also associations and consortia from the European Commission.
Andrea Gassmann | Fraunhofer IWKS
Andrea Gassmann studied Materials Science at TU Darmstadt and received her diploma in 2006. After successfully finishing her PhD thesis on organic light-emitting diodes in 2010 she extended her research interests to organic field-effect transistors and dielectrics. From 2010 to 2015 she was leading the “Organic Electronics”-Group at the Materials Science Department, TU Darmstadt. In early 2015 she joined the Fraunhofer Project Group Materials Recycling and Resource Strategies IWKS and now works as researcher in the field of lighting.
Nouha Gazbour | INES
Nouha Gazbour, I’m a 24 year old electrical engineer. Since December 2015, I ‘m a PhD student in the French National Solar Energy (CEA-INES) institute in France. My research aims to develop an eco-design tool for research projects to have green photovoltaic system. My project graduation last year in INES, helped me to discover technologies trends in photovoltaic field. Thanks to the good trainings along my studies, today I have improved my skills in electronic, programmation and development.
Santiago González Ocón | Eco-efficient Design
BSc in Chemical Engineering (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain): processes engineering; MSc in Energy and Environmental Engineering (Linköping University, Sweden): ecodesign engineering; Postgraduate studies in Solar Energy (UCA, Spain.) CEO and ecodesign engineer at Eco-efficient Design (Switzerland), project management for the National Energy Commission of Spain at Isotrol S.A. (Spain), EPC projects controller for renewable energies department at Técnicas Reunidas S.A. (Spain), R&D for AIST (Japan) and Kataforesis Madrid (Spain).
Sven Grieger | Fraunhofer ISC
Sven Grieger has more than 20 years of international management experience in the consumer electronics industry, recycling operation as well as academic and applied research. He is an expert in the field of recycling of electrical and electronic equipment, in particular in setting-up and maintaining take-back operations, developing and optimizing efficient recycling processes, technology transfer, quality assurance at recycling facilities, recovery of high-grade secondary materials and critical raw materials as well as setting-up closed material loops.
Nadja von Gries | Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy
Nadja von Gries is a PhD student and research fellow in the research unit „Circular Economy“ at the Wuppertal Institute. Civil engineer (B.Sc.) and environmental engineer (M.Sc.), focused on regional and infrastructural planning as well as waste management . Her work area includes waste prevention by re-use and resource efficiency in waste management.
Klaus Grobe | ADVA Optical Networking
Klaus Grobe is Director Global Sustainability at ADVA Optical Networking. He received the Dipl.-Ing. and Dr.-Ing. degrees in electrical engineering from Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany, in 1990 and 1998, respectively. Klaus is one of the authors of Wavelength Division Multiplexing – A Practical Engineering Guide (Hoboken, NJ, Wiley, 2014) and (co-) authored more than 100 technical publications and 30 patents. He is senior member of the IEEE Photonics Society and represents ADVA in the QuEST Forum Sustainability Initiative.
Nicoleta Gurita | TU Freiberg
Nicoleta Gurita is a graduate of the MBA International Management of Resources and the Environment at TU Bergakademie Freiberg. Since 2012, she works as Research Associate at the same university, where she also coordinates the MBA IMRE Programme. She also edits the Open Access IMRE Journal. Since two years, her research is concentrated Nicoleta Gurita is a graduate of the MBA International Management of Resources and the Environment at TU Bergakademie Freiberg. Since 2012, she works as Research Associate at the same university, where she also coordinates the MBA IMRE Programme. She also edits the Open Access IMRE Journal. Since two years, her research is concentrated on “Resource Efficient Product Provision” with the aim to design incentive-based approaches to sustainable and resource- efficient delivery of small electronic products and a recovery of strategic and critical metals from electronic waste.on “Resource Efficient Product Provision” with the aim to design incentive-based approaches to sustainable and resource- efficient delivery of small electronic products and a recovery of strategic and critical metals from electronic waste.

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Karima Hamouda | Technische Universität Berlin
Karima Hamouda holds a master degree in Industrial Engineering (major in industrial Informatics and manufacturing) from the University of Batna 2. Currently, she is preparing her PhD between University of Batna 2 and the University of Technology of Berlin at Chair of circular economy and recycling technology. Her research interests include electronic waste management, decision support systems and circular economy.
Carol A. Handwerker | Purdue University
Carol Handwerker is the Reinhardt Schuhmann, Jr. Professor of Materials Engineering, and Environmental and Ecological Engineering (courtesy) at Purdue University, West Lafayette.
Prior to joining Purdue in 2005 she served as the Chief of the NIST Metallurgy Division for 9 years and a NIST group leader and metallurgist for the prior 12 years where she led measurement programs relating to the manufacturing and performance of electronic, magnetic, photonic, and structural materials used in a wide variety of industries.
Hidetaka Hayashi Hidetaka Hayashi | Sustainability Design Institute and NPO EcoDesign Promotion Network
Hidetaka Hayashi is the director of both the Sustainability Design Institute and the NPO EcoDesign Promotion Network. He is a visiting researcher at Shibaura Institute of Technology and an honorary member of JIEP (Japan Institute of Electronic Packaging). Hidetaka worked for Fujikura Ltd from 1968 to 2003 after receiving his M.E.E from Tokyo Metropolitan University. His major job responsibilities are General Manager of FPC Engineering, R & D Planning and Business Strategy. He was a part-time lecturer in Chiba University and Shibaura Institute of Technology. His major contributions to the industry are standardization committee member of JPCA (Japan Printed Circuit Association), Director, member of Electronic Packaging in Mechatronics, Chairperson of EcoDesign in Electronic Packaging Technical Committee of JIEP. His most recent contributions to the EcoDesign are being a Associate Researcher of RCAST the University of Tokyo, and director of JST-RISTEX, Sustainable Recycling Society.
Eva Hink | 1cc GmbH
Eva Hink has finished her studies on International Business at the Academy for international Management in Stuttgart and University of Northumbria in Newcastle in 2002. She has joined K&L GmbH, today 1cc GmbH, as senior consultant for environmental, product-related issues such as REACH/RoHS in 2010. Eva is supporting national and international customers with the implementation of their obligations in various projects. She participates in several working groups from industry associations and acts as co-author for a REACH guide.
Ralph Hintemann | Borderstep Institut
Dr. rer. pol. Ralph Hintemann is a senior researcher at the Borderstep Institute for Innovation and Sustainability. His research focuses on innovation strategies, the development of sustainable markets of the future, and the diffusion of new products and technologies, in particular environmental innovations and information and communication technologies. Ralph Hintemann studied mechanical engineering as well business and economics at RWTH Aachen University and was an assistant professor with a focus on innovation and environmental research.
Roland Hischier | Empa
Roland Hischier holds a Ph.D. from ETH in Zürich and is the Head of the ‘Advancing Life Cycle Assessment’ Group at Empa. In the past 15 years he was involved in numerous LCA studies – dealing with the sectors packaging, bio-based materials/fuels , ICT and nanotechnology. Since 2001 he is involved into the activities of the LCA database ecoinvent – among them as project leader for the integration of the electronics sector. Since July 2016 he is the president of the board of ecoinvent, i.e. the steering committee.
William F. Hoffman III | UL LLC
William F. Hoffman III (Bill) manages standards and program development for green chemistry and sustainable chemistry aspects of product environmental performance, validation of claims and product certification at UL Environment. The goal of this work is to provide a strong technical basis to product environmental performance by using a deep scientific analysis of the environmental impact of products and operations while also assuring companies are using environmentally progressive manufacturing methods. Recent standards have focused on the energy efficiency of plastics molding, medical equipment and advanced power strips. In 2014 Bill was elected a member of the William Henry Merrill Society, a UL Corporate Fellow. Formerly Bill was the Director of Sustainability Services for a non-for-profit consulting firm Chicago Manufacturing Center where he was responsible for strategy and deployment of sustainability services. While at Motorola Bill worked on the development of several internal specifications and programs including chemical risk, trends in regulation, product design requirements and environmental management trends.
Huisken, Matthias Matthias Huisken | iFixit GmbH
Matthias Huisken is the Director of iFixit Europe. He holds an M.A. in Media Sciences from Philipps-Universität Marburg and has designed information architectures and digital education formats for industrial clients as well as in the academic sphere. He is helping people across Europe to extend the life of electronic devices and spread the message of repair, reuse, and responsible consumerism.

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Innocenzi, Valentina Valentina Innocenzi | University of L’Aquila
Valentina Innocenzi is a chemical engineer with fellowship at the Department of Industrial Engineering, of Information and Economy of the University of L’Aquila (L’Aquila, Italy). Her main research activities are focused on the field of chemical engineering, dealing the development of the hydrometallurgical processes for the metal and rare earths recovery from waste. She is author of various papers (n.11) published on international scientific journals, n.16 proceedings of International Conferences and n.1 patent WO2014020626 A8.

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Walter Jager | ECD Compliance
Walter Jager is principal of ECD Compliance. He’s worked for over 12 years with product manufacturers, suppliers, and certification bodies on product compliance to global environmental regulations and certification to environmental performance standards and ecolabels. Walter is the current working group chair of IEEE 1680.1, the environmental standard for computers, tablets, and monitors. He also chairs the Canadian committee for IEC/TC111 on environment standardization and has contributed to standards on environmental assessment, materials declaration, substance control, and carbon footprint.
Bai Jianfeng | Shanghai Cooperative Centre for WEEE Recycling
Dr. Bai Jianfeng was appointed a professor of environmental engineering. And he specializes on bioleaching and biogeochemistry of heavy metals during these ten-years, especially recycling heavy metals from WEEE and bioremediation of soil pollution.

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Stephen Kaboggoza | Azam Media Uganda Limited
Stephen Kaboggoza has a BSC in Software engineer that he acquired from Makerere University of Uganda kampala, he also has a Diploma in Telecommunication Engineering. He works as Technician with Azam Media Uganda Limited, it is a pay TV in Uganda which is aimed at providing information to people. Stephen contributes to this by providing services of repairs to the set top boxes of clients and advising them on how to take precaution when using them on power. He has a Software engineer with Sky Tower Technooogies in programming security systems, analyzing ,training the system users of these embedded system.
Deepali Sinha Khetriwal | Sofies Group
Deepali has over 12 years of experience on e-waste and has published several papers in peer-reviewed journals on the topic. Currently based in Mumbai, she heads the Indian office of Sofies, working on e-waste projects in India, Africa and Europe across policy development, compliance support, audits and assessments, technology transfer and strategic pilots, specially with the informal sector. She is also an Associate Program Manager with the Sustainable Cycles team at the United Nations University, where she has been instrumental in setting up capacity building activities, in particular the E-waste Academy. She holds a PhD and MSc from the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland, where her thesis was on forecasting waste flows of end-of-life consumer durables.
Alexander H. King | Critical Materials Institute
Alex King is the Director of the US Department of Energy’s Critical Materials Institute; and the former Director of the Ames Laboratory, in Ames, Iowa. He has been a Visiting Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science; and a US Department of State Jefferson Science Fellow. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Mining Minerals and Materials; ASM International; and the Materials Research Society. Dr. King has also been the President of the Materials Research Society; Chair of the University Materials Council; and Chair of the American Physical Society’s Group on Energy Research and Applications.
Yusuke Kishita | University of Tokyo
Yusuke Kishita is a Lecturer at the University of Tokyo. His primary research field is scenario design for envisioning sustainable futures. He is currently involved in several research projects regarding sustainable energy systems with emerging energy technologies (such as photovoltaics, electric vehicles, fuel cells, and biomass combined heat and power), sustainable manufacturing industry, and sustainable business models. He holds MSc and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Osaka University, Japan.
Joachim Kleylein-Feuerstein | Fraunhofer IPA
Joachim Kleylein-Feuerstein, Dipl.-Ing. (FH), is a scientific assistant at Fraunhofer IPA. At the end of 2006 he started to study electro and information engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Nuremberg. After graduating he decided to start a career as scientific assistant at Fraunhofer IPA in Bayreuth. Since 2014 he is also the manager of the cooperation network “Electronic after-market supply”. His research focus is the development of strategies to ensure the after-market supply of mechatronic components.
Karin Klitgaard | Confederation of Danish Industry
Ms. Karin Klitgaard is Director at the Confederation of Danish Industry. The Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) is the strong voice of corporate Denmark. On behalf of 10,000 member companies, DI works to provide the best conditions for Danish businesses in order to improve the opportunities for growth and overall competitiveness. Ms. Klitgaard’s is responsible for a variety of policy areas, e.g. Circular Economy, Climate Adaptation, Environmental legislation, Spatial Planning, Waste and Producer Responsibility, Water and Wastewater, Chemicals. Further, she is a member of different board committees and steering groups. She has previously worked at the Ministry of the Environment.
Knapen, Inge Inge Knapen | Close the Gap
Inge Knapen is the Operational Director at Close the Gap, responsible for the day-to-day operations and also driving the business development for corporate partnerships and project implementations. Inge is an entrepreneur at heart with a passion for social development based on a solid business model. With a master’s in economics and business economics and over 20 years of experience in business development in different sectors including  ICT, renewable energy and waste management. Inge has worked in North-America, Europe and Africa. Inge is a natural communicator and networker who encourages dialogues that foster creativity.  She has assisted the start of many social enterprises in the field of renewable energy, waste management and communication. She has also worked for the United Nations World Food Programme in East Africa. This was as part of the CSR partnership with the Dutch logistics company TNT, starting a new project as part of the development programme in school feeding.
Koehnlechner, Rainer Rainer Köhnlechner | hamos GmbH – WERSAG GmbH & Co KG
Rainer Koehnlechner is the managing director of hamos GmbH and WERSAG GmbH & Co KG. Over the past 25 years Rainer has focused on developing electrostatic processes to separate fine metals and mixed plastics, especially black plastics. With WERSAG he is operating a full scale recycling plant to transform shredded end-of-life electronics into valuable commodities like ABS or PS. Rainer received a PhD in mechanical engineering from Stuttgart University.
Bernd Kopacek | SAT
Bernd heads SAT – one of the leading research organisations in electronics and the environment – in Vienna since 1997. Besides that he runs his own small group of companies in Austria and Romania specialising on electronics recycling, recycling precious and critical metals as well as ICT re-use since 1999. In 2007 he has been appointed as International Consultant by the IFC (part of the Worldbank group) to set up an efficient WEEE solution for Southeast Europe and India.
Hiroshi Kubo
Hiroshi Kubo received B.E. in ’77, M.E. in ‘79, D.E. in ’09, all from Nagoya Institute of Technology. He researched and developed magnetic recording media products ’79-’92, Optical disc products ’93-’06, and CIS Photovoltaic module ’07-’09 in FUJIFILM Corporation. He moved to Chiba Institute of Technology as a professor in ‘10 and has mainly studied R&D project management in the field of photovoltaics.

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Lambert, Fanny Fanny Lambert | University of Liège
Fanny Lambert has a master’s degree in Geological and Mining Engineering; she graduated from the University of Liege (Belgium) in 2010. After a master thesis in biohydrometallurgy (recovery of copper from scrap electric cables), she began a PhD at the University of Liege on the recyclability of minor metals (Ga, In, REEs) in electronic wastes. Since 2015, she is project manager of the hydrometallurgical team of the group GeMMe (University of Liege).
Klaus-Dieter Lang | Fraunhofer IZM
Prof. Klaus-Dieter Lang studied Electrical Engineering at Humboldt University in Berlin and received two PhD degrees. He was one on the founding members of Fraunhofer IZM in 1993 and has been the director of the institute since 2011. He is also responsible for the chair “Nano Interconnect Technologies” at Technical University Berlin. Prof. Lang is a member of numerous scientific boards and conference committees, he is also the conference chair of Electronics Goes Green 2016+. He has authored and co-authored 3 books and more than 130 publications in the field of microelectronic packaging.
Lantoinette, Xavier Xavier Lantoinette | Recylum
Récylum is the take-back scheme accredited by the French authorities for the collection and treatment of used lamps and professional Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) from Building, Industry, Research and Medical sectors. Xavier is in charge of the R&D activities and the IT systems.
Jason Linnell | National Center for Electronics Recycling
Jason Linnell is Executive Director of the National Center for Electronics Recycling (NCER). Jason leads all activities at NCER, including research on electronics recycling data and policy and management of the Electronics Recycling Coordination Clearinghouse (ERCC). NCER also manages the product stewardship programs funded by manufacturers under state laws in Oregon and Vermont. Prior to forming the NCER in 2005, Jason worked in Environmental Affairs for the Electronic Industries Alliance, a trade association for electronics manufacturers and suppliers.

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Federico Magalini | CYRCLE
As Associate Program Officer since 2005 at UNU-ViE SCYCLE, Federico has been working with the Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP) Initiative on e-waste, including different studies for the European Commission and key stakeholders in the context of the recast of the WEEE Directive; he is currently focusing on capacity building projects mainly in developing countries as project manager of E-waste Academy – Managers Edition. Between 2008 and 2011 Federico has also been working as Quality & Operations Manager in Italian take-back system, and in 2011 he founded CYRCLE, his own consulting company, in addition to his UNU-related activities.
Jens Malmodin | Ericsson
Joined Ericsson in 1995 and started to work with environmental issues, energy performance, life cycle assessments (LCA) and Ericsson sustainability reporting at the Radio Systems Basic Technology Research Unit. From 2007, he works with similar tasks at the Sustainability Research Team at Ericsson Research but now also with a more broad focus on how ICT can help society and other sectors become more sustainable. Jens holds an MSc in material engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden.
Maruschke, Julian Julian Maruschke | LCS Life Cycle Simulation GmbH
Julian Maruschke started his professional career at BMW as a specialist for recycling and life cycle assessment. In 2009 he became part of Apple’s environmental technologies team being responsible for the carbon footprint program and for energy and resource efficiency projects in several cross-functional design teams. Since 2012 Julian is working as a project manager at LCS GmbH dealing with production process optimization, cost analysis, LCA, resource efficiency and sustainable investment decisions for customers in automotive, electronics and chemical industry as well as the building sector.
Max Marwede | Fraunhofer IZM
Since 2010 Max Marwede is working at the Technical University of Berlin as scientific research assistant with the focus on eco-design of electronic products. Formerly, he worked at the “Institute for Future Studies and Technology Assessment” in Berlin engaged in resource efficiency and technology roadmapping projects. In 2013 he received a doctor’s degree for his thesis “Critical Raw Material Flows of Thin-Film Photovoltaics” from the University of Augsburg.
Fabrice Mathieux | European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Fabrice Mathieux is research staff at in the European Commission Joint Research Centre (DG JRC). He works on life cycle based assessment methods and data applied to materials / products / systems, and on their use for decision making (e.g. concerning Ecodesign, raw materials). Fabrice graduated in Mechanical engineering and holds a Master Degree in waste Management and LCA. His Industrial Engineering PhD Thesis concerned design for recycling of electr(on)ics. Before joining the EC, he led research in various universities in France and beyond (e.g. UK, Fiji islands).
Mitsutaka Matsumoto | Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute
Dr. Mitsutaka Matsumoto is a senior researcher at Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan. He has been working with AIST since 2006. His research areas are product life cycle engineering, product remanufacturing, and service engineering. He has been serving as an executive committee member of EcoDesign international symposium, which is one of the partner conferences of Electronics Goes Green conference.
Nozomu Mishima | Akita University
March 1988, Graduated from Mechanical Engineering Department, Graduate School of Engineering The University of Tokyo. April 1988-March 2012, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan Present: Professor, Cooperative Major in Life Cycle Design Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Akita University
Tim Mohin | Advanced Micro Devices
Tim Mohin is the Senior Director of Corporate Responsibility for Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). Tim is the former Chairman of the Board for the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition and the author of the 2012 book Changing Business from the Inside Out. Previously, Tim led Apple’s supplier responsibility program and Intel’s environmental sustainability team. Tim worked in the US Environmental Protection Agency as well as the US Senate on a variety policy initiatives such as the Clean Air Act Amendments.
Morice, Laure Laure Morice | Recylum
Récylum is the take-back scheme accredited by the French authorities for the collection and treatment of used lamps and professional Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) from Building, Industry, Research and Medical sectors. Laure is in charge of Eco-design, R&D and risk prevention: training of producers for improving recyclability of products, development of WEEE end-of-life data for life cycle analysis, development of recycling solutions for new WEEE flows (E.g. LED lamps), etc.
Ricardo Montero | Yachay Public Company
Graduated from Department of Extractive Metallurgy and Master student at Industrial Engineering in Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Agroindustry.He works as an expert research analyst in the Scientific Research and Technology Transfer Department at Yachay Public Company. He is responsible for the conceptual design of Advanced Analytical Center of the “Yachay City of Knowledge” in Ecuador. His research is focused on hydrometallurgy Processes, regulations, business model related to the WEEE industry.
Eike Möller | Imtek
Eike Möller studied Microsystems Engineering at the Department of Microsystems Engineering – IMTEK at University of Freiburg, Germany. Since 2013 he is a PhD candidate/research associate at the Laboratory of Assembling and Packaging Technology – IMTEK. During his research activities he focuses on the development and characterization of electrical conductive adhesives as a die-attachment material for electronic devices. Further research topics are in the field of new die-attach materials and long-term reliability of electronic components.
Moeller, Martin Martin Möller | Oeko-Institut’s Sustainable Products & Material Flows Division
Martin Möller is an environmental engineer with profound expertise in the field of electric and electronic equipment. In 2002, he joined Oeko-Institut’s Sustainable Products & Material Flows Division, and works now as deputy head of this division. His research focus lies on both data-based sustainability assessment and optimisation of technologies, processes and products. The methodological approaches he applies to this purpose cover material flow analyses, Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) as well as other life-cycle-thinking based tools.

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Tsubasa Naito | Akita University
March 2016, Graduated from Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering and Resource Science, Akita University
Now, Master course student at Cooperative Major in Life Cycle Design Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Akita University
Satoko Nasu | Chiba University
Satoko Nasu is a PhD student at Chiba University Graduate School of engineering, Japan, holds a master degree in mechanical engineering from the graduate school. Current her research interest is energy management system for optimizing electrical and thermal energy efficiency at home. She focus on methods for evaluating energy efficiency of house monitored with sensors.
Nils F. Nissen | Fraunhofer IZM
Nils F. Nissen is head of the department Environmental and Reliability Engineering at Fraunhofer IZM, Berlin, Germany. Originally an electrical engineer, he now has more than 20 years of work experience at the boundary of technical developments, environmental optimisation and societal / sustainability effects. He is one of the technical chairs of Electronics Goes Green 2016+.
Tanya Nimalasuriya | Océ Technologies B.V.
Program Manager Environmental Policy. Eco-design expert for imaging equipment aimed at the professional market. ICT industry representative at European Trade Association level. Adviser to business and R&D on product environmental policy.
Andreas Nolte | Aurubis AG
Andreas Nolte finished his chemical engineering studies in 1988 at University of Dortmund and started his career at Huettenwerke Kayser AG (today Aurubis AG) as production engineer in the smelter department. Today, as Director General Services, he is responsable for Quality- and Energymanagement as well Emission Trade of Aurubis Luenen site.
Nussholz, Julia Julia L.K. Nußholz | International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University
Julia Nußholz is a researcher and PhD candidate at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University. Her research interests explore business model strategies for resource-efficiency and closed-loop material flows in the manufacturing sector. In her PhD research in the Swedish MISTRA REES project she investigates business models of companies’ product-service offers based on circular economy-thinking, in particular the value proposition design and consumer acceptance. She is involved in master thesis supervision and teaching in the Strategic Environmental Management Course at the IIIEE. She holds a MSc in Environmental Governance for Sustainable Development with an annotation in Innovation Management and Sustainable Entrepreneurship from Utrecht University, and a BSc in Social Sciences with a minor in Economics from Cologne University and Sabancı University. 

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Oehme, Ines Ines Oehme | German Environment Agency
Ines Oehme studied chemistry at the Mining Academy of Freiberg (Germany) and obtained her PhD at the University of Graz (Austria). She worked for 9 years at the Inter-University Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture in Graz in the field of ecological product policy. She is employed by the German Environment Agency since 2006. Her workfield covers implementation of the ecodesign and the energy labelling directives. Recent research deals with material efficiency, product life time and strategies against obsolescence.
Masahiro Oguchi | National Institute for Environmental Studies
Masahiro Oguchi is a senior researcher at the National Institute for Environmental Studies in Japan. He received his Ph.D. in Engineering from Yokohama National University, Japan. His research area is modelling and analyzing the material/substance flows and stocks related to consumer durables. He has also studied product lifetime and material composition of products and published databases. He has been serving as a member of several study teams on the Japanese WEEE recycling laws for the Ministry of the Environment, Japan.
Akihiro Oikawa | Akita University
March 2016, Graduated from Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering and Resource Science, Akita University
Now, Master course student at Cooperative Major in Life Cycle Design Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Akita University
Ottahal, Antonia Antonia Ottahal | TechProtect
Has studied foreign languages at the Akademie für Betriebswirtschaft und Welthandelssprachen in Stuttgart and besides german, sie speaks fluently englisch, romanian and spanisch. Since September 2015 she supports the company TechProtect GmbH – a worldwide acting service provider for Take Back Solutions and Recycling – as a Senior Business Development Specialist.

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Rainer Pammiger | ECODESIGN
Rainer Pammiger holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Vienna University of Technology where he is still in the development of tools and methods for environmental assessment of products and services (e.g. LCA tools), for process improvement (e.g. energy efficient systems) and environmental communication (e.g. energy efficiency label) within industry areas like electronics, industrial machines, railway, automotive, furniture, etc. Since 2011 he is part of the ECODESIGN company, and supports companies to integrate environmental aspects into their product development processes.
Jef Peeters | KU Leuven – University of Leuven
Dr. Ing. Jef Peeters works as PhD researcher at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of KU Leuven- University of Leuven. His research centers on demanufacturing strategies for End-of-Life electric and electronic equipment and end-of-life vehicles.
Philippot, Olivier Olivier Philippot | Greenspector
Olivier is the CTO of Greenspector, a tool-suite solution for software efficiency  and ecodesign. He is also the co-organisator of the Green Code Lab Challenge, a challenge where students works on the optimization of software.
Marcos B. C. Pimentel | Center for Information Technology Renato Archer
Marcos B. C. Pimentel is electrical engineer from UNICAMP/Brazil (1983) and expert in microelectronics test. He is a governmental researcher at Center for Information Technology Renato Archer (CTI), a R&D unit of the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTI). Coordinator of Ambientronic Program/MCTI, since 2008, performs technical activities to support industry and government on environmental standards and e-waste reverse logistics system implementation. Also develops sustainable technologies to assist electronic sector on ecodesign, RoHS compliance, cleaner production and recycling process.
Plepys_Andrius Andrius Plepys| Lund University
Andrius Plepys is a senior researcher at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University, Sweden. His research focus is on resource efficiency and the optimization of business models, organizational practices and private lifestyle towards circular economy principles. Current projects and research programs focus on solutions for circular business models, product servicising, sharing economy and facilitation of innovative lighting solutions .
Davide Polverini | European Commission
Davide Polverini is a policy officer in the European Commission Directorate General DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW), in charge of the implementation of the Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC, which aims at improving the environmental performances of energy related products. Davide graduated in Materials Engineering, and holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering focused on design and industrial engineering methods for innovation on industrial products. His professional experience is in the fields of industry (seven years in the research and innovation area of the domestic appliances sector) and of photovoltaics (two years at the European Commission Joint Research as a scientific officer).
Flora Poppelaars | Delft University of Technology
Flora Poppelaars is a PhD researcher in the Circular Product Design group at the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at the Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands). Her research focuses on how consumer participation in closing loops could be improved in the context of alternative commercial offers (such as leasing and pay-per-use). During her master, Flora was selected for the Schmidt-MacArthur Fellowship (the international student programme created by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation).
Sebastian Porombka | University of Paderborn
Sebastian Porombka is researcher at the “Centre for Media and Information Technologies (IMT)” at the University of Paderborn.  He’s working on topics round about “Energy Efficient Information and Communication Structures (IKT)” and Green Datacentres.
Siddharth Prakash | Oeko-Institut e.V.
Siddharth Prakash is Senior Researcher at the Oeko-Institut e.V. in Germany. His focus lies in analysing the sustainability impacts of information and communication technologies and developing strategies against obsolescence. Furthermore, he is engaged in international projects on recycling and e-waste management in Africa as well as on sustainable consumption and production in Asia. Lately, he has been instrumental in developing a Sustainable Assessment Framework for products and services of the global ICT industry.
Charles Proian | Lexmark International EMEA
is Head of Market Intelligence at Lexmark International EMEA, with many years of experience in the practice of the Intelligence function. Prior to this, he held various managerial positions in the Canadian Telecom industry, including in Marketing, Engineering Economics, Alliances, Planning and Forecasting. Charles holds a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Queen’s University in Canada, and is an active intervenor at CI conferences.
Marina Proske | Fraunhofer IZM
Marina Proske – researcher at Fraunhofer IZM since 2011 – holds a degree in environmental engineering from the Technische Universität Berlin. The focus areas of her research are environmental assessments of electronics, energy efficiency of information and communication technology and obsolescence. At the Fraunhofer IZM she has been involved in several European projects such as SustainablySMART, a project focussing on modular devices, and was leading a study researching the lifetime and obsolescence of telecommunication products for the Deutsche Telekom.

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Max Regenfelder | Ebelt Beratung UG
After studying economics at University of Hohenheim, Max Regenfelder started as PhD-student at the Graduate School of advanced Manufacturing Engineering (GSaME), University of Stuttgart in 2010. Currently, he finishes his thesis on handling complexity in closed-loop business models. Since 2014 he is managing director of Ebelt Beratung UG (business consultant), board member of ReUse e.V. and co-founder of Deepscope Analytics Ltd. (technology forecast). He was involved in several EU’s FP7 and Horizon 2020 projects addressing recycling, re-use and remanufacturing.
Eliette Restrepo | EMPA, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology
Eliette Restrepo is a researcher at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Sciences and Technology (Empa) and a PhD student at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). She holds a B.Sc. in mechanical engineering from EAFIT University and a M.Sc. in environmental engineering from ETH Zurich. The main focus of her research is critical metals in embedded electronics in vehicles and the analysis of strategies towards an optimal recovery of critical metals from end-of-life vehicles.
Jessika Richter | Lund University
Jessika Richter is PhD candidate/research associate at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University, Sweden. Her research focus is the evaluation of the design and practical implementation of environmental policies for end-of-life products, with an initial focus on low carbon technologies (energy efficient light sources and solar pv). Her research reflects on the concept of extended producer responsibility (EPR), which is a key principle in the EU strategy for closing material loops and a circular economy.
Wayne Rifer Wayne Rifer | Green Electronics Council
Building on a career developing recycling solutions, in 2003 Mr. Rifer participated in a stakeholder negotiation to develop a national electronics recycling system. Then in 2005 he founded EPEAT (the Electronics Product Environmental Assessment Tool – www.epeat.net), which is a market-place incentive for sustainable design of electronics. In recent years he has focused on standard development and on research into the toughest environmental challenges facing the electronics industry. Mr. Rifer serves on the Board of the National Center for Electronics Recycling (NCER).
Brian Riise | MBA Polymers Inc.
Brian Riise is the Director of Research and Development at MBA Polymers. His work over the past 18 years has focused on identifying and developing the processes and formulations necessary to produce high value plastics from shredded end-of-life electronics and automobiles. Brian received a BS in chemical engineering from UC Davis and a PhD in chemical engineering from UC Santa Barbara.
Rueda, Elizabeth Elizabeth Rueda | Bitkom
Elizabeth Rueda is Bitkom Servicegesellschaft’s International Environmental Compliance Manager. She developed the WEEE-FULL-SERVICE for Europe, which provides producers with assistance in the fulfilment of their duties regarding the European WEEE Legislation. Elizabeth has a background in project management, international trade, key account management and communication.  She holds two Business Administration degrees: one specialized in customer service from Sabana University in Bogota and another specialized in Marketing and International Business from Fachhochschule Münster. She is also a trainer for intercultural communication.
Lukas Rüttinger is a Senior Project Manager at adelphi Lukas Rüttinger | adelphi
Lukas Rüttinger is a Senior Project Manager at adelphi. As a political science graduate, he specialises in the areas of Resources and Governance, in particular on extractive resources. He has developed methods and instruments for analysing and managing conflicts surrounding natural resources, and has examined the challenges for responsible mining and sustainable mineral supply chains.

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Manfred Santen | Greenpeace
Manfred Santen is chemist and has long time experience on environmental pollution and hazardous chemicals. He published on pesticides, indoor air pollutants, asbestos, fine dust, per- and polyfluorinated chemicals (PFCs). Since 2009 he is toxics expert with Greenpeace Germany and contact for the global detox campaign with focus on textile and electronics, member of the global Greenpeace corporate dialogue team.
Ebipuado Sapre-Obi | Niger delta University
Mr. Ebipuado Sapre-Obi attended the West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, and the Tuskegee Institute, Tuskegee. Alabama, both in the United States of America from 1977-1985. He holds the B. Sc. 1983, and M. Sc. 1985, both in Electrical Engineering. He has been with the electrical and electronic engineering Department of the Niger Delta University since July 2004 as a Lecturer. He worked as electronic design engineer with XEROX Corp California USA and Lecturered in University of Houston, Houston Texas.
Schiffleitner, Andreas Andreas Schiffleitner | KERP Competence Center Sustainability
For more than a decade, Andreas Schiffleitner has been dealing with ecodesign, life cycle assessment, and directives such as ErP (Energy related Products) and Conflict Minerals. He has played a key role in various projects such as the EU research project “SustainHub – Sustainability Data Exchange Hub” or the development of the iPoint Conflict Minerals Platform (iPCMP). Andreas joined the iPoint group, in 2004 and is now Director of KERP Competence Center Sustainability.
Karsten Schischke | Fraunhofer IZM
Karsten Schischke is Group Manager at Fraunhofer IZM. He coordinates Horizon 2020 projects in the field of Circular Economy and the electronics industry. Frequently he reviews Life Cycle Assessments of leading ICT companies. Karsten is an expert on eco-design and holds a Dipl.-Ing. degree in Environmental Engineering from Technische Universität Berlin.
Martin Schlummer | Fraunhofer IVV
Dr. Martin Schlummer – Senior Scientist in the Dept. Recycled Plastics, holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Erlangen. Ph.D. thesis was on the « Recycling of flame retarded plastics from electronic scrap ». He has been with Fraunhofer IVV as a research fellow since 1999. As a responsible scientist for process development and analytical process evaluation he participated in and co-ordinated more than 20 national and international research projects and (co-)authored more 30 publications in peer reviewed scientific journals. In 2015 he became Manager of the Business Field Recycling and Environment.
Serena Sgarioto |
Eng. Serena Sgarioto – co-worker of Research and development office and production department. Graduate in Chemical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and in Sciences and Technologies for Environment and Landscape from UNIMIB. European project experience covers the co-management of HydroWEEE Demo, Illuminate and Reclaim FP7 Projects and Remaghic H2020 Project for Relight.
John S. Shegerian | Electronic Recyclers International
John S. Shegerian is the Chairman, CEO and co-founder of Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste. He is a member of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business’ Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) Advisory Board and is host and founder of “Green is Good,” the nation’s leading environmental radio show and podcast program. Prior to his work at ERI, Shegerian co-founded FinancialAid.com, one of the most successful student loan companies in the country. He is a winner of the Clean Tech Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Ernst & Young and recipient of the prestigious Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award, presented by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Committee.
Hans-Paul Siderius | Netherlands Enterprise Agency
Hans-Paul Siderius works as expert on product energy efficiency at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, an agency of the Netherlands ministry of Economic Affairs. He is the Dutch representative in the EC Ecodesign Committee, the Energy Labelling Consultation Forum, and vice-chair of the IEA Technology Collaboration Platform on Energy Efficient End-use Equipment (4E). He has a PhD on product efficiency policy and more than 20 years of working experience in the international energy efficiency field.
Janusz Sitek | Tele and Radio Research Institute
Dr.-Ing. Janusz Sitek – Head of Dept. Soldering Materials at Tele and Radio Research Institute (ITR), Warsaw, Poland; holds a Ph.D. in Machine Design and Maintenance from Warsaw University of Technology, Poland in 2008. He has been with ITR as a research fellow from 1997. His main research and development areas are: materials and technologies used in electronics assembly, pro-environmental issues and reliability of electronics products. He is an expert in electronics assembly technologies and environmental legislation for electronic sector.
Chris Slijkhuis | Müller-Guttenbrunn
After completing his MBA in the early 80’s, Chris Slijkhuis worked as Benelux Sales and Marketing Manager and subsequently as European Business Development Manager in numerous EU countries for a global logistics services company. He founded a number of companies in the Central and Eastern European region in the 90’s (Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Hungary). He joined the fast growing Electronics Manufacturing Services company Flextronics in 2000, as Director Supply Chain Management in the European HQ in Vienna and he developed and implemented new supply chain concepts. In this role he also worked on the development of new reverse logistics concepts for WEEE when the WEEE directive was introduced in 2004. He joined MBA Polymers – in which Flextronics is one of the shareholders – in 2005 to develop the Global Sourcing and Supply Chain function for this E-Waste plastics recycling company. In this role he also played a role in the European Public Affairs for MBA Polymers in Europe. In 2012 Chris Slijkhuis joined the Müller-Guttenbrunn Group, the Joint-Venture partner of MBA Polymers in Austria, where his activities are related to Public Affairs and E-Waste. Chris is a board member of the European Electronics Recyclers Association EERA (and has been a board member in the European Logistics Association for many years) and he is the spokesperson for the E-Waste plastics in EERA.
John Spear | epi consulting
John leads epi Consulting’s sustainable supply chain activity in the ICT and telecoms market. His qualifications include an MBA and a BSc (Honours) in Chemistry. John has undertaken multiple projects over the last 10 years in the telecoms supply chain, with a focus on CR and sustainability. John has led projects in the areas of Consumer Electronics, Network Equipment, Installation and maintenance, corporate services, consumer devices and software. John’s clients include major brands in the US, Europe and China.
Michael Spielmann | Quantis
Michael is the Managing Director of Quantis Germany. Before he worked as a principal consultant for PE INTERNATIONAL and in LCA research at the ETH Zürich, Paul Scherer Institute, Fraunhofer IZM. The lists of clients include: DELL, First Solar, Bayer, BASF, Wacker, Evonik, DAIMLER, BMW, European Commission, etc. He was involved in various standard developments, e.g. GHG protocol, PAS 2050, and EU-PEF. Michael has a M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering from the TU Berlin and a PhD from the ETH Zurich.
Markus Spitzbart | DRZ – Dismantling- and Recycling-Centre
Markus Spitzbart studied environmental engineer at BOKU-university and has additional degrees in controlling for non-profit-organizations. He is the manager of the “DRZ – Dismantling- and Recycling-Centre” in Vienna/ Austria, a socio-economic recycling facility for WEEE. He is working in the field of e-waste since 2003. Besides his work within the DRZ Markus Spitzbart is involved in various projects to support the establishment of sustainable e-waste recycling facilities in African, Asian and Latin American countries.
Stimpson, Howard Howard Stimpson | Recycling Compliance
Howard Stimpson is a manager at Thinkstep’s Recycling Compliance business unit. He holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Management and Technology and has 11 years’ experience in assisting manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment understand their legal exposure to European and global WEEE, Batteries and Packaging Regulations. Howard has developed bespoke, legally-robust WEEE, Batteries and Packaging compliance strategies for over 150 manufacturers across Europe.  He also directs Thinkstep’s industry award-winning web tool, Environmental Compliance 4 Products (www.ec4p.com), for WEEE, Batteries and Packaging compliance reporting across all 28 EU Member States and the European Free Trade Association countries.
Lutz Stobbe | Fraunhofer IZM
Dr. Lutz Stobbe is senior scientist at the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration. He joined Fraunhofer IZM in 2000 working since in the Department Environmental and Reliability Engineering. Since 2006 he has been substantially involved in various preparatory studies for the European Ecodesign-Directive. These included the studies ENTR Lot 9 enterprise servers, ENER Lot 26 network standby, TREN Lot 5 televisions, and TREN Lot 4 imaging equipment. From 2011 to 2014 he was leading the accompanying research evaluation team for the national technology program “IT2Green”, a large research effort with ten projects addressing energy efficient information and communication technologies (ICT) in the field of data center, telecommunications and offices. He is a graduate of Freie Universität Berlin and received his PhD in Japanese Studies from the FU Berlin in 2004.
Markus Stutz | Dell
Markus Stutz is Director EMEA Product Compliance for Dell. He is responsible for monitoring and influencing product compliance areas such as safety, EMC, wireless, energy, materials, ecolabels, and electronics/packaging/ battery recycling legislation & programs. In his previous role he was global lead for materials and product carbon footprint. Before joining Dell he was Environmental Group Leader with the Environmental Technology Group of Motorola. Markus has an MSc degree in Environmental Sciences from the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland.
Johanna Sydow | Germanwatch
Johanna Sydow conducted field research in Ghana, Peru and Ecuador on the social impact of large- and small-scale mining, especially on the implications of CSR and the role of local contexts 2009, 2010, and 2013. She holds an MA in Environment, Development and Policy from the University of Sussex, UK, and a BA in Sociology from the University of Bielefeld, Germany. She currently works as Policy Advisor for the NGO Germanwatch, Berlin, and is visiting research fellow at the University of Sussex.

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Ingrid Tams Groupe SEB | electronicsgoesgreen Ingrid Tams | Groupe SEB
Ingrid TAMS holds a Master degree in Material Science and Engineering. Since 2015, she is the Environment Manager of Groupe SEB, a world leader in small domestic appliances. She is in charge of eco-design, eco-production and chemical substances and has one objective in mind: reducing the environmental impacts of the products and factories through change management in the organisation. Since 2012, she has lead the Corporate project « Use of Recycled Plastics in Close loop », in strong collaboration with Purchasing, Industry, Marketing and Innovation teams. The project came to a first success in 2015 with the use of a 100% post consumer WEEE polypropylene in a steam station. Other trials are in progress with other plastics and on other types of products : the plastic loop is closing!
Paolo Tecchio | European Commission
Paolo Tecchio is a scientific support officer of the European Commission, at the Joint Research Centre. He received a Master of Science degree in Energy Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Turin and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Technology from the same Institute. His has been active in the area of Life Cycle Assessment for over 8 years and has been worked to interface this methodology with other disciplines, such as design process optimization, Multi-criteria Analysis, statistics and data mining.  He is now working on Ecodesign and sustainability assessment for electrical and electronic equipment. His current activities at the Joint Research Centre aim to address resource efficiency aspects of household appliances.
Atsushi Terazono | National Institute for Environmental Studies
Atsushi Terazono has been a researcher at National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan since 1996, and received his PhD in Engineering from Kyoto University. He is currently Deputy Director at Center for Material Cycles and Waste Management Research of NIES. He has been working in the field of material flow analysis and policy research regarding e-waste management and the related transboundary movement in Japan and Asia.
Esther Thiébaud | Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology
Esther Thiébaud is a project manager and PhD student at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA). She received her Diploma (M. Sc.) in Environmental Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETH) in 2006. Since 2008 she has been with EMPA. Her main area of activity is analyzing and modeling material flows related to electric and electronic equipment. In 2012 she started her PhD in the field of modeling temporal distributions of critical metals stocks and flows.
Tosoratti,Paolo Paolo Tosoratti | European Commission
A degree in Computer Science and a MSc in Energy and Climate Change, he is policy officer at the European Commission, part of the Ecodesign team in Directorate Energy, and dealing with energy and resource efficiency of  electronic and ICT product groups. His career begun as IT manager of data centres, involved in a number of  projects in the area of cabling, network design and multimedia communications.  His focus has always been exploiting  ICT to reduce emissions and energy use whilst maximising efficiency of the ICT itself .  Author of a well -known university course book, a patent on educational software.
Albert Tsang | Google
As the manager of Regulatory Compliance at Google, Albert is currently managing a compliance team responsible for all aspects of compliance for Google hardware electronic products which consist of safety, EMC/EMI, RF/Wireless, cellular certification, energy efficiency, materials, ewaste, conflict minerals and other regulatory requirements. Prior to joining Google, Albert has worked on various compliance, supply chain and engineering positions in the electronic industry at Dell, AMD and Celestica. Aside from being a manager, he is currently a cochair on ITIC’s Product Stewardship group and was previously a cochair of the iNEMI Environmental Technology Implementation Group and was a member of the Board of Directors at HDPUG. Albert holds a B. Eng in Chemical Engineering and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from McGill University.
Turnbull, Aidan Aidan Turnbull | BOMcheck
Aidan is Director of the www.BOMcheck.net industry-led substances declarations web database and the www.EC4P.com web database system for WEEE, Batteries and Packaging compliance. Aidan holds a Doctorate in Physics and Electronics, sponsored by British Telecom through a CASE award. He has specialist expertise in REACH, RoHS, WEEE, Batteries, Packaging and EcoDesign through a wide range of projects over the past 23 years.

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Thomas van Nieuwenhuyse | Eco-systèmes
Thomas VAN NIEUWENHUYSE is Eco-design expert at Eco-systèmes, take-back scheme accredited by the French public authorities to develop and monitor, at national scale, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) collection and treatment operations. He’s part of the Studies and Development unit. He currently works on Eco-design promotion through collaborative projects and partnerships with producers: development of life-cycle inventories on WEEE recycling, launch of a simulator for EEE recyclability assessment, closed-loop recycling projects with WEEE plastics.
Marc Vautier | Orange
Marc Vautier, eco design & circular economy expert for Orange, the main French network operator. He has been working in different domains of telecommunications for more than 20 years mainly in R&D. Now he is focusing on the reduction of environmental impacts of products & services developed by Orange. Its work cover the development of recycled plastic for shell of operator box toward circular economy approach up to software ecodesign for applications for mobile but also service platform.
Veglio, Francesco Francesco Vegliò | L’Aquila University
Prof. Francesco Veglio’. Full Professor in Chemical Engineering at L’Aquila University (Italy). Authors of more than 170 papers on international journals, more than 60 monographic publications and 130 communications to Congresses, extended abstract, poster and 5 patents in development of hydrometallurgical processes and industrial wastewater treatment. Member of the Editorial Board of Hydrometallurgy (Elsevier), Journal of Waste Management (Hindawi) and Editor in chief International Journal of Non Ferrous Metallurgy.

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Malcolm Waddell | WRAP
Malcolm leads on WRAP’s Business Engagement work across Products and Services. He manages the development of the programme which will demonstrate how industry can be transformed through the successful implementation of profitable, resilient and resource efficient business models, predominantly across the electrical and textiles sectors. This also involves managing REBus, an EU LIFE + funded project, which is testing the methodology of how businesses and their supply chains can develop and implement resource efficient business models. Malcom has worked for WRAP for nine years and recently developed the proposal for the European Clothing Action Plan and led the development of this work until its launch.  He was previously a project manager leading on construction logistics and utility sectors. He also used to lead the development of various construction product resource efficiency action plans. Malcolm also worked in logistics as a National Operations Manager for a major retailer’s electrical returns process and as a business development manager.
Christian Wegener | Siemens AG
After his grammar school, Christian Wegener joined Siemens Berlin in the year 1979 in the age of 17. After his successful study in precision engineering in the major field of hardware manufacturing and electronics, he joined Corporate Technology in 1990. Since more than 25 years he is responsible for different kinds of projects, like reliability management for connector technologies, introducing new packaging types for semiconductor LED’s up to lifecycle assessment for product related environmental research and studies. Christian Wegener lives in Berlin, Germany and likes different kinds of indoor and outdoor sports and has his own music project since more than 10 years.
Wendschlag, Hans Hans Wendschlag | Hewlett Packard
At HP, Hans has EMEA responsibility for voluntary policy instruments like sus-tainable procurement, and eco labels. In 1996, Hans took the initiative to establish an industry self declaration system for environmental attributes of ICT products, The Eco Declaration which in 2006 became an International Stan-dard by ECMA which is used by some 20 International IT companies, deman-ded and appreciated by many customers.
Kyle Wiens | iFixit
Kyle Wiens is the co-founder of iFixit, the repair community internationally renowned for open source repair manuals and product teardowns. iFixit empowers millions of people to repair their broken stuff every month. Kyle regularly speaks on design for repair and the environmental impact of manufacturing. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, Wired, Popular Mechanics and the Wall Street Journal.
Janis Winzer | Fraunhofer IZM
Janis Winzer studied Industrial Engineering at the University of Kaiserslautern. He wrote his PhD (on “Efficiency of product policy instruments ”) in an interdisciplinary research program in cooperation with the University Leuphana and the German Federal Environment Agency while working at the Federal Agency and Fraunhofer IZM. During his studies he worked for the Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Environment for four years and at the Festo AG for two years. At the Fraunhofer IZM Janis Winzer works in the department Environmental & Reliability Engineering. His current research activities include EcoDesign, EcoReliability, Obsolescence, Design for Recycling, Material Flow Analysis and issues concerning recycling of economically strategic materials. Since 2005 he is active in the research field of product-related environmental protection and environmentally conscious design and manufacturing.
Arjen Wittekoek | Coolrec BV
Arjen was born in Rotterdam in 1974. He studied Chemical Engineering with main subject processing and environmental engineering. He started as R&D manager at a pencil company and was European Purchaser at a multinational in specialty chemicals, Plant Manager in Germany at an industrial packaging company and since 2005 at Van Gansewinkel in several positions from Procurement, Engineering, HR and since 2014 as Managing Director of Coolrec. Inspired by Einstein: “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”
Zhen Wu | Siemens Healthcare
Zhen Wu, Vice President of Siemens Healthcare, Quality & Technology, EHS Resource Efficiency. Zhen joined Siemens Healthcare Group in Erlangen, Germany since May 2005 taking over the new responsibility for Resource Efficiency. Previously Zhen was member of the Managing Board of Siemens Healthcare Business Unit Component & Vacuum Technology (BU CV) responsible for BU CV global footprint strategy, CEO of BU CV China locations (Shanghai, Wuxi, Shenzhen) and actively managing the complexity of BU CV business in emerging markets, digging new market potential and thus driving CV business throughout the whole Chinese market. Previously to this period, he has served different Siemens sectors worldwide (Erlangen, Munich, Hong Kong) and gained profound cross functional, cross-sector and cross-culture management experiences.

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Ryo Yokoyama | TDK Corporation
Manager of Environmental Strategy Unit, Safety and Environment Group,
Manufacturing Headquarters, TDK Corporation. Vice-chairperson of Subcommittee on Electronic Components Technology Environment and chairperson of Electronic Components LCA-WG, Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA)

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Norbert Zonneveld | European Electronics Recycling Association
Norbert Zonneveld, Executive Secretary, European Electronics Recycling Association (EERA) Mr. Norbert Zonneveld is currently the Executive Secretary of the European Electronics Recycling Association (EERA) since 2004. Among others, he has worked as the CEO of MIREC, part of the waste services division of SUEZ, the French-quoted conglomerate. Mr. Zonneveld holds a M.Sc., Biology and Business Administration, from the Wageningen University and Erasmus University. His organization is based in The Netherlands. EERA is a non-profit organisation which represents and promotes the interest of recycling companies that are treating waste from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). Its membership includes 38 specialist recycling companies across 23 countries in Europe.