|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.
|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.
|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)