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Marcel Weil

Dr.-Ing. Marcel Weil

Scientific staff
Research area Innovation processes and impacts of technology
Room: 502
Phone: +49 721 608-26718
marcel weilWez2∂kit edu

Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Postfach 3640
76021 Karlsruhe

Fields of work

Technology analyses and assessment

  • Systems analysis for electrochemical storage systems, electro mobility, and smart grids
  • Assessment of strategic resources for emerging technologies
  • Integration of economic and ecological aspects in early stages of material or technology development
  • Identification of promising design corridors of new materials or technologies
  • Tools for systems analysis (MFA, LCA, LCC, MCDA) for decision making support
  • Evaluation of emerging key technologies (e. g. nano materials)
  • Analysis and assessment of new technologies and products

Current projects and responsibilities

Entry at ITAS

Since 2007, member of scientific staff at ITAS.

Professional background

since 2011 Team leader of “Resource, environment, and sustainability”
Helmholtz-Institut Ulm für elektrochemische Energiespeicher
since 2007 Team leader of “Materials for emerging technologies”
KIT, Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS)
06/2007 – 07/2007 Research fellowship
Grant of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Centre for Life Cycle Assessment, Tsukuba, Japan Forschungsthema: Assessment of resources availability for the production of geopolymers
06/2004 - 05/2007

Research project funded by Volkswagen-Stiftung
Project title: Systemanalytisch eingebettete Entwicklung von Geopolymerbindern
Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Institut für Technische Chemie,
Zentralabteilung Technikbedingte Stoffströme (ITC-ZTS) - today, ITAS of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)


PhD at TU Darmstadt, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Institut für Wasserversorgung und Grundwasserschutz, Abwasser- und Abfalltechnik, Industrielle Stoffkreisläufe, Umwelt- und Raumplanung (WAR); excellent results

06/2003 - 08/2003

Member of scientific staff at Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Institut für Technische Chemie,
Zentralabteilung Technikbedingte Stoffströme (ITC-ZTS) - today, ITAS of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

06/2000 - 05/2003

Doctoral studies
Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Institut für Technische Chemie,
Zentralabteilung Technikbedingte Stoffströme (ITC-ZTS) - today, ITAS of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT); topic: Ressourcenschonung und Umweltentlastung bei der Betonherstellung durch Nutzung von Bau- und Abbruchabfällen


  • Studies of geology, German university degree “Diplom-Geologe”, University of Freiburg - excellent grades
  • Starting from 1997, funded by Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
  • Interim: studies abroad at the University of Adelaide, Australia (two semesters)

Supervision and guidance, awards and honors, networks, projects


In the internet

Scientific networks: ResearchGate

Recent publications

Peters, J.; Baumann, M.; Zimmermann, B.; Braun, J.; Weil, M.
The environmental impact of Li-Ion batteries and the role of key parameters - A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 67(2017), S. 491-506, publ. online, DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2016.08.039
Abstract englisch/htm

Versteeg, T.; Baumann, M.; Weil, M.; Moniz, A. Brandão
Exploring emerging battery technology for grid-connected energy storage with constructive technology assessment. Technological Forecasting and Social Change (2017)115, S. 99-110
Abstract englisch/htm

Weil, M.
Perspective from the other side: Lessons learned to be a reviewer for research proposals. Vortrag beim PhD Club, Helmholtz Institut Ulm, 29.03.2017

Weil, M.; Baumann, M.; Peters, J.; Rodriguez Garcia, G.; Ziemann, S.; Versteeg, T.
Life cycle sustainability assessment of nano-enabled energy storage technologies. Präsentation auf dem 9th Indo-German Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (INDOGFOE), Jaipur, Indien, 09.-12.03.2017

Weil, M.; Peters, J.; Ziemann, S.; Baumann, M.; Rodriguez Garcia, G.
Responsible development of innovations - How to assess economic and ecological sustainability of new and emerging energy technologies? Vortrag bei der School of Cehmical Science & Advanced Molecular Materials, Mahatma Gandhi Universität, Kerela, Indien, 14.03.2017

Baumann, M.; Peters, J.; Weil, M.; Grunwald, A.
CO2 footprint and life cycle costs of electrochemical energy storage for stationary grid applications. Energy Technology - Generation, Conversion, Storage, Distribution 2016, DOI: 10.1002/ente.201600622

Dura, H.; Weil, M.; Zimmermann, B.; Lekakou, C.; Markoulidis, F.; Wilson, P.; Perry, J.; Tennis, S.; Decker, M.
LCA and LCC of a supercapacitor for automotive applications in the early development stage. Vortrag auf der 10th Society and Materials Conference, Rom, Italien, 09.-10.05.2016

Gschwind, F.; Rodriguez Garcia, G.; Sandbeck, D.J.S.; Gross, A.; Weil, M.; Fichtner, M.; Hörmann, N.
Fluoride ion batteries: Theoretical performance, safety, toxicity, and a combinatorial screening of new electrodes. Journal of Fluorine Chemistry 182(2016)1, S. 76-90

Peters, J.; Baumann, M.; Rodriguez Garcia, G.; Weil, M.
Prospective assessment of emerging energy storage devices in early design phase. Präsentation auf dem 1st International Symposium on Magnesium Batteries, Blaubeuren, 21.-22.07.2016

Publications at ITAS