Institute for Technology Assessment and  Systems Analysis (ITAS)
Lei Xu

Lei Xu, M.Sc.

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

Current positions

Fields of work

  • Life cycle assessment
  • Energy system analysis

Professional background

2012 - 2015 M.Sc. - Master's Program of Infrastructure Planning (MIP), University of Stuttgart, Germany
2014 Master thesis at Institute for Energy Economics and the Rational Use of Energy (IER), University of Stuttgart: "Life cycle assessment of wind power in China: a case study of an onshore wind power plant in Inner Mongolia"
2008 - 2012 B.Sc. - Environmental Science, Beijing Normal University (BNU), China
2012 Bachelor thesis at Environmental School, BNU: "Assessment of energy potential of biomass resources in China"


Book Chapters
Fuss, M.; Xu, L.
Unintended Environmental Impacts at Local and Global Scale : Trade-Offs of a Low-Carbon Electricity System.
2021. The Future European Energy System. Ed.: D. Möst, 237–255, Springer Nature Switzerland AG. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-60914-6_13
Journal Articles
Journal Articles
Journal Articles
Xu, L.; Pang, M.; Zhang, L.; Poganietz, W.-R.; Marathe, S. D.
Life cycle assessment of onshore wind power systems in China.
2018. Resources, conservation and recycling, 132, 361–368. doi:10.1016/j.resconrec.2017.06.014
Fuss, M.; Xu, L.; Poganietz, W.-R.; Brown, N.; Ekener, E.
Combining environmental lifecycle assessment and energy system models: first insights for the European future decarbonized energy system.
2018. 13th Biennial International Conference on EcoBalance (2018), Tokyo, Japan, October 9–12, 2018 
Brown, N.; Ekener, E.; Fuss, M.; Xu, L.
Methodological considerations for applying social LCA to modelled future European energy systems n the REFLEX project.
2018. 28th SETAC Europe Annual Meeting (2018), Rome, Italy, May 13–17, 2018 
Xu, L.; Fuss, M.; Poganietz, W.-R.; Brown, N.; Ekener, E.
Developing an approach of integrating LCA and energy system models for the analysis of future European energy systems - the EFESA framework.
2018. Energy Scenarios Conference - Construction, Assessment, and Impact (ESS Conference 2018), Karlsruhe, Germany, September 24–25, 2018