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Christine Rösch

Dr. Christine Rösch

Head of research area
Research area Sustainability and environment
Room: 315
Phone: +49 721 608-22704
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Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Postfach 3640
76021 Karlsruhe


Studies in Agricultural Biology at University of Hohenheim, German university degree “Diplom” in Agricultural Biology 1987; Graduation 1996, PhD in Agricultural Sciences at University of Hohenheim (thesis title: Comparison of energetic and non-energetic paths for processing biological and green wastes)

Professional background

1986 - 1987 Scientist at the University of Georgia, USA
1988 - 1995 Scientist at AFAS (now ITAS)
1996 - 1998 Scientist at the Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag
1998 - 2000 Scientist at the Institute for Energy Economics and the Rational Use of Energy (IER) at the University of Stuttgart
Since 2001 Scientist at ITAS

Current positions

  • Since 2009, Speaker of the “Environment and technology” topic within the “Humans and Technology” focus of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • Since 2010, Elected Deputy Representative of KIT-Competence Field “Interaction of Science and Technology with Society”
  • Since 2010, Head of the research area “Sustainability and environment” at ITAS
  • 2012-2013 Member of the strategy group on bioeconomy of the Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg
  • Since 2012 Elected Deputy Representative of the competence area “Technology, Culture, and Society” of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • Advisory board member in the EU project BigPicnic

Editorial activities

  • Co-editor of the issue “Challenges and Perspectives of Microalgae Production” of Technikfolgenabschätzung – Theorie und Praxis 21(1) 2012, together with Clemens Posten, KIT
  • Co-editor of the issue “Flächennutzungskonflikte: Ursachen, Folgen und Lösungsansätze” (Land use competition: reasons, consequences and solutions) of Technikfolgenabschätzung – Theorie und Praxis 17(2) 2008, together with Juliane Jörissen and Johannes Skarka

Fields of work

  • Sustainability monitoring terrestrial and aquatic biomass utilization
  • Sustainability analysis and evaluation of the transformationof the energy system in Germany
  • Land use competition and innovations for efficient land use

Current projects

Recent publications

Haase, M.; Rösch, C.
Nachhaltigkeitsbewertung innovativer Energietechnologien. Vortrag auf dem DLR-VE Workshop "Prospektive multidimensionale Bewertung von Energietechnologien", Oldenburg, 18.-19.02.2019

Ketzer, D.; Rösch, C.; Weinberger, N.
APV-RESOLA - Technologieentwicklung mit Bürger- und Stakeholderbeteiligung. Vortrag auf der Konferenz "Innovationslandschaften - Impulse aus Wissenschaft und Praxis für Landschaften der Zukunft", Berlin, 14.-15.02.2019

Rösch, C.
Hot, white and blind spots of the German energy transition towards a more sustainable system. Vortrag auf der Konferenz "Convergent Research in the Design of a Modern and Resilient Grid", Karlsruhe, 20.-21.05.2019

Rösch, C.; Ketzer, D.; Weinberger, N.
Co-Design Agrophotovoltaik - Ein transdisziplinärer Ansatz zur Technikentwicklung. Vortrag auf der APV-RESOLA Abschlusskonferenz, Berlin, 06.05.2019

Schmid, T.; Trommsdorff, M.; Bopp, G.; Ehmann, A.; Franke, W.; Gimbel, E.; Högy, P.; Ketzer, D.; Obergfell, T.; Reyer, F.; Rösch, C.; Schindele, S. u.a. sowie Weinberger, N.; Weselek, A.
AgroPhotovoltaik: Beitrag zur ressourceneffizienten Landnutzung (APV-RESOLA). Vortrag auf der Konferenz "Innovationsgruppen für ein Nachhaltiges Landmanagement", Berlin, 14.02.2019

Almeida, I.; Rösch, C.; Saha, S.
Comparison of ecosystem services from mixed and monospecific forests Southwest Germany: A survey on public perception. Forests 9(2018)627, publ. online, DOI: 10.3390/f9100627

Haase, M.; Rösch, C.
Life cycle assessment (LCA) of the thermochemical conversion of biomass for the production of fuel, electricity and heat. In: ETA-Florence Renewable Energies (Hrsg.): Proceedings of the 26th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, Kopenhagen, Dänemark, 14.-17.05.2018. Florenz, Italien: ETA-Florence Renewable Energies 2018, publ. online, S. 1450-1457, DOI: 10.5071/26thEUBCE2018-4BV.6.6

Onorato, C.; Rösch, C.
Integrated life cycle assessment (LCA) of a combined ALG-AD process. Vortrag auf der 14th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries, Gent, Belgien, 30.05.-06.06.2018

Onorato, C.; Rösch, C.
Life cycle assessment of add value compounds extraction from microalgae. Präsentation auf der 5th International ISEKI_Food Conference, Universität Hohenheim, 03.-05.07.2018

Onorato, C.; Rösch, C.
Life cycle assessment of h. pluvialis cultivation for carotenoids production. Vortrag auf der Konferenz "AlgaEurope 2018", Amsterdam, Niederlande, 04.-06.12.2018

List of publications at ITAS