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Claudia Tomasini Montenegro

Dr. Claudia Tomasini Montenegro

Scientific staff
Research area Innovation processes and impacts of technology
Room: 506
Phone: +49 721 608-26794
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Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Postfach 3640
76021 Karlsruhe


2009 - 2013 PhD in Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science from The University of Manchester.
Thesis title: “Evaluation of the sustainability of controlling diffuse water pollution in urban areas under a life cycle approach”. Supervised by Prof. Adisa Azapagic.
1999 - 2005 Bachelor degree Chemical Engineering (Academic Average: 9.0/10.0) from The Autonomous Metropolitan University Campus Azcapotzalco, Mexico, City.
Bachelor thesis title: “Kinetic study of the HDS 4-6, dimethyl dibenzothiophene”. Supervised by M. Sc. Ricardo Luna Paz.

Professional background

2015 - 2017 Postdoctoral research fellow - Institute of Renewable Energy / National Autonomous University of Mexico (Life cycle assessment of a single flash geothermal power plant).
2011 - 2013 Teaching assistant at The University of Manchester.
2005 - 2007 Research assistant and wastewater treatment analyst at Autonomous Metropolitan University. Project: analysis of heavy metals in the Lerma Catchment.
2003 Research assistant, Mexican Institute of Petroleum. Project: Maya crude analysis.

Current positions

Postdoctoral fellow as a member of the System III Group for Resources, Recycling, Environment and Sustainability at HIU of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology: Developing a model for the sustainability assessment of emerging battery technologies and materials considering life cycle approaches.

Fields of work

  • Life cycle assessment (LCA)
  • Social LCA
  • Sustainable energy management
  • Climate Change
  • Carbon footprint
  • Product sustainability assessment
  • Sustainable water management

On the internet

Social networks: LinkedIn

Selected external publications

Tomasini-Montenegro, C., Santoyo-Castelazo, E., Gujba, H., Romero, R.J. and Santoyo, E., 2017. Life cycle assessment of geothermal power generation technologies: An updated review. Applied Thermal Engineering, 114, pp. 1119-1136.

Recent publications

Baumann, M.; Peters, J.; Weil, M.; Tomasini Montenegro, C.
Sustainability analysis of electrochemical storage for sectoral coupling activities. Vortrag auf dem 4th Scientific SCI Meeting - Integrated Energy, DLR, Stuttgart, 20.-21.09.2018

Peters, J.; Baumann, M.; Tomasini Montenegro, C.; Weil, M.
On the relevance of recyclability for the environmental impacts of secondary batteries. Vortrag auf dem 23rd International Congress for Battery Recycling (ICBR 2018), Berlin, 25.-28.09.2018

Peters, J.; Baumann, M.; Tomasini Montenegro, C.; Weil, M.
Stationary battery systems: Recyclability and the life cycle impact on the depletion of mineral resources. Plenarvortrag auf der 12th International Conference on Society & Materials (SAM12), Metz, Frankreich, 22.-23.05.2018

Tomasini Montenegro, C.; Peters, J.; Baumann, M.; Weil, M.
Streamlined life cycle assessment of emerging batteries in early design phases using CCaLC2 tool. Vortrag auf dem SETAC Europe 28th Annual Meeting, Rom, Italien, 13.-17.05.2018

Tomasini Montenegro, C.; Peters, J.; Zhao-Karger, Z.
Streamlined LCA of a non-corrosive electrolyte for rechargeable Mg-batteries. Vortrag auf dem HIU Biennial Meeting, Ulm, 03.-04.07.2018

List of publications at ITAS