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Dr.-Ing. Annika Weiss

Scientific staff
Research area Energy - resources, technologies, systems
Room: 311
Phone: +49 721 608-26721
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Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Postfach 3640
76021 Karlsruhe


2016 PhD (Dr.-Ing.) At the Institute IWAR Darmstadt University of Technology on energy balance of fuel production with microalgae
2002 - 2009 Studies of environmental engineering at the Technische Universität Berlin (German university degree “Diplom”) and at Universität Stuttgart (Vordiplom)
Diploma thesis: “Development of a Biotreatment Process for Dye Wastewater” at the University of Manchester, UK
Seminar paper: “Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in Extreme Environments of Andean Wetlands” at the Institute PROIMI Conicet, Argentina

Professional background

since 2010 Member of scientifc staff at ITAS
2009 Member of scientific staff in the the field of research and development at the University of Manchester, UK

Fields of work

  • Sustainable use of water, renewable energy, bioenergy, biomass, ressource efficiency
  • Material flow modelling, life cylce assessment, sustainability assessment, cross-impact balance

Current projects and responsibilities

  • Staff member in the project “Kopernikus: ENSURE
  • Technology development within context scenarios

Completed projects

Recent publications

Weiss, A.
Energy balance of microalgae biofuels (Dissertation). Darmstadt: Technische Universität Darmstadt 2016
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Weiss, A.; Poganietz, W.-R.; Lehn, H.; Steiner, F.; Böschen, S.
The water energy nexus in the urban context - A suggestion for a multi-, inter- and transdisciplinary approach for sustainable development. Vortrag auf dem Workshop "Understanding the Water-Energy-Food Nexus and its implications for governance, Osnabrück, 15.-16.06.2016
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Meyer, M.A.; Weiss, A.
Life cycle costs for the optimized production of hydrogen and biogas from microalgae.
Energy 78(2014), S. 84-93, publ. online, DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2014.08.069

List of ITAS publications