Ralph K. Rosenbaum (2014 – 2018)

Passionate about quantitative environmental sustainability assessment including Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) since 1997, Ralph Rosenbaum is an expert in environmental modelling, as well as development of LCA methodology and teaching related to sustainability and environmental assessment. He is co-author of the consensus model for the evaluation of comparative toxicity USEtox and the LCIA methods IMPACT 2002+ and Impact World+. He is subject editor of the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment on the theme of impacts of chemicals on human health as well as vice-president and founding member of the International Life Cycle Academy based in Barcelona.

Born in Germany, Ralph Rosenbaum finished his Environmental Engineering degree (Diplomingenieur) at the Technical University Berlin, Germany in 2003. From 2003 to 2006 he pursued his Ph.D. thesis entitled “Multimedia and Food Chain Modelling of Toxics for Comparative Risk and Life Cycle Impact Assessment” at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. After a few months of consultancy work for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) he joined the team of CIRAIG at the École Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada, in early 2007 as researcher and lecturer. In 2010 he was appointed Associate Professor at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in Copenhagen. In 2014, Ralph Rosenbaum joined the team of ELSA as Director of the Industrial Chair for Environmental and Social Sustainability Assessment “ELSA-PACT”.

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Keywords: Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), environmental modelling, LCA methodology development, uncertainty quantification and management, teaching, USEtox, IMPACT 2002+, Impact World+