In January 2020, Matthias joined the nova team as head of the sustainability department. He leads a team of four experienced experts on life cycle assessment (LCA) and comprehensive sustainability analyses – including social impact assessment – with a focus on renewable chemistry and materials. He coordinates and supports the work of his department in research and consultancy projects, where he is also in charge of the acquisition activities. Additionally, Matthias is part of nova’s overall managing team and plays an active role in the current preparatory phase of the worldwide Renewable Carbon Initiative, which will be launched in September by nova-Institute.
Background and expertise
After his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Matthias gained two years of industry experience in the product management department of an international company. Subsequently, he decided to focus on the topic of sustainability, completed a Master’s degree and is currently finishing a PhD in “Life Cycle and Sustainability”. Within the empirical part of his PhD project, he built up extensive experience in the application of LCA in industry, more specifically in the aluminum industry.