Thomas Budde Christensen

MSc (Technological and Socio-economic Planning) & PhD

  • Universitetsvej 1, 02

    DK-4000 Roskilde

    Denmark

20062021

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Personal profile

Research

My research interest is in circular economy, resources, waste, renewable energy, environmental innovation and policy/planning/regulation. I am currently working on a number of research projects dealing with:

  • Circular economy: Working with circular economy, resources, waste and sustainable manufacturing. Waste minimization, reuse, recycling and innovative exploitation of waste and by-products. Working with theories and methods for circular economy, global value chains, innovation in global production and consumption systems as well as industrial ecology and industrial symbiosis
  • Planning, policy and regulation: focussing on Danish and international (EU) planning, policy and regulation.

Curriculum

Positions:

  • 2017: Head of Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Education in Circular Economy & Sustainability (CIRCLES)
  • 2011-: Head of research group (METRIK - Environment, Energy and Transport)
  • 2011-: Associate Professor 
  • 2009-2010: Assistant professor at Roskilde University: Working on a large EU project about sustainable bioenergy promotion in countries around the Baltic Sea (35 partners and budget on €5 million )
  • 2007-2009: Post.doc at Roskilde University: Working on project about sustainable biofuels in Region Zealand (identification of local ressources and potential conversion routes)
  • 2004-2007: PhD student at Roskilde University: project about environmental innovation in the automotive industry
  • 2006: Visiting scholar at Cardiff University
  • 2004: Research assistant

 

External relations

  • Member of the green think tank CONCITO (http://www.concito.dk/en/index.php)
  • Member of Roskilde Climate Council

Education

  • 2007: PhD in environmental planning, Roskilde University
  • 2003: MSc (Technological and Socio-economic Planning), Roskilde University

Teaching

I have teaching experience from various courses on renewable energy, cleaner production, globalisation, innovation, clusters and value chains. I have supervised project groups on renewable energy, transport policy, strategic environmental impact assessment, cleaner production, industrial symbiosis, sustainable biofuels and environmental innovation in industries such as plastic, electronics and automotive.

Keywords

  • Environment, Energy, Nature, Resources
  • Sustainable Development
  • Circular economy
  • Waste management
  • Regulation & planning
  • Production, Consumption
  • Industrial Symbiosis
  • waste
  • Plastic
  • Construction and demolition waste
  • recycling
  • 12 Responsible consumtion and production (UN SDG)
  • 7 Affordable and clean energy (UN SDG)
  • Traffic, Transportation
  • Car industry
  • Electric vehicles
  • autonomous vehicles
  • Technology
  • innovation

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