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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 such as plastic waste, construciton and demolition waste and organic waste. Working with theories and methods for circular economy, value chains, business models and innovation as well as industrial ecology and industrial symbiosis
  • Planning, policy and regulation: focussing on Danish and international (EU) planning, policy and regulation.



  • 2011-: Head of research group TRANSITIONS - Sustainability Transitions and Environmental Planning
  • 2011-: Associate Professor at Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University
  • 2017-2022: Head of Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Education in Circular Economy & Sustainability (CIRCLES)
  • 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


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


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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


  • Environment, Energy, Nature, Resources
  • Sustainable Development
  • Circular economy
  • Waste management
  • Regulation & planning
  • Production, Consumption
  • Industrial Symbiosis
  • waste
  • Plastic
  • Construction and demolition waste
  • recycling
  • Traffic, Transportation
  • Car industry
  • Electric vehicles
  • autonomous vehicles
  • Technology
  • innovation

Publication network

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