Barbara Reck

Senior Research Scientist, Lecturer

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Tel: 203 432-5694

Faculty Support

Timothy De Cerbo
203 436-4421
timothy.decerbo@yale.edu

Education

Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.), Environmental Engineering, TU Berlin, Germany
M.Sc. (Dipl.-Ing. FH), Univ. of Applied Sciences, Bingen, Germany

 

About

Dr. Reck studies the sustainability of material use in society, and its implications on energy consumption, climate targets, and the future availability of raw materials. Her research informs environmental and resource policy as well as Circular Economy discussions. Her extensive work on metals is based on detailed case studies of nickel and stainless steel and includes in-depth analyses on metal recycling and its energy implications, the development of metal recycling indicators, metal criticality assessments, and scenarios on the future supply and demand of major metals. She served as node lead Systems Analysis and Integration at the REMADE Institute, a U.S. Manufacturing Institute that seeks to reduce energy use in U.S. manufacturing. Dr. Reck regularly serves on advisory boards of international research projects and is an active member of the International Society for Industrial Ecology.