Haupt, Mélanie

Mélanie Haupt


ETH Zürich

Doctorate at D-BAUG

HPZ  E 32.2 

John-von-Neumann-Weg 9

8093 Zürich


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Research area

Material flow analyses and life cycle assessments of waste management systems. Combination of process and mass flow modeling, LCA and optimization techniques to support decision making for more sustainable waste and resource management.

PhD on the topic “Sustainable management from secondary resources in Switzerland” in the Swiss national research project (NRP-70) “Optimising the energy recovery and the sustainability of Swiss municipal solid waste management”

Curriculum Vitae

2012 - present PhD Candiate, Chair of Ecological Systems Design (ESD), ETH Zürich
2010 - 2012 MSc in Environmental Engineering, ETH Zürich (Master degree in August 2012 with the master thesis written at Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)
2007 - 2010 Student assistant at the institute of environmental engineering ETH Zurich, at the chair of ecological system design
2007 - 2010 BSc in Environmental Engineering, ETH Zürich


Year Distinction
2012 ETH Medal for master thesis


Just Accepted




Influence of Input-Scrap Quality on the Environmental Impact of Secondary Steel Production.
Melanie Haupt, Carl Vadenbo, Christoph Zeltner, and Stefanie Hellweg
Journal of Industrial Ecology, (2017) Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.
How can LCA support the circular economy?—63rd discussion forum on life cycle assessment, Zurich, Switzerland, November 30, 2016.
Melanie Haupt, and Mischa Zschokke
International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, (2017) Landsberg: Springer.
Do We Have the Right Performance Indicators for the Circular Economy?: Insight into the Swiss Waste Management System.
Melanie Haupt, Carl Vadenbo, and Stefanie Hellweg
Journal of Industrial Ecology, (2016) Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
Abiotic resources: new impact assessment approaches in view of resource efficiency and resource criticality. 55th Discussion Forum on Life Cycle Assessment, Zurich, Switzerland, April 11, 2014.
Carl Vadenbo, Jakob Rørbech, Melanie Haupt, and Rolf Frischknecht
The international journal of life cycle assessment, (2014) Landsberg: Springer.
Precious metals and rare earth elements in municipal solid waste. Sources and fate in a Swiss incineration plant.
Leo S. Morf, Rolf Gloor, Olaf Haag, Melanie Haupt, Stefan Skutan, Fabian Di Lorenzo, and Daniel Böni
Waste management, (2013) New York, NY: Elsevier.
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