Oberschelp, Christopher

Christopher Oberschelp


ETH Zürich

Doctorate at D-BAUG

Christopher Oberschelp

Ökologisches Systemdesign 

HPZ  E 33 

John-von-Neumann-Weg 9

8093 Zürich


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Research area

  • Inclusion of spatially explicit industrial emissions into the life cycle assessment (LCA) framework
  • Impact assessment methodology development for global energy supply networks and resource consumption
  • Predicting consequences of policies on environment and international trade
  • Implications of industrial uptake of novel water treatment technologies
  • Integration of economic and ecologic assessments for educated decision-making

Curriculum Vitae

2015 - present PhD Candidate at Chair of Ecological Systems Design (ESD), ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
2015 - present Technical expert representing ETH Zurich at the ecoinvent database
2014 - 2015 Scientific Assistant at Chemical Process Engineering (AVT.CVT) and Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials (DWI) at RWTH Aachen University (Germany)
2013 - 2014 Research Associate at Institute for Ecopreneurship, School for Life Sciences, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, Basel (Switzerland)
2012 - 2014 MSc in Management, Business and Economics at RWTH Aachen University
2012 - 2013 MSc in Chemical Process Engineering at RWTH Aachen University
2011 Internship at Bayer Technology Services, Leverkusen (Germany)
2008 - 2012 BSc in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Chemical Process Engineering at RWTH Aachen University

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Teaching Activities

  • Computer lab in waste water treatment at ETH Zurich, 2016 (upcoming)
  • Simulation Technology at RWTH Aachen University, 2012
  • Electrical Engineering and Electronics at RWTH Aachen University, 2011


  • Regionalized life cycle impacts of worldwide coal transportation from mines to power plants (poster)
    Oberschelp, C.; Pfister, S.; Hellweg, S.



On-line monitoring of cake layer structure during fouling on porous membranes by in situ electrical impedance analysis.
Sebastian Bannwarth, T. Trieu, Christopher Oberschelp, and Matthias Wessling
Journal of Membrane Science, (2016) Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Further publications

Unique selling propositions
Gross, T.; Hugi, C.; Kounina, A.; Oberschelp, C.; Remy, C.; Wencki, K.
Final deliverable for the EU FP7 project DEMEAU, October 2015

Hybrid Ceramic Membrane Filtration - Recommendations for impact
Gross, T.; Gallice, A.; Kounina, A.; Oberschelp, C.; Pieron, M.; Remy, C.; Wencki, K.; Hugi, C.
Deliverable for the EU FP7 project DEMEAU, October 2015

Conference Proceedings & Presentations

Regionalized life cycle impacts of coal transportation from mines to power plants (poster presentation)
Oberschelp, C.; Pfister, S.; Hellweg, S.
SETAC 2016 conference, Nantes (France), May 2016

Lifecycle performance of micropollutant removal from wastewater by activated carbon with polymeric and ceramic membrane filtration (poster presentation)
Oberschelp, C.; Gross, T.; Kounina, A.; Dauriat, A.; Remy, C.; Wencki, K.; Gallice, A.; Wintgens, T.; Hugi, C.
SETAC GLB 2015 conference, Zurich (Switzerland), September 2015

New methods of impedance spectroscopy in membrane science (conference talk)
Bannwarth, S.; Trieu, T.; Oberschelp, C.; Coster, H.; Wessling, M.
Euromembrane 2015, Aachen (Germany), September 2015

Hybrid Ceramic Membrane Filtration at the waste water treatment plant Birsfelden (Basel) - Life cycle assessment and life cycle costing (oral presentation)
Oberschelp, C.
Waternet conference, Nieuwegein (Netherlands), May 2014

Sustainability assessment of micro pollutant sequestration from waste water in Switzerland (oral presentation)
Oberschelp, C.
Energy, Mobility and Environment (EME) workshop on ultra-long-lived investments, Aachen (Germany), April 2014

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