Katharina Schweitzer has been an external PhD candidate at the Management Research Group of the University of Oldenburg since October 2019. She also works as scientific officer for the National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in the office of the "Circular Economy Initiative Deutschland". After studying industrial engineering at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University and the University of South Wales, she completed her master's degree in "Sustainability Economics and Management" at the University of Oldenburg.
During her dual study for the bachelor's degree she worked in Germany and Mexico in the automotive industry. She gained practical experience in international technical project management, change management and central quality management. As part of her master's degree, she completed a research semester at the "Center for Energy and Environmental Technologies Assessment" at the Universidad Central Marta Abreu de las Villas in Cuba.
Her research interests lie in the field of sustainable and strategic transformation. Her dissertation aims at examining drivers and effects of the transformation towards a circular economy to derive implications for practitioners and policy makers.