Portrait Pehlken

Portrait Pehlken

Dr.-Ing. Alexandra Pehlken

Alexandra Pehlken studied Mining and Mineral processing at RWTH Aachen University in Aachen, Germany. She performed her doctorate degree at the Mining Faculty in 2002. Her expertise lies in the secondary resource management and the cascade using of materials with its impact on the life cycle performance. While being an expert in recycling, she is also involved in renewable energies. Succeeding her doctorate degree she was granted a scholarship from Germany to work for two years (2004 - 2005) at Materials Technology Laboratory (MTL) NRCan in Ottawa, Canada. She is currently head of the research group Cascade Use at Carl von Ossietzky University. Her current research focus lies on assessment of sustainable resource management and in addition the assessment of renewable energies with a strong focus on biomass and wind energy. She is a lecturer in Bioenergy for the international masters program “Postgraduate Programme Renewable Energy (PPRE)” at Oldenburg University. Since October 2015 she is also the head of the Steinbeis Transfercentre Resource.

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See full CV under my CCU profile.


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