Circular Economy and Recycling Technology

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Vera Susanne Rotter

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Vera Susanne Rotter, is professor at the Technische Universität Berlin, Faculty of Process Sciences and head of the Chair ‚circular economy and recycling technologies’.

Professor Rotter’s main research areas are innovative separation technologies and circular economy concepts, product-oriented recycling strategies and producer responsibility, and integration of secondary raw material in value chains. With her team she works in national and international project consortia addressing the technologies and information management to support the recovery of raw materials from electronics, batteries, photovoltaic and vehicles. Further projects address the sustainable management of residual biomass in the NEXUS energy – agriculture and climate change mitigation - soil protection, i.e. in Vietnam und China. In the period 2016-2020 Prof. Rotter was appointed member of the German Advisory Council on the Environment (SRU) of the German federal government and lead author of the Chapter “Circular Economy: from rhetoric to practice.