Currently the most important case studies are on the material constraints of novel (energy) technologies, circular economy, eco-innovation and resilient supply chains. Rene Kleijn is an associate professor of Industrial Ecology at the Institute of Environmental Science (CML) at Leiden University. His main research interests are critical materials, material constraints and resilient material supply chains as well as lo-carbon energy technologies. In his research he focusses on the development of industrial ecology tools such as (dynamic) Substance Flow Analysis (SFA), Material Flow Accounting (MFA) and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).
Job titleAssociate Professor Industrial Ecology