My background in industrial design made it clear to me that the current system of consumption and disposal cannot be maintained in the long run. I quickly became interested in quantifying sustainability, so that well-supported decisions can be made in our move towards a more sustainable world. LCA provides the ability to focus on the facts.

As a consultant at PRé, Ellen’s work includes conducting LCA studies, project management, teaching LCA and SimaPro training and providing support for SimaPro users, amongst other things. She has experience working with a wide range of companies, from small businesses to large multinationals, and her areas of expertise include eco-design, scenario analysis and training.

Before joining PRé, Ellen worked as a researcher at the Design & Innovation department of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Under the supervision of experts in product design and LCA, she focused on the possibilities of using LCA in the design process. She co-authored an article in a peer-reviewed journal and presented her work at several sustainability-related conferences.

Ellen has a Master of Science degree in Industrial Design Engineering from the University of Twente (UT). During her studies, she focused on sustainable product development and eco-design. After graduating, she worked for PRé for three years before moving on to other endeavours. Now, she has returned to continue her work as a consultant.

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