Altstoff Recycling Austria AG (ARA) Vienna University of Technology
Christoph Scharff has been dedicated to waste management in both research and practice since 1984. He was instrumental in setting up the nationwide separate collection and recycling of packaging in Austria under Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). Since 2008, Christoph Scharff has been CEO of ARA AG (Austria). From 2000 to 2002, Scharff served as president of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA). He is honorary professor for waste management at the Vienna University of Technology and author of several publications in the field.
Clausthal University of Technology
Since 2013, Martin Faulstich has been professor of Environmental and Energy Technology at the Clausthal University of Technology and managing director of CUTEC-Institut GmbH (Germany). From 2000 to 2012, he served as professor of Resource and Energy Technology at the Technical University of Munich and director of the Straubing Center of Science for Renewable Resources. Martin Faulstich was chairman of the board of the ATZ Development Center in Sulzbach-Rosenberg. Faulstich’s work focuses on waste treatment and residual-materials recycling via thermal and biological processes. He has been chairman of the German Advisory Council on the Environment from 2008 to 2016.
Vienna University of Technology
Helmut Rechberger is full professor for Resource Management and head of the Research Center of Waste and Resource Management at Vienna University of Technology. He received his professional education in Vienna (AT), at ETH Zurich (CH), and at Yale (US). His research interests include the investigation on the morphological and chemical composition of urban stocks including dynamics, resource accounting as a basis for decision making, further development of evaluation methods and concepts in waste and resource management including statistical entropy, introduction of mathematical-statistical tools to material flow analysis for data uncertainty, recovery of valuable substances from ashes and slag, and waste characterization. Under his lead, the software STAN (world-wide used for MFA studies) has been developed (www.stan2web.net).
University of Applied Sciences Fulda
Since 1992, Heinz-Georg Baum is working as full professor of Business Administration and Waste and Resource Management at the University of Applied Sciences Fulda (DE). In 2009, he also became director of BIFAS (Economic Institute of Waste Management and Environmental Studies) in Jena. Before that, he was head of office of the Board of Managing Directors at BHS AG (Munich, DE) as well as managing director of the Bavarian Institute of Applied Environmental Research (Augsburg, DE) and the Swabian Chamber of Industry and Commerce. Heinz-Georg Baum is highly experienced in International cooperation after several research visits and visiting professorships at the University of Kyoto (JP), the Universitat de Lleida (SP) and the University of Virginia (USA). In the last 25 years, he has authored numerous publications on waste, resource and strategic management.
Christian Doppler Laboratory for Anthropogenic Resources Vienna University of Technology
Johann Fellner is associate professor for Waste Management at TU Wien. Since 2012 he is heading the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Anthropogenic Resources, a temporary research center that aims at enhancing the sustainable utilization of man-made resources. Besides his work in different national and international organizations (ISWA International Solid Waste Association, IWWG International Waste Working Group) he is associate editor of the Waste Management journal (Elsevier).