Chiara Magrini

Sustainable Products & Material Flows

Special Expertise

Main areas of research: Sustainable production and technology assessment


  • Electrical and electronic equipment: Technology and product assessment, questions of waste management regulation (RoHS, WEEE, batteries, ELV)
  • Hazardous substances in products (electrical and electronic equipment, cars, batteries, etc.)


  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Cost-benefit analysis (CBA)
  • Socio-economic analysis (SEA)
  • Environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA)
  • Impact assessment (IA)
  • External cost assessment
  • LCC and LCA

Key Projects

  • Assessment of applications for exemption from the substance bans under the RoHS Directive
  • Legislation review (evaluation and impact assessment) according to the European Commission’s Better Regulation Guidelines (ELV, Batteries, RoHS)
  • Substance, material and circularity evaluation in the manufacture of different photovoltaic technologies

Professional Training and Career

  • Since 2022: Researcher at Öko-Institut, Sustainable Products & Material Flows Division
  • 2018-2022: PhD studies on “Waste prevention: policy instruments and business model innovation”, University of Bologna, Italy
  • 2020: Researcher at Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Energy and Environment
  • 2016-2018: Project Manager and Coordinator at Lepida SpA, Bologna, Italy
  • 2015-2016: Research Fellow at University of Bologna, Italy
  • 2014: Junior Analyst at CONSOL, Rome, Italy
  • 2012-2014: Master of Science in Management Engineering, University of Bologna
  • 2009-2012: Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering, University of Bologna

Language Skills

  • Italian (mother tongue)
  • English