Clara Löw
Clara Löw
Clara Löw

Clara Löw

Researcher
Sustainable Products & Material Flows

Special Expertise

Main areas of research: Sustainable chemistry, materials and technologies

Topics:

  • Chemicals, materials & technology assessment
  • Circular economy
  • Material efficiency with regards to plastics

Methods:

  • Exposure assessment
  • Expert interviews
  • SWOT analyses
  • Technology assessment
  • Substance evaluation

Key Projects

  • Current and future relevant persistent organic pollutants within the Stockholm Convention
  • Substance, material and circularity evaluation in the manufacture of different photovoltaic technologies
  • Approaches for avoiding single-use plastic and promoting recycled content in everyday plastics in the ASEAN region
  • Assessment of applications for exemption from the substance bans under the RoHS Directive

Professional Training and Career

  • Since 2019: Researcher at Öko-Institut, Sustainable Products & Material Flows Division
  • 2017-2019: Project Manager of a BMZ-founded exchange project on the UN Sustainable Development Goals with young adults from Germany and Rwanda
  • 2017: Internship at the Federal Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt – UBA); focus: International chemical management and sustainable chemistry
  • 2016: Internship in the Environmental Unit of the Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU in Brussels; focus: circular economy and chemicals policy
  • 2016-2019: Master of Science in Environmental Science, Goethe University Frankfurt
  • 2012-2016: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University of Freiburg

Language Skills

English, French