Lucía Gascón Castillero

Research Assistent
Sustainable Products & Material Flows

Special Expertise

Main research areas:

  • Sustainable products and consumption
  • Circular Economy
  • Sustainable food systems and textiles


  • Sustainable food production
  • Food governance
  • Environmental impacts and innovations in the textile industry


  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • Expert interviews
  • Transdisciplinary sustainable research

Key Projects

  • Circular Economy in Southeast Asia: Promoting climate-friendly and resource-efficient products and services
  • Sustainable solutions for reducing plastic packaging in Asia

Professional Training and Career

  • Since 2022: Research Assistant at Öko-Institut, Sustainable Products & Material Flows Division
  • 2021-2022: Research Assistant at Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Freiburg
  • 2019-2022: Master of Science in Environmental Governance, University of Freiburg
  • 2018-2019: Science Coordinator at Proyecto T., Chihuahua, Mexico
  • 2017-2018: Health Coach Diploma at Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York, USA
  • 2014-2015: Academic Year Abroad at École d’Ingénieurs PURPAN (INP), Toulouse, France
  • 2012-2017: Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering, Instituto Technológico de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO), Guadalajara, Mexico

Language Skills

Spanish (mother tongue), English, German, French, Italian