Ran Liu

Senior Researcher
Sustainable Products & Material Flows

Special Expertise

Main areas of research: Sustainable consumption and products, greenhouse gas inventories


  • Technological and environmental assessment of products and processes
  • Corporate greenhouse gas inventories


  • Life Cycle Assessment & Material Flow Analysis
  • IZM-TPI (Toxic Potential Indicator)

Key Projects

  • Greenhouse gas inventory for major industrial company
  • Case studies in SMEs on adaptation to RoHS legislation
  • Environmental assessment of the production of biopolymers from rape and sugarcane, with particular consideration of production processes for biodiesel and bioethanol

Professional Training and Career

  • Since September 2007: Researcher with the Sustainable Products & Material Flows Division of the Öko-Institut
  • December 2006 - May 2007: Researcher with the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegation IZM, Environmental Engineering in cooperation with Berlin Technical University (TU Berlin)
  • June 2006 - December 2006: Working student at the IZM
  • August 2005 - May 2006: Industrial placement and diploma thesis at Siemens, Berlin
  • June 2005 – July 2005: Working student, GreenDeltaTC GmbH, Berlin
  • August 2004 – April 2005: Student assistant at the Institute of Environmental Technology at TU Berlin
  • October 2001 – September 2006: Undergraduate studies in Environmental Technology at TU Berlin; graduated as engineer with the title Diplom-Ingenieurin (Univ.)

Language Skills

German, English

Mother tongue