Viviana López Hernández
Viviana López Hernández
Viviana López Hernández

Viviana López Hernández

Sustainable Products & Material Flows

Special Expertise

Main areas of research:

  • Sustainable products and consumption
  • Sustainable food systems and material use of biogenic raw materials
  • Global supply chains


  • Food Systems and industrial food production
  • Evaluation of products and processes
  • Biodiversity and sustainable consumption
  • Eco-labelling and sustainable public procurement
  • Socio-ecological transformation processes


  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • Social network analysis (SNA)
  • Life cycle costing (LCC)
  • Transdisciplinary sustainability research

Key Projects

Professional Training and Career

  • Since 2019: Researcher at Öko-Institut, Sustainable Products & Material Flows Division 
  • 2016-2018: Research Assistant at Chair of Environmental Governance, University of Freiburg
  • 2015-2017: Master of Science in Environmental Governance, University of Freiburg
  • 2013-2015: Sustainability Professional at Gaia Servicios Ambientales, Medellín, Colombia
  • 2012-2013: Business Development Analyst at Ecoflora S.A.S., Medellin, Colombia
  • 2012: Academic semester abroad, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fé, Argentina
  • 2007-2013: Bachelor of Science in Process Engineering, Universidad EAFIT Medellín, Colombia

Language Skills

Spanish (mother tongue), English, German, Portuguese