Viviana López Hernández
Viviana López Hernández
Viviana López Hernández

Viviana López Hernández

Sustainable Products & Material Flows

Special Expertise

  • Assessment of Processes, Technologies, and Product development projects
  • Sustainable Development for the Bioeconomy
  • Food Systems and Industrial food production


  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) & Material flows analysis
  • Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) and
  • Social Network Analysis (SNA)

Key Projects

  • Working together for environmentally friendly consumption – how our lifestyles can protect biodiversity
  • Sustainable Resource Use - Requirements for a Sustainable Bioeconomy from Agenda 2030 / SDG Implementation
  • Development of innovative processes and formulations for Upcycling of PET bottles and Recycled blisters for high-quality technical plastic applications.
  • Voluntary certification scheme for waste treatment (CEWASTE)- Horizon 2020

Professional Training and Career

  • Since 2019: Researcher at the Öko-Institut Freiburg, Sustainable Products & Material Flows Division
  • 2016-2018: Research Assistant at Chair of Environmental Governance of Albert Ludwig University Freiburg
  • 2015 - 2017: MSc. in Environmental Governance at the Albert Ludwig University Freiburg, Germany
  • 11/2013-9/2015: Sustainability Professional at Gaia Servicios Ambientales, Medellín Colombia
  • 07/2012 – 11/2013: Business Development analyst at Ecoflora S.A.S., Medellin Colombia
  • 03 / 2012 – 07 / 2012: International academic semester at the Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fé Argentina, Emphasis in Environmental Engineering
  • 2007 – 2013: Bachelor studies in Process Engineering at the Universidad EAFIT Medellín Colombia

Language Skills

  • Mother tongue: Spanish
  • Foreign Languages: English, German, Portuguese