Ir. Berge, R.B.R. van den

Renske van den Berge is a Ph.D. candidate in Circular Product Design at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. Her main research interest is how to stimulate more sustainable user behavior through design.

Academic Background

Renske van den Berge holds a MSc degree in Strategic Product Design at TU Delft. After working in the industry, she returned to TU Delft and started her Ph.D. in 2019. Her research is part of the European Commission-funded H2020 PROMPT project that aims to develop an independent testing program to assess product lifetimes before they go to market. For this project, she is a work package leader investigating the user/market-related aspects that influence premature replacement of products. She aims to discover why people replace well-functioning products and their attitudes toward repair. She uses the obtained insights to explore how (product/service) design can stimulate more sustainable consumer behavior by lengthening product lifespans.


  • 2019 ─ present
    PhD Sustainable Consumer Behaviour within the Circular Economy, Delft University of Technology
  • 2014 ─ 2017
    MSc Strategic Product Design, Delft University of Technology
  • 2010 ─ 2014
    BSc Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology
  • 2004 ─ 2010
    Grammar School, Stedelijk Gymnasium Leeuwarden


  • 2017 ─ 2019
    Graduate Program, L'Oréal The Netherlands 
  • 2017 and 2015 ─ 2016
    Research Assistant, Delft University of Technology
  • 2016 ─ 2017
    Graduate Intern Sustainable Monumental Buildings, De Groene Grachten
  • 2016
    Intern Innovation Consultant,  Sunidee
  • 2015 – 2016
    Disruptive Design Project, R&D Unilever

Lectures and/or coaches students on:

  • Coach and lecturer - Sustainable Consumer Behavior (SCB), Master elective
  • Coach - Design Strategy Project (DSP), Strategic Product Design Master course 
  • Coach - Research and Design (R&D), Bachelor course

Involved in the research project(s):