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

Renske van den Berge is a PhD student at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. Her main research interest is sustainable consumer behaviour within the circular economy. She specifically looks at the user and market aspects, and is interested in behavioural change through product and/or service design.

Academic Background

Renske van den Berge holds a MSc degree in Strategic Product Design at TU Delft. After having some working experience at a multinational company, she decided to return to TU Delft for her PhD in 2019. Her research is part of European Commission funded H2020 project that develops a testing program to avoid early product obsolescence. Her aim is to discover why people replace well-functioning products and their attitudes towards repair. Besides, she is interested in how design can stimulate more a sustainable consumer behaviour.


  • 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
    Jr. Supply Chain Professional, 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):