Thesis students

Annually, supervision of thesis projects by students from Master programs Industrial Ecology (IE), Management of Technology (MoT), Engineering and Policy Analysis (EPA), and Complex Systems Engineering and Management (CoSEM). Selected examples include:



  • Johan Pols (IE) Assessment of Acid Mine Drainage in the Central and Far West rand gold fields, South Africa.
  • Brais García Nodar, SET, A transition towards a sustainable energy system in Galicia
  • Raissa Ulbrich, IE, Analysing the German niche of permaculture with a Social Learning perspective to monitor social change in sustainability transitions
  • Theofani Xylouri (IE) Sustainable business models in practice.
  • Kimmo Stenberg (IE) Scenario of a renewable energy system in 2030 for Turku, Finland
  • Eline Leising (IE) Circular Supply Chain Collaboration in the Built Environment



  • Melanie Studer (IE) Sustainable Consumption Transitions & Mindfulness Practice
  • Kedar Jani (EPA) Backcasting for Sustainable Waste Management in Ahmadebad, India
  • Carsten Broich (SET) Scenarios for a Dutch Energy Transition using backcasting and Modelling
  • Thomas Zweers (IE) Strategic Niche Management of local energy cooperatives (Edgar-related)
  • Carien van der Have (IE) Backcasting for a circular furniture sector



  • Mark Schipper, IE, The phosphorus cycle of Berlin-Brandenburg: from the present towards possible futures



  • Chris Dingemans, SEPAM ,Pathway towards a sustainable water system for the island San Andres in 2030: Combining value focused thinking actor analysis and back casting
  • Lennart Budelman, MoT, Technology Assessment of sustainable technological options for the Dutch gas sector
  • Maja Valstar, IE, Towards circular economy: developments and lessons of paper & plastics recycling in the Netherlands
  • Carmen Vercauteren, IE, Urban Agriculture And Innovative Food Provisioning Practices



  • Benny Roelse, IE, Strategic Niche Management of biogas technologies in the Netherlands
  • Jan Bergen, IE, On the Role of Government in Transition Management:
  • Dennis Ricken, SET, Scenarios for sustainable energy on Texel: combining backcasting and sustainable energy landscape design
  • Barbara Putman Cramer, IE, Shaping Sustainable Normality: evaluating a practice-oriented design method for Industrial Ecology and Philips Design,



  • Jacob Verhaart, IE 2010, Balanced Ventilation System: Part of the problem or part of the solution?
  • Sheida Rahimian, EPA, 2009, Uncertainty and Future Market Analysis of Concentrated Solar Power in the U.S.A
  • Luis Morales, IE, 2009, Using Backcasting to evaluate Carbon-Hydrogen and Battery Electric Transport Scenarios in the Netherlands
  • Diederik Manné, MoT, 2009, A strategy based on the potential role of Superwind in a future energy scenario
  • Kakee Scott, IE, 2008, Co-designing sustainable user practices: An exploratory study for the Living Lab project