Barbara Reck

Research Scientist

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Tel: 203 432-5694

Faculty Support
Timothy De Cerbo, 203 436-4421

Mailing Address
Yale School of Forestry &
Environmental Studies
195 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511



Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.), Environmental Engineering, TU Berlin, Germany
M.Sc. (Dipl.-Ing. FH), Univ. of Applied Sciences, Bingen, Germany


I study the role of metals in society across spatial and temporal scales. By characterizing detailed life cycles I illustrate how the metals of modern technology are produced, traded, used, and recycled. This forms the basis for efficiency evaluations at the level of material use and recycling, for criticality assessments, and for scenarios on the future supply and demand of metals.