Barbara Reck is a Senior Research Scientist at the Yale School of the Environment and node lead Systems Analysis and Integration at the REMADE Institute, a U.S. Manufacturing Institute that seeks to reduce embodied energy use in manufacturing. Her research focuses on the sustainability of material use in society, informing environmental and resource policy as well as circular economy assessments. Beyond her extensive work on metals (namely nickel and stainless steel) her research includes studies on plastics and fibers (pulp & paper, textiles, biogenic building materials including mass timber). She has conducted in-depth analyses on metal recycling and its energy implications, and has developed metal recycling indicators, metal criticality assessments, and scenarios on the future supply and demand of key technology metals (iron, aluminum, copper, nickel, lithium, manganese, zinc, lead). Prior to joining Yale in 2003, she spent seven years at Lufthansa German Airlines as Manager Environmental Affairs.
Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.), Environmental Engineering, TU Berlin, Germany
M.Sc. (Dipl.-Ing. FH), Univ. of Applied Sciences, Bingen, Germany
Barbara Reck in the News
Material system analysis: Characterization of flows, stocks, and performance indicators of manganese, nickel, and natural graphite in the EU, 2012–2016Journal of Industrial Ecology2022
Environmental Science \& Technology2021
RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND RECYCLING2021