Ellen Slegers is a scientist working on sustainable chains with the two focus areas:
· Identifying and studying sustainable biobased and circular chains
· Quantifying and optimising sustainability performance during early design stages of (process) chains.
Core of expertise is developing simulation and optimisation models that quantitatively address the sustainability performance. In such models principles from operations management systems analysis, process engineering, and sustainability analysis (e.g. LCA) are combined. My research interest is for, but not limited to, the research fields biobased economy, biotechnology, and circular chains.
Next to research I have a passion for teaching, either by supervising students during their thesis research or by developing and teaching courses related to Sustainability Analysis.