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Niko Heeren

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Niko Heeren

Postdoctoral Researcher

ETH Zurich

About

I am a PostDoctoral researcher and lecturer at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Furthermore, I am an Associate Editor for Data at the Journal of Industrial Ecology.

My research focuses on the analysis and forecast of environmental impacts of socio-economic systems, such as building stocks. In my work I often combine methods and tools from the environmental and computational science disciplines to develop, for instance, probabilistic approaches for big data analysis.

Education

  • PhD in Environmental Engineering, 2017

    ETH Zurich

  • MSc ClimaDesign, 2011

    TU Munich

  • MAS Architecture & Développement Durable, 2008

    EPF Lausanne

  • BSc Environmental & Resource Management, 2006

    TU Cottbus

Skills

Building & Building stocks Analysis

Thermal simulation, BIM, certification, etc.

Open Sustainability Science

Research & Teaching in Industrial Ecology, LCA, MFA, etc.

Computer modelling

Python, SQL, GIS, Big data, etc.

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Postdoctoral researcher

ETH Zurich, Chair of Ecological System Design

Nov 2019 – Present Zurich, Switzerland
 
 
 
 
 

Lecturer

ETH Zurich

Jan 2018 – Present Zurich, Switzerland
 
 
 
 
 

Postdoctoral Associate

Yale University, Center for Industrial Ecology

Jan 2018 – Oct 2019 New Haven, USA
 
 
 
 
 

Postdoctoral researcher & Lecturer

ETH Zurich

Jan 2017 – Dec 2018 Zurich, Switzerland
 
 
 
 
 

PhD student

ETH Zurich, Chair of Ecological System Design

Mar 2012 – Dec 2017 Zurich, Switzerland
 
 
 
 
 

Teacher & consultant in building simulation and certification

E4tech software Ltd. (Lesosai)

Jan 2010 – Dec 2019 Lausanne, Switzerland
 
 
 
 
 

Research Assistant

ETH Zurich, Chair of Sustainable Construction

Mar 2008 – Feb 2012 Zurich, Switzerland
 
 
 
 
 

Guest Lecturer

École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Strasbourg

Mar 2008 – Jun 2010 Strasbourg, France

Projects

More info on projects coming soon

Resource Efficiency & Climate Change

Mandated by the G7 and United Nations International Resource Panel (UNEP-IRP) , we are investigating the potential benefits of Resource …

Swiss National Science Foundation NRP 66 Resource Wood

In 2010 the Swiss National Science Foundation launched athe National Research Programme 66 to investigate the potentials of wood as a …