Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marzia Traverso

  Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marzia Traverso Copyright: Peter Winandy

Dr.-Ing. Marzia Traverso has been Professor for Sustainability in Civil Engineering and Head of the Institute of Sustainability in Civil Engineering at RWTH Aachen since June 2017. Her research focuses on environmental protection and social sustainability, methods and tools, sustainability management in companies and sustainability assessment of products.


Born October 19, 1974 in Palermo, Italy.


1994 to 2002 Studied at the University of Palermo, Italy, (Diploma)
2004 to 2007 Doctoral studies at the University of Palermo, Italy
2005 to 2006 Stuttgart Technology University of Applied Science, Stuttgart


2004 to 2005 Mining consultant for accoustics and safety concerns, SICILCAVA di Pulvirenti Rosario & C. S.n.c

2007 to 2008

ORSA Palermo, Junior Researchers Project Manager
2008 to 2011 Post Doc, Sustainable Engineering, TU Berlin
2011 to 2016 BMW Group, Germany, Sustainability Evaluations
2016 to 2017 Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Sevilla, Spain, Scientific Advisor to the B5 unit
2016 to 2017 Co-Chair of UNEP Working Group 6, Social Impact and Communications


Family: married
Free time: cycling, theater, cinema and books, cooking, my cats

Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Brundtland Report: Our Common Future, 1987