Juniorprofessor Dr.-Ing. Dipl.Wirt. Ing. Niklas von der Aßen

  Juniorprofessor Dr.-Ing. Dipl.Wirt. Ing. Niklas von der Aßen Copyright: Peter Winandy

Dr. Niklas von der Aßen has been Junior Professor for Sustainable Life Cycles in Energy, Chemical and Process Engineering at RWTH's Faculty of Mechanical Engineering since August 2019.

He explores sustainable technology and product lifecycles under consideration of planetary boundaries. To this end he develops methods for the evaluation and design of closed material cycles in industrial processes with the help of technology integration and sector coupling.


Born 1984 in Mainz

2004 to 2010 Studied Mechanical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University
2006 to 2011

Studied Business Administration/Economics (complementary degree program) at RWTH

2007 to 2008 Study abroad at the University of California, Davis, US
2009 to 2010 Research stay at Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona
2015 Doctorate, RWTH Aachen University


2010 to 2016 Research Assistant at the RWTH Chair of Techncial Thermodynamics (LTT)
2016 to 2019 Sustainability Consultant, Bayer AG, Leverkusen


Family: Married to Kathrin von der Aßen, Vater of Moritz and Malte
Free time: Family, (Trail) running

The world doesn't get better just because it is spinning – you don't move anything if you don't move yourself.

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