Prof. Dr. Axel Tuma is working for 20 years as an business
engineer on the conception of operational Environmental
Information Systems and circular economy systems.
As the chair for Production & Supply Chain Management (PSCM) at the faculty of economics, he is dedicated to the development of resource-oriented ERP Systems and the implementation of sustainable production methods. Together with his colleague Prof. Reller he is working at the Materials Resource Management Institute (MRM) on the realization of sustainable value creating systems.
Prof. Dr. Armin Reller is chemist and chair for Resource Strategy. For many years now he is involved in the implementation of interdisciplinary concepts, i.e. also with the Fraunhofer Project Group Materials Recycling and Resource Strategy (IWKS). He is also an explorer in the field of sustainable use of natural resources in the resource commission of the Federal Environment Agency and in the board of trustees of the development fund rare metals.
Prof. Dr. Bernd Wagner is Scientific Director at the Environment Science Center (ESC) of the University of Augsburg. Today he works internationally as an advisor for the establishment of sustainability strategies in companies and municipalities, i.a. on behalf of the World Bank as well as the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). He is chairman of the association for environmental management and sustainability in finance institutes, co-partner of the institute for management and environment (IMU) as well as reviewer for the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Federal Ministryfor the Environment (BMU)..
Dr. Andrea Thorenz is leading the interdisciplinary projects of the Resource Lab. After her studies of environmental and socio-economics, she worked as a project leader and director of studies in the economy for many years. As a doctorate economic scientist and member of the faculty for mathematics and science, she embodies the networking idea of the environmental- and resource-oriented research projects of the Resource Lab in an ideal way.
The Resource Lab of the University of Augsburg was founded in 2012 by the professors Tuma, Reller and Wagner. The interdisciplinary research group channels the environmental and resource oriented competences of the chairs for Production & Supply Chain Management (Prof. Dr. Axel Tuma) and Resource Strategy (Prof. Dr. Armin Reller) as well as the working focus Sustainability Management and Corporate Social Responsibility (Prof. Dr. Bernd Wagner). Dr. Andrea Thorenz coordinates the interdisciplinary activities of the Resource Lab.