Academic Career and Research Areas
Professor Fröhling develops quantitative approaches for the analysis, assessment, planning, and optimisation of circular economy and bioeconomy systems. He considers topics in the areas of industrial value creation, the built environment as well as natural material cycles/ the bioeconomy.In ongoing projects he investigates, e.g., circular economy approaches in the automotive sector, for buildings and cities, a circular carbon economy as well as circularity and sustainability of energy systems. Professor Fröhling is co-initiator and co-speaker of the TUM Mission Network Circular Economy, the interdisciplinary TUM platform for research, teaching, and innovation for the Circular Economy.
Professor Fröhling studied industrial engineering and management at Karlsruhe University. In 2005, he received his PhD for a thesis on material flow-based production planning in the process industries. He obtained his post-doctoral teaching qualification (“Habilitation”) in 2011 at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). In his habilitation thesis, he worked on resource and energy efficiency in industrial value chains. In 2015, Magnus Fröhling was appointed as professor of Business Administration, esp. Resource Management at TU Bergakademie Freiberg. In 2018, he joined TUM as professor of Circular Economy at the TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability.
- TUM Sustainability Award (together with Prof. Dr.-Ing. J. Fottner) for the engagement in building up the CirculaTUM network and our research contributions to re-inventing economic patterns and decoupling wealth from resource use (2021)
- “2020s highlighted research” for the paper Fröhling, M.; Hiete, M. (2020): Sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment in Industrial Biotechnology: A Review of Current Approaches and Future Needs. In: Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology (2020) 173, pp. 143-204 by Springer Nature
Key Publications (all publications)
Voss, R.L.; Lee, R.P.; Fröhling, M. (2023): A consequential approach to life cycle sustainability assessment with an agent-based model to determine the potential contribution of chemical recycling to UN Sustainable Development Goals. In: Journal of Industrial Ecology.Abstract
Fröhling, M.; Hiete, M. (2020): Sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment in Industrial Biotechnology: A Review of Current Approaches and Future Needs. In: Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology 173:143-204.Abstract
Breun P; Fröhling M.; Zimmer K; Schultmann F (2017): Analyzing investment strategies under changing energy and climate policies: an interdisciplinary bottom-up approach regarding German metal industries. In: Journal of Business Economics (JBE) 87(1):5-39.Abstract
Zimmer K; Fröhling M; Schultmann F: Sustainable Supplier Management – A Review of Models Supporting Sustainable Supplier Selection, Monitoring and Development. In: International Journal of Production Research (IJPR) 54(5):1412-1442.Abstract
Fröhling M; Schwaderer F; Bartusch H; Rentz O (2010): Integrated Planning of Trans¬por¬tation and Recycling for multiple Plants based on Process Simulation. European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR) 207(2):958-970.Abstract