Daniel Beat Müller
Bakgrunn og aktiviteter
I am a professor at the Industrial Ecology Programme at NTNU. I'm the (ad interim) chair of the International Society of Industrial Ecology’s section on Material Flow Analysis – ConAccount. Until recently, I served on the U.S. National Research Council’s Committee on Assessing the Need for a Defense Stockpile. Since 2009, I am a member of the Steering Committee of the National Research Programme 65 "New Urban Quality" of the Swiss National Science Foundation.
My research interests evolve around the study of the relationship between human needs and wants, their associated material and energy flows, and the environmental impacts of the latter in order to support the development of strategies for increasing quality of life while reducing potential resource constraints and environmental impacts.
My research activities focus on two interconnected areas: (i) the analysis of the evolution of cities and their associated material and energy flows to support the management and transformation of building and infrastructure stocks; (ii) the study of metal cycles on national and global scales to identify potentials to reduce the risk for future supply constraints and environmental impacts and to support metals industries in their development of strategies for material stewardship.
In our projects, we aim at integrating aspects of design (seeking for different options to solve relevant problems), modeling (analyzing intended and unintended consequences for these options), and decision-making (interpretation in cooperation with government and industry). Through cooperation with stakeholders and engagement in transdisciplinary learning processes, we aspire to increase the relevance and impact of our research beyond academia.
I teach courses in Material Flow Analysis and Systems Analysis of the Built Environment. Both courses are intended for Masters students in Industrial Ecology and in Civil Engineering.
- EP8122 - Materialstrømanalyse, ressurser og resirkulering, PhD
- TEP4290 - Modellering av det bygde miljø
- TEP5100 - Industriell økologi, prosjekt
- EP8123 - Dynamisk MFA modellering
- TEP4295 - Bærekraftig ingeniørfag
- TEP4930 - Industriell økologi, masteroppgave
- TEP4285 - Materialstrømanalyse
Vitenskapelig, faglig og kunstnerisk arbeid
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- (2022) A product–component framework for modeling stock dynamics and its application for electric vehicles and lithium-ion batteries. Journal of Industrial Ecology.
- (2022) Systemic approaches for emission reduction in industrial plants based on physical accounting: example for an aluminium smelter. Environmental Science and Technology. vol. 56 (3).
- (2022) Material system analysis: A novel multilayer system approach to correlate EU flows and stocks of Li-ion batteries and their raw materials. Journal of Industrial Ecology. vol. 26 (4).
- (2022) Sustainable optimization of global aquatic omega-3 supply chain could substantially narrow the nutrient gap. Resources, Conservation and Recycling. vol. 181.
- (2022) Battery technology and recycling alone will not save the electric mobility transition from future cobalt shortages. Nature Communications. vol. 13 (1341).
- (2021) A general framework for stock dynamics of populations and built and natural environments. Journal of Industrial Ecology. vol. 25 (5).
- (2021) Estimating stocks and flows of electric passenger vehicle batteries in the Norwegian fleet from 2011 to 2030. Journal of Industrial Ecology. vol. 25 (6).
- (2021) Sustainability of the global sand system in the Anthropocene. One Earth. vol. 4 (5).
- (2020) Effects of car electronics penetration, integration and downsizing on their recycling potentials. Resources, Conservation & Recycling: X. vol. 6.
- (2020) Pathways toward a carbon-neutral Swiss residential building stock. Buildings & Cities. vol. 1 (1).
- (2019) Contributions of sociometabolic research to sustainability science. Nature Sustainability. vol. 2 (3).
- (2019) A general data model for socioeconomic metabolism and its implementation in an industrial ecology data commons prototype. Journal of Industrial Ecology. vol. 23 (5).
- (2019) Historical Penetration Patterns of Automobile Electronic Control Systems and Implications for Critical Raw Materials Recycling. Resources. vol. 8 (2).
- (2018) Food security for an ageing and heavier population. Sustainability. vol. 10 (3683).
- (2018) Modeling the potential impact of lithium recycling from EV batteries on lithium demand: A dynamic MFA approach. Resources, Conservation and Recycling. vol. 133.
- (2017) A regionally-linked, dynamic material flow modelling tool for rolled, extruded and cast aluminium products. Resources, Conservation and Recycling. vol. 125.
- (2017) Elaborating the History of Our Cementing Societies: An in-Use Stock Perspective. Environmental Science and Technology. vol. 51 (19).
- (2017) Recycling potential of secondary phosphorus resources as assessed by integrating substance flow analysis and plant-availability. Science of the Total Environment. vol. 575.
- (2017) Choice of mineral fertilizer substitution principle strongly influences LCA environmental benefits of nutrient cycling in the agri-food system. Science of the Total Environment. vol. 615.
- (2017) Characterizing the role of built environment stocks in human development and emission growth. Resources, Conservation and Recycling. vol. 123.