M. Sc.

Aline Hendrich

Main subject: Material Flow Cost Accounting (MFCA)

Higher Education

  • 09/2015 – 09/2017 M. Sc. „Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy“ at Economic University Vienna, master thesis in collaboration with the Austrian Institute of Ecology, research topic „How Initiatives Can Contribute to Transformational Change."
  • 09/2011 – 04/2015 B. Sc. „BWL/Resource Efficiency Management“ at Pforzheim University, bachelor thesis at the Institute for Industrial Ecology (INEC), research topic „When is recycling profitable? An energetic comparison of primary and secondary production of selected metals.“
  • 08/2013 – 01/2014 Semester abroad at Sogang University Business School Seoul, South Korea
  • 01/2010 – 05/2011 Orientation semester „Critical Thinking About Issues of Public and Environmental Health“ at Harvard University Extension School

Work Experience

  • Since 04/2020 Research Associate at the Institute for Industrial Ecology (INEC)
  • 10/2017 – 02/2020 Consultant in the field of energy and mobility at thinkstep AG (now Sphera)
  • 05/2015 – 08/2015 Internship at IFEU-Institut Heidelberg GmbH
  • 02/2014 – 07/2014 Internship at Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz Production System Support, Six Sigma

Key Activities

  • Material Flow Cost Accounting (MFCA)


  • Hendrich, A.; Reuter, B. (2020): Verfügbarkeit kritischer Rohstoffe für Elektrofahrzeuge. ATZ Automobiltechnische Zeitschrift 04/2020, Springer, Wiesbaden, S. 54-57. English Version in e-Magazin ATZ worldwide.
  • Reuter, B.; Hendrich, A.; Hengstler, J.; Kupferschmid, S.; Schwenk, M.; e-mobil BW GmbH (Hrsg.) (2019): Rohstoffe für innovative Fahrzeugtechnologien – Herausforderungen und Lösungsansätze. Stuttgart. Available online at: https://www.e-mobilbw.de/fileadmin/media/e-mobilbw/Publikationen/Studien/Material-Studie_e-mobilBW.pdf


Conference contributions

  • Hendrich, A., Reuter, B., Hengstler, J., Kupferschmid, S., Schwenk, M. (2019): Ganzheitliche Betrachtung kritischer Materialien für BEV und FCEV. 2. Internationaler ATZ-Kongress Electrified Mobility, 12.-13.11.2019, Mannheim.
  • Hendrich, A. (2019): Rohstoffe für E-Mobilität. 8. Ressourceneffizienz- und Kreislaufwirtschaftskongress Baden-Württemberg, 23.-24.10.2019, Leinfelden-Echterdingen.
  • Hendrich, A. (2019): Critical Raw Materials for Electric Vehicles. f-cell Internationale Fachausstellung für die Brennstoffzellentechnologie, 10.-11.09.2019, Stuttgart.
  • Hendrich, A., Reuter, B. (2019): Comprehensive Raw Material Assessment for Batteries and Fuel Cells. 2nd Austrian Conference on International Resource Politics: Resources for a Social-Ecological Transformation. 28.02.-02.03.2019, Innsbruck, Austria.