Michael Braungart is a chemist and founder of EPEA International Umweltforschung GmbH in Hamburg, Germany,
and co-founder of MBDC. Dr. Braungart's work has been published in
numerous journals on science, public affairs, design and environment in
Europe and the US.
Dr. Braungart currently is a professor of Process Engineering at Universität Lüneburg (Germany).
Recently, he accepted a visiting professorship at the Darden School of
Business, lecturing on such topics as eco-efficiency and
eco-effectiveness, Cradle to Cradle design and Intelligent Materials
Pooling. Dr. Braungart also serves as Scientific Manager of the Hamburg
Environmental Institute, the nonprofit research center which produces
the "Top 50 Study": an evaluation of the environmental performance of
the world's largest chemical companies.
Braungart's work addresses topics from particles to policy. He has
initiated worldwide scholarly and scientific inquiry into the adverse
environmental and physiological impacts of industrially-produced
consumer goods. Dr. Braungart currently concentrates his efforts at MBDC
and EPEA by working with innovative companies on issues of materials
assessment, waste and energy balances, life cycle design, design for
disassembly, and new product design.
Please visit www.braungart.com for a complete bio and more information.