As a Fellow with a background in geosciences, Dr. Aissa Rechlin works in the field of resource usage at Ecologic Institute. Her focus areas include sourcing and efficient resource use in the circular economy, as well as environmental governance and transformation processes. Dr. Aissa Rechlin works in German, English and Spanish.
Dr. Aissa Rechlin is responsible for Ecologic Institute's contribution to the UBA-funded TransIS project on the transformation of regional infrastructures for socio-ecological structural change and sustainable spatial development. The project, which covers the Rhenish, Central German and Lusatian coalfields, investigates which contributions infrastructure design based on sustainability criteria and innovative networking of regional infrastructures can make to socio-ecological structural change as well as the resulting impulses for sustainable regional development. Furthermore, she supports her colleagues in several other projects, concentrating on the responsible sourcing and efficient use of resources and circular economy.
Prior to her work at Ecologic Institute, Dr. Aissa Rechlin gained significant experience as a project coordinator and team leader at Projekt-Consult GmbH (2015-2022). The company specializes in consultancy projects for responsible mining and sourcing of minerals worldwide. She also was an advisor for technology transfer at Technische Universität Berlin (2013-2014) and Universität Hamburg (2015) and worked as a researcher at GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam (2007 to 2012).
Dr. Aissa Rechlin holds a PhD in Geosciences from the Freie Universität Berlin and a Diploma (equal to master's degree) in Geology-Paleontology from Universität Hamburg.