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Chair of Operations Management
Prof. Dr. Grit Walther

Rainer Radloff

Rainer Radloff
Working at the Institute since February 2022
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+49 241 80 96176
Room: 142

Kackertstr. 7
52072 Aachen

Office hours
By appointment, registration via e-mail.

Research Focus

  • Steel and heavy industry, hydrogen economy
  • Circular economy and energy transition
  • Process modeling and life cycle analysis



  • Transform2Bio
  • SCI4climate.NRW
    Förderung: Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Innovation, Digitalisierung und Energie des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen



Carbon Management Consulting
Plant management in the process and energy industry
Plant management in the process and energy industry
Supervision of scientific theses


Supervised theses

BTRenewable Energies for Hydrogen Production - Potential Analysis in Regions of the Global South
MTDevelopment of a Calculation Model to Assess Scope 3 Emissions of the Upstream Value Chain of an Industrial Company Using the Example of thyssenkrupp
MTRenewable Pull in the transformation of the steel industry? Development of an optimisation model for the location decision of pig iron production


Refereed journals

Radloff, R.; Abdelshafy, A.; Walther, G. (2023): An integrative and prospective approach to regional material flow analysis: Modelling the decarbonisation of the North-Rhine Westphalian Steel Industry In: Journal of Industrial Ecology, Volume 37, Issue 3, Pages 662-675. DOI:

Talks (selection)

Radloff, R.; Abdelshafy, A.; Walther, G. (2023): Modelling the regional transformation to hydrogen-based green steel: An integrative and prospective material flow analysis of the North Rhine-Westphalian steel industry. 11th International Conference on Industrial Ecology (ISIE), 02. July - 05. July 2023, Leiden, talk on 04. July 2023

Radloff, R.; Abdelshafy, A.; Walther, G. (2022): The implications of regional transformation towards hydrogen-based steel: A case study from western Germany. The 8th European Coke and lronmaking Congress (ECIC) & The 9th International Conference on Science and Technology of Ironmaking (ICSTI), 29. August - 02. September 2022, Bremen, talk on 30. August 2022

Krusenbaum, J.; Rothhöft, K.; Radloff, R.; Abdelshafy, A.; Walther, G. (2022): The role of recycling and novel technologies in mitigating the environmental impact of non-ferrous metals: a case study from Germany. International Conference on Resource Sustainability, 01. August - 04. August 2022, talk on 02. August 2022