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Dr. Anna Petit-Boix

Postdoctoral researcher



Tennenbacher Str. 4

D - 79106 Freiburg i. Br.

 (+49 761) 203 67 920

Office 04023 (Herder Building, 4th floor)


Find out more about my research online at Circulus  | Google Scholar  | ResearchGate



Research & Expertise


Anna holds a PhD degree in Environmental Science and Technology by the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). Her area of expertise is urban and industrial ecology, and her thesis dealt with the eco-efficiency assessment of urban sanitation and drainage systems. In her interdisciplinary studies, she applies tools such as life cycle assessment (LCA), life cycle costing (LCC), eco-efficiency or urban metabolism in combination with other methods. Topics of interest include urban water management, flood prevention, resilience, local food production and product eco-design, among others.



Work Experience


Since 06/2017

Postdoctoral researcher at Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg (Germany)


Visiting researcher at The University of Toledo (Ohio, USA)


Junior researcher & teaching assistant at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA), Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) (Spain)


Intern at inèdit innovació (Barcelona, Spain)








Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Science and Technology, cum laude, Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) (Spain)

Thesis: “Towards sustainable cities through an environmental, economic and eco-efficiency analysis of urban sanitation and drainage systems” 




Master of Science in Environmental Studies, specialized in Industrial Ecology, Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) (Spain)


Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) (Spain)




Grants & Awards


2014 - 2017     

FPU Grant for Pre-doctoral researchers & mobility grant. Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports


FI Grant for Young Researchers. Generalitat de Catalunya


Excellence scholarship - Master in Environmental Studies. Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation


Fellowship grant. Introduction to research. Spanish Ministry of Education






Since 2015         


International Society for Industrial Ecology

Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry




Academic Service


English-Spanish translator at the Journal of Industrial Ecology