Marina Proske studied Environmental Engineering at the Technical University Berlin. Since 2011 she is a researcher in the Department of Environmental and Reliability Engineering at the Fraunhofer IZM in Berlin.
After graduation, she worked from 2009 to 2011 for RISA Sicherheitsanalysen GmbH in the fields of Probabilistic Safety Analysis and Human Reliability Analysis. As a student, she worked from 2007 to 2009 at IZM in a variety of projects in the context of the Eco-design Directive (DG TREN Lot 6 and Lot 26). The current focus of her research are GreenIT and environmental assessments in national and European projects. In addition to working in the accompanying research of the BMWi technology program IT2Green, she worked on studies of accounting for the ICT-related electricity demand in Germany (BMWi 2015) and Europe (SMART 2012, DG CNEC). Currently she has completed a life cycle assessment study on the modular smartphone Fairphone 2 and published papers on the topic obsolescence and lifetime of electronics. Since August 2016, Marina Proske is a PhD student in the BMBF Junior Research Group “obsolescence as a challenge for sustainability – causes and alternatives” at the TU Berlin.