Welcome to the young researcher group “Obsolescence as a challenge for sustainability!”


The five-year interdisciplinary research group aims to investigate the multiple and interacting causes of obsolescence in electronics. Perspectives from engineering, economic science and sociology will be combined to explain obsolescence in its various forms and to develop strategies to enlarge use phases and reduce the amount of products consumed.


Project partners are Zentrum Technik und Gesellschaft/ Center for Technology and Society and the department of Nano Interconnect Technologies   (both Technische Universität Berlin) as well as the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (IZM).

The research group is funded from July 2016 to June 2021 by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research in the frame of the Research for Sustainability programme.