Dr. ing. R. (René) Kleijn

  • Assistant professor
  • Director of Education MSc Industrial Ecology

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 1498
E-Mail: kleijn@cml.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Wiskunde en Natuurwetenschappen, Centrum voor Milieuwetenschappen Leiden, CML/Industriele Ecologie
Office Address: Van Steenis gebouw
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room number A322

Professional experience

René Kleijn graduated in 1990 in chemistry from Leiden University. He then started his work at the Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML) at Leiden University. Methodological research focused on industrial ecology tools like Substance Flow Analysis (SFA) including Dynamic SFA, Material Flow Accounting (MFA) Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Sustainability Indicators. With regard to case studies research focused on chlorine and chlorinated compounds, agriculture and watermanagement. Currently his main topics of research are the material constraints of (energy) technologies and eco-innovation.

He is employed at CML as an assistent professor, senior researcher and project leader. Together with collegues from Leiden, Delft and Rotterdam he initiatiated the Interuniversity MSc Programme on Industrial Ecology. He is a member of the Steering Committee of ConAccount. Since the founding meeting in January 2000, he has played an active role in the International Society for Industrial Ecology ISIE and has served on the Council of the ISIE from (2003-2006). Furthermore, he has been the MFA/SFA subject editor of the Journal of Industrial Ecology (2001-2007).

Research topics

  • Industrial Ecology
  • Substance Flow Analysis (SFA)
  • Material Flow Accounting
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • Chlorine and chlorinated compounds
  • Material Flow Accounting (MFA)
  • Sustainability Indicators

Last Modified: 26-02-2016