Node Lead, Systems Analysis & Integration
Dr. Barbara Reck leads the Systems Analysis & Integration Node, where she oversees the critical stages of bringing design innovation, material optimization, remanufacturing opportunities, and recycling & recovery initiatives together in deployable systems. Much of Dr. Reck’s research career has focused on understanding the role of metals in societal and industrial systems, with 15 years of research at Yale University’s Center for Industrial Ecology. Prior to her research career, Dr. Reck worked in industry as the Manager of Environmental Affairs for Lufthansa German Airlines, where she was responsible for policy development, collaboration, and regulatory management.
Dr. Reck holds an MS and PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences (Bingen, Germany) and the Technical University of Berlin (Berlin, Germany), respectively.