The Sustainable Engineering and Management group uses knowledge from engineering and business disciplines to build on several topics which include resource management, sustainable product development, material and energy management and circular economies. Our understanding of these subjects allow us to develop new business models in areas like electromobility and environmental management.
Central our research and teaching is system and networked thinking. Here, various methods and instruments are applied, which range from risk, criticality, and efficiency analysis, material flow balances, design for recycling, life cycle assessments, system-dynamic simulation, to scenario technology. At the same time, the SEM group works in cooperation with other universities and companies on (research) projects to facilitate knowledge transfer between partners, the Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences and its students.
„Our motivation is to improve the sustainability of products and processes along with developing new models that contribute to more sustainable businesses.“Prof. Dr. Sandra Krommes

Sandra Krommes

Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Since 2013, Sandra Krommes has been a professor of resource management at the University of Applied Science Rosenheim while also leading the Sustainable Engineering and Management working group. She has more than 14 years of experience in the automobile industry in several management positions at BMW AG. There, she was responsible for BMW’s corporate strategy for the product-related environmental requirements in addition to electromobility pre-series projects and the development of business models for electromobility.

Dr. Kommes studied Environmental Engineering at the Technical University of Berlin, where she also earned a doctoral degree in waste and recycling policy. Dr. Krommes was also trained in management in the food industry through the Verwaltungs- und Wirtschaftsakademie (VWA) in Bochum.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sandra Krommes is also:

+49 (0) 8031 805 2416


Klaus Wallner

Prof. Dr.

Since 2015, Klaus Wallner holds the Chair of Controlling, Investment Accounting and Financing at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim. Since 2007, he has been involved in corporate environmental economics, in particular the collection, assessment, management and reporting of environmental information in the area of EU emissions trading and climate protection projects.

Klaus Wallner completed his training as a banker, studied business administration at the Catholic University of Eichstätt Ingolstadt and at the Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla (Mexico). He completed his PhD at the Technical University of Munich in the field of Environmental Economics for the financial evaluation of climate protection projects.


+49 (0) 8031 805 2698


Rosina Rieder

M.B.A. and Eng.
Research Assisstant

Rosina Rieder has been working as a research assistant in resource efficiency with the Research and Development department at the Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences since 2014. Rosina is also a doctoral candidate at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), where her dissertation focuses on resource criticality in the building sector. Previously, Rosina worked at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics, where she was involved in transportation, mobility, and environmental research projects.

Rosina earned her Master’s degree in Engineering and Business Administration from the Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences in 2012. She also has a Diplom in Interior Construction.

To learn more about Rosina’s dissertation on resource criticality in the building sector, click here.

+49 (0) 8031 805 2690

Florian Tomaschko

M.B.A. and Eng.
Research Assisstant

Florian Tomaschko has been involved as a research assistant in the field of Sustainable Engineering and Management since 2017. He is currently researching in the field of resource efficiency and is active in teaching. Currently, he is aiming for a doctorate in the field of resource efficiency through digitization. At the same time, he works as a lecturer (cost and performance accounting / production processes) at Campus Burghausen.

Florian Tomaschko completed a technical vocational training and then he began studying industrial engineering, he graduated with the M.B.A. and Eng.

+49 (0) 8031 805 2648

Fabian Kuchler

Ba. of Eng.

Fabian Kuchler has supported the team since mid-2018 as an employee. He is primarily developing and researching a concept for increasing resource efficiency through the digital transformation of processes in small and medium-sized enterprises.

Mr. Kuchler completed his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering in 2018 at the University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim. Currently, he is aiming for a master’s degree in applied research and development.