Dr. Luis Tercero Espinoza

Fraunhofer Institute for
Systems and Innovation Research ISI

Coordination of Business Unit Systemic Risks

Experience

Luis Tercero came in April 2009 to the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering (2000) at Christian Brothers University, (Memphis, TN, USA) and received the Outstanding School of Engineering Graduate Award. He continued to do graduate research on the detection of pathogenic virus particles using liquid crystals, leading to a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003.

He received a stipend (2004-2007) from the German Research Foundation in the Research Training Group on “Surface Phenomena in Aquatic Systems and Aqueous Phases” at the Universität Karlsruhe (TH), and stayed there as a research assistant in the Chair of Water Chemistry (2007-2009). His doctoral work was in the field of heterogeneous photocatalysis. He received the Ron Malcolm Award of the International Humic Substances Society (2008) and was second in the competition “Understanding Science” hosted by the Centre for Environmental Research in Leipzig, Germany (2008).

Publications

Peer-reviewed papers

Glöser-Chahoud, Simon ; Tercero Espinoza, Luis ; Walz, Rainer ; Faulstich, Martin: Taking the Step towards a More Dynamic View on Raw Material Criticality : An Indicator Based Analysis for Germany and Japan. In: Resources 5 (2016), Nr. 4, 45.

Tercero Espinoza, Luis A. ; Soulier, Marcel: An examination of copper contained in international trade flows. In: In: Mineral Economics 29 (2016), 2-3, 47–56

Glöser, Simon ; Tercero Espinoza, Luis ; Gandenberger, Carsten ; Faulstich, Martin: Raw material criticality in the context of classical risk assessment. In: Resources Policy 44 (2015), 35–46

Glöser, Simon ; Soulier, Marcel ; Tercero Espinoza, Luis A.: Dynamic analysis of global copper flows. Global stocks, postconsumer material flows, recycling indicators & uncertainty evaluation. In: Environmental Science & Technology 47 (2013), Nr. 12, 6564–6572

Hoenderdaal, Sander ; Tercero Espinoza, Luis ; Marscheider-Weidemann, Frank ; Graus, Wina: Can a dysprosium shortage threaten green energy technologies? In: Energy 49 (2013), 344–355

Köhler, Jonathan ; Schade, Wolfgang ; Leduc, Guillaume ; Wiesenthal, Tobias ; Schade, Burkhard ; Tercero Espinoza, L.: Leaving fossil fuels behind? An innovation system analysis of low carbon cars. In: Journal of Cleaner Production 48 (2013), 176–186

Buijs, Bram ; Sievers, Henrike ; Tercero Espinoza, Luis A.: Limits to the critical raw materials approach. In: Proceedings of the ICE - Waste and Resource Management 165 (2012), Nr. 4, 201–208

Tercero Espinoza, L.A. ; E. ter Haseborg ; M. Weber ; E. Karle ; R. Peschke und F.H. Frimmel, 2011. Effect of selected metal ions on the photocatalytic degradation of bog lake water natural organic matter. Water Research, 45(3), 1039-1048

Ostertag, K. ; Sartorius, Ch. ; Tercero Espinoza, L.: Innovationsdynamik in rohstoffintensiven Produktionsprozessen. In: Chemie Ingenieur Technik 82 (2010), Nr. 11, 1893–1901

Tercero Espinoza, L.A. ; R. Rojas Malerba ; F.H. Frimmel, 2010. Influence of dissolved organic carbon source, photocatalyst identity and copper(II) ions on the formation of bromoform in irradiated titanium dioxide suspensions [online]. Catalysis Today, 151(1-2), 84-88

Tercero Espinoza, L.A. und F.H. Frimmel, 2009. A simple simulation of the degradation of natural organic matter in homogeneous and heterogeneous advanced oxidation processes. Water Research, 43(16), 3902-3909

Tercero Espinoza, L.A. ; M. Rembor ; C.A. Matesanz ; A. Heidt und F.H. Frimmel, 2009. Formation of bromoform in irradiated titanium dioxide suspensions with varying photocatalyst, dissolved organic carbon and bromide concentrations. Water Research, 43(17), 4143-4148

Tercero Espinoza, L.A. ; E. ter Haseborg ; M. Weber und F.H. Frimmel, 2009. Investigation of the photocatalytic degradation of brown water natural organic matter by size exclusion chromatography [online]. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 87(1-2), 56-62

Tercero Espinoza, L.A. und F.H. Frimmel, 2008. Formation of brominated products in irradiated titanium dioxide suspensions containing bromide and dissolved organic carbon. Water Research, 42(6-7), 1778-1784

Docoslis, A. ; L.A. Tercero Espinoza ; B. Zhang ; L.-L. Cheng ; B.A. Israel ; P. Alexandridis und N.L. Abbott, 2007. Using Nonuniform Electric Fields To Accelerate the Transport of Viruses to Surfaces from Media of Physiological Ionic Strength. Langmuir, 23(7), 3840-3848

Tercero Espinoza, L.A. ; M. Neamţu und F.H. Frimmel, 2007. The effect of nitrate, Fe(III) and bicarbonate on the degradation of bisphenol A by simulated solar UV-irradiation. Water Research, 41(19), 4479-4487

Tercero Espinoza, L.A. ; K.R. Schumann ; Y.-Y. Luk ; B.A. Israel und N.L. Abbott, 2004. Orientational Behavior of Thermotropic Liquid Crystals on Surfaces Presenting Electrostatically Bound Vesicular Stomatitis Virus. Langmuir, 20(6), 2375-2385

Reports, Working Papers, Book Chapters

Tercero Espinoza, L.; Soulier, M. (2017): "Defining regional recycling indicators for metals", Working Paper No. S04/2017, Fraunhofer ISI, Karlsruhe.

Glöser-Chahoud, S. ; Kühn, A. ; Tercero Espinoza, L.: Globale Verwendungsstrukturen der Magnetwerkstoffe Neodym und Dysprosium : Eine szenariobasierte Analyse der Auswirkung der Diffusion der Elektromobilität auf den Bedarf an Seltenen Erden. Karlsruhe, 2016 (Working Paper Sustainability and Innovation S 05/2016)

Marscheider-Weideman, Frank ; Langkau, Sabine ; Hummen, Torsten ; Erdmann, Lorenz ; Tercero Espinoza, Luis ; Angerer, Gerhard ; Marwede, Max ; Benecke, Stephan: Rohstoffe für Zukunftstechnologien 2016. Berlin, 2016 (DERA Rohstoffinformationen 28)

Tercero Espinoza, Luis ; Soulier, Marcel ; Haag, Stefan: Visualizing global trade flows of copper : An examination of copper contained in international trade flows in 2014. Karlsruhe, 2016 (Working Paper Sustainability and Innovation S03/2016)

Eckartz, Katharina ; Sartorius, Christian ; Tercero Espinoza, L. ; Anta Espada, María Eugenia ; Bachér, John ; Bierwirth, Antonia ; Bouyer, Etienne ; Brunot, Aymeric ; Etxaniz, Jon ; Fernqvist, Niklas ; García, Gemma ; Gardner, David ; Gonzalez, Cristina ; Holgersson, Pemilla ; Karvan, Oguz ; Lindahl, Elin ; Lopez, Arantza ; Menger, Pierre ; Morales Perez, Antonia ; Norefjäll, Fredric ; Olivieri, Nicolò ; Rietveld, Elmer ; Serrano, Blanca ; Thomtén, Maria ; van der Eijk, Casper: Critical Raw Materials Substitution Policies : Country Profiles. Deliverable D3.2 of CRM_InnoNet (Critical Raw Materials Innovation Network). Project cofunded by the European Commission 7th RTD Programme. 2015

Sartorius, Christian ; Tercero Espinoza, Luis: Internationale technologische Leistungsfähigkeit in den r3 relevanten Bereichen anhand von Patentindikatoren. Arbeitspapier im Rahmen des r3-Integrations und Transferprojektes. Karlsruhe, 2015

Tercero Espinoza, Luis ; Erdmann, Martin ; Szurlies, Michael ; Wilken, Hildegard: Erhöhung der Rohstoff-Versorgungssicherheit durch die Arbeiten in der Fördermaßnahme r3. Arbeitspapier im Rahmen des r3-Integrations- und Transferprojektes. Karlsruhe, Hannover, 2015

Tercero Espinoza, Luis ; Erdmann, Martin ; Szurlies, Michael ; Wilken, Hildegard: Rohstoffprofile : Trends und Vergleiche für die in r3 behandelten Rohstoffe. Arbeitspapier im Rahmen des r3-Integrations- und Transferprojektes. Karlsruhe, Hannover, 2015

Tercero Espinoza, Luis ; Hummen, Torsten ; Brunot, Aymeric ; Hovestad, Arjan ; Peña Garay, Iratxe ; Velte, Daniela ; Smuk, Lena ; Todorovic, Jelena ; van der Eijk, Casper ; Joce, Catherine: Critical Raw Materials Substitution Profiles : Revised. 2015

Tercero Espinoza, Luis ; Wittmer, Dominic: On the influence of technological change and substitution on the demand for non-energy raw materials. In: Wittmer, Dominic; Sievers, Henrike (Hrsg.): Thematic Report V : Developments on the raw material markets, 2015, 82–109

Wilts, Henning ; Tercero Espinoza, Luis ; Wittmer, Dominic: Recycling : Topic Report. In: Wittmer, Dominic; Sievers, Henrike (Hrsg.): Thematic Report IV : Secondary Raw Materials (Including Mine Wastes), 2015, 92–108

Graedel, T. E. ; Gunn, Gus ; Tercero Espinoza, Luis: Metal resources, use and criticality. In: Gunn, Gus (Hrsg.): Critical metals handbook. Chichester : Wiley, 2014, 1–19

Usanov, Artur ; Ridder, Marjolein Auping Willem de ; Lingemann, Stephanie ; Tercero Espinoza, L. ; Ericsson, Magnus ; Farooki, Masuma ; Sievers, Henrike ; Liedtke, Maren: Coltan, Congo & Conflict : POLINARES Case Study. 03.06.2013 (21|05|13)

Moss, R.L ; Tzimas, E. ; Willis, P. ; Ahrendorf, Josie ; Tercero Espinoza, Luis ; Thompson, Paul ; Chapman, Adrian ; Morley, Nick ; Sims, Edward ; Bryson, Ruth ; Pearson, James ; Marscheider-Weidemann, Frank ; Soulier, Marcel ; Lüllmann, Arne ; Sartorius, Christian ; Ostertag, Katrin: Critical Metals in the Path towards the Decarbonisation of the EU Energy Sector : Assessing Rare Metals as Supply-Chain Bottlenecks in Low-Carbon Energy Technologies. 2013 (JRC Scientific and Policy Reports EUR 25994 EN)

Chapman, A. ; Ahrendorf, J. ; Castella, T. ; Thompson, P. ; Willis, P.; Tercero Espinoza, L. ; Klug, S. ; Wichmann, E. : Study on Critical Raw Materials at EU Level : Final Report. 2013

Sievers, Henrike ; Buijs, Bram ; Tercero, Luis: Critical minerals for the EU. POLINARES working paper n. 31. In: POLINARES (Hrsg.): Identification of potential sources of competition, tension and conflict and potential technological solutions. Deliverable D02.1 of POLINARES (EU Policy on Natural Resources-Competition and collaboration access to oil, gas and minerals). Project co-funded by European Commission 7th RTD Programme, 2012

Sievers, Henrike ; Tercero, Luis: European dependence on and concentration tendencies of the material production. POLINARES working paper n. 14. In: POLINARES (Hrsg.): Identification of potential sources of competition, tension and conflict and potential technological solutions. Deliverable D02.1 of POLINARES (EU Policy on Natural Resources-Competition and collaboration access to oil, gas and minerals). Project co-funded by European Commission 7th RTD Programme, 2012

Tercero Espinoza, Luis A.: Case study: Tantalum in the world economy: History, uses and demand. POLINARES working paper n. 28. In: POLINARES (Hrsg.): Identification of potential sources of competition, tension and conflict and potential technological solutions. Deliverable D02.1 of POLINARES (EU Policy on Natural Resources-Competition and collaboration access to oil, gas and minerals). Project co-funded by European Commission 7th RTD Programme, 2012

Tercero Espinoza, Luis A.: The contribution of recycling to the supply of metals and minerals. POLINARES working paper n. 20. In: POLINARES (Hrsg.): Identification of potential sources of competition, tension and conflict and potential technological solutions. Deliverable D02.1 of POLINARES (EU Policy on Natural Resources-Competition and collaboration access to oil, gas and minerals). Project co-funded by European Commission 7th RTD Programme, 2012

Tercero Espinoza, Luis A.: The role of emerging technologies in rapidly changing demand for mineral raw materials. POLINARES working paper n. 27. In: POLINARES (Hrsg.): Identification of potential sources of competition, tension and conflict and potential technological solutions. Deliverable D02.1 of POLINARES (EU Policy on Natural Resources-Competition and collaboration access to oil, gas and minerals). Project co-funded by European Commission 7th RTD Programme, 2012

Conference Proceedings

Dürkoop, Anke ; Albrecht, Stefan ; Büttner, Philipp ; Brandstetter, Christian Peter ; Erdmann, Martin ; Gräbe, Gudrun ; Höck, Michael ; Kleeberg, Kirstin ; Moller, Björn ; Ostertag, Katrin ; Rentsch, Lars ; Schneider, Katja ; Tercero, Luis ; Wilken, Hildegard ; Pfaff, Matthias ; Szurlies, Michael: INTRA r3+ Integration und Transfer der r3-Fördermaßnahme : Ergebnisse der Begleitforschung. In: Thomé-Kozmiensky, Karl J.; Goldmann, Daniel (Hrsg.): Recycling und Rohstoffe. Neuruppin : TK-Verl., 2016 (Recycling und Rohstoffe, 9), 253–272

Tercero Espinoza, Luis ; Pfaff, Matthias ; Ostertag, Katrin ; Albrecht, Stefan ; Brandstetter, Christian Peter: Ergebnisse der Begleitforschung der Fördermaßnahme "r3 - Innovative Technologien für Ressourceneffizienz" - Strategische Metalle und Minerale". In: Teipel, Ulrich; Reller, Armin (Hrsg.): 4. Symposium Rohstoffeffizienz und Rohstoff-innovationen 2016. Stuttgart : Fraunhofer Verlag, 2016, 21–34

Glöser-Chahoud, Simon ; Pfaff, Matthias ; Tercero Espinoza, Luis A. ; Faulstich, Martin: Dynamische Materialfluss-Analyse der Magnetwerkstoffe Neodym und Dysprosium in Deutschland. In: Teipel, Ulrich; Reller, Armin (Hrsg.): 4. Symposium Rohstoffeffizienz und Rohstoffinnovationen 2016. Stuttgart : Fraunhofer Verlag, 2016, 257–288

Glöser, Simon ; Soulier, Marcel ; Tercero Espinoza, Luis A. ; Faulstich, Martin ; Goldmann, Daniel: Dynamische Stoffstrommodellierung von Industriemetallen am Beispiel eines globalen und europäischen Kupfermodells. In: Teipel, Ulrich; Reller, Armin (Hrsg.): Rohstoffeffizienz und Rohstoffinnovationen : 3. Symposium, 05./06. Februar 2014, Neues Museum Nürnberg. Stuttgart : Fraunhofer Verl., 2014, 251–263

Glöser, Simon ; Soulier, Marcel ; Tercero Espinoza, Luis A. ; Faulstich, Martin: Using Dynamic Stock & Flow Models for Global and Regional Material and Substance Flow Analysis - An Example for Copper. In: System Dynamics Society (Hrsg.): Conference Proceedings : The 31st International Conference of the System Dynamics Society July 21-25, 2013. Cambridge, MA, 2013

Tercero Espinoza, Luis A.: Criticality of mineral raw materials and sustainability assessment. In: Mancini, Lucia; Camillis, Camillo de; Pennington, David (Hrsg.): Security of supply and scarcity of raw materials : Towards a methodological framework for sustainability assessment. Luxembourg : Publications Office of the European Union, 2013 (JRC Scientific and Policy Reports), 51–52

Marscheider-Weideman, Frank ; Tercero Espinoza, Luis A. ; Angerer, Gerhard: Rohstoffe für Zukunftstechnologien. In: Thomé-Kozmiensky, Karl J.; Goldmann, Daniel (Hrsg.): Recycling und Rohstoffe. Neuruppin : TK-Verl., 2011 (Recycling und Rohstoffe, 4), 87–96

Ostertag, Katrin ; Tercero Espinoza, Luis A. ; Sartorius, Christian: Innovationsdynamik in rohstoffintensiven Produktionsprozessen. In: Teipel, Ulrich (Hrsg.): Rohstoffeffizienz und Rohstoffinnovationen. Stuttgart : Fraunhofer Verl., 2010, 33–46