Mancini L. and Nuss P. (2020): Responsible Materials Management for a Resource-Efficient and Low-Carbon Society, Resources. 9, 68 doi:10.3390/resources9060068.

Nuss P., Günther J., Purr K. Knoche G. (2020): Scientific Opinion Paper: Resource-Efficient Pathways towards Greenhouse Gas-Neutrality (RESCUE) – How Germany can achieve greenhouse gas neutrality by 2050 and resulting raw materials demand, Umweltbundesamt

Tercero Espinoza, L., Schrijvers D. , …., Nuss P., et al. (2020): Greater circularity leads to lower criticality, and other links between criticality and the circular economy. Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 159, 104718. .

Schrijvers D., Hool A., …, Nuss P., et al. (2020): A review of methods and data to determine raw material criticality. Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 155, 104617 (2020).


Günther J., Lehmann H., Nuss P., Purr K. (2019): Resource-Efficient Pathways towards Greenhouse-Gas-Neutrality – RESCUE Summary Report, ISSN 1862-4359, Umweltbundesamt.

Nuss, P. (2019). Losses and environmental aspects of a byproduct metal: tellurium. Environ. Chem.

Nuss, P., Ohno, H., Chen, W.-Q., Graedel, T.E. (2019). Comparative analysis of metals use in the United States economy. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 145, 448–456.

Talens Peirò, L., Nuss, P., Mathieux, F., Blengini, G.A. (2018). Recycling Indicators based on EU flows and Raw Materials System Analysis data (No. EUR 29435 EN). Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg.


Mayer, A., Haas W., Wiedenhofer D., Krausmann F., Nuss P., Blengini G.A. (2018): Measuring Progress towards a Circular Economy: A Monitoring Framework for Economy-wide Material Loop Closing in the EU28. Journal of Industrial Ecology doi:abs/10.1111/jiec.12809.

Passarini L., Ciacci L., Nuss P., Manfredi S. (2018): Material Flow Analysis of Aluminium, Copper, and Iron in the EU-28, EUR 29220 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, ISBN 978-92-79-85744-7, doi:10.2760/1079.

Nuss P. and Ciuta T. (2018): Visualization of Raw Material Supply Chains using the EU Criticality Dataset, EUR 29219 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, ISBN 978-92-79-85756-0, doi:10.2760/751342.

Nuss, P., Blengini, G.A., 2018. Towards better monitoring of technology critical elements in Europe: Coupling of natural and anthropogenic cycles. Science of The Total Environment 613–614, 569–578. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.09.117


Mathieux, F., Ardente, F., Bobba, S., Nuss, P., Blengini, G. et al. (2017): Critical Raw Materials and the Circular Economy – Background report, EUR 28832 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, ISBN 978-92-79-74282-8, doi:10.2760/378123 (online).

Nuss P., Blengini G.A., Haas W., Mayer A., Nita. V., and Pennington D.P. (2017): Development of a Sankey Diagram of Material Flows in the EU Economy based on Eurostat Data, EUR 28811 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, ISBN 978-92-79-73901-9, ISSN 1831-9424, doi:10.2760/362116.

Manfredi S., Hamor T., Wittmer D., Nuss P., Solar S., Latunussa C.E.L., Tecchio P., Nita V., Vidal, B., Blengini G.A., Mancini L., Torres de Matos C., Ciuta T., Mathieux F., Pennington D. (2017): Raw Materials Information System (RMIS): Towards v2.0 – An interim progress report & roadmap., EUR 28526 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2017, ISBN 978-92-79-66933-0, doi:10.2760/119971, JRC106005.

Blengini, G., Blagoeva, D., Dewulf, J., Torres de Matos, C., Nita, V., Vidal-Legaz, B., Latunussa, C., Kayam, Y., Talens Peirò, L., Baranzelli, C.E.L., Manfredi, S., Mancini, L., Nuss, P., Marmier, A., Alves-Dias, P., Pavel, C., Tzimas, E., Mathieux, F., Pennington, D., Ciupagea, C., 2017. Assessment of the Methodology for Establishing the EU List of Critical Raw Materials – Background report (JRC Technical Report No. EUR 28654 EN). Publications Office of the European Union, Ispra, Italy.

Swarr, T.E., Cespi D., Fava J., and Nuss P. 2017. Application of Life Cycle Assessment to Green Chemistry Objectives. Handbook of Green Chemistry, Tools for Green Chemistry 12.

Blengini, G.A., Nuss P., Dewulf J., Nita V., Peirò L.T., Vidal-Legaz B., Latunussa C., et al. 2017. EU methodology for critical raw materials assessment: Policy needs and proposed solutions for incremental improvements. Resources Policy, 53: 12–19.


Nuss, P., Graedel, T.E., Alonso, E., Carroll, A., 2016. Mapping supply chain risk by network analysis of product platforms. Sustainable Materials and Technologies 10, 14–22. doi:10.1016/j.susmat.2016.10.002

Dewulf, J., Blengini, G.A., Pennington, D., Nuss, P., Nassar, N.T., 2016. Criticality on the international scene: Quo vadis? Resources Policy 50, 169–176. doi:10.1016/j.resourpol.2016.09.008

Ciacci, L., Nuss, P., Reck, B.K., Werner, T.T., Graedel, T.E., 2016. Metal Criticality Determination for Australia, the US, and the Planet—Comparing 2008 and 2012 Results. Resources 5, 29. doi:10.3390/resources5040029

Vidal-Legaz B., Mancini L., Blengini G.A., Pavel C., Marmier A., Blagoeva D., Latunussa C., Nuss P., Dewulf J., Nita V., Kayam Y., Manfredi S., Magyar A., Dias P., Baranzelli C., Tzimas E., Pennington D. (2016). EU Raw Materials Scoreboard, European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials, Heymans L. and Millet P. (Eds.), EU Book Shop, ISBN: 978-92-79-49478-9

Nuss P. (2016): Book review of “Thanatia: The Destiny of the Earth’s Mineral Resources: A Thermodynamic Cradle-to-Cradle Assessment” by Antonio Valero Capilla and Alicia Valero Delgado, J. Ind. Ecol.

Ohno, H., Nuss P., Chen W.-Q., and Graedel T.E.  (2016): Deriving the Metal and Alloy Networks of Modern Technology. Environ. Sci. Technol. 50(7): 4082–4090

Chen, W.-Q., Graedel T.E., Nuss P., and H. Ohno  (2016): Building the Material Flow Networks of Aluminum in the 2007 U.S. Economy. Environ. Sci. Technol. 50(7): 3905–3912

Nuss P., Chen W.-Q., Ohno H., and Graedel T.E.  (2016): Structural Investigation of Aluminum in the US Economy using Network Analysis. Environ. Sci. Technol. 50(7): 4091–4101


Nuss P. (2015): Book review of Life Cycle Assessment Handbook: A Guide for Environmentally Sustainable Products by Mary Ann Curran, J. Ind. Ecol. DOI: 10.1111/jiec.12217

Nuss P. (2015): Life Cycle Thinking Informs Catalysis Choice and Green Chemistry. In Catalysis for Sustainability; Sustainability Contributions through Science Technology; CRC Press, pp 177–194. (Book Chapter)

Pansousi S., Harper E.M., Nuss P., Eckelman M.J., Hakimian A., Graedel T.E. (2015): Criticality of Seven Specialty Metals, J. Ind. Ecol., DOI: 10.1111/jiec.12295.

Graedel T.E., Harper E.M., Nassar N.T., Nuss P., Reck B.K. (2015): The Criticality of Metals and Metalloids, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), .

Harper E.M., Diao Z., Panousi S., Nuss P., Eckelman M.J., Graedel T.E. (2015): The Criticality of Four Nuclear Energy Metals, Resour. Conserv. Recy., 95, 193-201, 10.1016/j.resconrec.2014.12.009.

Harper E.M., Kavlak G., Burmeister L., Eckelman M.J., Erbis S., Espinoza V.S., Nuss P., Graedel T.E. (2014): Criticality of the geological zinc, tin, and lead family, J. Ind. Ecol. DOI: 10.1111/jiec.12213.


Graedel T.E., Nuss P. (2014): Employing Considerations of Criticality in Product Design, JOM (The Member Journal of the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society).

Nuss P. and Eckelman M.J. (2014): Life Cycle Assessment of Metals: A Scientific Synthesis, PLoS ONE 9(7): e101298. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0101298.

Nuss P. and Lifset R.J. (2014): A definition of Life Cycle Assessment, Dictionary of Energy, Cleveland C.J. and Morris C. (eds), Elsevier Science Dictionary.

Eckelman M.J., Ciacci L., Kavlak G., Nuss P., Reck B.K., Graedel T.E. (2014): Life Cycle Carbon Benefits of Aerospace Alloy Recycling, J. Clean. Prod., 80, 38-45, 10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.05.039

Nuss P., Harper E.M., Nassar N.T., Reck B.K., Graedel T.E. (2014): Criticality of Iron and Its Principal Alloying Elements, Environ. Sci. Technol. 48 (7), 4171–4177


Nuss P., Bringezu S., Gardner K.H. (2013): Environmental Implications and Costs of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)-Derived Ethylene, J. Ind. Ecol. 17(6), 912-925.

Nuss P., Gardner K.H.., Jambeck J. (2013): Comparative Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Construction and Demolition (C&D) Derived Biomass and U.S. Northeast Forest Residuals Gasification for Electricity Production, Environ. Sci. Technol., 47, 3463-3471.

Nuss P., Gardner K.H., (2013): Attributional life cycle assessment (ALCA) of polyitaconic acid production from northeast US softwood biomass, Int. J. LCA, 18(3), 603-612.

Abdu N., Ako R., Backhaus J., Bergset L., Bezerra J., Bobojonov I., Borges V., Cakirli Akyüz N., Callo-Concha D., Castro R., Cundill G. Drees R., Escalante N., Haake H., Havemann A., Hezel B., Hotes S., Ibeh L., Karimov A., Köbbing J., Kurniawan T., Landry J., Leopold A., Lopes Guerreiro L., Månsson A., Marques da Silva C., Mawlong L., Moorhouse J., Mu D., Mukwaya P., Murguía D., Mutopo P., Nazarkina L., Nuss P., O’Brien M., Olaka L., Phelan L., Randrianiaiana R., Reichel A., Sakane N., Schmelzer M., Schmidt A., Schwerhoff G., Schwindenhammer S., Seufert V., Shen W., Shi L., Sop T., Tephnadze N., Tietze F., Tlili I., Wang X., Yazid S., Young A. (2013): White Paper of the Winter School on Limits to Growth Revisited, Winter School Visselhövede / Hanover, November 24 – December 1, 2012, Pütter F. / Kremers A. (Eds.), Volkswagen Foundation, Hanover, Germany.


Nuss, P.; Bringezu, S.; Gardner, K. H. Waste-to-Materials: The Longterm Option. In Waste to Energy: Opportunities and Challenges for Developing and Transition Economies; Karagiannidis, A., Ed.; Springer London: London, 2012; pp 1–26. (Book Chapter)


Jarayabhand S., Pachaimuthu V., Liss B. and Nuss P. (2008): New Strategic Direction for COBSEA (2008-2012), COBSEA Secretariat, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

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