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Science Advisory Board

Learn more about the credentials and experience of our Science Advisory Board.

Peter Saling, Prof. Dr.

Director Sustainability Methods

Peter Saling, Prof. Dr., is the Director of Sustainability Methods at BASF. He worked as a senior scientist in the implementation process of more than 60 LCA and Eco-Efficiency studies. He was responsible for the development of several sustainability methods.

He has been the Chairman of the Life Cycle Thinking and Sustainability Gruppe of Plastics Europe since 2014. In 2017, he was appointed Chairman of the ISO-Committee TC/207/SC5 Environmental Management – Life Cycle Assessment.

In 2021, he was appointed Chairman of the German mirror committee NA 172-00-03 AA Ökobilanzen und umweltbezogene Kennzeichnung.

He is member of the board of the PRISMA center at the Technical University of Dresden and has been a Professor of Sustainability Management at the TU Dresden since 2020.

Tom Battagliese, MBA

Senior Manager, Sustainability & LCA

Tom Battagliese is currently Senior Manager, Sustainability & LCA for BASF’s Battery Materials and Recycling business. With over 25 years in industry, consulting, and academia, he has led organizations across sectors in identifying, measuring, and developing strategies for continuous environmental sustainability improvement.

Before his current position, Tom dedicated 12 years to developing sustainable feed and animal protein value chains, including directing the first comprehensive U.S. beef industry value chain life cycle study, in collaboration with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the US Department of Agriculture.

Additionally, he worked across various protein sectors to enhance sustainability metrics and explore life cycle business opportunities. Tom also served as the first Technical Management Committee Chair as well as Board Vice Chair for the Global Feed LCA Institute (GFLI).

He collaborated with hundreds of feed and livestock value chain players and was also active in other regional and global feed and livestock industry sustainability advisory boards. Tom holds a Master’s degree in Energy and Environmental Policy with a concentration in Sustainable Development from the University of Delaware, an MBA from Widener University, and a B.S. in Environmental Chemistry from Rutgers University.

Jan Schoeneboom, Dr.

Head of Global Sustainability Competence Team

Jan Schoeneboom is currently the Head of the Global Sustainability Competence Team at BASF Care Chemicals Division. In this role, he is responsible for addressing sustainability topics such as reducing carbon footprint, shifting to renewable feedstocks, responsible sourcing, and sustainable innovation, with a specific focus on the Home Care and Personal Care industries.

Prior to his current position, Schoeneboom worked as a Team Lead at BASF Corporate Sustainability from 2010 to 2021, specializing in Life Cycle Assessment and digitalization for strategic sustainability topics.

From 2004 to 2010, he served as a Lab Team Lead at BASF Corporate R&D, where he worked on projects in material research for renewable energy and CCU (Carbon Capture and Utilization).

Schoeneboom’s experience also includes working as a Research Scientist (Ph.D. studies) in Computational Chemistry at Max-Planck-Institut Mülheim a.d. Ruhr from 2000 to 2004, and studying Chemistry at the University of Würzburg from 1995 to 2000.

Michael Luetke-Doerhoff, Dr.

Research Scientist (Postdoc)

Michael Luetke-Doerhoff is a highly qualified researcher and expert in the field of animal nutrition. He holds a PhD in Animal Nutrition from Stiftung Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover, where he conducted extensive research on the subject. Prior to this, he completed his M.Sc. in Agricultural and Food Economics and a B.Sc. in Agriculture from Hochschule Osnabrück.

Throughout his academic journey, Michael has gained valuable experience in various research positions. He is currently a Research Associate with Science to Business GmbH/Hochschule Osnabrück, specializing in animal nutrition in collaboration with industry partners.

Michael’s expertise extends beyond academia. He has practical experience as a farmer, having completed an apprenticeship in the field. He has also undertaken internships and projects related to swine breeding and cattle feeding, further enhancing his knowledge and skills.

With his strong academic background and extensive professional experience, Michael brings a wealth of expertise to any project or organization he is involved with. His dedication to advancing the field of animal nutrition and commitment to sustainability make him a valuable asset in the industry.