Dr. Oliver Gantner



Dr. Oliver Gantner

Research Fellow

E-mail: oliver.gantner@wzu.uni-augsburg.de

Curriculum Vitae

Phd at Augsburg University, Chair of Resource Strategy, Institut of Materials Resource Management.
Phd-Thesis: Criticality of Phosphorus ("Ressourcenstrategische Betrachtung der Kritikalität von Phosphor").

since 2012

Scientist at the Chair of Resource Strategy, Institute of Physics, Augsburg University


Diploma Thesis in Human Geography

Diploma Thesis: The Carbon Footprint of Beer- Inventory of greenhouse gas emissions due to brewing beer exemplified along the supply chain of the Staatliches Hofbräuhaus München. („Der Klimagasausstoß von Bier - Darstellung der Bandbreiten des mit dem Brauen von Bier des Staatlichen Hofbräuhauses verbundenen Klimagasausstoßes.")


Studies of Human Geography, Spatial and Regional Planning, Geology and Resource Geography at Augsburg University.

Main Topics in Research and Teaching

  • Resource geography of phosphorus
  • Resource Flows and Production Chains
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Materials Criticality


2012-2014 Global TraPs- Transdisciplinary Processes for Sustainable Phosphorus Management

2012 Scientific support of the bavarian mobile phone take back initiative „smart disposal of mobile phones”

2011 Carbon Footprint of “Münchner Hofbräuhaus”

Poster and Conference Contributions


Dubai, International Fertilizer Industry Association-IFA Strategic Forum, Presentation: Criticality of Phosphate Resources.

Munich, European Resource Conference „EuReK" at IFAT, World´s leading Trade for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials, Presentation: The technical potential of phosphorus.


Skelleftea, Life+ Conference, Resource Recovery and Water Protection. What can technology contribute? Presentation: Phosphorus - Global Resources and Locations

Berlin, 2nd European Sustainable Phosphorus Conference (ESPC2): Taking P to the next level. Criticality Assessment of Phosphorus regarding Specificity and Functionality


Darmstadt, Presentation "Smart disposal of mobile phones" in IWAR series of lectures "Neues aus der Umwelttechnik und Infrastrukturplanung"


Podebrady, Workshop "Recycled Phosphorus Fertilizers - Market Chances and Requirements"

Peking, Workshop on Fertilizer innovation exemplified on palm oil production in Malaysia and 1st Global TraPs World Conference/Global Conference on Nutrient Management

Poster Handy clever entsorgen


El Jadida, Morocco: 4th Global TraPs Workshop "Defining Case Studies – Setting Priorities”



Gantner, O. (2016): Criticality of Phosphorus. Data, Peaks, & Politics. In: Technosphere Magazine - Phosphorus. HKW.

Gantner, O. (2016): Phosphate Mines. In: The Phosphorus Apparatus. Technosphere Magazine - Phosphorus. HKW.

Gantner, O. (2016): Ressourcenstrategische Betrachtung der Kritikalität von Phosphor. Shaker, Aachen; 242 Pages. http://www.shaker.de/de/content/catalogue/index.asp?lang=de&ID=8&ISBN=978-3-8440-4409-6.
DOI: 10.2370/9783844044096


Gantner, O.; Teipel, U.; Hagelüken, C.; Reller, A. (2014): Smart Disposal of Mobile Phones - The Bavarian Way. In: Going Green – CARE INNOVATION 2014. Towards a Resource Efficient Economy. 10th International Symposium and Environmental Exhibition. Wien.

Gantner, O.; Reller, A. (2014): Phosphorus applications in Industry – A high potential of achieving “positive materials´ criticality” In: Visions for sustainable phosphorus tomorrow. European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform/ Scope Newsletter 106.

Gantner, O.; Schipper, W.; Weigand, J.J. (2014): Technological Use of Phosphorus: The Non-fertilizer, Non-feed and Non-dertergent Domain. In. Sustainable Phosphorus Management: A Global Transdisciplinary Roadmap. Scholz, R.W.; Roy, A.H.; Brand, F.S., Hellums, D.T.; Ulrich, A.U.; Springer, Heidelberg; 299 Seiten.

Gantner, O.; Köpnick, H.; Bischlager, O.; Teipel, U.; Hagelüken, C.; Reller, A.: Handy clever entsorgen. In: Rohstoffeffizienz und Rohstoffinnovationen. 3. Symposium Nürnberg. Fraunhofer Verlag, 2014.

Gantner, O.: Der Klimagasausstoß von Bier. Darstellung der Bandbreiten des mit dem Brauen von Bier des staatlichen Hofbräuhauses verbundenen Klimagasausstoßes. AV Akademikerverlag. Saarbrücken, 2014.


Gantner, O. (2013): Take 'em back! In: Recycling International. Recycling 2025: A blueprint for future. S. 58 - 59.

Mödinger, M.; Gantner, O.; Meißner, S.; Reller, A.:

El Gas Climático Cervecero. In: Brauwelt En Español Nr. 2/2013, Volume 17, S. 73 - 78. Fachverlag Hans Carl, Nürnberg

Mödinger, M.; Gantner, O.; Meißner, S.; Reller, A.:

Greenhouse gas emissions associated with beer. In: Brauwelt International Nr. 2/2013, Volume 31, S. 99 - 104. Fachverlag Hans Carl, Nürnberg.


Mödinger, M.; Gantner, O.; Meißner, S.; Reller, A.:

Der Klimagasausstoß von Bier. In: Brauwelt Nr. 48/2012 , S. 1426 - 1432. Fachverlag Hans Carl, Nürnberg.