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Postdoctoral Fellow, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Meliha Honic

Meliha Honic is a postdoctoral fellow at the chair of “Circular Engineering for Architecture”, ETH Zurich. Her research focus lies on enabling a circular economy in the construction sector through several digital technologies such as blockchain technology, BIM and material passports.

She earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Architecture from Technische Universität Wien (TU Wien). Her Master's thesis focused on ecological urban densification, employing Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) tools to evaluate the environmental impact of a designed building. During her PhD at TU Wien's Faculty of Civil Engineering, she pioneered the development of a BIM-based material passport, a resource and LCA optimization tool for building design. 

Throughout her academic and professional journey, Meliha Honic initiated and led numerous research projects centered on digitizing Vienna's existing building stock and implementing BIM-based material passports for the end-of-life phase of buildings. She collaborated with industry and academic partners on these endeavors. She was received the highly competitive ETH postdoctoral fellowship in 2022, the best paper award at OTMC conference in 2019 and the PINT Award for Innovation and Technology in 2018. She is an active member of the DiCE Lab.