ir. M.E. Toxopeus (Marten)

Assistant Professor

About Me

I am teaching & supervising students of mechanical engieering and industrial design engineering during their studies (both in their bachelor and in the master courses).

For master students mechanical engineering in the direction of design engineering, I am the first contact (to discuss indiviual study programs).

Most direct collaegues and students just use my nickname 'Tox', to avoid any misunderstandings.

Although I have a mechanical engieering background (graduated on the conversion of syngas to secundary energy carriers), I have been involved in the studies of industrial design engineering in Twente, from the start. 

My expertise is clearly on the field of Product Lifecycle Assessments (LCA's) and especially on the development of impact assessment methods. Related to these subjects I an involved in sustainability related subjects. And I am involved in internal and external projects related to the Circular Economy.

With our department of Design, Production & Management (DPM) I'am a boardmember of the association Optimus (as the treasurer). 


Engineering & Materials Science
Life Cycle
Product Development
Business & Economics
Impact Assessment
Life Cycle
Earth & Environmental Sciences


Toxopeus, M. E., van den Hout, N. B., & van Diepen, B. G. D. (2018). Supporting product development with a practical tool for applying the strategy of resource circulation. In M. Owsianiak, N. Bey, M. Ryberg, M. Z. Hauschild, A. Laurent, A. Leclrec, M. Niero, Y. Dong, & S. I. Olsen (Eds.), 25th CIRP Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) Conference: 30 April – 2 May 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark (Vol. 69, pp. 680-685). (Procedia CIRP; Vol. 69). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2017.11.033

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room W232
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  W232
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands