Karine Van Doorsselaer is industrial ingeneer chemistry with speciality plastics. She has got a PhD Ecology in 1999 at the university of Brussels. For 4 yeras, she worked in the polymerlab of Exxon Chemical Antwerp. She teaches "Materials Science" at the Product Development department of the University of Antwerp, where she guides future designers through the world of materials and how they can design products in an environmentally responsible way. For more than 25 years, she regularly gives lectures on conscious sustainable consumption and follows the development of ecodesign.