Dr. Maria Franco Mosquera


Dr. Maria Franco Mosquera Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

  • Address Berner Fachhochschule
    Engineering and Information Technology
    Forschung und Dienstleistung
    Quellgasse 21
    2500 Biel


  • Ad-hoc reviewer for the Journal of Cleaner Production

  • Ad-hoc reviewer for Sustainability MDPI


  • Teaching Assistant for the master-level course "Systems Analysis" at the University of Zurich (2015).


  • Since 2018 Postdoc Researcher Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH)
  • 2015-2018 Doctoral Research Assistant University of Zurich & University of Basel
  • 2013-2015 Co-owner & Partner Stratendo
  • 2013-2014 System Dynamics Consultant Interamerican Development Bank (IDB) & Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • 2013-2014 Human Resources Consultant Interamerican Center of Tax Administration
  • 2011-2012 System Dynamics Consultant & Business Development Manager United Machinery Group Myanmar
  • PhD in Business Administration and Economics University of Zurich
  • MPhil System Dynamics & MSc Business Administration University of Bergen, Universitá Degli Studi di Palermo, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • BSc Management Science Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo (International Careers Program)
  • Undergraduate exchange State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz
  • July-August 2017: Visiting Researcher at the Circular Economy Centre (CEC) (University of Cambridge, Judge Business School). Report: “The Internet of Things as an enabler for circular business models”


  • CIRCUSOL - CIRCUSOL is a Horizon 2020 project aimed at applying circular economy principles to the solar photovoltaic industry. CIRCUSOL brings together academic and industry partners to deal with issues in circular design, circular business models, and circular EOL management for solar panels and EV batteries.



European Master in System Dynamics ‐ Scholarship sum EUR 48.000 (100%)

Tuition for a studies abroad at SUNY New Paltz

Undergraduate studies at UEES ‐ Scholarship sum USD 40.000 (100%)

Supervised theses

  • Tschopp, A.

    Circular economy: A case study of a sustainable business model. Thesis for obtaining the degree of Master in Business Administration. University of Zurich


  • Kupper, K.

    Modeling and analyzing obesity with system dynamics. Thesis for obtaining the degree of Master in Business Administration. University of Zurich


Language skills and intercultural knowledge

  • English - Full professional proficiency
  • Spanish - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • German - Professional working proficiency
  • French - Elementary proficiency
  • Italian - Elementary proficiency