Prof. Martin Kaltschmitt

Job Title: Professor – Institute director

Department: TUHH - Institute of Environmental Technology and Energy Economics (IUE)

Role in project: Quality management

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Short Bio:  Martin Kaltschmitt studied for Petroleum Engineering at Clausthal University of Technology / Germany and received his PhD in the field of renewable energies from Stuttgart University / Germany. Afterwards he headed a research group in the field of biomass / renewable energy at Stuttgart University where he did his habilitation. After a research stay at King's College in London / UK and at the University of California at Berkeley / US, he became the managing director of the Leipziger Institute for Energy. In 2006, he has been promoted to a full professor at Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany, where he is heading the Institute of Environmental Technology and Energy Economics (IUE). Between 2008 and 2010, he was in parallel also the scientific managing director of the German Biomass Research Centre located in Leipzig / Germany. He published and/or edited more than 20 books and authored more than 230 articles in scientific magazines. He gave also more than 400 presentations on scientific conferences and seminars mainly in the field of biomass / bioenergy as well as renewable energy. He has been active as a short time consultant for the EC, several German ministries, the DFG, the DAAD, the FFG, the GIZ and other national and international institutions. Additionally, he realised various projects in South America, South-East Asia, Africa and of course in Europe. He is an elected member of the Hamburg Academy of Science.