Prof. Dr. Dr. Reinhard F. J. Hüttl

Position
Scientific director and board spokesperson

Institution/Company
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Address
Telegrafenberg, 14473 Potsdam

Significant career milestones

Since 2007
Scientific director and board spokesperson for the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

1996-2000
Member of the German Advisory Council on the Environment

1993-2000
Prorector/Vice President for Research and Young Scientists at the BTU Cottbus

Since 1993
Holder of the Chair of Soil Protection and Recultivation, Brandenburg Technical University (BTU), Cottbus

1991-1992
Habilitation/assistant professorship at the Albert Ludwigs University, Freiburg

1986-1992
Head of the International Research office of Kali und Salz AG, Kassel, assistant professor at the Institute of Soil Science, University of Freiburg

1984-1985
Scientific assistant, Institute of Soil Science, University of Freiburg (post-doctoral fellowship: Dr. rer.nat., April 1986)

1978-1983
Graduate of Forestry-/Soil Sciences at the University of Freiburg and Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA

Other offices and functions

Since 2011
Vice President of the Helmholtz Association

Since 2010
Spokesperson for the Berlin-Brandenburg Energy Technology Cluster

Since 2008
President of the German Academy of Engineering Sciences (acatech)

Since 2007
Scientific adviser for the BMBF's High-Tech Strategy for Climate Protection

2011
Member of the Ethics Commission Secure Energy Supply of the German Federal Government

2009-2012
Chairman of the Bioeconomy Research and Technology Council

2000-2006
Member of the Science Council

Current fields of activity

  • Geo-ecology, soil research, land development, land recultivation, soil-plant interaction, material balance of soils and landscapes, land use, critical zone