The DBFZ is represented in joint and equal management by the scientific managing director Prof. Dr. mont. Michael Nelles and the Administrative Managing Director, Dr. Christoph Krukenkamp (since 1.6.2022)
Prof. Dr. mont. Michael Nelles
Michael Nelles is an environmental engineer at the TU Berlin and covers the following areas in R&D and consulting: fundamental and practice-oriented challenges of waste management, especially technical, ecological and economic aspects of mechanical, biological and thermal treatment of waste and biomass in concepts for material and energy recovery. He is a member of numerous national and international advisory boards of organisations, conferences and journals in the fields of waste management and biomass use. He is editor of numerous reference books and conference volumes as well as author of about 400 contributions in reference books and technical periodicals since 1994. The emphasis of the international activities lies in Asia and there in particular in China.
Dr. Christoph Krukenkamp
Dr Christoph Krukenkamp is a science manager with around 15 years of management and committee experience at various universities and research institutions. As head of administration, Dr Krukenkamp worked for 10 years at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin before joining the DBFZ. Before that, he held various management positions, including at the medical faculty of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, the Charité Berlin and the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf. The main focus of his work to date has been science administration, particularly mediation between administration and science, budgeting and controlling for science institutions and medical faculties, contract management and knowledge and technology transfer.