Research Advisory Council

The Research Advisory Council, which is made up of nationally and internationally renowned bioenergy experts, has advised the DBFZ on the direction of its scientific activities since its foundation in 2008. The advisory council's advice ensures that the research carried out with institutional funding is scientifically sound and highly relevant to the current and future use of bioenergy in the energy system.

With the beginning of 2020, five new members (*) have taken up their activities in the Research Advisory Council. The term of the newly appointed committee is the period 2020 - 2023.


The members of the Research Advisory Council (as per 20 March 2020)

MemberOrganisationLocation and Country
Chiaramonti, Prof. Dr. DavidPolytechnic University of Turin –
DENERG - Department of Energy "Galileo Ferraris"; 
RE-CORD - Renewable Energy Consortium for Research and Demonstration

Turin (Italy)

Dong, Prof. Dr. Renjie
(Deputy Chairman)

China Agricultural University (CAU) –
National Center for International Research of BioEnergy Science and Technology

Bejing (China)

Dornack, Prof. Dr. Christina
Technische Universität Dresden – Institut für Abfall- und KreislaufwirtschaftDresden (Germany)
Grzybek*, Prof. Dr. habil. Teresa

AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków – Department of Fuel Technology

Krakow (Poland)

Hartmann, Dr. HansTechnologie- und Förderzentrum im Kompetenzzentrum für Nachwachsende RohstoffeStraubing (Germany)
Kemfert, Prof. Dr. ClaudiaDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW Berlin)Berlin (Germany)
Murphy*, Prof. Dr. JerryUniversity College Cork – Professorship of Civil EngineeringCork (Ireland)

Schenk*, Prof. Dr. Joachim

Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur Leipzig - Professur für Umwelttechnik

Leipzig (Germany)
Teutsch, Prof. Dr. GeorgHelmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung – UFZLeipzig (Germany)
Thiffault, PhD Evelyne

Laval University – Department of Wood and Forest Sciences

Québec (Canada)
Wagemann*, Prof. Dr. KurtDECHEMA – Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V.Frankfurt am Main
Walter*, Prof. Dr. Arnaldo

University of Campinas – Department of Energy

Campinas (Brazil)