Employee directory

In the employee directory you will find contact information and profile pages for the DBFZ employees. The employees of the cooperation departments with the Helmholz Centre for Environmental Research, BEN and MicAs can be reached via the linked pages.


Research associate

Field of work

Kathleen Meisel studied geography at Martin Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg. She obtained a doctorate there at the Chair of Spatial and Environmental Planning in the field of environmental assessment. Since 2010, she has been working as a research associate at the DBFZ in the working group “Applied Sustainability Assessment”. Her focus is on conducting life cycle assessments as well as other sustainability assessments of different energy and material use pathways of biomass. Her special focus is on the environmental assessment of biorefinery systems.

Curriculum vitae

Since 2010Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum gemeinnützige GmbH, research associate at the department bioenergy systems, work group applied sustainability assessment
2006 - 2009Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg; research associate and graduation study at the chair of spatial and environmental planning, doctorate in geography
2005 - 2006Studies in energy technology at HTWK Leipzig
2004 - 2005Employee in “Büro Lederer”, ecological expertises and landscape planning
1998 - 2004Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg; studies in geography; environmental assessment as a main focus; diploma in geography

Committee work

Since 2021VDI guideline committee to develop a basic guideline with the working title "Bioeconomy, biological transformation - terms, methods, definitions".