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Kathrin Goldammer

Head, Transdisciplinary Panel on Energy Change
(Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute Policy Fellow)
Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Potsdam, Germany

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Dr. Kathrin Goldammer heads a multi-disciplinary working group at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, near Berlin. The working group. The “Transdisciplinary Panel on Energy Change” monitors technical, political and social implications of the transformation of Germany’s energy system towards a secure and sustainable future. It was created to keep all stakeholders in the German energy system engaged in an intensive dialogue to identify upcoming challenges during the transformation process as early as possible. She was appointed to this position by the founder of IASS and former German Secretary for the Environment, Dr. Klaus Töpfer in 2012. In her position Dr. Goldammer functions as an important liaison between German policy makers and a wide range of stakeholders in Germany’s energy system. She is an excellent communicator and actively invested in adding international perspectives to the panel’s work. Prior to joining IASS, Dr. Goldammer worked in the energy industry, consulting municipalities and public utility companies on topics ranging from electricity generation to risk and portfolio management. She has six years experience as an electricity trader, power plant optimizer and business consultant. Dr. Goldammer received her undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University Berlin and her PhD in physics from Humboldt University Berlin in 2007. Her scientific specialties are accelerator physics and free electron lasers. She was a short-term fellow at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in 2005 and received a fellowship award from the German Research Foundation to conduct research in Japan