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Scientific communication research projects for the Covering Climate Now international action week

Covering Climate Now

Press release no. 159/2019

TU Berlin is participating in this international climate action week and will be reporting on current research projects into climate protection and sustainability. TU Berlin researchers will also be available for interviews.


From 15 to 23 September 2019, TU Berlin’s communication activities will also be focusing on climate protection and sustainability. During this period, the University will be taking a close look at what is happening in its labs and reporting throughout the week on current research projects into CO2 management, the phasing-out of coal, wind energy, and the innovative utilization of waste.

The Covering Climate Now action week was co-founded by the Columbia Journalism Review, the journal of Columbia University’s School of Journalism, and the US weekly The Nation. Over 250 media outlets worldwide as well as research institutions have responded to this initiative and will be focusing the attention of their reporting on climate change in the lead-up to the United Nations’ Climate Action Summit to be held in New York on 23 September.

Expert service

The following scientists and researchers at TU Berlin will be available to answer journalists’ questions during the action week.

Prof. Dr. Felix Creutzig
Institute of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning
Chair of Sustainability Economics of Human Settlements


  • CO2 pricing
  • Urbanization and global environmental changes

Prof. Dr. Matthias Finkbeiner
Institute of Environmental Technology
Chair of Sustainable Engineering
Email: matthias.finkbeiner@tu-berlin.de


  • Water and carbon footprint
  • Social life-cycle assessment

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Hecht
Institute of Land and Sea Transport Systems
Chair of Rail Vehicles
Email: markus.hecht@tu-berlin.de


  • Shifting mobility to railways
  • Energy and propulsion of rail vehicles

Prof. Dr. Melanie Jaeger-Erben
Institute of High-Frequency and Semiconductor System Technologies
Chair of Transdisciplinary Sustainability Research in Electronics


  • Transdisciplinary sustainability research in electronics 

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Julia Kowal
Institute of Energy and Automation Technology
Department of Electrical Energy Storage Technology
Tel.: +49 30 314-21633
Email: julia.kowal@tu-berlin.de


  • Energy storage technology
  • Battery technology 

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Kriegel
Institute of Energy Technology
Chair of Building Energy Systems
Tel.: +49 30 314-24176
Email: m.kriegel@tu-berlin.de


  • Carbon-neutral building energy supply
  • Energy transformation in the building sector
  • Human health and well-being in buildings 

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Vera Rotter
Institute of Environmental Technology
Chair of Circular Economy and Recycling Technology
Tel.: +49 30 314-22619
Email: vera.rotter@tu-berlin.de


  • Recycling
  • Circular economies and closed production cycles
  • Raw materials for energy system transformation and energy generation from biomass residues

Prof. Dr. Tilman SantariusInstitute of Vocational Education and Work StudiesChair of Socio-Ecological Transformation and Einstein Center Digital FutureTel.: +49 30 314-78869Email: santarius@tu-berlin.de


  • Climate policy
  • Digitalization and sustainability
  • Sustainable economies 

Prof. Dr. Dr. Martina Schäfer
Center for Technology and Society - ZTG
Email: schaefer@ztg.tu-berlin.de


  • Sustainable consumption and environmentally friendly daily living
  • Sustainable regional development, particularly value chains in agriculture and nutrition

Prof. Dr. Ulf Schrader
Institute of Vocational Education and Work Studies
Economic Education and Sustainable Consumption
Tel.: +49 30 314-28769/-78838
Email: schrader@tu-berlin.de


  • Sustainable consumption and consumer politics
  • Corporate social responsibility and sustainability marketing
  • Innovation management

Prof. Dr. Dodo zu Knyphausen-Aufseß
Institute for Technology and Management
Chair of Strategic Leadership and Global Management
Email: knyphausen@strategie.tu-berlin.de


  • Sustainability and the economy, globalization

Further information

Susanne Cholodnicki


Spokesperson of TU Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 314-23922

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