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09/13/2023 | Campus-Meldung

Stefan Lechtenböhmer fills fourth core professorship of the Kassel Institute

Dr. Stefan Lechtenböhmer took over the professorship of Sustainable Technology Design in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kassel in September. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Kassel Institute for Sustainability.

Prof. Dr. Stefan Lechtenböhmer.Image: University of Kassel.
Prof. Dr. Stefan Lechtenböhmer.

Stefan Lechtenböhmer has been working on the energy transition for more than 30 years and is a leading expert on the sustainable transformation of the industrial system. Most recently, he was head of the Future Energy and Industrial Systems department at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy and an honorary professor at Lund University (Sweden).

"I am very much looking forward to linking my experience even more closely with university research and teaching and, in doing so, to contributing valuable impulses from many years of close cooperation with stakeholders from business, politics and civil society in intensive cooperation with the Wuppertal Institute," he announced.

Born in Westphalia, he studied geography, economics and political science at the University of Münster and received his PhD from the Department of Economics at the University of Flensburg in 2008.

According to his own statement, what appeals to him most about the professorship in Kassel is the opportunity to help shape application- and solution-oriented sustainability research at the Kassel Institute for Sustainability.

The newly founded Kassel Institute for Sustainability conducts research and teaches with reference to the United Nations' 17 Sustainability Goals. Of the up to 17 new professorships, eight have now been filled. The holders of four so-called core professorships are also part of the board of directors. In addition to Lechtenböhmer, these are Prof. Dr. Andra-Ioana Horcea-Milcu,Prof. Dr. Andreas Fischer-Lescano and Prof. Dr. Andreas Braun.



Prof. Dr. Stefan Lechtenböhmer
University of Kassel
Department of Sustainable Technology Design
Tel.: +49 561 804 7756
E-mail: Fb15-std[at]uni-kassel[dot]de


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