Dr. Kathrin Goldammer is an energy market expert with special interest in German and European energy policy, stakeholder involvement in politics and transdisciplinary approaches in knowledge generation.
Kathrin Goldammer studied Electrical Engineering at Technical University of Berlin and received her PhD in Physics after research periods in Switzerland, the USA and Japan. After that, she started her career in the energy industry managing German electricity generation for a Swiss utility company. From there she switched to consulting and was in charge of asset management and portfolio optimization projects for municipal utilities and industrial enterprises. In 2012 she switched to the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, a think-tank for sustainability research in Potsdam, and established the Transdiscipilinary Panel on Energy Change. The Panel proposed energy policies from renewable energy incentive schemes to the future of conventional power plants as well as social aspects of energy system transformation. From there she transferred to the German Academy of Science and Engineering acatech where she was in charge of the Energiewende Research Forum, the multi-stakeholder dialogue platform of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. In 2016 she became managing director at the Reiner Lemoine Institute, an applied energy research institute in Berlin.