GFZ structure

There are 26 Research Sections at GFZ, combined in four departments, each Department representing a particular research focus. Long term research objectives at GFZ are realized within the overarching topic-oriented Helmholtz Research Programmes. Every programme includes several Research Topics. Research within topics is done across sections.

GFZ organisational structure

  • Prof. Donald Dingwell
  • Dr. Jürgen Dold
Vice Chair
  • apl. Prof. Judith Schicks
  • PD Dr. Sascha Brune
Vice Chair
  • MinDirig'in Oda Keppler
  • ST Tobias Dünow
Vice Chair
  • Prof. Niels Hovius
Scientific Executive Director and Chairman (interim)
  • Dr. Stefan Schwartze
Administrative Executive Director

Research Ombudspersons: Dr. Robert Trumbull, Dr. Birgit Plessen Link

Staff Council: Dr. Andrea Vieth-Hillebrand

Equal Opportunity Commissioner: PD Dr. Ute Weckmann

Representative Body for Disabled Employees: Sabine Thiel

Youth and Education Representative: Fabian Pahlow

Sustainability manager: Dr. Knut Kaiser Link

Compliance: Almut Scholz Link