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. Domenico Giardini
  • Prof. Bruce Dingwell
Vice Chair
  • apl. Prof. Judith Schicks
  • PD Dr. Sascha Brune
Vice Chair
  • Prof. Onno Oncken
Programme Advice
  • MinDirig'in Oda Keppler
  • ST Tobias Dünow
Vice Chair
  • Prof. Niels Hovius
Scientific Executive Director and Chairman of the Board (interim)
  • Dr. Stefan Schwartze
Administrative Executive Director

Research Ombudspersons: Dr. R. Trumbull, Dr. B. Plessen

Staff Council: Dr. A. Vieth-Hillebrand

Equal Opportunity Commissioner: PD Dr. U. Weckmann

Representative Body for Disabled Employees: S. Thiel

Youth and Education Representative: F. Pahlow