Dr. Benjamin Männel

Group Leader
Dr. Benjamin Männel
Building A 17, Room 10.21
14473 Potsdam

Function and Responsibilities:

  • Head of the Research Group "GNSS IGS Analysis Center" (Section 1.1)
  • Deputy speaker for the Modular Earth Science Infrastructure (MESI)

Research Interests:

  • high-quality GNSS processing including orbit determination
  • combination of space geodetic techniques on satellites
  • satellite tracking with VLBI


  • 02/2022 - 04/2022 Research stay at Nevada Geodetic Lab (University of Nevada, Reno, USA)
  • since 2016 research associate at GFZ Potsdam
  • 2011 - 2016 research assistant at the Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry, ETH Zürich


  • 2011 - 2016 PhD studies at ETH Zürich
  • 2006 - 2011 Diploma studies Geodesy, TU Dresden


Research Boards and Committees:

  • 2015-2017 IVS Working Group on Satellite Observation with VLBI
  • since 2016 GGOS Standing Committee on Performance Simulations and Architectural Trade-offs (Co-Chair)
  • as of 2020 Member of the IGS Governing Board (elected Analysis Center Representative)
  • as of 2021 Member of the EUREF Governing Board

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