Dipl.-Geogr. Josef Zens

Josef Zens
Dipl.-Geogr. Josef Zens
Building G, Room 225
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-1040

Function and Responsibilities:

Head of public relations and media relations

Research Interests:

Geomorphology, climate, ice ages, science communication


Trained journalist (daily newspapers), diploma in geography (major) with minors economy and meteorology; alma mater Freie Universität Berlin; one year at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; member of the editorial staff (science editor) of the "Berliner Zeitung"; press officer for "Forschungsverbund Berlin", Leibniz Association, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences; lecturer at Technische Universität Berlin (Science Journalism) and other universities in Germany


Alumnus of Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
Science Press Officer of the Year 2010
idw Prize for Science Communication (2016)