Dipl.-Geogr. Josef Zens

Josef Zens
Dipl.-Geogr. Josef Zens
Group Leader
Telegrafenberg
Building G, Room 225
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-1040
josef.zens@gfz-potsdam.de

Function and Responsibilities:

Head of public relations and media relations

Research Interests:

Geomorphology, climate, ice ages, science communication

Education:

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

Awards:

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

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