Dr. Ludwig Stroink

Ludwig Stroink
Dr. Ludwig Stroink
Group Leader
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Function and Responsibilities:

  • Head "International Affairs Office at GFZ"


  • 11/2015 - present: Chair of the Working Committee "International Relations" of the Helmholtz Association
  • 06/2013 - present: Advisor to the Research Council of the Sultanate Oman; Duties: Strategic development and implementation of the non-university research centre IATI, Institute for Advanced Technology Integration in Muscat
  • 08/2010 - 06/2014: "Innovation-Lead" in the Co-Location Centre "CLC-Berlin" of the European R&I-Programme "Climate-KIC";
  • 01/2010 - present: Head „International Affairs Office" Helmholtz Centre Potsdam,German Research Centre for Geosciences
  • 01/2000 – 12/2009: Executive Director of the National R&D-Programme GEOTECHNOLOGIEN funded by the German Minsitry of Education and Research (BMBF)
  • 1995 – 1998: Scientific Coordinator of a German-Russian Research Programme under the umbrella of the EUROPROBE-Initiative
  • 03/1992 – 12/1999: Scientific Secretary of the DFG-Senate Commission for Joint Research in Earth Sciences
  • 01/1988 – 03/1992: PhD-Student and Teaching Assistant at Aachen Technical University
  • 1987: Consultant at Department of Indian and Northern Affairs; Exploration and Geological Services (DIAND), Canada
  • 1986: Consultant at Department of Indian and Northern Affairs; Exploration and Geological Services (DIAND), Canada (Diploma-Thesis)
  • 1983: Trainee at Claremont Petroleum, Melbourne, Australia


  • 01/1988 – 05/1993: PhD-Student at Aachen Technical University (Prof. Dr. Roland Walter). PhD-Thesis: Diagenesis of paleozoic sandstones at the northern rim of the Rhenish Massif 
  • 10/1980 – 12/1987: Geology at Aachen Technical University; Diplomathesis: Geology, Petrography und Mineralization of the Livingstone CreekArea, Yucon Territory, Canada. (Prof. Dr. Günther Friedrich);

Research Boards and Committees:

  • Member of the Climate KIC General Assembly (2010 - 2014)
  • Member Advisory Board SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences
  • Founding member of the „International Geoscience Education Organization“ 


  • 2017: Award in the national ideas competition "International Research Marketing“ of the German Research Council DFG. The concept "The international Geo-Campus Potsdam/Berlin - Enhancing the international visibility of GFZ and the Geo.X Network to capitalize a worldwide unique constellation of research and training opportunities" submitted by the International Office was awarded with 100.000 €.(link)