Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kerstin Kuchta
Institute for Circular Resource Engineering and Management - CREM
Kerstin Kuchta is head of the Institute Circular Resources Engineering and Management and full professor at the Hamburg University of Technology. She graduated 1991 in Environmental Engineering at the Berlin University of Technology. She continued her academic carrier as a researcher at Darmstadt University of Technology and finalised her PhD in 1997. From 2002-2010 she was Full Professor for Energy and Environmental Management at Hamburg University of Applied Science and founding dean of the faculty of engineering at the German-Kazak University (DKU) in Almaty, Kazakhstan. In 2011 she moved as a full professor to the Hamburg University of Technology, established her research group and is Vice President for higher Education and Academic Affairs of TU Hamburg since 2019. Her major research interests are the circular economy for biobased and conventional polymers ,bio economy, environmental sound waste management and the circular cities. She is president of the board of trustees of the German waste management industry and is leading several work groups in the field of resource recovery and sustainability on the regional, national and international level.