Kathrin Goldammer is an expert in energy technology and management. She has been Managing Director of Reiner Lemoine Institute since February 2016 and is responsible for scientific and financial management.
Kathrin has many years of experience in the energy sector, energy policy, and policy advice: She has been responsible for the electricity generation portfolio in Germany at a Swiss utility company and later headed projects in asset management and portfolio optimization for municipal utilities and private companies. At the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam, she established the “Transdisciplinary Panel on Energy Change” (TPEC). Before becoming Managing Director at RLI, she was in charge of the Energiewende Research Forum – the multi-stakeholder dialogue platform of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research – at the German Academy of Science and Engineering acatech.
Following research stays in Switzerland, the United States, and Japan, Kathrin received her PhD in Physics from Humboldt Universität zu Berlin in 2007. She holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Technische Universität Berlin.
Kathrin has been appointed spokeswoman for the Berlin Brandenburg Energy Technology cluster, which is part of the Joint Innovation Strategy of the States of Berlin and Brandenburg – innoBB 2025, in June 2021. She was Head of the scientific advisory council for the conference „Grid Integration of Electric Mobility“ and is currently a member of the scientific board of the conference "Powertrains and Energy Systems of Tomorrow" hosted by Automobiltechnische Zeitschrift (ATZ). She is also part of the project advisory board of the Leibniz Research Alliance on Energy Transitions. She is a former member of the Board of Directors and current Regional Manager of Hydrogen Power Storage & Solutions East Germany e. V. (HYPOS) and was a founding member of the Women in Green Hydrogen network in 2020. Since December 2021 Kathrin is part of the advisory board for Baden-Württemberg's hydrogen roadmap. Kathrin has been a member of the Berlin Climate Protection Council since March 2022.
In 2019 together with Oliver Arnhold Kathrin founded the Localiser RLI GmbH.
She advocates for an increased visibility of women in the energy sector and is an active critic of pseudoscience.