Kathrin Goldammer

Dr. rer. nat. (HU Berlin)

+49 (0)30 1208 434 0

Managing Director


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 is a member of the scientific advisory council for the conference „Grid Integration of Electric Mobility“ hosted by Automobiltechnische Zeitschrift (ATZ), member of the Board of Directors of Hydrogen Power Storage & Solutions East Germany e. V. (HYPOS), and she is a member of the project advisory board of the Leibniz Research Alliance on Energy Transitions. She advocates for an increased visibility of women in the energy sector and is an active critic of pseudoscience.