Katrin Lammers

M.Sc . Environmental Engineering (TU Bergakademie Freiberg)

+49 (0)30 1208 434 48

PhD candidate


Katrin Lammers started her PhD research in October 2018 in a cooperation of the Technical University of Berlin and Reiner Lemoine Institute. She is working in the Off-Grid Systems Unit and is researching rural electrification in Southeast Asia. Katrin has been awarded a PhD scholarship by the Heinrich Böll Foundation. The title of her dissertation is “Building up climate resilience of vulnerable remote island communities in Southeast Asia through electrification – A socio-economic and technical evaluation of renewable energy mini-grids“.

From 2015 to 2018, Katrin has been working for GIZ GmbH in Bangkok. She supported reference project development on community level as well as in the commercial and industrial sector with technical advisory. She managed a project on rural electrification on Thai islands. In this context, she developed electrification concepts and technical system designs for two pilot sites together with a project consortium.

Katrin is from Germany and gained cultural, political, and professional experience in Ethiopia, Chile, Cambodia, Peru, and Thailand.

She holds a bachelor’s- and master’s degree from the Technical University and Mining Academy Freiberg in Environmental Engineering focusing on decentralized energy systems and thermal insulation. While working on her theses at the Fraunhofer THM Institute and Schott Solar, she gained additional expertise in degradation effects and thermal losses of solar panels.