Past President of acatech (National Academy of Science and Engineering), Germany

Professor Dr Dr hc Reinhard Huettl is the Scientific Executive Director and Chairman of the Board at the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, the National Research Centre for Earth Sciences in Germany and Past President of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech).

Huettl studied Forest and Soil Sciences at the Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg and at Oregon State University (USA). From 1986 to 1992 he was Head of International Research at Kali & Salz AG/BASF-group. He was a member of the Council of Experts for Environmental Questions, a member and Chairman of the Scientific Commission of the Scientific Council as well as a member of the Ethics Commission on the Safe and Secure Provision of Energy, all for the German government. He was conferred the Cross of Merit First Class of the Federal Republic of Germany in July 2008.