Joachim Knebel

Joachim Knebel

Head of Division III ‘Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering’

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+49 721 60 82 5511
+49 (0) 721 6082 5528
Hermann-von-Helmholtz Platz 1
Germany, D-76344
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Joachim Knebel, born 1962, educated as a mechanical and nuclear engineer, is Head of Division III ‚Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering‘ at KIT, which comprises 36 institutes, the two KIT-Departments ‘Mechanical Engineering’ and ‘Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies’, as well as the three Helmholtz Programmes ‘Storage and Crosslinked Infrastructures’, ‘Nuclear Waste Disposal and Safety’, and ‘Nuclear Fusion’. Across scientific disciplines and research programmes, he shapes and organises the research and innovation work which is supporting the ‚German Energiewende‘ and the mobility systems of the future. - Within Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres (HGF), Joachim Knebel is spokesperson of the Cross-Programme Activity Electromobility; and Contact Person for the Helmholtz Initiative Energy System 2050. - PhD in Theoretical Mechanical Engineering for Karlsruhe Technical University; Professor Honoris Causa of Saint-Petersburg State University; European Science-Culture-Award of the European Foundation for Culture PRO EUROPA.