Karsten Lemmer – Member of the Executive Board

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Karsten Lemmer
  Karsten Lemmer

Karsten Lemmer is the DLR Executive Board Member responsible for the areas of Energy and Transport. The electrical engineer pursued a career in academia and the railway industry before joining DLR as Institute Director in 2001.

In his role as Executive Board Member for Energy and Transport, Karsten Lemmer is responsible for the strategic orientation and ongoing development of research conducted by roughly 1200 scientists, whose broad spectrum of expertise contributes to research in the fields of energy and transport.

After graduating in electrical engineering, Karsten Lemmer (*1964) worked as a research assistant and tutor at TU Braunschweig, where he also completed his doctorate in 1994. He went on to lead a broad variety of national and international projects in research, consultancy and industry. In 1997, he joined Siemens AG as manager for European Projects and was later named director for New Business Development. In 2001, after a joint appointment with TU Braunschweig, he joined DLR as the founding Director of the DLR Institute of Transportation Systems, which is now home to over 170 researchers. He accepted the position as DLR Executive Board Member for Energy and Transport in March 2017.

Lemmer is an appointed member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) and the national delegate on the European Rail Research Advisory Council (ERRAC), where he represents the interests of the Federal Republic of Germany. Moreover, he sits on the Round Table 'Automated Driving' initiated by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW).

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