Christin Zeitz

Biomass and Food, Industry and Products, Resources

Research Topics

  • Material flow analysis (MFA) of urban areas (Urban Metabolism)
  • Vetiver Grass System (VGS) for soil erosion control and waste water treatment
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of products, processes and technologies
  • Permaculture design and implementation

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2016 Training Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) at Permaculture Research Institute Nairobi/Kenia (PRI)
  • Since 2014 Research associate at ifeu – Institute for Energy and Environmental Research GmbH
  • 2006–2013 Study of Geoecology at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Germany (KIT)
  • 2012 Graduate student researcher at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig/Germany (UFZ) and at International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology Mbita/Kenia (ICIPE) within the MOCC-A project (Mosquito Control by Combining chemical and biological measures in Africa)
  • 2011–2012 Intern at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH Bonn/Germany (GIZ), Department Environment and Climate, within the Convention Project to Combat Desertification (CCD)
  • 2010–2011 INTER-ACT: Internationalisation and Intercultural Competence Training at Centre for Cultural Studies Karlsruhe/Germany (ZAK), focus: Intercultural communication Africa, Intercultural project management
  • 2008–2011 Student assistant at Technology Centre Water Karlsruhe/Germany (TZW), Department of Groundwater and Soil
  • 2006 Volunteer at Belo Rural Development Association Belo/Kamerun (BERUDA), within the project Sustainable Agriculture: farming techniques to prevent soil erosion and increase soil fertility
  • Since 2017 International Advisory Board member of Permaculture Research Institute Nairobi/Kenia (PRI)

Key Projects

  • Rapid Planning: Sustainable infrastructure, environmental and resource management for highly dynamic metropolises
  • Several life cycle assessment projects for the packaging, beverage and food industry (confidential)