Ingrid Kögel-Knabner, a multidisciplinary soil scientist

Ingrid Kögel-Knabner
Chair of Soil Science
Technical University of Munich

The 2015 Philippe Duchaufour Medal is awarded to Ingrid Kögel-Knabner for her fundamental and ground-breaking work on the dynamics and stabilisation of soil organic matter in soils from a basic-chemistry and organo-mineral interactions perspective.

I received my doctorate from the University of Bayreuth, Germany, in 1987. In 1992 I became a professor of soil science and soil ecology at the Ruhr-Univeristät Bochum.I joined the Life Sciences Center of Technische Universität München (TUM) in 1995 as Professor in Soil Science. Since 2011 I am also a Carl von Linde Senior Fellow at the TUM Institute for Advanced Study.

Ingrid, with many soil samples in the lab.
Ingrid, with many soil samples in the lab.

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Stefan Doerr: meet the expert in (soil water) repellency

Rob Bryant
College of Engineering, Swansea University

Rick Shakesby
College of Science, Swansea University

Stefan Doerr achieved a Diplom from Tübingen University (1993) and at that stage his main interests lay in limestone geomorphology. His interests in research into soil began at Swansea University where his PhD (awarded 1997) concerned soil water repellency relating to burned and unburned eucalypt and pine forests in north-central Portugal.

Research in Australia (downunder!) in 2009 (Stefan on the right).

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