Dr.-Ing. Joachim Knebel

Prof. h.c. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Knebel

Curriculum Vitae

Prof. h.c. Dr.-Ing. Joachim U. Knebel

Personal Data

Name: Prof. h.c. Dr.-Ing. Joachim U. Knebel
Date of birth: August 30, 1962

Academic Background and Education

10/1983-01/1989 Studies of Theoretical Mechanical Engineering, University of Karlsruhe (TH)
01/1993 Doctoral Examination; Ph.D. Thesis: “Experimental Studies in Turbulent Buoyant Jets in Sodium for Fast Reactors”, Grade: ‘Summa Cum Laude’
 12/2013 Professor Honoris Causa of Saint-Petersburg State University, Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Control Processes

Professional Career and Activities

Within Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
02/1989 – 04/2002 Scientist at the Institute for Nuclear and Energy Technologies (IKET), former Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe (KfK), today KIT
05/2002 – 09/2010 Head of Nuclear Safety Research Programme (NUKLEAR), KIT
10/2007 – 05/2009 Acting Head of Institute of Neutron Physics and Reactor Technology (INR), KIT
06/2009 Acting Head of Institute of Radiation Research (ISF), KIT
10/2010-12/2013 Chief Science Officer (CSO-4), and Member of the Enlarged Executive Board, KIT
 since 01/2014 Head of Division, Division 3 – Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Within Helmholtz Association (HGF)
05/2002 – 12/2014 Spokesperson of Helmholtz “Nuclear Waste Management and Safety” Research Programme
07/2012 – 12/2020 Spokesperson of the Helmholtz Cross-Programme Activity “Electromobility”
05/2015 – 12/2020 Contact Person Helmholtzinitiative “Energy System 2050”


05/2011 European Science-Culture-Award of the European Foundation for Culture PRO EUROPA

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