Thirteen independent representatives of the geothermal industry from business, ministries and science form the research advisory board of the Geothermal-Alliance Bayern. They support the research project by taking on the following tasks:

  • To network the partners and applicants of the GAB content-related and scientifically as well as with operators of geothermal plants during the project period,
  • to deal with current R&D topics and to develop a research strategy to bundle of all Bavarian research activities,
  • to support the partners and applicants of the GAB in identifying important research areas,
  • to evaluate and select incoming applications for seed funding together with the partners of the GAB and in close coordination with the applicants of the GAB according to the cooperation agreement.

Members of the Research Advisory Board:


  • Wolfgang Geisinger: Geothermie Unterhaching GmbH & Co. KG, Managing Director

Deputy Chairman

  • Jörg Uhde: Stadtwerke Speyer GmbH, Project Manager


  • dr Erwin Knapek:  Federal Geothermal Association e. V., Honorary President
  • dr Christian Pletl:  Stadtwerke München GmbH, conception of generating plants
  • Prof. Dr. Magdalena Scheck-Wenderoth: Helmholtz Center Potsdam, GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences, Head of Sedimentary Basin Modeling
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Kohl:  Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Chair of Geothermal Energy & Reservoir Technology
  • Prof. David Bruhn:  GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam – International Geothermal Center, TU Delft (Netherlands), Professor of Geothermal Engineering
  • Prof. Dr. Rolf Bracke:  Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Infrastructures and Geothermal Energy IEG, Institute Director
  • Prof. Dr. Inga Moeck:  Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics (LIAG), Head of Section
  • dr Hartwig Schroeder:  Enex Power
  • Uwe Schindler:   H. Anger’s Söhne, managing director
  • Prof. Dr. Herbert Hofstätter:  Chair of Petroleum Engineering, Montanuniversität Leoben
  • Rainer Zimmer:  Bavarian State Ministry for Economics and Media, Energy and Technology, Dep. Raw Material Supply, Mining, Geothermal Energy
  • dr Timo Spörlein: Bavarian State Office for the Environment, Head of Department for Deep Geothermal Energy and Underground Potentials

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