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Max-Eyth-Allee 100

14469 Potsdam


Tel. +49 (0)331 5699-0


Coordinating institute


Prof. Dr. habil. Reiner Brunsch
Scientific Director

Telephone: +49 (0)331 5699 100

Research programs

Areas of research

• Resource efficiency of agricultural production<br/>• System engineering in agriculture<br/>• Reduction of agricultural emissions<br/>• Animal-friendly milking<br/>


  • European Society of Agricultural Engineers (EurAgEng), Member of Executive Board, Chairman of the European Network of Engineering for Agriculture and Environment (ENGAGE) since 2008
  • EU Rural Networks' Assembly, representative of the German agricultural Research since 2014
  • German Agricultural Research Alliance (DAFA), Member of the Board since 2014
  • DAFA Livestock Forum, spokesman of the cluster on cattle research since 2012
  • Leibniz Research Alliance "Sustainable food production and healthy nutrition", founder and spokesman since 2012
  • Leibniz Financial Committee, member since 2016
  • KTBL Main Committee, member since 2007
  • VDI Technical Advisory Board, Max Eyth Society for Agricultural Engineering, member since 2009
  • Scientific Advisory Board of the Thünen Institute (Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries), member since 2009
  • Scientific Advisory Board of the Scientific Society of the advisors for milk production (WGM), member since 2001
  • Advisory Board for Sustainability of the State Government of Brandenburg (Deputy Chairman), 2010-2014
  • Scientific Advisory Board of the Association for the promotion of sustainable agriculture (FNL), Member, 2011-2014
  • European Innovation Partnership (EIP) 'Agricultural productivity and sustainability' in the Federal States of Brandenburg and Berlin, Member since 2015




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Oct 5-7, 2016: ISHS Symposium 2016 "Sensing Plant Water Status", Potsdam

ATB organizes the symposium "Sensing Plant Water Status - Methods and Applications in Horticultural Science" in the framework of the International Society for Horticultural Sciences (ISHS) in Potsdam.

Feb 7, 2017: 10th International FRUTIC Symposium on Quality and Safety of Fresh Horticultural Commodities

For the first time, with FRUTIC Symposium held on February 7, 2017 in Berlin, an international scientific conference will be linked with FRUIT LOGISTICA, the leading fair of the international fresh pr

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Renaming of ATB - B stands for bioeconomy

August 31, 2016: From 1st of September 2016 on, the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering Potsdam-Bornim has a new name: "Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB)". The acronym ATB is still valid.

Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik und Bioökonomie e.V. · Max-Eyth-Allee 100 · 14469 Potsdam · Germany · Tel. +49 (0)331 5699 0 · E-mail