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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Amon

Head of Department

Department: Sensors and Modelling

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Program areas

Research areas

  • Measurement and mitigation of ammonia and greenhouse gases from animal husbandry
  • Bioenergy production from animal manures and energy crops
  • Sustainable manure management
  • Development and assessment of new livestock housing systems
  • Antibiotic resistances

Scientific activities

since 03/2020: Board member of the International Research Centre for Animal Environment and Welfare (IRCAEW)

since 03/2017: Member of the KTBL main committee

since 12/2016: German representative in the management committee of COST Action CA16106 "Ammonia and Greenhouse Gases Emissions from Animal Production Buildings"

since 05/2015: Member of the KTBL working group "Livestock farming (NT)

since 05/2015: Member of the KTBL working group "Determination of emission data for the assessment of environmental impacts of livestock farming – EmiDaT

since 01/2015: Member of the Steering Committee of the Leibniz Research Association Infections'21

2006 - 2010: FP 6 EU-AGRO-BIOGAS: Coordinator


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Curriculum Vitae

Scientific career


since 2012

Head of Department "Engineering for Livestock Management" at the Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik und Bioökonomie Potsdam (ATB)
Full professor: "Livestock-Environment-Interactions" Freie Universität Berlin

2000 - 2012

Senior researcher, head of working group "Technology of animal husbandry and environment" at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna


Habilitation in "Agricultural Engineering"


Degree as Dr. agr. at TU München-Weihenstephan

1994 - 1999

Research scientist at the Division of Agricultural Engineering, Department of Sustainable Agricultural Systems, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna

1993 - 1994

Research assistant at Technical University of Munich, Bayerischen Landesanstalt für Landtechnik, Freising-Weihenstephan, Department "Agricultural Engineering and animal Housing", Germany

1990 - 1993

Research scientist at the Bavarian State Research Center for Agriculture (LfL) in Freising-Weihenstephan, Department ‘Agricultural Engineering in Livestock Farming’