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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Amon

2nd Deputy Scientific Director

Department: Engineering for Livestock Management ; Managing Board

Telefon: +49 (0)331 5699 510
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Research programs

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"


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’