Prof. Dr. habil. Reiner Brunsch
Speaker Leibniz RA "Food & Nutrition"

Telephone: +49 (0)331 5699 105
Email: rbrunsch@atb-potsdam.de

Research programs

Areas of research

  • circular economy in rural areas
  • Resource efficiency of agricultural production
  • System engineering in agriculture
  • Digitalization in agro-food-chain
  • Animal-friendly milking


  • European Society of Agricultural Engineers (EurAgEng), Member of Executive Board, Chairman of the European Network of Engineering for Agriculture and Environment (ENGAGE) since 2008
  • 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
  • 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
  • European Innovation Partnership (EIP) 'Agricultural productivity and sustainability' in the Federal States of Brandenburg and Berlin, Member since 2015
  • 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
  • EU Rural Networks' Assembly, representative of the German agricultural Research 2014-2016
  • German Agricultural Research Alliance (DAFA), Member of the Board 2014-2018
  • Leibniz Financial Committee, member, 2016-2018



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