The ISC3 Team

Our Team

The ISC3 - Team

At ISC3 we are a dedicated team from various backgrounds which are joint by a single mission: To further the concept of Sustainable Chemistry and make its global breakthrough happen. Our varied backgrounds from chemistry, science, economics, journalism among others give us a diverse view on the important topic of Sustainable Chemistry and how to promote it in the world.

Below please find a short overview of our team, respective backgrounds & tasks at the ISC3, and contact data. We are very much looking forward to discussing your ideas, thoughts, and projects with you! Please get in touch.

ISC3 Headquarters

Dr. Thomas Wanner

Dr. Thomas Wanner

Managing Director

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Dr Thomas Wanner studied chemical engineering/process technology at the Technical University of Clausthal Zellerfeld and earned his doctorate in development of new polymer materials at the Technical University of Munich which he rounded off by an Executive MBA at the Mediterranean Business School in Tunis. He began his professional career at the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging in Freising at the department of material development where he was responsible for the development of polymers with novel functionalities. Since his time at GIZ, he has been responsible for topics such as business development, key account management, employment promotion, academic & vocational training, private sector development, water and wastewater management and infrastructure. He has worked in Germany and abroad and held positions as director operations, project leader, and business consultant.

Dr. Claudio Cinquemani

Dr. Claudio Cinquemani

Director Science & Innovation

+49 228 90241-130
+49 175 4413883
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"Sustainability drives innovation: As a passionate scientist with 15 years of progressive operational experience and business insight, I believe I am in the best position to make a positive impact as Director of Research & Innovation at ISC3."
Dr. rer nat. Claudio Cinquemani studied Environmental Engineering in Germany, Spain and New Zealand. He additionally holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry. Claudio´s interest has always been in developing green and sustainable processes for industrial applications. Academic research in biochemistry and green solvents led to a position in industry, where he optimized polymer use for technical applications. Analyzing and fostering innovative ideas and entrepreneurs is his daily business. His hobbies include rock climbing and doing outdoor activities with his young family.

Oleg Ditkovskiy

Oleg Ditkovskiy

Workstream Manager Science & Innovation

+49 228 90241-125
+49 175 4476486
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Oleg Ditkovskiy studied Political Sciences and English Philology at the Universities of Heidelberg, Mannheim and Lancaster. In his final thesis he analysed the European chemical policy REACH. He has five years experience in chemicals management, regulations and communications as well as international development and public service. He contributed to the maintaining of the chemical conventions (Stockholm, Basel), created a classification system and a database for crop protection products, provided B2B-communication and advocacy in the field of chemical regulations in Bonn, Ludwigshafen and Brussels.

Kiana Frank

Kiana Frank

Project Manager – International Cooperation for Innovation

+49175 4476131
kiana.frank@isc3.org

Kiana Frank holds a M.A. in International Business from the University of Applied Sciences in Dresden and a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Heidelberg. Her interest in sustainability issues was first ignited during her internship at the United Nations headquarters in New York, where she worked on regional initiatives centered around the transformative promise of Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).Prior to her current role, she worked at a consulting firm, helping leading organizations to build and execute successful strategies to attract international investment. In so doing, she was responsible for assisting players in the fields of renewable energies and circular economies to further their export and international market entry plans.On a mission to develop and promote Sustainable Chemistry solutions worldwide, Kiana is focused on coordinating the dialogue and cooperation with the ISC3 Innovation Hub operated by the DECHEMA eV in Frankfurt.

Jens Krol

Jens Krol

Project Manager Capacity Building

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Jens Krol studied Biotechnology at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. He wrote his master-thesis about the conversion of cellulose into biofuels.He is passionate about chemistry, sustainability, and education and therefore he did his teacher training at the University of Amsterdam and subsequently worked as a chemistry teacher in a high school in Amsterdam.In 2015 he started working for GIZ as an education adviser in Afghanistan. Jens worked closely with science teachers and lecturers working in the north of the country. The aim of the project was to improve the conditions in teacher training centres.He joined the ISC3 in 2021 as an adviser in the field of capacity development and international cooperation. He works on the development of trainings, workshops, and pilots on sustainable chemistry topics like the circular use of plastics in construction and performance based business models.

Diana Pacheco Medrano

Diana Pacheco Medrano

Intern

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Diana Pacheco studied Social Communication in Peru. As well as a Master's degree in Integrated Water Management in Germany. Thanks to this and her experience in the social sector in Latin America, she was able to join the Science and Innovation team as an intern.

Christian Ruth-Strauß

Christian Ruth-Strauß

Director Communications

+49 175 4473892
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Christian Ruth-Strauss is a passionate professional with over ten years of experience in communications, campaigning, brand management, and project management. After studying sports science and communications in Cologne he has worked internationally in the chemical industry and in intergovernmental relations. His experience collaborating with federal ministries, industrial federations, and the media will support ISC3 to deepen its impact.

Anna Isabel Becker

Anna Isabel Becker

Specialist Policy & Communications

+49 175 4476686
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Anna Isabel Becker worked for several years in public affairs, political & strategic communication and campaigning on German national and European level. She studied European Studies and Political Sciences in Germany, Portugal, Austria and Australia. At the ISC3 she will contribute to the ISC3 mission promoting sustainable chemistry worldwide and will ensure that the broad range of international stakeholders from multiple sectors and levels are involved. Furthermore, Anna is engaged in increasing women representation in the public policy debate with the help of innovative online tools. With this experience she will also support the ISC3 “Gender and Sustainable Chemistry Initiative” and the growth of a network. Before joining the ISC3 Anna worked for a global communications consultancy.

Janina Haubenreißer

Janina Haubenreißer

Communications Manager

+49 228 90241-129
+49 175 3489648
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Janina Haubenreißer worked for nearly 20 years in various roles in marketing and Board Offices in an international chemical company. She attained her bachelor's degree in business administration. She gained profound knowledge about the chemical industry and sustainability while organizing various high-level conferences, which prepared her for her new challenge: helping to lead ISC3 to success. B2B-communication and advocacy in the field of chemical regulations in Bonn, Ludwigshafen and Brussels.

Claudia von Heymann

Claudia von Heymann

Office Manager

+49 228 90241-131
+49 175 4445169
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Claudia von Heymann worked for over 30 years as a bookseller and manager in the book trade before she wanted to learn something new and initiated a switch in her career: She passed the examination to become an office management assistant at the IHK (Industrie- und Handelskammer). At the ISC3 she now supports the directors "Science & Innovation" and "Policy & Communications" as well as the team at the headquarter in Bonn. She is also setting up an expert's library for sustainable chemistry for the ISC3.

Myra Rednoss

Myra Rednoss

Specialist Communications

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Myra Rednoss studied law and economics at the University of Bonn and holds a Master of Law in International Law and Globalisation, with a focus on Human Rights from Maastricht University. She discovered her interest in the chemical sector, working for a European trade union, in Brussels, in the chemical and pharmaceutical network. Here she focused on health & safety topics of workers in the chemical industry.With her experience in the field and on international projects, she will support the ISC3 in the communications department.

Julien Rombourg

Julien Rombourg

Intern Communications

julien.rombourg@isc3.org

Julien Rombourg studied Management, Applied Politics and International Relations as well as Literature and Linguistics in Germany, France and Canada. He turned towards Sustainable Chemistry as part of his master’s thesis on the impact of European regulation on decarbonization strategies of the chemical industry. With his experience in international B2B-Marketing, he joined the Communication and Policy team for an internship.

ISC3 Innovation Hub

Dr. Alexis Bazzanella

Dr. Alexis Bazzanella

Director ISC3 Innovation Hub

+49 69 7564-343
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Alexis Bazzanella studied Chemistry and received his PhD from Technical University Darmstadt. As Head of Research and Project Coordination at DECHEMA he has more than 15 years of experience in the initiation, implementation and management of research and innovation programmes and projects in the chemical sector on national and European level. He is author of several technology studies on energy/resource efficient and low carbon process technologies and has been member of the editorial and management team of the European Technology Platform on Sustainable Chemistry (SusChem).

Astrid Ewaz

Astrid Ewaz

Project Manager/Events ISC3 Innovation Hu

+49 69 7564-623
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Astrid Ewaz graduated from the faculty of Translation Studies, Linguistics and Cultural Studies at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz as a conference interpreter and translator with the working languages Italian, English, and Brazilian Portuguese. She also holds a certificate in German legal language from the Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Umwelt Nürtingen-Geislingen. Beyond working for international employers as an executive assistant and project manager in various industries, Astrid also founded her translation agency. Before joining ISC3, she worked in the international field as an Executive and Marketing Assistant, Project Manager, IT Responsible and Head of Administration. Most recently, Astrid worked in an EU-funded project supporting women entrepreneurs and women business angels.

Juanita Halblaub

Juanita Halblaub

International Relations ISC3 Innovation Hub

+49 69 7564-668
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Juanita Halblaub has an MBA as well as a certification as “CPPM - Certified Professional Project Manager" from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. Her strong interest in start-ups, international growth and new technologies led her to work as a consultant for economic development agencies, investment promotions as well as industrial parks and free zones from around the world. Her work included the generation of investment leads, the creation of programs for startups with the aim of transatlantic investment and innovation and the development of strategic partnerships with companies, government agencies and scientific institutions.
Juanita believes that entrepreneurs are bringing new ideas to the table, steering innovation, and generating change and economic growth

Dr. Thomas Homburg

Dr. Thomas Homburg

Innovation Manager ISC3 Innovation Hub

+49 69 7564-384
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Thomas Homburg studied Chemistry in Germany and Sweden while researching and working in an Environmental Chemistry project at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton, in a Biotechnology project at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and in a Catalysis project at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society. As DBU and DAAD PhD fellow, he also investigated proton conductivity at the University Kiel and the University of Calgary. Before joining ISC3, Thomas worked in the field of polymer adhesives for a Swiss based company.
Thomas is very interested in the interplay of research, economics and law an

Silvia Perez Hector

Silvia Perez Hector

Start-up Relations and Communications Manager ISC3 Innovation Hub

+49 69 7564-667
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Silvia Perez Hector graduated from the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt with a master's degree in Risk Assessment and Sustainability Management. Her strong interest in sustainable development led her to choose the interdisciplinary master's programme. Previously she earned bachelor's degree in Biomolecular Engineering from Technical University Darmstadt. Before joining ISC3, Silvia gained valuable experience in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development during her internship at GIZ in the Section Cooperation with the Private Sector.

ISC3 Research & Education Hub

Prof. Dr. Klaus Kümmerer

Prof. Dr. Klaus Kümmerer

Director ISC3 Research & Education Hub

+49 4131 677-2893
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Prof. Dr. Klaus Kümmerer is full Professor of Sustainable Chemistry and Material Resources and director of the Institute of Sustainable and Environmental Chemistry at the public Leuphana University. His research and teachings are focused on Sustainable Chemistry, Sustainable Pharmacy, Material Resources, Aquatic Environmental Chemistry, and Time in Ecology and Sustainability. He is founding and chief editor of the scientific and peer reviewed journals Sustainable Chemistry and Pharmacy as well as Current Opinion in Sustainable Chemistry. Furthermore, he serves as associate editor of Chemosphere and Environmental Pollution. Klaus Kümmerer serves in many national and international committees and chairs the International Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference as well as the annual Summer School on Sustainable Chemistry of the ISC3.

Ann-Kathrin Amsel

Ann-Kathrin Amsel

Research Associate ISC3 Research & Education Hub

+49 4131 677-2905
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Ann-Kathrin Amsel finished a training as a chemical laboratory technician and subsequently studied Environmental Sciences (B.Sc.) and Sustainability Science (M.Sc.) at Leuphana University Lüneburg. During her studies she specialized in environmental and sustainable chemistry and has gained experience in conducting inter- and transdisciplinary research. In her master thesis she worked with a combination of experimental and computational methods. At the ISC3 Research & Education Hub she investigates the potential of computational methods such as QSAR (quantitative structure–activity relationship) for the implementation of sustainable chemistry.

Dr. Dorota Bartkowiak

Dr. Dorota Bartkowiak

Coordinator Research ISC3 Research & Education Hub

+49 4131 677-2895
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Dorota Bartkowiak studied chemistry at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland) and then attained her PhD at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Before joining ISC3 her research was focused on organic, inorganic synthesis, nanomaterials and analytical chemistry. Environmental protection was always very important to her. She was involved in the organization of numerous symposiums, conferences and events to popularize science. supports the Research & Education Hub with her multidisciplinary chemical knowledge.

Rebecca Holtmann

Rebecca Holtmann

Coordinator Education ISC3 Research & Education Hub

+49 4131 677-1744
rebecca.holtmann@isc3.org

Rebecca Holtmann studied chemistry at the university of Kiel. During her PhD at the Institute of Physical Chemistry, she investigated the impact of UV radiation on structurally modified DNA nucleobases and elucidated the reaction and deactivation pathways of light-driven proton switches. Being a chemist today´s great challenges linked to chemistry motivated her to join the ISC3. Working in the Research and Education Hub now gives her the opportunity to actively contribute to a more sustainable future by further embedding sustainable chemistry and related topics in the academic curricula and research.

Karen Kratschmer (EDA)

Karen Kratschmer (EDA)

Office & Event Management ISC3 Research & Education Hub

+49 4131 677-2894
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Karen Kratschmer is a European Management Assistant and studied at the EBC Hochschule (University of Applied Sciences) Hamburg. She has a long working experience in office management as well as in organizing fairs and conference

CAPCI

Dr. Detlef Schreiber

Dr. Detlef Schreiber

Head CAPCI

Dr. Detlef Schreiber is the Head of the Project CAPCI (Climate Action Programme for the Chemical Industry). He was the Head of the Section Environmental Policy at GIZ. He has more than 30 years of experience in the area of environmental policy, climate, geosciences and resource management in Germany / Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America. From 2001-2007 he was a senior advisor in the Technical Cooperation project “Competitiveness and Environment”, MERCOSUR-Germany. From 2008-2015, he was the Head of Competence Centre Environmental Policy, Resource Efficiency and Waste Management at GIZ where his work focused on international cooperation with developing countries and emerging economies on the green economy, environmental economics, resource efficiency and related issues.

Manuel Andresh

Manuel Andresh

Sustainable Chemistry & Chemical process Engineering Technology Advisor

Manuel Andresh is working as an advisor with a focus on technologies and sustainability. He has been working at a research institute of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) for the past years, assessing the sustainability of different Power-to-X processes. He is currently still pursuing his PhD on this topic. At the same time, he is also working as an advisor for the PtX-Hub of the GIZ, where his focus also lies on technologies, and potential applications in the chemical sector. Manuel completed his master´s studies in Life Cycle & Sustainability and assessed the hidden costs of waste in several companies in India with Material Flow Cost Accounting for his master´s thesis. Before that, he also spent a semester abroad in Russia and worked there as a project employee for planning the logistics of potatoes for a chips factory in Northern Russia.

Paola Bustillos

Paola Bustillos

Climate and Sustainable Chemistry Advisor

+49 228 4460-4897
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Paola Bustillos is a chemical engineer, she has completed her master's studies at the Trier University of Applied Sciences in Germany in eco-efficiency, as well as postgraduate studies in environmental management and cost reduction in industry at the University of Saarbrücken in Germany. She has more than 20 years of professional experience in international cooperation projects related to climate change mitigation and adaptation projects, energy efficiency and environmental protection in Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Ghana, Thailand, Vietnam and Germany.

Ezequiel Gaspes

Ezequiel Gaspes

CAPCI - Coordinator Argentina

Ezequiel Gaspes is a biologist, and he has extensive professional experience in the area of climate change and the chemical sector, as well as key actors in the public and private sector, so his experience contributes considerably to the achievement of concepts and products required.

Pimpilas Nuntiphon

Pimpilas Nuntiphon

CAPCI - Coordinator Thailand

Pimpilas is a development worker who has background on environment. She has been working with GIZ since 2005, starting from the Tsunami rehabilitation programme, chemical risk management, bioplastic, waste-to-energy, sustainable consumption and production as well as mitigation actions of climate change under Thai-German Climate Programme. Besides that, she has experience working in the trilateral programme between Thailand and SEA countries on the topic of TVET, sustainable agriculture, good governance of supreme suit and access to affordable and high quality of medicine. Nevertheless, she supports the capacity building programme as trainer / co-trainer in the topic of effective design and planning as well as result-based management (RBM).

Anna Stäudlin

Anna Stäudlin

Project Assistant

Anna Staeudlin completed her bachelor’s degree in chemistry at the University of Vienna. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in business chemistry at the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences. Since November 2021 she is working at GIZ in the CAPCI project and is collecting first experiences in the field of international cooperation. Within the CAPCI project, she was mainly involved in the implementation of the online Training of Trainers course on Sustainable Chemistry and Climate Change as well as in the development process of a knowledge database of best practices in the chemical industry.