Name and title:                          Prof. PD Dr.-Ing. Rolf Kloss

Nationality:                                German

Profession:                                Civil Engineer



2012                   Zhejiang University, China

                         - Professor at the Institute of Biomechatronic Engineering                

                          Braunschweig Technical University, Carolo Wilhelmina

2002                  - Venia Legendi (PD) in the field of “International Sanitary Engineering”

2003                  - Associate after becoming assistant professor (1997) at the Institute of Sanitary Engineering

1979 - 1985       - Doctor of Engineering

1979 - 1980       - Postgraduate study in economics

1972 - 1978       - Graduate in Civil Engineering (Economics/Water management/Urban and regional planning)



2012                   Zhejiang University, China 

China                  - Director of the CBEB Sino-German Centre of Bio-Energy and Biomass, GIZ-CIM 

2007 - 2011         Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GIZ-CIM) GmbH, Eschborn 

Syria                   - Team leader Water Supply and Sanitation GTZ-IS, Damascus 

Ethiopia               - Head of CTI Centre Technology and Innovation, GTZ-IS, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 

2004 - 2006         CONSULAQUA Hamburg / Hamburg Wasser

Germany             - Chief executive director of CONSULAQUA under HWW Hamburger Wasserwerke 

1991 - 2003         CES Consulting Engineers Salzgitter GmbH, Salzgitter / Preussag AG

Germany             - Director of the Waste Water Engineering Department        

1987 - 1991         Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH, Eschborn

Thailand                 Deployments as Senior Expert for renewable energy / CMU University of Chiang Mai

1989 - 1991         - Planning and construction management for a number of waste water and waste treatment plants

                              in the province of Chiang Mai including evaluations during the operation phase

Columbia                Project manager in Cali of the SPE special programme for the introduction of renewable energy / Corporacion Autonoma del Valle de Cauca


1987 - 1989         - Introduction and nation-wide spread of anaerobic waste water treatment plants with utilisation of the biogas

                              resulting from treatment of agricultural, domestic refuse and garbage

1984 - 1987         Institut für Siedlungswasserwirtschaft und Abfalltechnik der Universität Hannover

Germany                Head of a research project

                           - Determination of the capability and technical/economical limits of use of anaerobic reactors

                             with biomass enrichment for treatment of waste waters from the agricultural industry

1979 - 1984         Institut für Technologie und Biosystemtechnik der FAL Bundesforschungsanstalt für Landwirtschaft, Braunschweig, now vTI

Germany                Responsible for attending to various research and development projects

                           - Advisor for renewable energy projects; e.g. wind, solar energy, ethanol, oil, straw, wood

                           - Optimization of the planning & design of anaerobic systems according to technical/economical criteria for biogas & fertilizer production

1975 - 1979         Institut für Stadtbauwesen und Regionalplanung

Germany               Planning and draft work assistant/engineer

                                          Division Sanitary Engineering (Abteilung Siedlungswasserwirtschaft) 

1978 - 1979          - Phosphor elimination by biological means using activated sludge bacteria

1976 - 1977          - Design work for municipal, industrial and agroindustrial waste water treatment plants with water reuse

                                          Division Urban Planning (Abteilung Stadtplanung)                          

1975 - 1976          - Urban development of the "Magni-Viertel" and the district "Frankfurter Strasse" 

1974 - 1975         Ingenieurbüro Schmittpott, Lemgo

Germany               Draft work and documents for invitation to tender for various projects in the potable water sector 

1973                   Dyckerhoff und Widmann AG

Germany               Assistant in concrete laboratory and for casting the 12 storey Median Rehabilitation Clinic Centre using climbing formwork technology





Lecture, more than 70 publications, organisation of international conferences and meetings, 

editing a number of technical books, 30 oral presentations, support of 30 study papers, undergraduate dissertations and doctorates.