Headline: The Directors

RIFS director
RIFS Director Mark Lawrence. RIFS/Lotte Ostermann

Professor Dr Mark Lawrence has been a Scientific Director at RIFS (formerly IASS) since October 2011 and was originally responsible for the SIWA (Sustainable Interactions with the Atmosphere) Cluster and assumed the duties of Managing Scientific Director in December 2020.

Former directors

Until his retirement in September 2015, Professor Dr Klaus Töpfer was the Founding and Executive Director of the IASS. At the same time, he headed the GCS (Global Contract for Sustainability) Cluster.

Professor Dr Carlo Rubbia was a Scientific Director of the IASS from June 2010 to May 2015 with responsibility for the E³ (Earth, Energy and Environment) Cluster.

Prof. Dr Patrizia Nanz was a Scientific Director at the IASS from April 2016 to January 2021.

Jakob Meyer was an Administrative Director at the IASS from October 2017 to June 2022.

Prof. Dr Ortwin Renn was a Scientific Director from February 2016 to December 2022.