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Leo Töpperwein

Student Assistant

Leo Töpperwein is driven by the question of how we can become less dependent on fossil resources and achieve a sustainable way of life. As a student assistant at the IÖW, he’s involved in projects like developing a bioeconomy strategy for Brandenburg and the Landgewinn project. In these roles, he supports the research team in organizing and evaluating participation processes in which goals and actions are discussed. 

The Master's student is dedicating his final thesis in "Integrated Natural Resource Management" to the question of how microalgae can ease pressure on farmland and replace fossil resources in the future.

Main focus

  • Bioeconomy
  • Carbon sinks


  • Since 07/2023: Student assistant at IÖW
  • 03/2023 – 06/2023: Intern in the research field "Sustainable Energy and Climate Protection" at the IÖW
  • 2020 – 2023: Student assistant at Laika Communications


  • Since 10/2019: Master programme Integrated Natural Resource Management at Humboldt- Universität Berlin
  • 2015 – 2019: Bachelor programme politics and economics at University Münster