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Dr.-Ing. Jérémy Rimbon

Deputy director

Deutsch-Französisches Institut für Umweltforschung (DFIU)

Westhochschule Building 06.33

Hertzstr. 16

76187 Karlsruhe


Phone.: +49 721 608 44460

Fax:      +49 721 608-44682

E-Mail: Sekretariat

Welcome to the DFIU  




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The DFIU was established in 1991 as a research institution with the mandate to sustain the widespread wish of France and Germany for strengthening the cross-border scientific cooperation in the field of environmental research.

The research objectives are to develop in German-French interdisciplinary teams joint solutions to common problems. These activities extend e.g. to air, waste and energy. In addition questions of recycling management, floor space management and material flow management are considered.




INCA Project Meeting On Sept 26th – 27th 2017 there will take place a project meeting of the INCA project consortium in Sophia Antipolis (France). Project partners are the University of Wuppertal together with the French Universities Paris Dauphines and Paris MINES Tech. The objective of the INCA project (DFG-ANR) is to improve the resilience of a border region with respect to disasters. For more information please follow this and this link.
Transfer workshop Electromobility: charging e-cars at the employer

The aim of the transfer workshop was to exchange experiences between research and industry on the subject of electromobility. The main focus of the event was on how employers can offer charging facilities to their employees, technical requirements for charging infrastructure at workplaces, and different operating models. For details, please click here.

Conference of the French-German Institute for Industry of the Future Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Arts et Métiers ParisTech have now joined their strengths by the creation of the French-German Institute for “Industry of the Future” that was initiated by signing an MoU in April 2016. A conference for Industry of the Future will be organized from KIT and Arts et Métiers on October 6th, 2017 in Karlsruhe. In order to register, please click on the link.
Latest edition The DFIU Annual Report 2016 has been published and can be downloaded here.
DFIU congratulates Anna Kühlen The DFIU congratulates Anna Kühlen, Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing., who successfully passed the defense of the doctor's theses about "Technology-Economic and Environmentally Conscious Construction Project Planning and Decision Support" (TEE-D-Plan) on March 15th, 2017.

Open positions

The DFIU/IIP is currently offering of several open positions.