Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Uwe Lahl
After his training and professional activity as a chemical laboratory technician, Uwe studied German language and literature, education and social sciences, and chemistry (teaching profession, secondary level II) at the University of Bremen (1st state examination), where he received his doctorate in 1982 for a thesis on an environmental chemistry topic.
After working as a research assistant for the first Green parliamentary group in the German Bundestag (1983 to 1985), Uwe served as Head of Department for the environment and health of the city of Bielefeld from 1986 to 1991.
From 1992 to 1994 he was State Councillor (deputy minister) and Permanent Representative of the Senator for Environment and Urban Development of the State of Bremen.
From 1995 to 2000, Uwe was managing director of BZL Kommunikation und Projektsteuerung GmbH. During this period, he started his habilitation at the Technical University of Darmstadt (Habilitation thesis 2001 (in German), habilitation 2003) and served there as a private lecturer and since 2008 as associate professor.
In 2001, Uwe moved back into administration. From 2001 to 2009, he was Ministerial Director and Head of the Department IG – Environment and Health, Immission Control, Plant Safety and Transport, Chemistry – at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. In addition, he continued his teaching activities, from 2008 as an adjunct professor at the Technical University of Darmstadt with a teaching license for immission control and waste management.
After leaving the BMU at the end of 2009, Uwe again served as managing director of BZL Kommunikation und Projektsteuerung GmbH until 2014. He not only continued his teaching activities at TU Darmstadt, but was also involved in the establishment of a master’s program in environmental engineering at the University of Indonesia (Jakarta) from 2010 to 2017. In 2011, he was appointed adjunct professor by the UI.
In March 2014, Uwe moved to the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Transport as Head of Office and Permanent Representative of the Minister of Transport. In April 2021, he took over the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Integration as Head of Office and Permanent Representative of the Minister. From January 2022 until his retirement at the end of June 2022, he still served there as Head of Office Pandemic Control.
In July 2022, Uwe returned to BZL Kommunikation und Projektsteuerung GmbH, where he works as senior expert, responsible in particular for projects in the field of innovative fuels and the chemical recycling of post-consumer plastic waste. He also continued his teaching activities at the TU Darmstadt until the end of 2022.