Katja Amstätter holds a degree in chemistry with a focus on environmental chemistry. Moreover, she received her doctoral degree in geomicrobiology at the University of Tübingen, Germany in 2008. Subsequently, she received a postdoctoral scholarship at the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, which gave her the opportunity to spend two years at the Norwegian Environmental Technology Department. There, she was able to gain exciting insights into innovative remediation techniques. Since she is with CDM Smith, Katja Amstätter has been involved in more than 40 projects as a specialist in environmental chemistry. She works as senior consultant in the field of environment/energy and as head of knowledge management. With her structured and organised working style, she is constantly contributing to the success of major projects, including complex chemical questions at PFAS contaminated sites.
Why CDM Smith? CDM Smith not only provides me with an attractive project portfolio, but is also one of the leading consulting companies in Germany, which also operates internationally. This makes the company an exciting employer for me.
What does it mean to you that CDM Smith is a privately owned company? It means that CDM Smith can decide about our business orientation unaffected by shareholders and provide truely independent consultant services.
What is your favorite part of your job? Based on the individual wealth of experience, to develop creative solutions together with colleagues, to present and justify them in a comprehensible manner.
What is your personal motto? Always keep the curiosity for the unknown and the joy of what you do.
The certainty that our work has positive effects on our environment is truly inspiring.
Scholarship (NGI) for postdoctoral stay, Geotechnical Institute in Norway
Expertise in sampling of waste and deposited materials according to LAGA PN 98, CDM Smith
Advanced training "Investigation of waste, soil materials and materials from contaminated sites", BEW
Further training "The new AwSV - Consequences for plant operators", bvse Bildungszentrum, Germany
Further training "Requirements for the initial status report", BEW
"Exchange of Information and Experience PFC Remediation", AAV