Dr. Susanne MICHAELIS
Dr. Susanne Michaelis, born in Germany, studied molecular biology and obtained her PhD in human genetics. Following completion of her research she joined the European Commission in 1995 as manager of one of the life science topics. In 1996, Susanne took up a position at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, where she has worked for NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme, Public Diplomacy and Emerging Security Challenges. In her current role, she has been instrumental in bringing together an extensive stakeholder network to advance energy efficiency in the military, known as the ‘NATO Smart Energy Initiative’.
One of Susanne’s major achievements was the integration of a Smart Energy unit in the military exercise “Capable Logistician 2015” (CL15) that took place in Hungary. Fourteen private companies, the German Bundeswehr and the US Department of Defence contributed equipment and experts, responding to scenarios such as generator breakdown, main power cut and water pollution. Susanne currently focusses on deployable field camps with the aim to advance standards and interoperability for efficient and effective power supply and consumption. A milestone will be CL19, to take place in summer 2019 in Poland.
More on NATO’s Smart Energy Initiative is available at www.natolibguides.info/smartenergy.