Our Team

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Today, the UGT team comprises 38 employees. We are proud of our long history as a family business. Solid expertise coupled with extensive experimental experience in the laboratory and field form the basis for our work. Our desire to protect the environment drives us every day with full commitment and passion. This applies to small testing devices as well as to large international research projects.

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Dr. Sascha Reth

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Dr. Sascha Reth

Dr. Sascha Reth studied biology at the University of Kaiserslautern. His diploma thesis “Structural estimation of a heterogeneous oak forest (Quercus petraea) with red beech (Fagus sylvatica) under stature and analysis of the chemical heterogeneity of the oak foliage" was finished in 2000. Then he intensified his knowledge of Climate Geography at the University of Cologne, before he started his graduate dissertation at the University of Bayreuth with the topic “Improved estimates of CO2 and N2O flow rates of soils of Central European ecosystems - development of conceptual innovations of soil emission models”.

Furthermore Dr. Reth was responsible for the coordination of scientific research on the lysimeter station at the Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health, Institute of Soil Ecology. His own research focus was the observation of trace gas emissions in the context of climate change in lysimeters.

Since 2007 Dr. Reth is member of the steering committee of the “International Lysimeter Research Group”.

In 2008, he set up the branch of the UGT GmbH in Freising, Germany. From 2012 to 2021, he was managing director and shareholder of UGT. Since 2022, he has been the sole managing partner of the company.

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Dr. Marco Reiche

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Dr. Marco Reiche

Dr. Marco Reiche has been part of the UGT team since 2017. He studied aquatic ecology and fisheries biology at the Humboldt University in Berlin and completed his studies as a graduate agricultural engineer and Master of Science. He then worked as a microbiologist in the field of aquatic geomicrobiology at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena. The focus of his doctoral thesis was the investigation of microbial mineralization processes in an acidic fen. He then investigated pelagic boundary conditions in an acidic post-mining lake and the biological formation of iron-rich particles (iron snow) by microbial communities.

Dr. Marco Reiche started his professional career as head of the research and development department at DAT Dynamic Aquabion Tower, a company for cooling water treatment technologies. He then worked as a development engineer in the field of water treatment technologies for the ELIQUO WATER GROUP. Before moving to UGT as branch manager, he worked as a biological and technical consultant for the investment company SKion. In 2019 Dr. Marco Reiche took over the management of UGT at the Münchberg site.

Nancy Paschen

Christina Rohloff-Braun

Dr. Christian Heerdt

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Dr. Christian Heerdt

Dr. Christian Heerdt is since November 2010 member of the UGT team. In research and development, he is responsible for new product developments. For national and international projects he is working as a project manager and supports the sale in all types of technical questions in measurement technology.

Before joining the UGT team, he was a research assistant at the Technical University of Munich, Germany (TUM ) at the chair of Ecophysiology of Plant and the Chair of Ecoclimatology. He was working on various research projects in the field of environment, climate and atmosphere (inter alia the special research program SFB607 ) developing measurement methods and measurement instrumentation design. Prior to that, he was a research assistant at the Chair of Bioclimatology and Immission Research (Ludwig- Maximilians-University Munich, Germany) with a focus on methods of measuring atmospheric constituents. For his PhD, he developed a method for small-scale ozone monitoring in a beech / spruce mixed stand under doubled ambient free-air ozone exposure.

Stefanie Kralisch

Dr. Laura Stratópoulos

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Dr. Laura Stratópoulos

Dr. Laura Stratópoulos has been working for UGT in the areas of customer consulting and product development since February 2020. As a student and staff member at Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität München, Technische Universität München (TUM) and Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences (HSWT), she successively built up her expertise in the field of biosphere-atmosphere interactions in the context of climate change. In her master thesis at the Chair of Ecoclimatology at TUM, she evaluated different close range remote sensing techniques for the analysis of phenological development stages and drought stress in the Kranzberg Forest.

With her PhD ""Climate Trees" for the City. On the consequences of an adapted tree species selection for the cooling performance of street trees" she then put her focus on urban areas. The dissertation won the 2021 Camillo Schneider Prize of the German Dendrological Society. The TUM Urban Forestry Group formed the framework of her teaching and research activities for a long time; in addition, she was responsible for the scientific supervision of a green high-rise project as an employee of the HSWT.

Marc Paschen

Maik Beuter

Leonard Zechmeister

Eric Adler

Dr. Marlene Pätzig

Alexander Küber

Christian Dinse

Andreas Wittke

Jenny Ast-Noack