Dr. Otmar Deubzer graduated as environmental engineer from TU Berlin, and has a degree in medicine as well as a PhD in environmental engineering from TU Delft in the Netherlands.
Since 2008 Otmar has been affiliated to the United Nations University SCYCLE. He has been working on e-waste-related topics like standards for collection and treatment of WEEE, e-waste management in the EU and in developing countries, e-waste policy consulting for the European Commissions and governments in developing countries in Africa. Further on, Otmar is involved in research projects focusing on critical raw materials and the recycling of plastics (PolyCE).
From 2008 to 2012, Otmar had a position as visiting professor at TU Cottbus at the Chair for Industrial Sustainability lecturing environmental protection, environmental management, material management and biochemistry.
Since 2001 he has also been affiliated to the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (IZM) in Berlin. Main activity fields are consulting for industry on issues related to the EU RoHS Directive and the EU WEEE Directive, the evaluation of exemptions from the RoHS and End-of-life of Vehicles Directive (ELV-Directive) substance restrictions for the European Commission since 2006.
From 1999 to 2001, Otmar worked as visiting researcher at the University of Tokyo researching about environmental and economic impacts of hazardous substance restrictions in electronics.