Frank Flechtner studied geodesy in Bonn (1981-1987) and graduated in 1999. Between 1988 and 1992, he was a research scientist at the German Geodetic Research Institute in Munich. Since 1992, Frank is employed at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam. In 2013, he became head of the Section „Global Geomonitoring and Gravity Field“ and took over a professorship for “Physical Geodesy” at the Technical University in Berlin. Since 2009, Frank Flechtner is the Co-PI of the US-German satellite mission GRACE. Presently, he is responsible for the German contributions of the NASA-GFZ follow-on mission GRACE-FO.
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences