Marco Ritzkowski is a postdoctoral research fellow and lecturer at the Hamburg University of Technology, Institute of Environmental Technology and Energy Economics, and associate professor at Polytech, Peter the Great, St. Petersburg Polytechnic University in Russia since 2018. In 2005 he received his PhD from the same University. He participated in several national and international research-projects regarding the landfill-behaviour of municipal solid waste, waste pre-treatment and aftercare of MSW landfills and he was the responsible researcher for the scientific attendance of the German R&D-project 'Aerobic in-situ stabilisation of landfills'. Since 2009 he is managing international projects in connection with the impact of climate change on water quality as well as aftercare of solid waste landfills.
Marco Ritzkowski is Managing Director of the International Waste Working Group (IWWG) since 2011 and leader of the IWWG Task Group on Landfill Aeration since 2008.