Kay Plat


  • 1989 born in Gifhorn, Germany
  • 2005-2009 Vocational training as Metalworker at the Subject of Construction
  • 2011-2015 Mechanical Engineering (Bachelor of Engineering), Magdeburg
  • 2015-2017 Ecological Engineering (Master of Science) at University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal


Professional Experience

  • since 2018 Researcher (Aquaponics) at Self Management Initiative Leipzig (SMILE), Project: Greenhub
  • 2009-2010 Metal Construction Technician


Key Qualifications

  • Sustainability
  • Aquaponics and Urban Agriculture
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • Combining ecological and technical principles



  • Plat K., Meyer A., Schneider P., Perret K. (2018) Potential for Sustainable Urban Food Production in a Medium Scale City in Germany. In: Leal Filho W., Pociovălișteanu D., Borges de Brito P., Borges de Lima I. (eds) Towards a Sustainable Bioeconomy: Principles, Challenges and Perspectives. World Sustainability Series. Springer, Cham


Kay Plat

International SEPT Program
Leipzig University
Philipp-Rosenthal Str. 55
04103 Leipzig

Tel:   +49-(0)341-9739623
Fax:  +49-(0)341-9739279