Georg Küffner was editor of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) for many years, where he mainly dealt with technical topics, especially in the fields of energy, environmental and construction technology. As a freelance author he continues to write about these topics for the FAZ. Küffner studied economics and mechanical engineering. Before joining the FAZ, he worked for the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) and then as a press officer at Lurgi, an internationally active engineering and subsidiary of Metallgesellschaft AG. Mr. Küffner is Spiritus Rector of the Forum Technikjournalismus (FTJ), which ifok GmbH sets up with the FAZ.