Dir. & Prof. Dr. sc. agr. Silvia H. Haneklaus, born October 17, 1959 in Rheine, Germany; MSc in plant production, PhD in plant nutrition. Diploma of Excellency of the Romanian Academy of Agricultural Sciences. Senior scientist at the Institute for Crop and Soil Science at the Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants (JKI), Secretary general of The International Scientific Center for Fertilizers (CIEC) in Shenyang, P.R. China.