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Successfully completed doctorates at H-BRS since 2013

Successfully completed doctoral projects at H-BRS since 2013. All doctorates listed on this page were supervised by professors of the H-BRS. The colloquia (or rigorosa or defences) were passed in the respective reference years. (last update 2/2022)


  • Alexander Marquardt:
    Multisensory Guidance Under Sensory Constraints in Augmented Reality
    Department of Computer Science
    further information
  • Markus Witzler:
    Kompositmaterialien und ionische Agarosederivate zur verzögerten Wirkstofffreisetzung für die Knochenregeneration
    Department of Natural Sciences
  • Dennis Lawo:
    Recommending path-deviations - a practice-based approach to sustainable consumption
    Department of Management Sciences
  • Aleksandar Mitrevski:
    "Skill Generalisation and Experience Acquisition for Predicting and Avoiding Execution Failures"
    Department of Computer Science


  • Jan Tolsdorf: 
    Investigation of Information Privacy in Employment: Fundamental Knowledge and Practical Solutions for the Human-Centered Design of Measures to Preserve the Right to Informational Self-Determination in Employment
    Department of Computer Science
  • Daniel Schulke:
    Aminosäure-N-Azyltransferasen im menschlichen Stoffwechsel
    Department of Natural Sciences
    further information
  • Dr. Callistus Agbaam: 
    Determinants of public support for social protection reforms. The case of Ghana
     Department of Management Sciences
  • Dr. Sven Seele: 
    Cognitive Agents for Multimodal Traffic Simulations in Virtual Environments
    Department of Computer Science
  • Dr. Philipp Swoboda
    Turning rocks to bread? Agricultural application of rock dust in the context of One Health
    Department of Natural Sciences
  • Dr. rer. nat. Sarah Heß:
    Optimierung von STR-Profilen aus telogenen Einzelhaaren
    Department of Natural Sciences
  • Dr. iur. Syed Afraz Gillani:
    Impact of entrepreneurial education on small and medium entreprises (SME) success in developing countries
    Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften
  • Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Havelt
    "Identifizierung und Evaluierung von bioaktiven pflanzlichen Stoffen als Additive zu nachhaltigen Verpackungsmaterialien"
    epartment of Natural Sciences


  • Dr. Alexander Hagg: 
    Hierarchical Surrogate Modeling for Illumination Algorithms , Department of Computer Science, TREE Institute
    further information
  • Dr. Anton Sigitov: 
    Partially Distributed Collaboration on Large, High-Resolution Displays Using Mobile
     Devices for Interaction
    Department of Computer Science, IVC
    further information
  • Dr. Jens Maiero: Novel haptic interfaces and their impact on perception and performance
    Department of Computer Science further information
  • Dr. Thorsten Roth: Situational and Perceptual Methods for Improving the Quality and Performance of Ray-Based Rendering Techniques
    Departement of Computer Science (further information)


  • Dr.-Ing. Abla Alzagameem: Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Properties of Lignin and Lignin-Based Composites For Activ Food Packaging Application, Department of Natural Sciences (weitere Infos)
  • Dr. rer. nat. Christian Breuer: Design und Synthese kovalenter, peptidomimetischer Inhibitoren für humane Cystein-Cathepsine, Natural Sciences (weitere Infos)
  • Dr. iur. Helmut Ertel, Die sozialrechtliche Auslandsunfallversicherung, Social Policy and Social Security Studies (weitere Infos)
  • Dr. Adam Gaier: Accelerating Evolutionary Design Exploration with Predictive and Generative Models, Computer Science (weitere Infos)
  • Dr.-Ing. Peter Leo Gorski, Computer Science (weitere Infos)
  • Dr. rer. nat. Sawsan Jaafreh: Raman Spectroscopy in Tandem with Chemometric Methods for the Characterization and Analysis of Quality and Shelf Life of Poultry Meat.
  • Dr. agr. Stephanie Klein: Synthese und Charakterisierung Lignin basierter Polyurethane für bauchemische Anwendungen, Natural Sciences (weitere Infos)
  • Dr. rer. nat. Ramona Makarow: Identification of the specific volatile organic compounds emitted by Anoplophora glabripennis (Moschulsky), Natural Sciences (weitere Infos)
  • Dr. rer. nat. Ina Neher: Impact of atmospheric variability on a solar based power system in West Africa, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Technical Journalism (weitere Infos)
  • Dr. rer. nat. Hoai Viet Nguyen: Authentication in Ultra Large Scale REST-based Systems, Computer Science (weitere Infos)
  • Dr. phil. André Scholz: Betriebliche Gesundheitsförderung: Kein Standardwerk. Management Sciences (Link to publication)
  • Dr. Christina Pakusch: Technology Assessment of Autonomous Driving - Are Shared Autonomous Vehiles Ecologically and Socially Sustainable? Management Sciences (weitere Infos)
  • Dr. Glenn Theunissen PhD: DNA Profiling of Single Sperm Cells and Single Skin Flakes in Forensics Using Micromanipulation and Whole Genome Amplification, Natural Sciences (weitere Infos)


  • Dr. Nicolas Echarti: The labour market reintegration of persons with disabilities. Vocational Rehabilitation and Education, Social Policy and Social Security Studies (weitere Infos)
  • Dr. Alexander Geppert: Influence of organic additives on the synthesis of calcium silicate hydrates (C-S-H) based on the pozzolanic reaction, Natural Sciences (Supervisor Prof. Dr. Steffen Witzleben) (weitere Infos)
  • Dr. rer. nat. Sebastian Ginzel: Patientenorientierte Genpriorisierung, Computer Science
  • Dr. rer. pol. Timo Jakobi, Incorporating Usable Privacy into Connected Devices: A User-Centered Perspective, Management Sciences
  • Dr. rer. nat. Tim Jax: A Rooted-Tree Based Derivation of ROW-Type Methods with Non-Exact Jacobian Entries for Index-One DAEs,Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Technical Journalism /TREE (weitere Infos)
  • Dr.-Ing. Knut Küllmer: Pseudopotentialbasierte Lattice-Boltzmann-Verfahren für Mehrphasenströmungen, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Technical Journalism (weitere Infos)
  • Dr.-Ing. Michael Rademacher: Evaluation and Optimization of IEEE802.11 multi-hop Backhaul Networks with Directional Antennas, Computer Science (weitere Infos)
  • Dr. Esther Ramakers-van Dorp: Process-Induced Thermal and Viscoelastic Behavior of Extrusion Blow Molded Parts, Natural Sciences/TREE (weitere Infos)
  • Dr.-Ing. Martin Weier: Perception-driven Rendering: Techniques for the Efficient Visualization of 3D Scenes including View- and Gaze-contingent Approaches, Computer Science (weitere Infos)


  • Dr. Shatha Abu Shanab: Remote-Lab for Digital Circuit Design, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Technical Journalism (weitere Infos)
  • Dr.-Ing. Michel Bergs: Einfluss von Miscanthus-Genotyp und Erntezeit auf Gehalt und Struktur von Lignin aus Organosolv-Verfahren, Natural Sciences (weitere Infos)
  • Dr. rer. nat. Anastassia Küstenmacher: Extended fault diagnosis for service robots, Computer Science (weitere Infos)
  • Dr. Daryoush Vaziri: Accessible interactive video game base (IVGB) fall prevention. Design and Evaluation for visually impaired users. Management Sciences (weitere Infos)
  • Dr. rer. nat. Dominik Wild: Laserverfahren zur Detektion verpackter Gefahrenstoffe, Natural Sciences (weitere Infos)


  • Dr. Timo Bartkewitz: Towards Efficient Practical Side-channel Cryptoanalysis, Computer Science (weitere Infos)
  • Dr. Aymen Gatri: Performance optimisation mechanisms for optical wireless communication systems, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Technical Journalism  (weitere Infos)
  • Dr. Nico Hochgeschwender: Agent-Based Robot Control, Computer Science (weitere Infos)
  • Dr. Kostyantin Konstantynovski: Design and Application of New Nanostructured MOX Gas Sensors for Explosives Detection, Natural Sciences (weitere Infos)
  • Dr. Andreas Krämer: Fluid-Struktur-Interaktion bei der Simulation tribologischer Modelle mit Lattice-Boltzmann-Methoden, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Technical Journalism (weitere Infos)
  • Dr. Thorsten Merten: Identification of Software Features in Issue Tracking System Data, Computer Science (weitere Infos)


  • Dr. Janina Schmitz: Development of peptidomimetic inhibitors for cathepsin , Natural Sciences
  • Dr. Thomas Haenel: Development and Evaluation of a New Spatially Resolved DMA-Indentation Technique to Map The Mechanical Property Distribution of Cross-linked Polymers Surfaces, Natural Sciences (weitere Infos)
  • Dr. Holger SteinerZuverlässige und sichere Hauterkennung mit einem aktiven Nahinfrarot-Kamerasystem, Computer Science (weitere Infos)


  • Dr. Shadi Amin: Isolation and characterization of therapeutic active exosomes for an anti-inflammatory exosomes based therapy of immunudisfuction disease as rheumatiodarth, Natural Sciences
  • Dr. Basma Hansen: Entwicklung einer Nominierungsmethode für Lignin als Chemie-Rohstoff, Natural Sciences (weitere Infos)
  • Dr. Azamat Shakhimardanov: Compositionality in Robotics Software, Computer Science (weitere Infos)
  • Dr. Johannes Steinhaus: Structural and rheological investigation of curing mechanisms of thermoset resins for medical and technical applications, Natural Sciences (weitere Infos)


  • Dr. Yu Zhang: Establishment of a blood vessel cell culture model, testing its applicability in microgravity and drug research and examination of the underlying signaling pathways, Natural Sciences (weitere Infos)


  • Dr. Oliver Schwaneberg: Concept, System Design, Evaluation and Safety Requirements for a Multispectral Sensor, Computer Science (weitere Infos)