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Professorial Members of Justus Liebig University Giessen

Prof. Dr. Kai-Thomas Brinkmann

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supervises doctoral candidates at the Graduate Centre for Engineering Sciences in the following subjects

    • Electrical Engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Space Technology

  


Research Interests

  • Production, interaction and decay of hadrons
  • Hadrons and quarks; hadron structure
  • Instrumentation: Detector and electronics development
  • Calorimetry
  • Tracking and secondary vertex reconstruction equipment
  • Simulation and reconstruction
  • Applications: Medical physics, components and materials under harsh environmental conditions, space applications
  • Radiation hardness in accelerator experiments and in outer space

  

 Functions

  • Professor of Hadron and Nuclear Physics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics, Geography at JLU
  • Member of the Graduate Centre for Engineering Sciences since 2018
  • Member of the Doctoral Committee of the Cooperative Doctoral Platform at RCCH since 2019

Prof. Dr. Sangam Chatterjee

Prof. Dr. Sangam Chatterjee
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supervises doctoral candidates at the Graduate Centre for Engineering Sciences in the following subjects

  • Electrical Engineering
    • Materials Research





Research Interests

  • Materials research
  • Physics of condensed matter
  • Semiconductor and their interfaces
  • Molecular beam epitaxy and solid state analysis
  • Optical and ultrafast spectroscopy
  • Optical sensor technology and diagnostic
  • Imaging optics
  • Light sources of high brilliance


  Functions

  • Professor of Optics and Spectroscopy at the I. Physical Institute at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics, Geography at JLU
  • Chairman of the Steering Commitee of Methods Platform:Thin-Film and Epitaxy Laboratory at Centre for Materials Research
  • Member of the Campus Research Foci Materials Research of RCCH
  • Member of the Campus Research Foci Space Applications of RCCH
  • Member of the Graduate Centre for Engineering Sciences since 2018
  • Deputy Chairman of the Gerneral Assembly of PZI since 2018
  • Deputy Member of the Doctoral Commitee of PZI since 2018

Prof. Dr. Peter Czermak

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supervises doctoral candidates at the Graduate Centre for Engineering Sciences in the following subjects

  • Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • Biotechnology and Biopharmacology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Research
    • Life Science Engineering


Research Interests

  • Development of fermentative processes for production of recombinant proteins and bases
  • Investigation of process analytical technologies (PAT) and process automation of bioprocesses
  • Integrated membrane processes for solving engineering problems concerning process intensification and efficient product manufacturing
  • Development of bioprocesses for cell-based and virus-based therapeutic products

 

Functions

  • Professor of Biotechnology at the Faculty of Life Science Engineering
  • Professor at the Faculty of Biology and Chemistry, JLU
  • Adjunct Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Department of Chemical Engineering at Kansas State University, USA
  • Deputy head of the Fraunhofer project group “Bio-Resources” of the Fraunhofer Institute of for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology Aachen/Giessen
  • Deputy spokesperson of the “LOEWE Center for Insect Biotechnology & Bioresources”
  • Member of the Doctoral Committee of the Cooperative Doctoral Platform at RCCH from 2017 until 2018
  • Member of the Graduate Centre for Engineering Sciences since 2018
  • Full Member and Chairman of the Doctoral Committee of the Graduate Centre for Engineering Sciences from 2018 until 2020

Prof. Dr. Christian Diller

Prof. Dr. Christian Diller
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supervises doctoral candidates at the Graduate Centre for Engineering Sciences in the following subjects

  • Construction Engineering




Research Interests

  • Spatial planning research
  • Evaluation research
  • Regional governance
  • Urban geography


Functions

  • Dean for Students at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics, Geography at JLU
  • Member of the Academy for Spatial Planning Research of the German Academy for Urban Construction and Regional Planning (DASL)
  • Member of the German Evaluation Society (DEGEVAL)
  • Member of the Graduate Centre for Engineering Sciences since 2018
  • Deputy Member of the Doctoral Commitee of the Graduate Centre for Engineering Sciences since 2018

Prof. Dr. Klaus Hannemann

Prof. Dr. Klaus Hannemann
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supervises doctoral candidates at the Graduate Centre for Engineering Sciences in the following subjects

    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Space Technology




Research Interests

  • Experimental and numerical aerothermodynamics in aeronautics
  • Shock tunnels
  • Diagnostic for short-term systems
  • Vacuum plants
  • Re-entry flows (continuum area, depleted trend area)
  • Air-breathing hypersound drives
  • Rocket propulsions
  • Chemical small engines and micro engines
  • Electrical engines
  • Hypersonic flight (laminar-turbulent boundary layer transfer)


Functions

  • Head of the Department of Space Crafts at the Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Göttingen
  • Professor of Space Crafts at the I. Physical Institute at JLU and member of Board of Directors at I. Physical Institute
  • Chairman of the Steering Commitee of the European Rocket Engine Stability Research Initiative (REST) since 2014
  • Member of the Graduate Centre for Engineering Sciences since 2018

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Jürgen Janek

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supervises doctoral candidates at the Graduate Centre for Engineering Sciences in the following subjects

  • Materials Research






Research Interests

  • Electrochemistry of solids, Solid State Ionics
  • Physical chemistry of solids
  • Kinetics and reactions of solids
  • Materials for electrochemical energy technologies
  • Materials analysis (in situ, operando)
  • Interface chemistry
  • Plasma chemistry
  • High-temperature chemistry


Functions

  • Professor of Physical Chemistry at the Faculty of Biology and Chemistry at JLU
  • Director of the Centre for Materials Research (ZfM/LaMa)
  • Vice-Dean of Faculty 08 – Biology and Chemistry
  • Research Unit Chair of BELLA Laboratory at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Member of the Doctoral Committee of the Cooperative Doctoral Platform at RCCH since 2017
  • Member of the Research Council at RCCH since 2017
  • Member of the Graduate Centre for Engineering Sciences since 2018

Prof. Dr. Peter Jens Klar

Prof. Dr. Peter Klar
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supervises doctoral candidates at the Graduate Centre for Engineering Sciences in the following subjects

  • Materials Research
  • Space Technology





Research Interests

  • Solid-state physics
  • Semiconductor physics
  • Micro- and nanostructure physics
  • Micro technology
  • Materials research
  • Aeronautics physics with focus on electrical space propulsions

 

Functions

  • Professor of Experimental Physics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics, Geography at JLU
  • Deputy Manager of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at THM
  • Spokeperson of the Campus Research Focus Space Applications at RCCH
  • Member of the Campus Research Focus Materials Research of RCCH
  • Member of the Graduate Centre for Engineering Sciences since 2018
  • Full Member of the Doctoral Committee of the Graduate Centre for Engineering Sciences since 2018

Prof. Dr. Hans Jürgen Leiter

Prof. Dr. Hans Jürgen Leiter
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supervises doctoral candidates at the Graduate Centre for Engineering Sciences in the following subjects

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Space Technology




Research Interests

  • Electrical space propulsion and systems for scientific and commercial missions
  • Plasma physics and diagnostics
  • Ion beam technology


Functions

  • Professor in the Research Group „Ion Thrusters“ at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics, Geography at JLU
  • EXPERT for electrical space propulsion at Ariane Group GmbH

  • Deputy leader of research group „Electric Propulsion” of DGLR Space Administration

  • Member of the Graduate Centre for Engineering Sciences since 2018

Prof. Dr. Uwe Probst

Prof. Dr. Uwe Probst
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supervises doctoral candidates at the Graduate Centre for Engineering Sciences in the following subjects

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Space Technology





Research Interests

  • Power electronics circuit topologies for minimal loss energy conversion in spacecrafts
  • Design of operation and control algorithms
  • Numerical simulation of low pressure plasmas

 

Functions

  • Professor of Power Electronics and Power Transmission Systems at THM
  • Coopted Professor of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics and Geography, Justus Liebig University Giessen
  • Head of the Research Group „Aerospace Eelectronics” at the Competency Centre for Nanotechnology and Photonics
  • Member of Executive Committee for Early Career Researchers at THM
  • Member of the Graduate Centre for Engineering Sciences since 2018

Prof. Dr. Frank Runkel

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supervises doctoral candidates at the Graduate Centre for Engineering Sciences in the following subjects

  • Mechanical Engineering

    • Agricultural and Evironmental Sciences
    • Biotechnology and Biopharmacology
    • Life Science Engineering




Research Interests

  • Biopharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical technology

 

Functions

  • Professor for Biopharmaceutical Technology at the Faculty of Life Science Engineering (LSE)
  • Coopted Professor of the Faculty of Biology and Chemistry, Justus Liebig University Giessen
  • Coopted Professor of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Philipps-Universität Marburg
  • Vice-President for Research, Transfer and Promotion of Early-Career Researchers at THM 2010 - 2019
  • Member of the Steering Committee at RCCH 2016 - 2019
  • Member of the Research Council at RCCH since 2017 - 2019
  • Member of the Graduate Centre for Engineering Sciences since 2018

Prof. Dr. Christoph Scheidenberger

Prof. Dr. Christoph Scheidenberger
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supervises doctoral candidates at the Graduate Centre for Engineering Sciences in the following subjects

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical and Health Technology




Research Interests

  • Experiments for an examination of structure and dynamics of exotic nuclei
  • Nuclear astrophysics at particle accelerators
  • Mass spectrometry and environmental analytics
  • Ion optics, instrument development, control software, simulation, data analysis


Functions

  • Professor for expiremental Physics at the II. Physical Institute, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics, Geography at JLU
  • Head of Research Group Scheidenberger at the II. Physical Institute at JLU
  • Head of the Research Area NUSTAR (NUclear STructure, nuclear Astrophysics and Reactions) at GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ions Research GmbH in Darmstadt
  • Member of the Graduate Centre for Engineering Sciences since 2018

Prof. Dr. Stefan Schippers

Prof. Dr. Stefan Schippers
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supervises doctoral candidates at the Graduate Centre for Engineering Sciences in the following subjects

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Space Technology

 

 

 

Research Interests

  • Experimental heavy ions-atomic physics
  • Photoprocesses in quantum systems
  • Laboratory astrophysics

 

Functions

  • Professor for Experimental Physics at the I. Physical Institute, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics, Geography at JLU
  • Head of the  Department for Atomic and Molecule Physics at the I. Physical Institute at JLU
  • Coordinator of the Research Alliance APPA R&D at the international „Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research“ (FAIR) in Darmstadt
  • Member of the Graduate Centre for Engineering Sciences since 2018

Prof. Dr. André Schirmeisen

Prof. Dr. André Schirmeisen
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supervises doctoral candidates at the Graduate Centre for Engineering Sciences in the following subjects

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Research
  • Aerospace Technology

 

 

 

 Research Interests

  • Atomic force microscopy for the analysis of interface structures and phenomenoa,especially:

    • High-resolution atomic force microscopy – atomic and molecular forces
    • Nanotribology – The physics of friction
    • Nano-ionics – dynamics of ion leaps in nanoscale volumes

 

Functions

  • Professor of Experimental Physics, “Scanning Probe Methods and Functional Materials“ at the Institute of Applied Physics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics, Geography at JLU
  • Executive Director of the Institute of Applied Physics
  • Chairman of the Examination of B. Sc. and M. Sc. Physics, JLU
  • Member of the Graduate Centre for Engineering Sciences since 2018

Prof. Dr. Keywan Sohrabi

supervises doctoral candidates at the Graduate Centre for Engineering Sciences in the following subjects

  • Medical and Health Technology
  • Life Science Engineering


Research Interests

  • Research and development of soft- and hardware for the medical sector with a particular focus on the development of medical products, telemedicine (mHealth, eHealth), diagnostics and monitoring and applied clinical physiology

 

Functions

  • Professor for Medical Informatics at THM
  • Coopted Professor at the Institute for Medical Informatics at the faculty of medicine at Justus Liebig University Giessen
  • Member of the Graduate Centre for Engineering Sciences since 2018

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Spengler

supervises doctoral candidates at the Graduate Centre for Engineering Sciences in the following subjects

  • Agricultural and Evironmental Sciences

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical and Health Technology

 

Research Interests

  • Instrumental and methodological development in mass spectrometry
  • Imaging mass spectrometry
  • Ambience mass spectrometry
  • Environmental and atmospheric chemistry
  • Characterisation and identification of bioactive natural products
  • Bioinformatics in the mass spectrometry

 

Functions

  • Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the Faculty of Biology and Chemistry at JLU
  • Member of the Graduate Centre for Engineering Sciences since 2018
  • Full Member of the Doctoral Committee of the Graduate Centre for Engineering Sciences since 2018
  • Deputy Chairman of the Graduate Centre for Engineering Sciences since 2018