Staff members

As an interdisciplinary institute, we bring people from different disciplines together. Here you will find an overview of our team.

Institute directors

  Name Working area(s) Contact
Prof. Dr. habil. Andreas Dreizler
Acting Head of the Institute
Dean of the Department Mechanical Engineering
+49 6151 16-26091
L1|01 129
Dr.-Ing. Bettina Abendroth
Deputy Director of the Institute, Head of Research Group Human-Machine Interaction & Mobility
Human-Machine Interaction & Mobility
+49 6151 16-23123
L1|01 513

Secretariat and administration

  Name Working area(s) Contact
Birte Couch
Accounting
+49 6151 16-23112
L1|01 525
Elisabeth Orlemann
Assistance to the institute director
+49 6151 16-23100
L1|01 511
Patricia Theuerkauf
Co-organisation of courses & exams; exam registration
+49 6151 16-23111
L1|01 511

Heads of research groups

  Name Working area(s) Contact
Dr.-Ing. Bettina Abendroth
Deputy Director of the Institute, Head of Research Group Human-Machine Interaction & Mobility
Human-Machine Interaction & Mobility
+49 6151 16-23123
L1|01 513
M.Sc. Philip Joisten
Head of Research Group Human & Organization
Human & Organization, Human-Machine Interaction & Mobility
+49 6151 16-23118
L1|01 502
Dr.-Ing. Tim Steinebach
Head of Research Group Work Assessment & Workplace Design
Work Assessment & Workplace Design
+49 6151 16-23107
L1|01 507

Research associates

  Name Working area(s) Contact
M.Sc. Yusuf Arslanparcasi
Human & Organization
+49 6151 16-23110
L1|01 503
M.Sc.-Psych. Oliwia Karasek
Human & Organization
+49 6151 16-20839
L1|01 512
M.Sc. Verena Klaer geb. Steidel
Work Assessment & Workplace Design
+49 6151 16-23122
L1|01 514
Dipl.-Psych. Michael Kutscher
Human & Organization
+49 6151 16-23071
L1|01 527
M.Sc. Maximilian Pätzold
Work Assessment & Workplace Design
+49 6151 16-23116
L1|01 514
M.Sc. Deborah Petrat (in Elternzeit)
Human & Organization
+49 6151 16-23117
L1|01 522
M.Sc. Lucas Polanski-Schräder
Human & Organization
+49 6151 16-20081
L1|01 527
M.Sc. Sarah Schwindt
Human-Machine Interaction & Mobility
+49 6151 16-23125
L1|01 508
Dr.-Ing. Christopher Stockinger
Human & Organization
+49 6151 16-23129
L1|01 522
M.Sc. Nina Theobald
Human-Machine Interaction & Mobility
+49 6151 16-23241
L101 503
Dr.-Ing. Jurij Wakula
Work Assessment & Workplace Design
+49 6151 16-23119
L1|01 507

Administrative technical support

  Name Working area(s) Contact
Dipl.-Ing. Knut Berg
Information technology, Work Assessment & Workplace Design
+49 6151 16-23121
L1|01 506
Paula von Graevenitz
+49 6151 16-23215
L1|01 504
Erwin Henkes
Public relations
Human & Organization
+49 6151 16-23072
L1|01 522
Luis Manuel Henriques Ferreira
Information technology
+49 6151 16-23114
L1|01 506
Lion Langer
Trainee application development
+49 6151 16-23120
L1|01 505
Marco Nickolai
Information technology, Work Assessment & Workplace Design
+49 6151 16-23105
L1|01 505
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Matthias Schwarz
Laboratory manager
+49 6151 16-23109
L1|01 526

Adjunct lecturers

  Name Working area(s) Contact
Dr. Ralf Franke


Dr.-Ing. Marlene Helfert
Dr. phil. Michaela Kauer-Franz

External PhD students

  Name Working area(s) Contact
M.Sc. Yanlong Gao

Former institute directors