Every four years, all German scientists with their main working focus on research are asked to elect the DFG review boards. This year, the preliminary results showed that 10 professors from the University of Bremen were successful.
Frank Nullmeier, professor of political science at the University of Bremen and head of the Theoretical and Normative Foundations Department at the SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy was voted onto the Social Sciences Review Board for political sciences. Nullmeier is an expert on theories and constitution of the welfare state. With regard to social research, Olaf Groh-Samberg was voted onto the Social Sciences Review Board. Within the SOCIUM, the sociology professor leads the Social, Cultural and Economic Inequalities working group.
The professor for clinical psychology and psychotherapy Nina Heinrichs will be a member of the Psychology Review Board. Her work focusses on anxiety disorders spanning a lifetime, behavioral disorders in children, and prevention and early intervention in couples and families. Nina Heinrichs is the coordinator of EU Horizon 2020 project “RISE-Prevention of child mental health in Southeastern Europe – Adapt, Optimize, Test and Extend Parenting for Lifelong Health“ and works at the Department of Psychology.
Iris Pigeot was voted onto the Epidemiology and Medical Biometry/Statistics Review Board. Since March 2004, she has been the director of the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS and has been the head of the Biometry and data Management department there as of 2001. She has also been a professor of Statistics with a Focus on Biometry and Methods in Epidemiology at the University of Bremen since 2001. Her research focusses on the field of graphic models, genetic epidemiology, and more recently, on the area of usage of secondary data in drug safety research, and primary prevention and its evaluation, especially in clinical obesity.
Frank Jahnke is on the Condensed Matter Physics Review Board. He works at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, which is a part of the Faculty of Physics/Electrical Engineering, at the University of Bremen. He also works in the “Quantum Mechanical Material Modeling” DFG graduate school and is a member of the MAPEX Center for Materials and Processes at the University of Bremen. Jahnke’s field of work is light-matter interaction in new nanomaterials with application in optoelectronics, quantum optics, and quantum information technologies.
Gerhard Bohrmann was voted onto the DFG Geology and Paleontology Review Board. As a university lecturer within the Faculty of geosciences, he is responsible for the field of “General Geology and Marine Geology.” He and his marine geology working group investigate the geological conditions under which methane gas and fluids of the seabed enter into the ocean water and which impact they have on the environment. During many expeditions with German and international research vessels, Bohrmann and his team use the modern deep-sea instruments from MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences at the University of Bremen.
Wolfgang Bach is part of the Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry Review Board. Bach is a university lecturer within the Faculty of Geosciences and is responsible for the field of Petrology. He is also the coordinator of a research group within the excellence cluster at MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences at the University of Bremen.
Lutz Mädler was voted onto the Process Engineering, Technical Chemistry Review Board for the subject of Mechanical Process Engineering. Mädler is a university lecturer within the Faculty of Production Engineering and one of the directors of the Leibniz Institute for Material Engineering (IWT) and spokesperson of the Collaborative research Centre 1232 “From colored states to evolutionary structural materials.”
Mathematician and computer scientist Nicole Megow, University of Bremen, is part of the Computer Science Review Board for the subject of Theoretical Computer Science. Her field of work is combinatorial optimization at the interface of algorithm theory and discrete mathematics. Nicole Megrow is working on the solution of application problems in logistics. She is head of the Combinatorial Optimization and Logistics working group.
Computer scientists Rolf Drechsler was voted onto the Computer Science Review Board for the subject of Computer Architecture and Embedded Systems. Drechsler is a university lecturer within the Faculty of Mathematics/Computer Science and is head of the Cyber-Physical Systems team at the German research Center for Artificial Intelligence.
Prof. Dr. Andreas Breiter
Vice President Research
University of Bremen
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