Funded Projects for Post-Docs (ZF 04)

ZF 04 A Own projects for Post-Docs Directly After a PhD


Novel routes for the fabrication and fundamental study of optical cavities based on epitaxial Ga2O3.
Dr. Manuel Alonso Orts (Prof. Dr. Martin Eickhoff, Faculty 01: Physics / Electrical Engineering)

Human Factors in hybriden cyber-physischen Produktionssystemen
Dr.-Ing. Hendrik Stern (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Freitag, Faculty 04: Production Engineering)

Whispers of Unrest: Colonial Cities and the End of Empire, c. 1890-1980
Dr. Norman Aselmeyer (Prof. Dr. Cornelius Torp, Faculty 08: Social Sciences)


Development of experiments that establish a link between the emission properties of solid state systems and genuine multipartite entanglement among its constituents with subsequent
employment for quantum information science.

Dr. Frederik Lohof (Prof. Dr. Frank Jahnke, Faculty 01: Physics / Electrical Engineering)

Systematic Design of an Artificial Intelligence-based Ultra-Low-Power Cardiac Arrhythmia Classifier using Stochastic and Approximate Computing.
Dr. Ardalan Najafi (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Garcia-Ortiz, Faculty 02: Biology / Chemistry)

Establishment of Group 15 compounds as alternatives for late transition metal complexes through careful ligand design in combination with state-of-the-art aspects of synthetic chemistry.
Dr. Malte Fischer (Prof. Dr. Jens Beckmann, Faculty 02: Biology / Chemistry)

Subnational elite cohesion and turnover in authoritarian regimes: a nework analysis perspective.
Dr. Ekaterina Paustyan (Prof. Dr. Michael Rochlitz, Faculty 07: Business Studies & Economics)

Explanatory and Justificatory Practices in Modern Physics
Dr. Patrick Dürr (Prof. Dr.  Dr. Norman Sieroka, Faculty 09: Cultural Studies)


Adaptive task allocation and scheduling for energy-, latency- and securitycritical industrial IoT applications.
Dr.-Ing. Wanli Yu (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alberto Garcia-Ortiz, Faculty 01: Physics / Electrical Engineering)

Theory of plasmonic and optical excitations in correlated electron materials
Dr. Erik Gerardus C. P. van Loon  (Prof. Dr. T. Wehling, Faculty 01: Physics / Electrical Engineering)

Spectral Gaps for Open Quantum Systems.
Dr. Moritz Doll (Prof. Dr. Anke Pohl, Faculty 03: Mathematics/ Computer Science)

A Tale of Two Cities: Cohabitation and segmentation in modern Jerusalem, c. 1860-1930.
Dr. Avner Ofrath (Prof. Dr. Cornelius Torp, Faculty 08: Social Sciences)

Veränderungen der Geschmacksregulation während des Körperwachstums sowie der Reifung im Kindesalter - Schmeckt Wachsen süß und fettig?
Hannah Jilani (Prof. Dr. Ansgar Gerhardus, Faculty 11: Human and Health Sciences)

Ahmed Elsayed
Ahmed Elsayed

Nonverbal intertextuality in times of trauma: a cross-cultural investigation
Dr. Ahmed Elsayed (Prof. Dr. John A. Bateman, Faculty 10: Linguistics and Literary Studies)

Nonverbal intertextuality― i.e., how images draw upon, incorporate, recontextualize and dialogue with other images― is an important mechanism for working with visual ‘conventional’ units, such as ‘journey’ and ‘time’, that form a mainstay of many current models of interpretation. On the basis of previous work, the proposed project challenges the traditionally dominant view that the direction of writing in a language is the main predictor of how people organize time or affects their patterns of perceptual exploration, drawings, aesthetic preferences, and mental images of scenes. How cultures contrast in this respect is an important issue in its own right because of its potential benefit to intercultural communication and reducing misunderstandings.

Filmegeschichte, Lateinamerika und transatlantische Wissenszirkulation: Paulo Emilio Salles Gomes internationales Netzwerk (1935-1977)
Dr. Ricardo Borrmann (Prof. Dr. Delia Gonzáles de Reufels, Faculty 08: Social Sciences)

ZF 04 Project Philipp Schulz
Documentation of cases of conflict-related sexual violence against men in northern Uganda.
Portrait of Philipp Schulz
Portrait of Philipp Schulz

Exploring the Political Agency of Male Sexual Violence Survivors in Northern Uganda
Dr. Philipp Schulz (Prof. Dr. Klaus Schlichte, Faculty 08: Social Sciences)

Wartime sexual violence against men occurs more frequently than popularly assumed, but remains notoriously under-explored and silenced. This project addresses this marginalization, by examining the lived experiences of male survivors of wartime sexual violence in Northern Uganda, with a focus on how survivors actively engage with their gendered vulnerabilities, thereby exercising myriad forms of political agency. The project serves as a pilot study for a larger follow-up project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), which explores these questions comparatively in Uganda and Sri Lanka.

Ethical Play and Empathy: Affective Semiotics of Digital Games and Transmedia
Dr. Carman Ng (Prof. Dr. phil. John A. Bateman, Faculty 10: Linguistics and Literary Studies)


Microstructural evolution during the process chain of additive manufacturing
Ph.D. Olga Zinovieva (Prof. Dr. Vasily Ploshikhin, Faculty 01: Physics / Electrical Engineering)

Unraveling the mechanisms of the exceptionally high heat tolerance of Namibian legume symbionts can provide a basis for molecular genetic and biotechnological approaches to combat current and further threats of climate change
Jann Grönemeyer (Prof. Dr. Barbara Reinhold-Hurek, Faculty 02: Biology / Chemistry)

Literatur und Erschöpfung. Topographien des Ausstiegs in der Literatur des 18. – 21. Jahrhunderts 
Dr. phil. Julian Osthues (Prof. Dr. Axel Dunker, Faculty 10: Linguistics and Literary Studies)

(Ohn-)Macht und Melancholie der Zurückgekehrten: Die literarische Figur des postimperialen Heimkehrers in der europäischen Romania Thema: Das Projekt konzentriert sich am Beispiel französischer, portugiesischer sowie spanischsprachiger Romantexte des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts auf die bisher kaum erforschte Figur des europäischen Rückkehrers aus ehemaligen Kolonialgebieten (u.a. aus Räumen, die heute zu Algerien, Angola, Brasilien, Haiti, Peru und der Westsahara gehören), um den literarischen Aushandlungsprozessen des kolonialen Machtverlustes innerhalb der europäischen Romania nachzugehen.
Dr. Martina Johanna Vera Urioste-Buschmann (Prof. Dr. Gisela Febel, Faculty 10: Linguistics and Literary Studies)



Integrating field measurements and numerical modeling in order to understand carbon dynamics in Southeast Asian rivers
Denise Müller-Dum (Justus Notholt, Faculty 01: Physics / Electrical Engineering)

Additive Verfahren zur Herstellung lokaler sensorischer Strukturen für materialintegrierte Messungen 
Gerrit Dumstorff (Walter Lang, Faculty 01: Physics / Electrical Engineering)

Adaptation potential of thermally tolerant benthic symbiont-bearing foraminifera from the Persian Gulf constrained by physiological measurements and oxidative stress biomarkers to test if higher resistance towards increasing temperatures exists 
Christiane Schmidt (Prof. Michal Kucera, Faculty 05: Geosciences)

Die transnationale Entstehung einer gesunden Nation: Gesundheit und Sozialstaat in Uruguay (1870-1940)
Teresa Huhle (Prof. Dr. Delia González de Reufels, Faculty 08: Social Sciences)


ZF 04B Own Projects for Advanced Post-Docs


The cradle of eukaryotic life at unprecedented resolution: zooming into ecosystem cyclicity 1.6 billion years ago using laser-based high-resolution mass spectrometry.
Dr. Benjamin Nettersheim (Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Hinrichs, Faculty 05: Geosciences)

Surviving the mega-city: the experiences of minority Christian migrants in New Dehli, India
Dr. Iliyana Angelova (Prof. Dr. Gritt Klinkhammer, Faculty 09: Cultural Studies)

Deutsch-jüdische Kinder- und Jugendliteratur nach 1945.
Dr. Hadassah Stichnothe (Prof. Dr. Axel Dunker, Faculty 10: Linguistics and Literary Studies)


Chemische Gasphasenabscheidung und laserinduzierte Modifikation von Nano- und Heterostrukturen aus zweidimensionalen, atomar dünnen Schichten für photonische Anwendungen.
Dr. Christian Tessarek (Prof. Dr. Martin Eickhoff, Faculty 01: Physics / Electrical Engineering)

Spatio-temporal dynamics of particles and their influence on the residence time distribution in a laminar tube reactor.
Dr. Kerstin Avila (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lutz Mädler, Faculty 04: Production Engineering)

Grenzbefestigung, Grenzüberschreitung – JägerInnen als Figuren des Liminalen in Literatur und Kultur vom 19. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart
Dr. Laura Beck (Prof. Dr. Axel Dunker, Faculty 10: Linguistics and Literary Studies)

ZF 04 Projekt Dr. Ziemer
Dr. Tim Ziemer marking burr holes for a craniotomy. The planned burr hole locations are communicated by means of sonification; he keeps his eyes closed to concentrate on the sound.


3-Dimensional Interactive Psychoacoustic Auditory Display (3DAD) for Navigation
Dr. Phil. Tim Ziemer (Prof. M.D. Ron Kikinis, Faculty 03: Mathematics / Computer Science)

Mit “psychoakustischer Sonifikation” Hirntumore blind entfernen
In der bildgestützten Chirurgie navigieren Chirurgen anhand von Mixed-Reality Grafiken. So können selbst schwierige Operationen, zum Beispiel Tumorentfernung am Gehirn, durchgeführt werden. Doch die kognitive Belastung ist hoch, denn viele Grafiken müssen mental rotiert, skaliert, verschoben, integriert, und letztendlich gemeinsam interpretiert werden.

Psychoakustische Sonifikation minimiert diese kognitive Belastung, indem die Grafik durch Klang ergänzt, oder sogar ersetzt wird: Ein abstrakter Klang führt den Chirurgen durch die geplante OP. Der Klang verrät dem Nutzer, wo der nächste Checkpoint zu finden ist, um geplanten Schnittlinien zu folgen.

Das Prinzip wurde bereits im zweidimensionalen Raum experimentell bestätigt und mit Preisen der “Spatial Cognition” Konferenz und der “International Community for Auditory Display” (ICAD)  ausgezeichnet. Demo-Videos finden Sie auf YouTube, weitere Details auf ResearchGate. Tim Ziemers Projekt befasst sich mit der Implementierung der dritten Dimension, um Chirurgen in Zukunft zu ermöglichen, Hirntumore via Audionavigation zu entfernen.


Symbolic Virtual Hardware/Firmware Co-verification
Dr.-Ing. Hoang M. Le (Prof. Dr. Rolf Drechsler, Faculty 03: Mathematics / Computer Science)

Nitrogen management in the making – Material practices and policies in Germany
Dr. phil. Friederike Gesing (Prof. Dr. Michael Flitner, Faculty 08: Social Sciences)

Linguistik des Widerspruchs
Dr. Daniel Schmidt-Brücken (Prof. Dr. Ingo H. Warnke, Faculty 10: Linguistics and Literary Studies)


Kontaktinduzierter Sprachwandel im Portugiesischen: Der indische Einfluss
Dr. Uta Tabea Salzmann (Prof. Dr. Carolin Patzelt, Faculty 10: Linguistics and Literary Studies)

Monstrous Medicine - Obstetrics in Literature and Culture of the Long Eighteenth Century 
Dr. phil. Jennifer Henke (Prof. Dr. Norbert Schaffeld, Faculty 10: Linguistics and Literary Studies)


Class Consciousness in Nigerian Literature and the Performing Arts: Gender, Sexuality and Politics, 1914- 2014.
PhD Olorunshola Adenekan (Prof Kerstin Knopf, Faculty 10: Linguistics and Literary Studies)

Male feminists, straight homo-lobbyists, and female agents of patriarchy: strategies of constructing femininity, masculinity and sexual identity in German, Latvian and Polish social media discourses
PhD Joanna Chojnicka (Eeva Sippola, Faculty 10: Linguistics and Literary Studies)

Development of qualitative models for reasoning cognitively about space and time, and their application to (i) Education, Art and Design and to (ii) Robotics and Ambient Intelligent Systems.
Dr.-Ing. Zoe Falomir Llansola (Prof. Christian Freksa PhD., Faculty 03: Mathematics / Computer Science)


Erklärungskompetenz von Physiklehrkräften
Dr. Christoph Kulgemeyer (Prof. Dr. Horst Schecker, Faculty 01: Physics / Electrical Engineering)

Konsumkritisches Medienhandeln
Dr. Sigrid Kannengießer (Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp, Faculty 09: Cultural Studies)

Switchable Radicals in First-Row Transition Metal Complexes – Controllable Redox Non-Innocent Ligands as the Key for Small Molecule Activation.
Dr. sc. Dipl. Chem. Matthias Vogt (Jens Beckmann, Faculty 02: Biology / Chemistry)

Romanisierung und Verbrüderung. Religiöse und berufliche Organisation im Imperium Romanum
Dr. Benedikt Eckhardt (Tassilo Schmitt, Faculty 08: Social Sciences)


Survival of the fittest: Unraveling the role of membrane lipids in physiological adaptations of marine bacterioplankton
Dr. Florence Schubotz (Prof. Kai-Uwe Hinrichs, Faculty 05: Geosciences)

Erforschung von Politikdiffusion in Gesundheitssystemen am Beispiel von Policy Learning in Managed Care
Dr. Mirella Cacace (Prof. Dr. Heinz Rothgang, Faculty 11: Human and Health Sciences)

A range of state-of-the-art computational chemistry methods will be used to study phenomena related to the host-guest interactions in zeolites, in particular the structure and bonding of water molecules and ammonium cations, the adsorption behaviour of polar guest species, and the elastic properties.
Dr. rer. nat. Michael Fischer (Prof. Reinhard X. Fischer, Faculty 05: Geosciences)

Die molekularen Interaktionen des Hepatitis A-Virus (HAV) mit der Wirtszelle bei der Aufnahme und der Freisetzung des Virus
Dr. Dajana Paulmann (Prof. Dotzauer, Faculty 02: Biology / Chemistry)