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2017

Prof. Dr. Veronika Eyring

Faculty 1 – Physics/Electrical Engineering

Veronika Eyring was appointed by the University of Bremen together with the German Aerospace Center e.V. (DLR) in July 2017 to the post of Professor for Climate Modeling in the Faculty of Physics / Electrical Engineering. After obtaining her Diplom degree in physics at the University of Erlangen, she completed her doctorate and habilitation in the field of environmental physics at the University of Bremen. At the DLR Institute of Atmospheric Physics, she leads the Earth System Model Evaluation research group, which together with the Chair of Climate Modeling at the University of Bremen analyzes climate model simulations in combination with observation data. The Helmholtz Association is supporting this cooperation professorship for five years as part of the program for excellent female academics. Since 2014, Veronika Eyring has chaired the CMIP Panel, a World Climate Research Program (WCRP) that coordinates climate model simulations around the world. The work of the model evaluation is an essential prerequisite for reliable climate predictions for the 21st century, which are used as guidelines for climate policy.

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Prof. Dr. Ralf Bachmayer

Faculty 5 – Geosciences

As of July 1, 2017, Professor Ralf Bachmayer has occupied the newly established Werner Siemens Foundation Professorship at the MARUM Center for Marine Environmental Sciences at the University of Bremen. The focus of the professorship in the field of geosciences is on marine environmental technologies and deep-sea engineering. The professorship is the cornerstone of an innovation center designed to develop technologies for observing and exploring the deep-sea environment. Bachmayer has a degree in electrical engineering from Karlsruhe University of Technology. He wrote his Diplom thesis at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (USA) and did his doctorate at Johns Hopkins University (USA). Further stations were at Princeton University (USA), the National Research Council Canada, and most recently the Memorial University of Newfoundland. As associate professor, he was the founder and director of the Autonomous Ocean Systems Laboratory. Most recently, he has been working on a system for the autonomous measurement of icebergs using coordinated robots – both above and below water. At the University of Bremen, Bachmayer will continue his research with unmanned marine systems and their networking, especially with a view to deep sea exploration.

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Maneth

Faculty 3 – Mathematics/Computer Science

On May 1, 2017, Sebastian Maneth took over a Heisenberg Professorship funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) in the Faculty of Mathematics / Computer Science at the University of Bremen. Maneth studied computer science and obtained his doctorate in 2003 at Leiden University (The Netherlands) in the field of theoretical computer science. After research stays in Switzerland, he worked for many years at the National Research Institute NICTA (National ICT Australia) and at the University of New South Wales in Sydney (Australia). Most recently, he graduated from the University of Edinburgh (UK). Maneth deals with new methods that allow data to be processed in compressed form, i.e. applications around "Big Data". He focuses in particular on logistics and new media. The Heisenberg Program supports researchers who have distinguished themselves through excellent research and who have qualified for appointment to a tenured professorship.

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Karpuschewski

Faculty 4 – Production Engineering -Mechanical Engineering & Process Engineering-

Since September 1, 2017, Professor Bernhard Karpuschewski has been working at the University of Bremen as Head of Production Technology in the Faculty of Production Engineering and as Director of the section of Production Engineering at the Leibniz Institute for Materials-Oriented Technologies (IWT). After studying and obtaining a doctorate in mechanical engineering at the University of Hanover, Karpuschewski worked there as a senior engineer. He then moved to Keio University in Yokohama, Japan. In 2000, he completed his habilitation at the University of Hanover, but was previously appointed Professor of Production Engineering at the Technical University of Delft (Netherlands). This was followed by a professorship at the University of Magdeburg before the production engineer came to Bremen. Karpuschewski is a Fellow of the International Academy of Production Engineering and a member of the Senate and Licensing Committee of the German Research Foundation (DFG) for collaborative research centers. In Bremen, he is in charge of manufacturing technology together with Professor Ekkard Brinksmeier. His research interests include material-oriented manufacturing processes, tool development, cutting processes for medical applications and the holistic view of process chains with regard to the intelligent factory of the future.

Prof. Dr. Sabine Kasten

Faculty 5 – Geosciences

In December 2017, Sabine Kasten of the University of Bremen was appointed Professor for Sediment Diagenesis in the field of geosciences. After studying geography, she completed her doctorate and habilitation in the Faculty of Earth Sciences at the University of Bremen and in 2004 joined the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) in Bremerhaven. Since 2014, she has headed the Marine Geochemistry section of the AWI and has been working for many years as a project manager in the Cluster of Excellence at the MARUM Center for Marine Environmental Sciences at the University of Bremen. Her research focuses on the investigation and quantification of geochemical and biogeochemical processes in marine sediments and the use of marine sediments as archives for the reconstruction of environmental conditions. Her research also focuses on the effects of environmental changes on biogeochemical processes and material fluxes in polar and subpolar coastal and marine regions. For example, she investigates how the increasing glacial melt observed in Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic coastal areas affects the entry of iron into the Southern Ocean. Iron is an important micronutrient in the Southern Ocean and determines the growth of algae in surface water and how much carbon dioxide (CO2) can be extracted from the atmosphere in such high latitudes.

Prof. Dr. Lars Hornuf

Faculty 7 – Business Studies and Economics

On October 1, 2017, Professor Lars Hornuf took up the chair of Business Administration with a focus on financial services and financial technology, in the Faculty of Business Studies and Economics. After completing his studies in political economy at the University of Essex (UK), Hornuf worked at the Ifo Institute for Economic Research and at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, where he earned his doctorate in economics. This was followed by visits to UC Berkeley, Stanford University, Duke University (all US), the House of Finance of Goethe University Frankfurt and Georgetown University (USA). In 2014, he was appointed Junior Professor of Economic Analysis of Law in Economics at the University of Trier. Since 2016, he has been an affiliate research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and affiliate member in the CESifo Research Network. This year he presented his findings on financial technology to a wide audience, including at the G20 Conference and the 15th Annual Meeting of the Central Banks and Monetary Authorities of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. His work focuses on corporate finance, law and finance, crowd sourcing and behavioral science.

Prof. Dr. Carina Schmitt

Faculty 8 – Social Sciences

Carina Schmitt has been Professor of Global Social Policy at the Faculty of Social Sciences since March 2017. After completing vocational training as a carpenter and obtaining a master's degree in political science and history at the University of Mainz, she earned her doctorate at the University of Mannheim. Two years later, Carina Schmitt habilitated. This was followed by research at Harvard University in Boston as a John F. Kennedy Fellow and Georgetown University in Washington (both USA). She is currently working on social protection programs in the Global South, exploring the role of many poor countries' colonial past on the effectiveness of social policies to combat poverty and inequality. Together with colleagues, she is building a database containing information on social policies in a global and historical perspective. Carina Schmitt has been a member of the Junge Akademie since 2014.

Prof. Dr. Benjamin Schüz

Faculty 11 – Human and Health Sciences

ProfessorBenjamin Schüzhas been responsible for prevention and health promotion at the Institute for Public Health and Nursing Research since October 2017. In his research, he explores why people find it so difficult to change health-related behaviors and sustain these changes over time. He is particularly interested in the interfaces between psychology, social epidemiology and public health. These areas are also the focus of his teaching in the public health bachelor and master programs. Benjamin Schüz studied English, theology and psychology at the University of Greifswald and the Free University Berlin. He received his Ph.D. from the Free University in 2003 with a thesis on post intentional processes and staging models of health behavior. He then worked as a research associate at Jacobs University in Bremen and at the German Center for Gerontology, before moving to the University of Tasmania in Australia in 2011 and then to the Faculty of Human and Health Sciences in Bremen.

Prof. Dr. Nadine Rose

Faculty 12 – Pedagogy and Educational Sciences

Since August 2017, Professor Nadine Rose has been strengthening the Faculty of Pedagogy and Educational Sciences in the field of General Educational Science. Nadine Rose studied at the University of Hamburg and received her doctorate there in 2011 with a thesis on "Migration as an educational challenge: Subjectivization and Discrimination in the Mirror of Migration Biographies". After working as a research associate and as an interim professor at the University of Duisburg-Essen and Bremen, she has now taken over the working area "general educational science with a focus on educational theory" at the University of Bremen as a professor. Here, she devotes herself to basic theoretical as well as empirical perspectives of educational research. Together with her team, the focus is on further work on subjectivization research with qualitative methods, which also sees itself as a contribution to research on social inequality. "Subjectivization" is a tool to visualize one's own perception, for example of adolescents with a migration background as opposed to external ascriptions. Rose focuses on education and discourse theory, research on subjectivization and education processes, migration research, and qualitative methods of social research.