RWTH Lecturers


The title of RWTH Lecturer is an honor for distinguished researchers from the group of non-professorial academic staff who stand out for their extraordinary teaching and research activities. The target group for this award are senior scientists with a doctorate who have at least five years’ teaching experience.

The call will be announced to members of the target group by email and will also be published on this page. Applications are to be submitted online via the ERS Portal.

RWTH Lecturers are nominated internally by the members of the selection committee and submitted to the Rectorate for approval.

In 2021, the title was awarded to Dr. Stefan Lankes and Dr. Sebastian Staaks.

Doris Klee, vice-rector for human resources management and development, is in charge of the RWTH Lecturer program. Management tasks include preparing, approving, and evaluating the calls, as well as quality assurance activities.

The selection panel for the award of the RWTH Lecturer title is made up of Professor Klee and the members of the ETS selection committee.

All Winners of the RWTH Lecturer Award to Date



2021 Dr. Stefan Lankes Chair of Automation of Complex Power Systems 6
2021 Dr. Sebastian Staacks Chair of Experimental Physics (Solid State Physics) 1
2020 Dr.-Ing. Wenwen Song Chair of Materials Engineering of Metals, Steel Institute 5
2020 Dr. rer. nat. Stefan Bedbur Chair of Statistics and Institute of Statistics and Industrial Mathematics 1
2019 Dr. phil. Andrea Philipp Chair and Institute of Psychology 7
2019 Dr. Steffen Jöris Department of Biblical Theology Studies 7
2018 Dr. rer. pol. Holger Ketteniß

Chair of Management Accounting

2018 apl.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Oliver Pooth Chair of Experimental Physics 3 B and 3rd Institute of Physics/Physics Institute 3 B 1
2018 Dr. rer. nat. Lars Schreiber

Institute for Quantum Information

2017 Dr. rer. pol. David Antons Innovation, Strategy, and Organization (ISO) Group 8
2017 Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Peter Boor Institute of Pathology 10
2017 Dr. rer. nat. Tim Clarner Institute of Neuroanatomy 10
2017 Dr. rer. nat. Corinna Kaulen Institute of Inorganic Chemistry 1
2017 Dr. rer. pol. Claudia Nadler Department of Finance 8
2016 Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Ralf Hausmann Molecular Pharmacology Group, Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology 10
2016 Dr. rer. nat. Holger Kalisch

GaN Device Technology Lab, Department of Compound Semiconductor Technology (CST)

2016 apl.-Prof. Dr. med. Matthias Knobe

Clinic for Emergency and Reconstructive Surgery, Uniklinik RWTH Aachen

2016 Dr. phil. Timo Lothmann Institute for English and American Studies 7
2016 Dr. rer. pol. Dirk Lüttgens Institute for Technology and Innovation Management TIM 8
2016 Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Päd. Claus Helmut Pütz Institute for Geometry and Practical Mathematics 1
2016 Dr. rer. nat. Martina Roß-Nickoll Chair of Environmental Biology and Chemodynamics (UBC) 1
2016 Dr. Cord Spreckelsen Institute of Medical Informatics 10
2016 Priv.-Doz. Dr.-Ing. Peter Urban ika – Institute for Automotive Engineering 4
2015 Dr. phil. Viktora Arling Vocational Rehabilitation Lab, Department of Psychology 7
2015 Dr.-Ing. Christoph Butenweg Chair of Structural Analysis and Dynamics 3
2015 apl.-Prof. Dr. phil. Roger De Souza Chair 1, Physical Chemistry of Solids, Institute of Physical Chemistry 1
2015 Dr. rer. pol. Robin Kleer Institute for Technology and Innovation Management TIM, RWTH School of Business and Economics 8
2015 Dr.-Ing. Matthias Meinke Chair of Fluid Mechanics and Institute of Aerodynamics 4
2015 Dr. phil. Stefanie Schuch Department of Psychology 7
2015 Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Timo Vloet Clinic for Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Disorders and Psychotherapy, Uniklinik RWTH Aachen 10
2015 Dr.-Ing. Mathias Wien Institute of Communications Engineering 6
2014 Dr. rer. nat. Wolfgang Bettray Chair of Organic Chemistry 1 and Institute of Organic Chemistry 1
2014 Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Christina Haubrich

Chair of Neurology

2014 Dr. rer. nat. Severin Jakobs Chair and Institute of Theoretical Physics A 1
2014 Dr.-Ing. Hans-Jürgen Koß Chair of Technical Thermodynamics (LTT) 4

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Denis Music, Ph.D.

Chair of Materials Chemistry (MCh) 5
2014 Dr.-Ing. Jaan-Willem Simon Institute of Applied Mechanics 3
2014 Dr. med. Saša Sopka Clinic for Operative Intensive Care and Intermediate Care, Uniklinik RWTH Aachen 10
2014 Priv.-Doz. Dr. phil. Sven-Knut Strasen English Literary Studies Group 7
2014 Dr. rer. nat. Dirk Thißen

Chair of Computer Science 4 – Communication and Distributed Systems

2013 apl.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dipl.-Ing. Martin Baumann Institute of Applied Medical Engineering (AME) 10
2013 Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Stefan Beckers Anaesthesiology Cinic, Uniklinik RWTH Aachen 10
2013 apl.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Irmgard Claßen-Linke Institute of Molecular and Cellular Anatomy (MOCA) 10
2013 Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Irene Neuner Clinic for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic Disorders, Uniklinik RWTH Aachen 10
2013 Dr. rer. nat. Thomas G. Preuß Chair of Environmental Biology and Chemodynamics (UBC), Institute of Biology 5 1
2013 Dr. rer. nat. Martin Salinga Institute of Physics 1a 1
2013 Priv.-Doz. Dr. rer. nat. Ulrich Schaffrath Department of Plant Physiology, Institute of Biology 3 (IPP) 1
2013 Dr. rer. nat. Georg Stauch Chair of Physical Geography and Geoecology (PGG) 5
2013 Dr.-Ing. Dieter Veit Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA Group) 4