Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Verena Nitsch

  Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Verena Nitsch Copyright: Peter Winandy

Verena Nitsch has been University Professor of Ergonomics at the RWTH Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Institute of Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics (IAW) since April 2018. Her key research areas include the human-centered design of human-machine interfaces and the impacts of new technologies on employees and work processes.


Born on August 13, 1982, in Gronau (Leine).


2002 Studied Psychology at Charles Sturt University, Australia
2003 bis 2006 Studied Applied Psychology (B.Sc.) at the University of Central Lancashire, UK, with distinction
2006 bis 2007 Studied Business and Organisational Psychology (M.Sc.) at the Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK
2012 Doctorate (summa cum laude), Department of Aerospace Engineering, Bundeswehr University Munich


2008 bis 2013 Research assistant at the Human Factors Institute, Bundeswehr University München
2013 bis 2016 Junior Professor of Cognitive Ergonomics, Human Factors Institute, Bundeswehr University München
2016 Junior Expert Service Robotics, Japan
2016 bis 2018 Interim director of the Human Factors Institute, Bundeswehr University München


Free time: Spending (a lot of) time in nature, travel, reading; going to the movies (when the weather is bad)