Univ.-Prof. Dr. phil. Axel Siegemund

  Univ.-Prof. Dr. phil. Axel Siegemund Copyright: Peter Winandy

Dr. phil. Axel Siegemund has been Professor on the subject of Interdisciplinary Issues of Theology, Natural Sciences and Technology at RWTH Aachen since September 2018. Research in the framework of the Hemmerle Professorship at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities is dedicated in particular to the function of technology in anthropological and philosophical matters. Intercultural ethics is an additional focus.


Born July 10, 1979 in Pirna (Saxon Switzerland).


1999 to 2005 Studied Urban and Industrial Water Management in Dresden and Delhi
2002 to 2007 Studied Medieval History and Protestant Theology in Dresden and Madurai

Doctorate in Ethics of Technology (TU Dresden)

current habilitation project: claims of meaning in the philosophy of engineering and biotechnology in Asia (Leibniz University Hannover)


2004 to 2005 DAAD Scholarship at IIT Delhi
2005 to 2007 Project management in plant engineering and construction (potable and waste water treatment)
2007 to 2011 Delegate of the Regional Bishop Dresden and lectureships at Universities of Education Weingarten and Freiburg/Br.
2015 to 2018 Senior Researcher involved in various research projects (BMBF) in human-technology interaction
2011 to 2018 Mission and development work with the Ev.-Luth. Church in Hamburg


Family: married, two daughters and two sons
Free time: family, family, family, many bike tours, hiking, volleyball every now and then

Jagt dem Frieden nach!

Hebr 12,14