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The Assembly of Delegates of the TU-Nachwuchsring

In the TU-Nachwuchsring doctoral students, postdocs, junior research group leaders, junior professors and tenure-track professors from all departments of RPTU in Kaiserslautern as well as external volunteers are committed to the motto "by and for young scientists".

The basis of the TU-Nachwuchsring is the Assembly of Delegates in which doctoral students and young scientists with doctorates of the RPTU in Kaiserslautern are represented (one representative per department and status group). In addition, the various institutions of the Research Initiative, Collaborative Research Centers and Research Training Groups of the RPTU in Kaiserslautern have the possibility to delegate one additional person each.

The Assembly of Delegates meets once or twice a year to discuss budget issues, to elect the spokespersons of the TU-Nachwuchsring, to decide upon the members of the committees and to discus basic strategic issues. The development of the different funding lines then takes place in the committees of the Nachwuchsring.

You will find a list of the delegates together with information on the other organizational units of the TU-Nachwuchsring as well as on the work of the committees further down on this page.

The assembly of delegates is composed of one representative of the doctoral candidates (+ possibly a deputy) and one representative of the PhDs of each faculty. Coordinated programs and research initiatives can also send one representative each.

The assembly of delegates which meets once or twice a year discusses budget issues, elects the spokespersons and decides on the composition of the committees.


Current members of the Assembly of Delegates:


Representatives of the doctoral students

Roman Wiens (Department of Architecture)

Jonas Lillig (Department of Civil Engineering)
Sara Wendel (Department of Civil Engineering, deputy)

Anna Probst (Department of Biology)
Melike Aksu (Department of Biology, deputy)

Meike Merz (Department of Chemistry)
Sebastian Simon (Department of Chemistry)

Alex Wezel (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Christoph Lipps (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, deputy)

Max Aehle (Department of Computer Science)
Johannes Blühdorn (Department of Computer Science, deputy)

Jonathan Nußbaum (Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering)
Sarah di Nonno (Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, deputy)

Alex Keilmann (Department of Mathematics)
Chiara Fend (Department of Mathematics, deputy)

Malte Koster (Department of Physics)
Silvia Hiebel (Department of Physics, deputy)

Viktor Warzecha (Department of Spatial- and Environmental Planning)
Antonia Dürig (Department of Spatial- and Environmental Planning, deputy)

Sophie Lacher (Department of Social Science)
Luca Fliegener (Department of Social Science, deputy)

Christina Betzhold (Department of Business Studies and Economics)
Daniel Simon (Department of Business Studies and Economics, deputy)


Represents of the graduated young scientists

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Lars Hopstock (Department of Architecture)

Dr. Elisabeth Seibel (Department of Civil Engineering)

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Johann-Nikolaus Seibert (Department of Chemistry)

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Sophie Fellenz (Department of Computer Science)

Tenure-Track-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kristin de Payrebrune (Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering)
Dr.-Ing. Judith Stiefelmaier (Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, deputy)

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Amru Hussein (Department of Mathematics)

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christina Jörg (Department of Physics)

Dr. Anulekha De (Department of Physics, deputy)

Dr. Rene Fleschurz (Department of Spatial- and Environmental Planning)

Dr. phil. Anna Thomas (Department of Social Science)
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Florian Böller (Department of Social Science, deputy)

Dr. Florian Fuchs (Department of Business Studies and Economics)


Representatives of the externally funded doctoral programs

Anja Tusch (Helmut-Bode-Kolleg)
Timo Dilly (Helmut-Bode-Kolleg, deputy)

Dr. Sabine Filker (GRK 2737 - Stressistance)

Dr. Matthias Klein (SFB/TRR 173 Spin+X)

Annika Bartelt (SFB/TRR 195 Symbolic Tools)

Anna Probst (SFB/TRR 175 Green Hub)



Representatives of the institutions of the Research Initiative RLP

Vera Eymann (AI Enhanced Cognition and Learning)

Dr. Sabine Filker (BioComp - Complex Data Analysis in Life Sciences and Biotechnology)

Jessica Bloise (CEDIS)

Max Wolkersdorfer (Cognitive Dynamics) 

Fabian Kaufmann (Construction site of the future)

Dr.-Ing. Kirsten Mangels (Region and city)

Dr. Michael Kunte (SymbTools – Symbolic Tools in Mathematics and their Application)

(NanoKat, currently vacant)

Raphael Petrikat (NanoKat - Systems for raw material change, deputy) 

Dr.-Ing. Aneta Daxinger (OPTIMAS)
Dr. Matthias Klein (OPTIMAS, deputy)

Dr. Nicole Stephan (ZNT - Center for Commercial Vehicle Technology)



The committees assume the tasks assigned to them by the Assembly of Delegates and the Board of Management and report to them regularly. Among others, they take care of the conceptual formulation and further development of the various funding lines, further education programs and other concerns of the TU-Nachwuchsring. In addition, the committees are responsible for reviewing and deciding on incoming applications for funding.  

The delegates are mainly involved in the committees. They are supported by RPTU-internal and external volunteers who advise them.  


Current committees

Committee for research funding 

Committee for mobility funding

Committee for flex & event funding

Committee workshops & coaching

Temporary working groups

In addition to the permanent committees, temporary working groups form as needed to work on and implement temporary projects. They discuss current topics and concerns that affect young scientists at the RPTU or that have been brought to the attention of the TU-Nachwuchsring.

Organizing Committee YRS

WG Doctoral Student Representation (completed)

WG Criteria for Young Scientists (completed)

WG Rules of Procedure ("Geschäftsordnung", completed)


All young scientists are invited to participate as external members in the committees of the TU-Nachwuchsring! If you are interested please contact the administration office : Contact

The Nachwuchsring office is the primary contact for all questions oncerning the TU-Nachwuchsring and its funding lines. Among others, the tasks of the Nachwuchsring office include the supervision of the budget, the coordination and the support of the boards' work on all levels, the administration of the workshops, events and funding lines as well as public relations and external communication.

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The spokesperson of the TU-Nachwuchsring, his/her deputies and the managing director or his/her deputy compose the executive board. It assumes the tasks assigned by the Board of management and the Assembly of Delegates and reports to the Board of management and the Supervisory board. Furthermore, it consults with the Supervisory board on far-reaching structural and organizational decisions.

Current members

The board of management consists of the member of the executive board and the spokespersons of the committees. The board of management has a quorum fot the TU-Nachwuchsring. If necessary, if can delegate tasks and competencies to the executive board as well as to the committees. The board of management meets four times a year.

Current members

The Supervisory Board consists of the Vice President for Research and Technology and three professors from the Research Initiative and the departments of RPTU, who are appointed by the Vice President. The Supervisory Board meets at least once a year and supervises and approves the budget planning of the TU-Nachwuchsring. It is also responsible for establishing contacts and networks within and outside the university and ensures the structural and content-related evaluation and further development of the offerings of the TU-Nachwuchsring.

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