Author overview

Bed-rest study

How does weightlessness affect the human body? And how can we counteract the negative effects? Bed-rest studies here on Earth are used to study the effects of weightlessness on the human body, in order to investigate reactions, effects and countermeasures. to authorpage

DLR_next

Hier bloggt DLR_next, das offizielle Jugendportal des DLR im Web mit vielen spannenden Inhalten für die Kleinen und Mittelkleinen - und auch die "Großen" haben ihre Freude am Angebot auf DLR.de/next. to authorpage

Jan Marius Bach

Jan Marius Bach war schon immer an Technik und Naturwissenschaften interessiert. Beruflichen Zugang zur Raumfahrt erhielt er jedoch erst im Zuge des Studiums der Luft- und Raumfahrttechnik an der Universität Stuttgart mit Spezialisierung auf Flugzeugbau und Raumfahrtantriebe. to authorpage

Eric Bershad

Eric Bershad is an Associate Professor of Neurology and Space Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. His main practice involves managing patients with a variety of acute brain injuries in the neuro-ICU, including disturbances in intracranial pressure (ICP) and cerebral blood flow. Given the hypothesized changes in ICP and cerebral blood flow in astronauts in microgravity during long-duration spaceflight, Dr. Bershad became interested in studying this unique condition. He assembled a team of experts in neurology, neuroradiology, ophthalmology, neuroscience, and space medicine, to develop methods for non-invasive monitoring of brain and eye function and structure. to authorpage

Jörg Brauchle

Jörg Brauchle is a development engineer and project manager at DLR, where he researches new technologies for remote sensing. He blogs for exciting expeditions like exploring the Himalayan region and publishes in relevant journals. to authorpage

Manuela Braun

Manuela Braun is editor for space. As a qualified journalist for both print and online media, she loves nothing more than asking questions. Her favourite thing of all is being there, in the midst of the action. to authorpage

Dorothee Bürkle

Dorothee Bürkle worked at the DLR Corporate Communications Department until 2018. During that time she was a technical author for the research areas of energy and transport. Dorothee believes that energy and mobility are among the most important issues for the future of our society. to authorpage

Philipp Burtscheidt

Philipp Burtscheidt has been working DLR´s corporate communications department since April 2015. He joined the team while still completing his degree at TH Cologne; and since the beginning of 2016 he has been working full-time as an editor. to authorpage

Marta Cortesao

Marta Cortesao is a PhD student at the Space Microbiology research group at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), investigating how filamentous fungi adapt to space conditions, such as low gravity or radiation. In her research Marta uses mostly space simulation devices, but is also involved in projects undertaking real space experiments. to authorpage

Falk Dambowsky

Falk Dambowsky is the aeronautics editor in the DLR Corporate Communications Department. He is there when test pilots take off in research aircraft and aviation researchers put wind tunnels in motion. He does not see knowledge as an end in itself, but the recognition of the lively and vivid dialogue between people. to authorpage

Johann Dauer

Johann Dauer is fascinated by the possibilities that new technologies of civil unmanned aviation provide. Since 2008 he has been doing research unmanned aircraft (Unmanned Aircraft Systems, UAS) and their areas of application at the DLR Institute of Flight Systems in Braunschweig. to authorpage

Jean-Pierre Paul de Vera

Jean-Pierre Paul de Vera ist seit 2009 als Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut für Planetenforschung tätig. Sein Hauptaufgabengebiet besteht in der Gruppenleitung der Astrobiologischen Labore "Planeten- und Marssimulation" sowie "Raman-Biosignaturen-Forschung“. Zudem gehören zu seinen Arbeitsfeldern auch die Planeten-analogen Feldstudien in Polarregionen und Wüstengebieten sowie die Leitung von ESA-Weltraumexperimenten wie zum Beispiel BIOMEX auf der ISS. to authorpage

Marc Deissenroth

Since early 2013 Marc Deissenroth has been a research associate in the Department of Systems Analysis and Technology Assessment at the Institute of Technical Thermodynamics in Stuttgart. His research interests include the study of strategies for sustainable development in energy and the analysis of political incentives to multi-agent systems. to authorpage

Ralf Dujmovits

Ralf Dujmovits kennt Länder wie Peru, Kanada, Tansania, Pakistan, Thailand, Norwegen oder auch Island vor allem von oben - wenn er von Bergen wie dem Mount McKinley, dem Huascarán, dem Kilimanjaro oder dem Nanga Parbat blickte. Er stieg auf allen sieben Kontinenten auf die höchsten Bergen. Er stand als erster Deutscher auf den Gipfeln aller 14 Achttausender. to authorpage

Reinhold Ewald

Reinhold Ewald studied physics at the University of Cologne. He completed his studies in 1983 and received his doctorate in 1986. During his work as a research associate at the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft; DFG) from 1983 to 1987, Ewald already took a first step towards the stars. to authorpage

Martin Fleischmann

Martin Fleischmann is a science enthusiast and keen editor. Even in his childhood sandpit he was looking for oil and his favourite question in infancy was "why?" Today he is a print editor in the Communication Department at DLR in Bonn. to authorpage

Timo Frett

Timo Frett has been scientific coordinator for the short-arm human centrifuges at the DLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine in Cologne since 2013. He heads the centrifuge team for the AGBRESA study and is responsible for the daily treatments and conducting the experiments on the centrifuge. to authorpage

Felix Fuchs

Felix Fuchs is a PhD-student at the DLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine in Cologne. He is a member of the Radiation Biology Department. As a PhD student of the Space Microbiology Research Group he investigates the influence of simulated space conditions on microbial biofilms. to authorpage

Manfred Gottwald

Manfred Gottwald was affiliated with DLR since 1991. In September he retired but still pursues remote sensing work, particularly by using data from the TanDEM-X mission for studying impact craters. to authorpage

Christian Grimm

Since 2012, Christian Grimm has been working as a researcher at the DLR Institute of Space Systems in the Department of Exploration Systems. Since late 2011 he has been part of the MASCOT team preparing and coordinating the mission of the asteroid lander on the Japanese parent probe Hayabusa-2. to authorpage

Matthias Grott

Matthias Grott is the Principal Investigator for the MARA experiment and was responsible for the design, construction and integration of the instrument on board of MASCOT. to authorpage

Heinz-Theo Hammes

Heinz Hammes studied safety engineering and has worked at the DLR Space Administration for more than 25 years. Hammes is currently seconded to Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg and is supervising the maintenance of SOFIA. to authorpage

Ernst Hauber

Ernst Hauber ist Geologe und untersucht die festen Oberflächen der terrestrischen Planeten. Sein Interesse gilt vor allem vulkanischen, tektonischen, und periglazialen Oberflächenformen, wobei er auch intensiv an terrestrischen Analogen arbeitet. Er ist Mitglied in verschiedenen Instrumententeams, die Mars, Merkur, und das Jupitersystem erforschen. Eine seiner Aufgaben ist es, eine sichere Landestelle für den ESA-Rover ExoMars auszuwählen. to authorpage

Julia Heil

Julia Heil hat sich schon immer für das interessiert, was hinter den Dingen steckt - Fragen stellen ist eine ihrer Lieblingsbeschäftigungen. Zunächst als Volontärin in der Kommunikationsabteilung und nun als Redakteurin für das DLR-Magazin schreibt sie über die vielfältigen Forschungsthemen des DLR und taucht mitten hinein in die Welt der Wissenschaft. to authorpage

Elke Heinemann

Elke Heinemann has been an editor for the DLR web portal since 2003. She has been responsible for the developmen of special sites for missions, such as the Rosetta mission, the International Space Station and Mars Express, for the web portal. to authorpage

Jörn Helbert

Jörn Helbert hat an der Technischen Universität in Braunschweig Physik studiert. Den größten Teil seiner Diplomarbeit fertigte er am Imperial College in London an, wo er auch an der ursprünglichen ESA-Cluster-Mission gearbeitet hat. Mit dem Verlust der Mission beim Start lernte er direkt die Risiken von Weltraummissionen kennen. Das hielt ihn aber nicht davon ab, weiterhin auf diesem Gebiet zu bleiben. Er ging zum Deutschen Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) und wurde über die Chemie in der Koma des Kometen Hale-Bopp an der Freien Universität Berlin promoviert. to authorpage

Rolf Hempel

Rolf Hempel startete 1992 gemeinsam mit drei Kollegen die internationale "Message-Passing-Interface"-Initiative. Das dort entstandene Programmiermodell MPI ist bis heute der vorherrschende Standard im Hochleistungsrechnen. Seit 2001 ist er im DLR und leitet dort die Einrichtung "Simulations- und Softwaretechnik". to authorpage

Tra-Mi Ho

Tra-Mi Ho works at the DLR Institute for Space Systems in Bremen and is the project manager for the MASCOT asteroid lander. Her job is to bring together a large, international team, find solutions and satisfy them all. And last but not least, to make sure that everyone achieves their goal together - a successful landing on the asteroid Ryugu. to authorpage

Kathrin Höppner

Kathrin Höppner has worked at the DLR German Remote Sensing Data Center since 2003. It all began with an internship in the Atmosphere Department. She then completed her diploma and doctoral thesis, concentrating on the analysis of temperature time series in the upper atmosphere. At first glance, the topic had little in common with her actual degree course in geography. to authorpage

Bernadette Jung

Bernadette Jung has been an editor in the DLR Communications Department since 2010, where she is responsible for the locations Oberpfaffenhofen, Augsburg and Weilheim. Upon completion of her studies, she worked as a freelance editor for TV and radio stations, as well as for online platforms and newspapers. At DLR, she covers topics from dozens of research fields every day - from Earth observation to robotics to plasma research. to authorpage

Ralph Kahle

Ralph Kahle is the flight dynamics engineer for the TerraSAR-X / TanDEM-X Mission. His responsibilities include precise orbit and attitude determination for the satellites and measuring their position relative to one another, as well as the generation of auxiliary products for radar processing. to authorpage

Christian Karrasch

Christian Karrasch studied physics at the University of Bonn and earned his doctorate at Ruhr University Bochum. As a doctoral candidate, he prepared material samples and experiments for the electromagnetic levitator (EML). These experiments are currently being conducted on board the International Space Station (ISS). to authorpage

Philip Kausche

Philip Kausche hat an der TU Berlin Luft- und Raumfahrttechnik studiert. Nach seiner Promotion wechselte er im Jahr 2015 innerhalb des DLR von Berlin-Charlottenburg nach Bonn-Oberkassel in die Abteilung Trägersysteme des Raumfahrtmanagements. Seitdem betreut er dort u.a. als Projektmanager das Programm zur Nutzungsphase des europäischen Schwerlastträgers Ariane 5. to authorpage

Ulrich Köhler

Ulrich Köhler ist Planetengeologe am DLR-Institut für Planetenforschung in Berlin-Adlershof. Dort gehört er - kaum, dass er 25 Jahre beim DLR ist - mittlerweile auch schon zum "mittelalten" Eisen. to authorpage

Andreas Kolbeck

Andreas Kolbeck ist seit 2009 im Satellitenbetrieb tätig. Er ist einer der Flugdirektoren in einem Geo-Projekt. Für EDRS-A ist er ebenfalls Flugdirektor. In der Vorbereitung hat er festgelegt, wie der Betrieb ablaufen soll und dies in den entsprechenden Dokumenten festgehalten. Jetzt ist er, wie auf einem Schiff der Kapitän, für die Durchführung verantwortlich. to authorpage

Volker Kratzenberg-Annies

Volker Kratzenberg-Annies is the coordinator of DLR’s education/outreach activities on behalf of the Executive Board. He develops and coordinates at a variety of measures aiming at children and young people, students and doctoral candidates. to authorpage

Petra Kuß

Petra Kuß works for the Business Development Department at the German Space Operations Center, where she is, so to speak, the interface for public relations. As a media designer, she has created many multimedia and print productions throughout her "life before DLR". to authorpage

Daniel Leidner

Daniel Leidner studied computer engineering at the Mannheim University of Applied Sciences. During his studies he already found excitement in knowing that his software was influencing the world outside of computers. to authorpage

Fiona Lenz

Fiona Lenz ist Mitglied im Cross-Media-Team und seit 2016 für das DLR auf twitter, facebook und Co. unterwegs. Davor studierte sie Online-Journalismus, als Generation „Digital Native“ naheliegend. Dass sich ihr Weg dann in Richtung Forschung und Wissenschaft entwickelt, hätte Fiona zu Beginn ihres Studiums selbst nicht gedacht. Nach einem Praktikum beim DLR wollte sie aber einfach nicht mehr gehen. to authorpage

Dietmar Lilienthal

Dietmar Lilienthal has been a member of the SOFIA project for 15 years and he supervised the electrical and software integration of the SOFIA telescope into the Boeing 747SP in the United States. He also created the contractual undertakings for the establishment of the German SOFIA Institute (DSI) at the University of Stuttgart. to authorpage

Kay Lingenauber

Kay Lingenauber hat Luft- und Raumfahrttechnik studiert und arbeitet seit 2005 am DLR-Institut für Planetenforschung im Bereich der Hardware-Entwicklung. Er war an der Konstruktion und Integration des BepiColombo Laser Altimeter (BELA) beteiligt. Als Systemingenieur konzipierte er das Ganymede Laser Altimeter (GALA), das er heute als Projektmanager betreut. to authorpage

Fabian Locher

Fabian Locher arbeitete bis Oktober 2016 in der DLR-Kommunikation. Bei Cross|Media|Relations erlebte er live die Rückkehr von @Astro_Alex und die Landung von @Philae2014 auf einem Kometen. to authorpage

Jan Oliver Löfken

Energy journalist Jan Oliver Löfken writes among other things, for the Technologie Review, Wissenschaft aktuell, Tagesspiegel, Berliner Zeitung and P.M. Magazin on issues involving energy research and industry. For DLR, he answered the Energy question of the week during the Year of Energy 2010. to authorpage

Michael Maibaum

Michael Maibaum is a member of the operations team in the MASCOT project and is responsible for the thermal system in particular. to authorpage

Pierre-François Migeotte

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Elisabeth Mittelbach

Elisabeth Mittelbach like challenges and has always enjoyed writing. After graduating from secondary school, she knew she wanted to get to the bottom of things as a journalist. . to authorpage

Lysan Pfützenreuter

Lysan Pfützenreuter hat an der FH Aachen Luft- und Raumfahrttechnik studiert und sich dabei mit der Auslegung und Steuerung von Experimenten auf Höhenforschungsraketen beschäftigt. Nach ihrer Masterarbeit begann sie ihre berufliche Laufbahn beim DLR Raumfahrtmanagement. to authorpage

Robert Pitz-Paal

Since June 2011, Robert Pitz -Paal has been leading the Institute for Solar Research as one of two codirectors. His work focuses on technical analysis and optimisation of concentrating solar systems to generate electricity and fuel production. to authorpage

Clemens Plank

Clemens Plank studied mechanical engineering with a focus on aerospace engineering and nuclear technology at the Technical Univeristy of Munich (TU Munich). He completed his dissertation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States, in which he investigated computer simulation of hydrogen deflagration. to authorpage

Peter Pletschacher

Peter Pletschacher ist Geschäftsführer der Aviatic Verlag GmbH, die neben Buchproduktionen das DGLR-Magazin "Luft- und Raumfahrt", das "REUSS Jahrbuch der Luft- und Raumfahrt" und den wöchentlichen Info-Dienst "Flugpost" publiziert. Seit 1982 ist er auch Präsident des Luftfahrt-Presse-Clubs e.V. (LPC). to authorpage

Matthias Reeg

Matthias Reeg ist seit 2014 wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in der Abteilung Systemanalyse und Technikbewertung beim DLR-Institut für Technische Thermodynamik. Ihn fasziniert unter anderem die Transformations- und Nachhaltigkeitsforschung komplexer sozio-technischer Systeme. to authorpage

Andrea Schaub

After training as a graphic and web designer and obtaining a degree in information and communication sciences at the University of Applied Sciences Cologne, Andrea Schaub became an online editor at the CrossMedia section of the of the public affairs and communications department department at DLR Cologne in March 2005. to authorpage

Freya Scheffler-Kayser

Freya Scheffler-Kayser is a manager for the horizons mission at DLR in Bonn. She studied physics and worked in the space industry for 15 years - including a period as process engineer for the German D-2 mission in 1993 - before joining the DLR Space Administration in 2002. Since 2009, she has worked on the ISS operating programme and astronaut issues in the department for human spaceflight, ISS and exploration. to authorpage

Volker Schmid

Volker Schmid heads the DLR team for Alexander Gerst's horizons mission. Schmid completed an apprenticeship as precision engineer. After working in industry for three years as a skilled metalworker in the field of injection moulding machinery manufacturing, he studied aerospace technology at the University of Applied Sciences in Aachen. For his final-year thesis and thereafter, he was involved in system studies and software development, primarily focusing on the design of future space transportation vehicles in the systems analysis department at DLR in Cologne. to authorpage

Nicole Schmitz

Nicole Schmitz is Project Manager for the MASCAM experiment, and has worked with her team on the concept and construction of the instrument, followed by its integration into the MASCOT lander. to authorpage

Dr. Martin Sippel

Dr. Martin Sippel ist seit über 20 Jahren im DLR in der Systemanalyse von Trägerraketen tätig. Seit 2008 ist er Abteilungsleiter Systemanalyse Raumtransport (SART) am Institut für Raumfahrtsysteme in Bremen. to authorpage

Tilman Spohn

Tilman Spohn is Principal Investigator of the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) experiment of NASA's InSight mission. He was Director of the DLR Institute of Planetary Research in Berlin from 2004 to 2017 and has been Executive Director of the International Space Science Institute in Bern since the beginning of 2019. to authorpage

Thomas Terzibaschian

Thomas Terzibaschian ist Physiker und arbeitet seit 1985 in Berlin-Adlershof - anfangs im Institut für Kosmosforschung, seit 1992 im neu gegründeten DLR Standort. to authorpage

Marco Trovatello

As Head of the Cross-Media Section of DLR's Corporate Communications Department, Marco Trovatello was responsible for Communication across all media distribution channels. As of 1 May 2014, he serves as Cross-Media Coordinator and Strategy Advisor in the Corporate Communications Department of the European Space Agency ESA. to authorpage

Tom Uhlig

Tom Uhlig heads the training team at the Columbus Control Centre that introduces the new colleagues to their work in the control room and certifies them. to authorpage

Ulrich Wagner

Ulrich Wagner has been the DLR Executive Board Member for Energy and Transport Research from 1 March 2010 to 1 March 2015. In his doctoral thesis at the Technical University of Munich, Wagner dealt with the theme of 'energy yield of traction batteries' in electric cars. to authorpage

Nicole Waibel

Bereits als Schülerin schrieb Nicole Artikel für die regionale Tageszeitung ihrer Heimat. Vom Bodensee zog es sie zum Studium nach Stuttgart. Und wie es sich dort gehört, begann sie nach ihrem Bachelor "Werbung und Marktkommunikation" an der Hochschule der Medien in der Automobilbranche zu arbeiten. Als Redakteurin in der Abteilung "Research, Development and Environmental Communications" bei Daimler beantwortete sie Presseanfragen und schrieb Briefings für den Vorstand. to authorpage

Fabian Walker

Fabian Walker has been an online editor in the DLR communications department since 2012. Until 2007, he studied audiovisual media at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne with a focus on documentary film directing. He then worked as a freelance writer for the online editorial team of the WDR. to authorpage

Dr. Frank Wallrapp

Frank Wallrapp ist Physiker und seit neun Jahren im Raumflugbetrieb tätig. Er ist im GSOC der Projektleiter für EDRS und hat das Projekt seit 2012 vorangetrieben. Wenn es nun tatsächlich losgeht, ist sein Platz im Kontrollraum, um als Missionsdirektor für kritische Entscheidungen bereitzustehen und um die Koordination mit dem Auftraggeber zu führen. to authorpage

Johannes Weppler

Johannes Weppler has worked in the Department of Human Spaceflight, ISS and Exploration at the DLR Space Administration since 2012, where he is now in charge of the National Projects workgroup. He is the ICARUS project manager for the ‘horizons’ mission, oversees the ‘High-flyers’ programme. to authorpage

Friederike Wolff

Since 2015 Friederike Wolff has been working at the DLR Institute of System Dynamics and Control, focusing on the MASCOT project, for which she simulates and optimises the lander’s motion. to authorpage

Jan Wörner

The ‘Jan Wörner’ blog was written by Johann-Dietrich ‘Jan’ Wörner during his time as the Chairman of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR). Jan Wörner wrote all the posts himself and then sent them to DLR Corporate Communications for editing, picture research and online publication. to authorpage

Michael Wrasmann

Michael Wrasmann arbeitet seit 2012 als wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am DLR-Institut für Raumfahrtsysteme in der Abteilung Explorationssysteme. Seit Mitte 2012 ist er Teil des MASCOT-Teams, welches die Flugmission des Asteroidenlanders auf der japanischen Muttersonde Hayabusa-2 vorbereitet und koordiniert. to authorpage

Jens Wucherpfennig

Jens Wucherpfennig ist seit Kindheit begeistert von der Luft- und Raumfahrt. Bereits vor seinem Studium der Politik und Geschichte begann er, als Journalist zu arbeiten und war einige Jahre Redakteur. to authorpage

Friederike Wütscher

Friederike Wütscher is responsible for public relations at the DLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine. She presents the Institute’s diverse areas of work and research topics to the outside world. to authorpage

Paul Zabel

Paul Zabel has been working at the DLR Institute of Space Systems in the Space Segment Systems Analysis department since 2001. He has been enthused by science fiction since childhood. That ultimately brought him to complete a degree in aerospace engineering at the Technical University of Dresden. to authorpage

German Zöschinger

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