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Teaching faculty

  • Frieder Keller
    Diploma in Electrical Engineering (1983), University Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany; Dr.-Ing. (1988), University Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany; Employee at Robert Bosch GmbH, Corporate Research (1988-1994); since 1994: Professor at Hochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Science, Germany; Interests: Automotive Electronics, Chassis Control, Vehicle Dynamics Systems, Electronically Controlled Braking Systems, Safety and Reliability of Electronic Control Units
  • Dr Luu Tran Le
    Bachelor (2006) in Chemistry, Ho Chi Minh University of Science; Master (2010) in Organic Chemistry, Ho Chi Minh University of Science, PhD. (2015) in Environmental Engineering, Seoul National University, Korea. Teaching in Environmental Process Technology, Physical Chemistry, Physic, Sensor Fabrication. Research Interests: Water and wastewater treatment technology, Water and gas sensors, Environmental Monitoring, Energy production by renewable energies, esp photovoltaics, biofuel. Email:
    Field expertise:
    Electrochemical water treatment (kinetic and system design for electrooxidation, electrocoagulation, electroflotation…): using BDD, PbO2, SnO2, RuO2, IrO2, TiO2, Al, Fe electrodes…

    • Electrocatalyst for oxygen and chlorine evolution (chlor-alkali process): thin film deposition by thermal decomposition, sol-gel, electrodeposition, chemical bath deposition with the assistance of green chemistry (microwave, sonication).

    • Advance oxidation process (O3/H2O2, Fenton, Electro-fenton…).

    • Absorption for water and gas treatment: clay, active carbon, iron oxide, zeolite, MOF, polymer…

    • Nanoparticle for environmental toxicity and photocatalyst (AgNP, TiO2, Cu…).

    • Nanostructure material for environment and energy application (porous, nanorod, nanosheet…).

    • Catalyst for biomass conversion to renewable energy (biofuel).

    • Membrane technology: RO, MF, UF, FO…

    • Redox flow battery and sensor.
  • Can Le Duy
    Name: Le Duy Can Email: Received diploma mathematics from at University Dalat Vietnam in applied mathematics. Studied at University of Applied Sciences Munich (Bayern/Germany) in electrical engineering, data and information technology. Graduation: Electrical Engineer. Studied at University Kassel (Hessen/Germany) in Information Technology
    Field expertise:
    Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN)
    Sensor and Automation application in industry and research.
    Control engineering
    FPGA hardware design
    Algorithms for machine learning, reinforcement learning.
  • Eberhard Halter
    Diploma (1975) in Mathematics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany; Dr. rer nat (1979) in Mathematics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT); Research associate, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)(1975-1987), Professor at Fachhochschule Wiesbaden (1986-1988) and Hochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Science, Germany (since 1989). Interests: Mathematical Methods in Engineering, FEM.
  • Eric Fribourg Blanc
    Diploma in Microelectronics (1997) from Ecole Centrale de Lille - France; PhD in Electronics (2003) University of Valenciennes - France; researcher in microtechnologies at CEA-LETI - MINATEC Campus, Grenoble - France from 2003; visiting researcher at Laboratory for Nanotechnologies, Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam (2009-2010) Interests: micro and nanotechnologies, microsystems and their applications to sensors, integrated devices; flexible/polymer electronics
  • Hans-Werner Dorschner
    Diploma (1976) in Electrical Engineering, University Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany; Dr.-Ing. (1980) in Electrical Engineering (mathematic modelling and automation), University Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany; Senior (1983-2003) in different national and international companies (Wireline Schlumberger: "petroleum exploration" (4 years), Siemens Karlsruhe: Managing Director "imaging technology" (10 years), WIKA Klingenberg/Main: Managing Director "process automation" (6 years), BMG Bad Urach: Managing Director "Mechatronics" (3 years)); since 2003: Professor for Automation, Electrical Engineering and Software Engineering at Hochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Science, Germany Interests: Modern methods of automation, neural networks, fuzzy logic
  • Helmut Scherf
    Prof. Helmut E. Scherf Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (1988), University Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany; 8 years of industrial experience in the fields of digital signal processing, automation and control engineering; since 1996: Professor for control systems at Hochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Science, Germany Interests: Modelling and simulation of dynamic systems, controller design, real time controller application, current research project: HSI (hot surface ignition): replacing the spark plug by a glow plug in a combined heat and power plant requires a real time ignition timing control system
  • Ing Ansgar Kern
    University Diploma in Electrical Engineering (1990) University of Siegen,, Germany; Dr. –Ing in Electrical Engineering (1995), University of Siegen, Department of Power Electronics and Electrical Drives; Since 1998: Professor for Electrical Engineering and Electrical Drives at the University of Applied Sciences Giessen-Friedberg, Germany; Interests: Control of electrical Drives, FPGA applications, embedded systems
  • Ing Karl-Robert Graf
    Diploma in Industrial Engeneering (1981), University Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany; Graduation Dr.-Ing. in Mecanical Engeneering (1994), University Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany - Startegic Simulation Studies in Operations Management; 8 years consultant with main focus on international business, financal and strategic operations management; 5 years professor in production- and material management, Hochschule Heilbronn, Technik-Wirtschaft-Informatik; since 1999 Professor in process- and production management; Hochschule Karlsruhe, University of Applied Science, Germany, Department of Computer Science and Business Information Systems. Interests: Design and develpopment of discrete event evaluation simulation software and models
  • Jan Hoinkis
    Prof. Dr. Jan Hoinkis conducted a doctorate in thermodynamics at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany (now Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) in 1989. After completion of his thesis he moved to the Swiss company Ciba-Geigy, where he was working as head of a R
    Field expertise:
    water treatment and reuse, sensor
    Taught courses:
    Basic Chemistry
    Physical Chemistry
    Environmental Process Technology
  • Maria Andrea Kern
    Dr. agr. (Summa cum Laude) (2002) University of Bonn; M.Sc. agr (1997) University of Göttingen; BS Agriculture (1988) University of the Philippines Los Banos, Philippines. Awarded the 'Best Dissertation for 2002'. One of the 8 winners in the Writing Contest for young postgraduate and PhD students in Germany (2006). Since 2006, English teacher (teaching General English, Business English, Conversation, and Literature courses); edit and proofread theses and scientific publications in the field of electrical engineering.
  • Ngon Nguyen Chi
    Received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in E.E. from Can Tho University and National University, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, in 1996 and 2001, respectively. The degree of Ph.D. was awarded by the University of Rostock, Germany, in 2007. Since 1996, he has worked at the Can Tho University. Currently, he is a senior lecturer at Department of Automation Technology. He is working as positions of Chief of Process Control Lab, Director of Electrical and Electronic Center, and Dean of College of Engineering Technology at the Cantho University ( His research interests are intelligent control, medical control, pattern recognition, classifications, speech recognition and computer vision.
  • Peter Giesecke
    Study of Mechanical Engineering and Physics, Promotion in the field of Nuclear Reaktor Materials, 15 years practical experience as head of the department for mechanical design and sensor development at Schenck company in Darmstadt, three years experience as freelancer for the projecting of special equipment for the development of airplanes (windtunnels, turbine testing facilitys, fatigue testing of wings etc.) all over the world, but mostly in Indonesia. Twenty years lecturing at the University for applied sciences in Frankfurt (Germany): Industrial measuring technic, sensor application, mechatronic philosophy, sensors and actuators, development of smart sensors. Now retired but not tired, teaching at the German Jordan University in Amman, at two Universities in Äthiopia (Addis Abeba and Mekele, and at the Vietnamese German University in Ho Chi Minh City. Retired Teaching in Vietnam, Jordan, Shanghai, Äthiopien, Oman.
    Taught courses:
    Advanced sensortechnology
  • Dr Phu Do Xuan
    Do Xuan Phu received the B.S and M.S degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Ho Chi Minh city University of Technology (BKU), Vietnam, in 2005 and 2008 respectively. He received the Ph.D degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Inha University, South of Korea, in 2015. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Singapore University of Technology and Design-MIT from 2015 to 2016. Dr. Phu joined the Department of Mechatronics and Sensor Systems Technology at Vietnamese-German University, Vietnam, in 2017. He is also a lecturer of Hochshule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Science, Germany. His research areas include intelligent control, mechanism and actuators, smart materials and structures for robotics, medical robotics and devices. Dr. Phu is founding director of MediRobotics Laboratory at Vietnamese-German University, Vietnam. My citations are listed here:
    Field expertise:
    Intelligent control, mechanism and actuators, smart materials and structures for robotics, medical robotics and devices
    Taught courses:
    1. Automation Control (GPEM - VGU)
    2. Control Lab (MSST - VGU)
    2. Control Theory (MSST - VGU)
    3. Modern Intelligent Control Technology (MSST - VGU)
    4. System Identification (MSST - VGU)
    5. Matlab
  • PhysRalf Herwig
    Prof. Dr. Ing. Dipl. Phys Ralf Herwig University Diploma in Physics (1971), Phillips University, Marburg, Germany; Dr. –Ing in Electrotechnics (1984), University Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany; Since 1993: Professor for physics, microcomputers and microsystems at Hochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Science, Germany; Interests: Microelectronics, soil moisture sensors, self organizing networks
  • rer nat. Bernd Hefer
    Ph.D at University of Regensburg: Lithium in organic electrolytes; Investigations of cycleability and protective layer formation by impedance and transient measurement techniques. (Univ. Regensburg, Prof. Barthel) Scientific work Since 1995: Visiting lecturer at Karlsruhe University of applied sciences. Chemistry and physical chemistry for different study paths. Since 2006 teaching an international master study in the field of chemistry and physical chemistry Actual work Since 1997: Head of administration at the Fraunhofer Institute Chemical Technology (ICT). Responsible for staff, finances and organisation management. Future research strategy. Hobby: Actor at the Jakobustheater in Karlsruhe and the Traumtheater in Straubing
  • Stefan Bleiweis
    Dr. Stefan Bleiweis Professor for Corporate Management Faculty of Management Science and Engineering - Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences - Flying Faculty of VGU (Mechatronics and Sensor Systems Technology, M.Sc.) - Guest Lecturer/Visiting Professor in Taiwan, Brazil, Mexico, USA and GB - International Consulting Projects with Corporations - CFO at Freudenberg SpA, Milan, Italy - Freudenberg Headquarters, Weinheim, Germany - PhD in International Business Economics from Nuremberg University - Siemens International Acounting (Germany, France, Australia, Singapore) - Master in Business Management, Nuremberg University, Germany - Undergraduate Studies of Business Economics and Philosophy, Universities in Würzburg, Germany, and New York, USA"
    Taught courses:
    Business and Management
  • Thomas Westermann
    Diploma in Mathematics (1985), University of Konstanz, Germany; Dr. rer. nat. (1988), University Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany; Employee at the Nuclear Research Center Karlsruhe (1988-1993); since 1993: Professor at Hochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Science, Germany. Since 1996: Author of several books in Mathematics, Simulation, Computer Science. 1997 G.A.Müller Award of the University of Applied Sciences for excellent teaching; 2008 Teaching Award of Baden-Württemberg for best teaching practices. Interests: Mathematics, numerical simulation, Maple, Ansys.
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