Meet the Teaching Staff

Course Director

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans Joachim Linke

Diploma in Geodesy (1988), Bonn; 2. German State Exam (1990), Nordrhein-Westfalen; Dr.-Ing. (1995), University of Bonn; Senior Lecturer (Oberingenieur) (1995-1997), University of Bonn; Landmanager LEG NRW (1997-2002), Düsseldorf; Professor at TU Darmstadt since 2002;

Fields of interest: Real estate appraisal and property valuation, Building land development, Rural development, Planning costs;

Contact: linke@geod.tu-darmstadt.de

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Course Coordinator

Dr. Pham Thai Son

Engineer in Urban Engineering (2006), Franco-Vietnamese Program for Excellent Engineer – PFIEV, Hanoi University of Civil Engineering; M.Sc. in Urban Planning (2007), Ph.D. in Urban Planning (2010), National Institute of Applied Science of Lyon – INSA Lyon;

Fields of interest: Urban planning, Urban morphology, Public space, Livable city, Urban economics, Real estate market, Housing, Land;

Contact: son.pt@vgu.edu.vn

Lecturers

 

Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Hieu

Engineer in Urban Engineering (1995), Hanoi Architecture University; Certificate of advanced urban land management (1999), Sweden; B.A. in Law (2000), Hanoi Law University; M.Sc. in urban planning (2001), Hanoi Architecture University; Certificate on training of trainer (2002), Vietnam Australia Program, University of Melbourne, Hanoi; Ph.D. in urban planning and development (2008), University College London (UCL), Bartlett Development Planning Unit (DPU);

Fields of interest: Urban planning and development, Urban development control, Urban indicators, Urban land readjustment, Measuring urban governance, Consensus development, Livable and competitiveness city, Smart city and transportation in urban governance;

Contact: hieu.nn@vgu.edu.vn

Dr. Le Thi Thu Huong

B.A. in Architecture (1998), M.A. in Architecture (2001), HCMC University of Architecture; M.Sc. in Urban Environmental Management (2004), Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Environmental Management (2009), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT);

Fields of interest: Urban development and environmental management, Urban housing and neighborhood, Climate change and urban adaptation;

Contact: huong.ltt@vgu.edu.vn

Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Julian Wékel

Diploma in Architecture (1976) TU Berlin and Wien; 2. German State Exam (1979; 1979-90 City of Hamburg; 1990-92 City of Frankfurt/Main; 1992-2001 Berlin; Professor at TU Darmstadt since 2001;

Fields of interest: Architecture and urban planning, Urban design and regional identity;

Contact: jwekel@web.de

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lutz Katzschner

Diploma in Meteorology (1978), University Bonn, Dr. Ing (1994), Postdoc (1996 - 2004), University Kassel; Professor at University Kassel since 2004, Adjunt Professor at Chinese University Hong Hong since 2007;

Fields of interest: Urban climate and master planning, Open spaces, Ventilation of cities, Urban heat load;

Contact: katzschn@uni-kassel.de

Dr.-Ing. René Burghardt

Diploma in Landscape Planning (2006), University Kassel; Diploma in Landscape Ecology (2009), University Kassel; Dr.-Ing. in Urban Climate modelling in ArcGIS (2015), University Kassel;

Fields of interest: Meso and micro scale modelling, GIS;

Contact: r.burghardt@uni-kassel.de

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Prof. Stefan Schäfer

1st Diploma in Architecture (1987), FH Kaiserslautern; 2nd Diploma in Architecture and Urban Design (1991), University of Stuttgart; Dependent Architect at Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) in Genoa / Italy (1992-1994); Lecturer at University of Stuttgart (1995-1997), Architect since 1994, Professor at TU Darmstadt since 1998;

Fields of interest: Building construction, Constructive design, Green building design, Freehand drawing, Bionic design, Lightweight constructions;

Contact: sts@kgbauko.tu-darmstadt.de

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Theo Kötter

Diploma in Uban development and Land tenure (1981), University of Bonn; 2. German State Exam (1984); Research assistant and Oberingenieur (1984 – 1995), University of Bonn; Dr.-Ing. (1995), University of Bonn; Head of the Urban development Department (1995 – 1996), LWS; Professor (1997), FH Dessau; Professor (1998 – 2000), University Hannover; Head of Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation IGG, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn since 2003;

Fields of interest: Strategies of "Social City " in urban renewal , Brownfield revitalization and conversion, Demand-driven and economic infrastructure, Development of rural areas, Integrated land management;

Contact: koetter@uni-bonn.de

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Prof. Dr. rer. Nat. Sven Lautenbach

Diploma in Geography (1997), University of Heidelberg; Diploma in Applied System science (2001), University of Osnabrück; Dr. rer. Nat (2005), University of Osnabrück; Jun.-Prof. (Assistance professor) land use modelling and ecosystem services, University of Bonn;

Fields of interest: Land use modeling, Ecosystem services, Optimization of land use, Geo-informatics and remote sensing, Urban ecosystem services and urban planning, Human well-being, statistical analysis;

Contact: sven.lautenbach@uni-bonn.de

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Dr.-Ing. Sophie Schetke

Diploma in Geography (2006), University of Leipzig; Dr.-Ing. in Urban Planning (2010), University of Bonn; Post-doc at University of Bonn since 2010;

Fields of interest: Urban green spaces, Adaptation to climate change in cities, Quality of life, Ecosystem services, Sustainable urban planning, Multicriteria decision analysis (MCDA);

Contact: schetke@uni-bonn.de 

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Dr. rer. pol. Dominik Weiß

Diploma in Spatial Planning (2001), University of Dortmund; Diploma in Industrial Engineering (2006), University of Karlsruhe; Dr. rer . pol. (2011), Martin Luther University Halle; Researcher at University of Bonn since 2011;

Fields of interest: City Economic and property management, Urban calculation, Municipal land models, Costs of infrastructure statistical and econometric analysis;

Contact: dominik.weiss@uni-bonn.de

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Boltze

Diploma in Civil Engineering (1984) TU Darmstadt; Dr.-Ing. (1988); Albert Speer & Partner GmbH (Frankfurt am Main) and Senior Lecturer TU Darmstadt (1989-1997); Professor at TU Darmstadt since 1997; Director of Transport Research Centre at Vietnamese-German University since 2009;

Fields of interest: Methodology of transport planning, Traffic management, Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), Road traffic signals, Traffic safety, Quality management, Environment-responsive traffic Control, and Freight transport management;

Contact: boltze@verkehr.tu-darmstadt.de

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Dr.Ing. Vu Anh Tuan

Diploma in Civil Engineering (2000), Hanoi University of Transportation and Communication; M. Eng. in Transport Planning and Engineering (2004), The University of Tokyo; Ph.D. in Transport Planning and Engineering (2007), The University of Tokyo; Director of  the Vietnamese-German Transport Research Center, Vietnamese-German University since 2014;

Fields of interest: Sustainable transport system, Transport planning and innovation, Planning methods and practice, Strategic planning, Highway design and capacity analysis, Road traffic safety and driver behavior analysis;

Contactdrtuan.va(at)vgtrc.vgu.edu.vn

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Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Urban

Diploma in Environmental and Water Sciences (1984), freelancer, teaching assistant and senior scientist (1981-1996), Doctorate Dr. nat. techn. in Environmental and Water Sciences (1994), University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (BOKU); Full Professor since 1996, Chair for Water Supply and Groundwater Protection, Darmstadt University of Technology;

Fields of interest: Procedural improvements in water treatment, Causes of change of groundwater quality by river impoundments and remedies, Feasibility and economic studies for water supply and water treatment, Development of strategies and concepts to improve groundwater protection;

Contact: w.urban@iwar.tu-darmstadt.de

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Dr. Subhendu Hazra

B.Sc. in Mathematics (1987), Bankura Sammilani College; M.Sc. in Mathematics (1990), Ph.D. in Mathematics (1997), Indian Institute of Technology; M.Sc. in Industrial Mathematics (1998), University of Kaiserslautern; Habilitation degree (2008), Department of Mathematics, University of Trier; Working in the group of “Water Supply and Groundwater Protection” (Chaired by Prof. Dr.-Ing. nat. techn. W. Urban) as a Senior Scientist and head of the research group of “Modelling, Simulation and Optimization” since 2010;

Fields of interest: Computational fluid dynamics, PDE-constrained optimization, Numerical methods, Inverse problems;

Contact: Subh.Hazra@gmail.com

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Wagner

Managing Director Institute IWAR, TU Darmstadt.Diploma in Civil Engineering (1983), Dr.-Ing. (1991), Postdoc (1997), TU Darmstadt; General Manager of the Institute IWAR since 1996, TU Darmstadt; In 2006 he was nominated as Professor Honorarium at the Qingdao Technological University, China; Since 2009 he is Head of the section china of German Water Partnership GmbH;

Fields of interest: Aeration and gas transfer, Energy in wastewater treatment plants, Water infrastructure solutions for fast growing urban areas;


Contact:
m.wagner@iwar.tu-darmstadt.de

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Motzko

Project Manager (1984-1985), PERI GmbH; Research Assistant (1986-1989), PERI GmbH, Technische Hochschule Darmstadt; Senior Research Assistant, Doctorate (1989-1990), Technische Hochschule Darmstadt; Full Professor (1996-2004), Institute of Organisation in Construction, Technische Universität Darmstadt; Full Professor, Head of Institute, Institute of Construction Technologies and Management, Technische Universität Darmstadt since 2004;

Fields of interest: Construction process, Exposed concrete, Building construction – tolerance for building;

Contact: c.motzko@baubetrieb.tu-darmstadt.de

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Blankenbach

Diploma in Geodesy (2001), TU Darmstadt; Dr.-Ing. (2006), TU Darmstadt; Postdoc (2012), TU Darmstadt; Professor at RWTH Aachen University since 2012;

Fields of interest: Geoinformatics; Geo sensor networks, UAV, TLS/Photogrammetry; Geo web services, distributed GIS (Web GIS, mobile systems); 3D-GIS, BIM, mixed and augmented reality; Indoor positioning;

Contact: blankenbach@gia.rwth-aachen.de

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Research and Teaching Assistant

M.sc. Kiều Thị Lê

 

RTA in SUD Master Program

Ms Le was awarded a Master of SUD by VGU.

She joined us from 16th February 2017 and reports directly to Dr. Le Thi Thu Huong, Part-time Lecturer of SUD Program.

M.Sc. Tran Hoang Nam

B.Sc. in Tourism Management (2010), Hung Vuong University Ho Chi Minh City; B.A. in English Language (2013), Da Nang University; M.Sc. in Sustainable Urban Development (2014), Vietnamese-German University – Technical University of Darmstadt;

Fields of interest: Real estate appraisal and property valuation, Urban economic and governance, Tourism development in urban area, Land readjustment and consensus building;

Contact: nam.th@vgu.edu.vn

M.Sc. Le Thi Thuy Hang

B.A. in Architecture (2006), HCMC University of Architecture; B.A. in English Linguistic and Literature (2011), HCMC University of Social Science and Humanities; M.Sc. in Sustainable Urban Development (2014), Vietnamese-German University – Technical University of Darmstadt;

Fields of interest: Architecture, Urban design, Public space, Water management

Contact: hang.ltt@vgu.edu.vn

M.Sc. Hua Tran Minh Tri

B.A. in Urban and Regional Planning (2010), Ton Duc Thang University; M.Sc. in Sustainable Urban Development (2014), Vietnamese-German University – Technical University of Darmstadt;

Fields of interest: Real estate and housing development, Open and Smart city, GIS application in Urban development and Management;

Contact: tri.htm@vgu.edu.vn

M.Sc. Dao Thi Bich Van

B.A. in Urban Studies (2012), HCMC University of Social Science and Humanities; M.Sc. in Sustainable Urban Development (2014), Vietnamese-German University – Technical University of Darmstadt;

Fields of interest: Water management and Governance, Water footprint, Water stress and Security, Water poverty Index, Urban studies and Management;

Contact: van.dtb@vgu.edu.vn

M.Sc. Doan Truc Quynh

B.A. in Urban and Regional Planning (2011), HCMC University of Architecture; M.Sc. in Sustainable Urban Development (2014), Vietnamese-German University – Technical University of Darmstadt;

Fields of interest: Urban livability, Urban developement and Density, Urban planning and Real estate development, Urban design;

Contact: quynh.dt@vgu.edu.vn

M. Eng. Robert Burgaß

B. Eng. (2008), Hochschule Wismar; M. Eng. (2010), Hochschule Wismar; Research assistant (2011) Technische Universität Darmstadt;

Fields of interest: Refurbishment of heritage-protected buildings

Contact: burgass@kgbauko.tu-darmstadt.de 

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Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Daniel Schmitz

Abitur at Martinus Gymnasium, Linz/Rhein (1995 – 2004); Internship at Streif Baulogistik GmbH (2004); Internship at Euroform Schalungsservice GmbH (2004 – 2005); Internship at Lorenz Jökel GmbH & Co. KG (2009 – 2010); Diploma in Industrial Engineer (2011), TU Darmstadt; Ph.D. candidate and research assistant at the Institute of Construction Technologies and Management, TU Darmstadt since 2011;

Fields of interest: Working systems in construction management leadership, Professional Development in Construction Industry: Continuitial Education by the use of E-Learning, Interdisciplinary field with aspects out of the HRM area but also out of the areas of education science and construction management;

Contact: d.schmitz@baubetrieb.tu-darmstadt.de

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Dipl.-Geoinf. Christoph Blut

Diploma in Geoinformatics (2010), Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster; Scientific Assistant, Geodetic Institute, RWTH Aachen since 2011;

Fields of interest: Geoinformatics, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), 3D-GIS, BIM, CityGML, Mixed and Augmented Reality;

Contact: christoph.blut@gia.rwth-aachen.de

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