Management and Committees

Are you looking for someone to contact or would you like to be involved in the functioning and development of the department? Here is a brief introduction to the leaders and committees of the Department of Water, Environment, Construction & Safety.

Office of the Dean

The office of the dean manages the current operations of the department. Among the most important responsibilities are:

  • Organizing the range of courses and ensuring their compliance with the study and exam regulations,
  • Processing proposals for the development of the department and the range of services,
  • Implementing the resolutions of the faculty council.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Torsten Schmidt

Phone.: +49 391 886 4679
Fax: +49 391 886 4430

Office: Buidling 7, Room 0.10

Associate Dean

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sascha Kayser

Phone: +49 391 886 43 02
Fax: +49 391 886 42 13

Office: Building 7, Room 1.15

Dean of Studies

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Axel Lehmann

Phone: +49 391 886 4297
Fax: +49 391 886 4430

Office: Buidling 6, Room 1.21

Department Manager / Head of IT

Felix Elze, M.A.

Phone: +49 391 886 4299
Fax: +49 391 886 4430

Office: Building 6, Room 1.06

Department Manager

Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. (FH) Katja Lange

Phone: +49 391 886 4658
Fax: +49 391 886 4213

Office: Building 7, Room 0.08

Back Office / Secretary to the Office of the Dean

B. A. (FH) Kristin Hänsel

Phone: +49 391 886 43 07
Fax: +49 391 886 42 13

Office: Building 7, Room 0.08

Faculty Council

The faculty council is the highest decision-making body of the department and is composed of professors, employees as well as students. The faculty council’s meetings are open for everyone. Among the many topics debated and decided on are:

  • study and exam regulations,
  • setting priorities and coordinating research projects,
  • appointing professors and assigning contracts to personnel,
  • allocating funds.


  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Daniel Bachmann
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Claudia Fülle
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gilian Gerke
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Björn Kampmeier
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sascha Kayser
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Axel Lehmann
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Torsten Schmidt
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Wiese

Scientific staff / teaching staff

  • - - -

other staff

  • - - -


  • Kira Piechnik
  • Maximilian Knoch

Equal Opportunities Officer

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrike Ahlers

Examination Board

Examination Board

The examination board is responsible for a number of tasks regarding the study and exam regulations of the degree programs, among which are:

  • setting the exam period for test oral exams,
  • organizing the exams and ensuring they are conducted in accordance with regulations,
  • appointing the examiners and interlocutors,
  • approving successive repeat exams and granting extensions to Bachelors and Masters theses,
  • examining the calculation of study times as well as study performance and test achievement,
  • deliberating appeals.

Examination Board Civil Engineering

Examination Board Safety and Hazard Defense


Prof. Dr.-Ing. U. Ahlers (HS)
Office: Building 16, Room 0.16
Consultation hours: by appointmenr

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Franziska Scheffler (OVGU)
Office: OVGU, Building 16, Room 111

Prof. Dr.-Ing. B. Kampmeier (HS)
Office: Building 7, Room 2.13

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefanie Schubert-Polzin (HS)
Office: Buidling 7, Room 1.02

Academic staff

Dr. D. Gabel (OVGU)
Office: OVGU,  G23-313

Dr.-Ing. Andrea Klippel (OVGU)
Office: OVGU, G23-312


Laurens Labuhn

Paul Winkel

Examination Board Water Management & Recycling and Waste Management


Prof. Dr. habil. Frido Reinstorf
Office: Buidling 6, Room 2.26
Consultation hours: by appointment

Vice Chairmen

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carsten Cuhls
Office: Building 6, Room 2.11


Prof. Dr. habil. Volker Lüderitz

Scientific / teaching staff

Dr. Uta Langheinrich


Sarah Michaelis

Stellvertretung: Marie Hellmich



Examination Board StREaM

Student Body of Faculty

The student body of faculty (Fachschafsrat =FasRa) is the direct representation of students within the department and is wholly governed by students. The highest level or representation of this student body is the Studentenrat Studierendenrat (StuRa). Elections are held for each of these committees every year.

Those elected to these committees represent the interests of the students in the given departments and the university.

The FasRa is capable of:

  • provisioning previous exams,
  • raising issues concerning professors,
  • organizing guest lectures, student projects and parties,
  • providing financial support,
  • creating starter-packs for students.


Student Body of Faculty Water, Environment, Construction and Safety

Phone.: +49 391 886 4226 (Construction and Safety)

Tel.: +49 391 886 4517 (Water and Environment)


visitors adress: Building 7, Room 3.01 (Construction and Safety) and Building 6, Room 2.08 (Water and Environment)

Web: (Instagram) und (facebook)



Conflict mediator

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Konermann

Phone.: +49 391 886 43 44
Fax: +49 391 886 42 13

Office: Building 7, Room 2.09



Phone: +49 391 886 42 12
Fax: +49 391 886 42 13
visitors adress: Building 7, Room 0.09
Consultation hours:
Mo.-Fr. 8-12 Uhr; Mo.-Th. 14-15 Uhr

Contact and visit

E-Mail to Office of the Dean:

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