Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil.
1st Vice President Research, Appointments and Transfer, Head of the Department Lighting Technology
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Stephan Völker studied electrical engineering at TH Ilmenau, graduating in 1992. Following his studies, he earned a doctorate in Ilmenau's Lighting Engineering Group. He received the Helwig Prize from the Deutsche Lichttechnische Gesellschaft e.V. (LiTG) for his dissertation. Völker then moved to Lippstadt to take up a position as design engineer for lighting engineering in Hella's Corporate Research & Development/Optics Department. In 2002, Völker was appointed research lecturer at the University of Paderborn, where he was responsible for lighting engineering in the newly established L-LAB (a public-private partnership between Hella KG and the University of Paderborn). In addition to supervising numerous final and doctoral theses, he also developed a lighting technology curriculum for the University of Paderborn. In 2006, Professor Völker completed his Habilitation thesis titled "Hell- und Kontrastempfindung - ein Beitrag zur Entwicklung von Zielfunktionen für die Auslegung von Kraftfahrzeug-Scheinwerfern" (Brightness and Contrast Sensing - A Contribution to the Development of Target Functions for the Design of Automotive Headlights). He received the German Transport Safety Award (Deutscher Verkehrssicherheitspreis) for his Habilitation thesis.
He has held research positions at the University of Paderborn, University College London, and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia.
Stephan Völker was appointed head of the Chair of Lighting Technology at TU Berlin in 2008. Five years later he was elected vice dean and subsequently dean of Faculty IV. From 2016 to 2022 he represented the University's professors on the Board of Trustees. Since 1 April 2022n Stephan Völker has been vice president for research and appointments of TU Berlin.
Stephan Völker is a contributer to textbooks and reference books and a policy advisor at municipal and federal level. He is also a member of numerous national and international expert committees, most significantly as the representative for Germany in Division 4 (transport and outdoor lighting) of the International Commission on Illumination (CIE).
Stephan Völker offers all University members office hours for topics under his remit. All members of the University are invited to make use of this offer. For organizational purposes, please register in advance via email with the vice president's personal assistant Julia Köller.
The following office hours are currently scheduled:
|Deputy of the president|
|Research, research cooperations with non-university research institutions and industrial partners|
|Professorial appointments, appointment strategy (in cooperation with the president)|
|Tenure Track Program|
|Development strategies for (joint) research (in cooperation with the president)|
|Center of Knowledge Interchange (together with the president)|
|Excellence Strategy alliance (BUA)/clusters (together with the president)|
|Strategic construction planning (with the president and the vice president for administration)|
|Open Data, Open Science|
|Advancement of junior scholars (together with the vice president for sustainability, internal communication, transfer, and transdisciplinarity)|
|Ethics Advisory Council (with the president)|
|Reorganization of the Central University Administration|
|Process organization, process optimization, administration (with the president and vice president for administration)|
|Campus management SLM|