Dr. Georg Kobiela


Future Energy and Industry Systems
Research Unit Sectors and Technologies
Georg Kobiela
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Education and Academic Training

  • 2014 - 2018: Master's degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Witten/Herdecke (Germany)
  • 2009 - 2014: PhD in Physical Chemistry at the University of Heidelberg (Germany) with the title "Signal-Generating Mechanism on Nanostructured Semiconductor Gas Sensors"
    • Dissertation project for the development of a new exhaust gas sensor concept for nitrogen oxides, based on semiconductor and nanoparticle concepts
    • independent and autonomous research and execution of simulations, syntheses, experiments and analyses
    • Further development of an infrared spectroscopy analysis technique for surface chemistry (PM-IRRRAS)
  • 2002 - 2009: Diploma in physics at the University of Stuttgart (Germany)
  • 2006: Bachelor of Science (honors) in Physics at the University of Cape Town (South Africa)

Professional Experience

  • Since 2015: Researcher at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy (Germany)
  • 2013 - 2014: Technical customer service for exhaust gas sensors (lambda sensors) at Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart-Feuerbach (Germany)
    • Support in the development and optimization of exhaust gas sensors (lambda sensors)
    • Support of vehicle development projects and existing projects for various vehicle manufacturers, especially commercial vehicles, as well as for markets in Asia and North and South America
    • Management of a task force to optimize the lambda sensor performance and service life for a major truck manufacturer
  • 2009 - 2012: Research fellow at Robert Bosch GmbH, Gerlingen (Germany), Central Research and Advance Development: Support and cooperation in a broader research and development project for new semiconductor-based exhaust gas sensors

Research Focus

  • Transformation of industrial infrastructure in Germany towards a sustainable economy
  • Technology assessments with regard to status, trends and future requirements for a resource-saving, greenhouse gas-neutral economy


  • Since 2017: Bochum University of Applied Sciences. Seminars and lectures on sustainability, technology assessment and planetary boundaries


  • Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft e. V.
  • Mehr Demokratie e. V.
  • Christliche Pfadfinderschaft Deutschlands e. V.