Senate of Technical University of Darmstadt

The Senate of Technical University of Darmstadt advises the Executive Board on fundamental issues of structure, development and construction planning, budget, research, teaching and studies, early career researchers, information management and quality management. It supervises the management of the Executive Board.

According to the basic rules of Technical University of Darmstadt, the Senate consists of 20 members and the President as chair. Permanent, but non-voting members of the Senate are the Deans of the departments, the members of the Executive Board, the Gender Equality Officer of Technical University of Darmstadt, the chairpersons of the Students' Union (Executive Committee) and the Staff Council, the representative for the severely disabled employees and also two representatives of the Student Representative Conference.


  • The President, Prof Dr Tanja Brühl


  • Prof Dr Lambert Alff
  • Prof Dr Petra Gehring
  • Prof Dr-Ing Jutta Hanson
  • Prof Dr Harald Kolmar
  • Prof Dr Norbert Pietralla
  • Prof Dr-Ing Stephan Rinderknecht
  • Prof Stefan Roth, PhD
  • Prof Dr-Ing Uwe Rüppel
  • Prof Dr Nina Janich
  • Prof Dr-Ing Josef Wiemeyer

Academic staff

  • Dr Michaela Falkenroth
  • Sandra Seeger
  • Jan Welzenbach


  • Svenja Kernig ( )
  • Moritz Stockmar ( )
  • Katrin Katzenmeier ( )
  • Carsten Becker ( )

Administrative and technical staff

  • Dr Mônica Holtz
  • Stephanie Bockshorn
  • Zarah Zoé Zimmermann

The term of the members of the Senate is two years, that of the student members one year. The current term starts on 1 November 2023.

Meeting dates of the Senate in 2024
Meeting Submission of agenda items to by
7 February 2024 11 January 2024
20 March 2024 20 February 2024
15 May 2024 18 April 2024
3 July 2024 06 June 2024
20 September 2024* 22 August 2024
6 November 2024 10 October 2024
18 December 2024 21 November 2024
* (also: joint meeting with the University Council)
Submission of appointment committee reports
Please submit your appointment committee reports directly to the Unit IA University Strategy. Different deadlines apply.

Senate Committees

The Senate may establish committees to prepare Senate decisions. Currently there are two committees:

Senate working group

The Senate may establish working groups to prepare Senate decisions. Currently there are the following senate working groups: