Gerhard Rinkenauer: Associate Professor

Written by Verena Kemmler

Gerhard Rinkenauer has recently been appointed “Associate Professor” at the Faculty of Education, Psychology and Sociology at the TU Dortmund University. At IfADo, he has been researching the interface between man and technology since 2005. Besides, he has been a lecturer at the TU Dortmund University in the Department of Psychology since 2008.

After starting his career as a development engineer Gerhard Rinkenauer studied information science and psychology. In Psychology he received his PhD and qualified as a professor. The combination of engineering science and psychology serves as a solid foundation for the head of the Future Laboratory “Human-Machine Interaction” at IfADo. In 2014, he was offered the professorship “Applied Gerontopsychology” at the Chemnitz University of Technology, which he declined in order to stay at the IfADo. Currently, Gerhard Rinkenauer is investigating how digital assistance systems need to be adapted to the needs and abilities of humans.

Verena Kemmler

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Verena Kemmler

Verena joined IfADo in 2015 as PR officer. At IfADo she is responsible for press releases, social media channels, event organization and further transfer aspects to share IfADo's research expertise with the public. Verena studied linguistics, philosophy and psychology and is working in science communication for 10 years.

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