OLTECH PhD representatives

OLTECH PhD representatives

As OLTECH doctoral representatives, we are a virtual interface between the doctoral students and OLTECH graduate school.
We support the exchange of scientific experiences and the contact within doctoral students at OLTECH and between other graduate schools at the University of Oldenburg. We aim to focus on the concerns, needs and interests of all young researchers at OLTECH and represent them in various committees. We participate in the meetings of the OLTECH Board in an advisory capacity. We want to use this platform to make your graduate school experience more inclusive, diverse, open and welcoming.
Doctoral students can contact us if they have problems with their working environment, language, supervision or questions regarding their doctorate. We want to promote contact and exchange among doctoral students and organize regular meetings for doctoral students of OLTECH.

The current representatives are:

Akhila Bairy

PhD Student, Faculty II, Computer Science

Member of SEAS Research Training Group

I am working on dynamic conflict resolution in autonomous vehicles.

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Martin Georg Fränzle

Muhammad Usman 

PhD Student, Faculty VI, Human Genetics

Member of DFG funded Research Training Group

I am working on Retinal Degeneration to explore the underlying pathomechanism of disease and better therapeutic options.


Navya Prakash 


Marine Perception, DFKI GmbH, OL

Doctoral student,

Marine Sensor systems, ICBM, Faculty V, OL

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Oliver Zielinski

Shambhavi Rajendra Apte 

PhD Student specializing in Animal Behavior

AG Neurosensorik

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Henrik Mouritsen



Former OLTECH PhD representatives

Faculty V

Maurits Halbach


Environmental Sc. and Biodiversity

Faculty II - Dfl

Nils Hartmann


Computing Science

Faculty VI

Meike Rogalla


Neurosensory Sc. and Systems


Katja Bleckmann


Neurosensory Sc. and Systems

ICBM PhD representatives

OLTECH PhD representatives

(Changed: 2021-10-13)