Dr. Ferdinand Esser
Coordination / Managing Director

Christine Steinseifer-Jeske
Coordination / Managing Director

Oili Tsakmakis

Keti Antadze-Tamminga
Student assistant

Room W3 1-138

Phone.: +49 (0)441 – 798 3648/49

Contact options:
via e-mail and via phone from Mon-Thur 09:00-12:00

New: Online office hour on thursdays from 10:00-11:00 (by appointment) and individual appointments on request


Due to the current situation, we would like to ask you to proceed as follows:

  • For questions and other OLTECH related issues, please contact us via e-mail!
  • If you have any documents for us, please throw them in our OLTECH letterbox or the university house mail!
  • During our office hours we are available for you via e-mail!

Thank you for your understanding!

Graduate School Science, Medicine and Technology - OLTECH

Graduate School Science, Medicine and Technology - OLTECH

Graduate School Science, Medicine and Technology

The aims of the Graduate School OLTECH are to train PhD candidates in an international and interdisciplinary context. They learn to develop inventive research questions and new approaches to solving problems, to plan and manage projects and to present the results of their studies. The early-career researchers learn about the relevant models and hypotheses in their field of science and can practise discussing them.

The curriculum combines several disciplines ensuring that the doctoral researchers are able to integrate their scientific skills into a broader context. All curriculum elements serve to enhance the scientific independence and creativity of the PhD students.


OLTECH Network of Alumni and Active doctoral candidates

We would like to invite OLTECH PhDs and former OLTECH members to join the LinkedIn group "OLTECH Network of Alumni and Active doctoral candidates". With the group we want to bring together current OLTECH PhD candidates with former OLTECH members, provide opportunities for networking, exchange and news.

OLTECH in the university newspaper UNI INFO

Travel grants for 2022

Next application deadline is 15th May 2022.

You can find more Information about OTECH travel grants here.

Next courses and events

Clear at Glance – Designing Effective Academic Posters (for Natural Scientists)

Clear at Glance – Designing Effective Academic Posters (for Natural Scientists)

Poster sessions are an integral part of almost every scientific conference.
Their purpose is to highlight research results, visualize them, and stimulate
discussion. To draw your audience in, you need a crystal-clear structure, 
a text format optimized for the best readability and well-chosen graphics.
And above all, you need to think well through how to organize your research
content on the required paper or e-poster format.

Basic rules of graphic design and layout technique will help you to present 
your research visually well organized and eye-catching.
The course will equip you with both the concepts and the practical design skills 
and provides the possibility to put directly into practice what you have learned 
as well as to get useful feedback from group and trainer.

Part 1 | 19 October 2022 | In-person | 9am – 4pm |
Conceptual considerations | basic elements of design: typography, colour, image | key principles of graphic design | corporate design and templates | grids | 
practice session poster layout | feedback and analysis | tipps how to work on |

Part 2 | 2 November 2022 | Online | 9am – 4pm | 
Feedback Follow-up | practice time to finalize the posters | individual consultations |
creating pdfs for optimal printing |

To profit the most from this workshop, participants are warmly invited to bring material 
(text, images, graphs etc.) of their current research work or recently designed posters.
Moreover, please bring your laptop equipped with PowerPoint or with any other comparable application.

Trainer: Birgit Lukowski |

Max. number of participants: 12

It is desirable  that the posters created in the workshop are exhibited within the framework of the Doctoral Students' Day of the UOL on December 07, 2022 .

organized by the graduate school OLTECH

registration via Stud.IP is required!

19.10.2022 09:00 – 16:00

(Changed: 03 Jul 2022)