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Promotionsausschuss/Doctoral Commission

There are no scheduled consultation hours. Please make an appointment ().

All requests need to be submitted at least four business days prior the meeting of the doctoral commission in order to be considered (usually the meetings are on Mondays, that means submission of the documents until Wednesday before the meeting).

 

The doctoral office is not available from 7th October until 18th October. In urgent cases, please contact Prof. Thommes directly.


Tasks

The Doctoral Commission deals with all matters concerning doctorates at the Department of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering. These include, for example, registration as a doctoral student, the initiation of the doctoral examination procedure and defining the regulations for the Department's doctoral examinations (Promotionsordnung).


Members

  • Prof. Markus Thommes (head of doctoral commission)
  • Prof. David Agar
  • Prof. Oliver Kayser
  • Dr.-Ing. Katrin Rosenthal
  • M. Sc. Heiner Veith
  • M. Sc. Maren Termühlen


Meeting Dates of the Doctoral Commission

  • 28.10.2019 at 15:00 h

  • 25.11.2019 at 15:00 h


Doctoral Examinations

 

M. Sc. Julia Schachtsiek: "Establishment and development of methods for genetic modifications in plants and their effect on the metabolism"

The dissertation will be available for inspection in the dean's office of BCI from 16.09.2019 until 30.09.2019 - Deadline for objections: 04.10.2019.

The oral presentation of the dissertation will take place on 07.10.2019 at 14:15 h in G2-SR 3.09 (Seminarraum LS APT).

M. Sc. Adrian Dobrowolski: "Efficient precipitation of pharmaceutical submicron particles from multiphase flow using ESP"

The dissertation will be available for inspection in the dean's office of BCI from 10.10.2019 until 24.10.2019 - Deadline for objections: 29.10.2019.

The oral presentation of the dissertation will take place on 30.10.2019 at 08:15 h in EBH B20/22 (Erich-Brost-Haus, Otto-Hahn-Straße 2).

M. Eng. Jesús Gonzáles Rebordinos: "CO2-free Energy Generation from Natural Gas via BrOx cycle"

The dissertation will be available for inspection in the dean's office of BCI from 01.11.2019 until 15.11.2019 - Deadline for objections: 20.11.2019.

The oral presentation of the dissertation will take place on 22.11.2019 at 13:30 h in BCI-G1 SR 4.14.

M. Sc. Niklas Haarmann: "Thermodynamic Modeling of Long-Chain Molecules and Related Mixtures"

The dissertation will be available for inspection in the dean's office of BCI from 12.11.2019 until 26.11.2019 - Deadline for objections: 29.11.2019.

The oral presentation of the dissertation will take place on 02.12.2019 at 12:15 h in CT-SR ZE 04.

 


Doctoral Procedure

This information does not replace the regulation for Doctoral examinations (Promotionsordnung 2014 mit 1. Änderung) but should serve as a guideline for doctoral candidates and for all persons involved in the examination procedure. When in doubt, the most recent version of the „Promotionsordnung“ should be consulted.

All forms and application templates can be downloaded from the homepage of the Doctoral Commission. At the moment only German versions are available and have to be used.


Admission as Doctoral Student

Those aspiring doctoral candidate status need to submit an application including following documents:

  • application form
  • transcript of records bachelor of science (Zeugnis mit Gesamtkredits)
  • final grade certificate bachelor of science (Urkunde)
  • transcript of records master of science (Zeugnis mit Gesamtkredits)
  • final grade certificate master of science (Urkunde)
  • curriculum vitae

All documents have to be submitted at least four business days prior to the meeting of the doctoral commission in order to be considered. Since originals of the aforementioned records and certificates need to be presented as well, a personal contact is required. An appointment is obligatory ().

In accordance to the “Landeshochschulgesetz HG NRW 2014 §67(5)” and the “Promotionsordnung 2014 §5(1)” students working on their doctoral thesis are obligated to join the doctoral program by an enrollment with the faculty.

The doctoral candidate status is restricted to four years but it can be extended on request (form).


Submission of the Doctoral Thesis

Upon finishing the thesis the doctoral candidate has to submit several documents. In order to be considered by the doctoral commission the documents have to be submitted at least four business days prior to the meeting. An appointment is obligatory ().

  • paper copy: submission form
  • paper copies (6) of the doctoral thesis (references in ACS format, template title page)
  • paper copy: list of own publications signed by supervisor* (template)
  • paper copy: form regarding co-author contributions signed by supervisor* (form)
  • paper copy: up-to-date curriculum vitae signed by the student*
  • paper copy: summary in German signed by supervisor (less than 300 words)* (template)
  • paper copy: summary in English signed by supervisor (less than 300 words)* (template)
  • paper copy: submission declaration form* (form)
  • paper copy: proof of participation in structured doctoral program signed by supervisor* (form)
  • paper copy: separate title page
  • paper copy: membership suggestions for the examination board signed by student and supervisor (form)
  • paper copy: plagiarism check signed by student and supervisor (first 5 pages)
  • PDF-file of the doctoral thesis
  • PDF-file of summary in German
  • PDF-file of summary in English

*unsigned versions of the paper copies have to be attached in the appendix of each thesis


Oral Examination

After complete submission of the documents to the doctoral office the doctoral commission reviews all documents and appoints an examination board. The doctoral commission is not obligated to follow the suggestions of the candidate. The doctoral commission requests the supervisor to schedule the oral examination with the candidate as well as the members of the examination board. Afterwards all participants of the examination are invited by the doctoral office and the reports are requested from the referees. The student has the opportunity to read the reviewer reports three to five business days prior to the examination in the doctoral office. Copies, records and personal notes are not allowed and an appointment is obligatory ().

The head of the examination board informs the student about the grades right after the examination, a confirmation letter is sent from the doctoral office to the student afterwards.


Finalization

The student is obligated to implement the examination board's comments in the final version of the thesis within one year (date of oral examination). Furthermore the title page has to be changed and the administrative appendix (section "Submission of the Doctoral Thesis" items marked with *) has to be removed from the thesis.

There are multiple different modes for publication of the final thesis in the “Promotionsordnung §18(3)”, three of which are common:

  • Monographic dissertations are usually published by an official publisher (e.g. Shaker, Dr. Hut and Cuvillier ). A confirmation letter of the publisher is required containing author, title, ISBN number and information about minimal circulation. 10 paper copies need to be provided to the doctoral office.

  • Another strategy to publish a monographic dissertation is the electronic publication by the library of the university. Therefore a PDF-File (type A) and 10 paper copies are required to be provided to the doctoral office. An additional form is needed.

  • For cumulative dissertations 6 paper copies are required containing the text body as well as the publications. The copyright needs to be requested from the publishers of the journal articles. A confirmation of the acceptance of each journal articles is required. Furthermore 4 paper copies containing only the text body and the complete citation of the missing publications have to be handed in to the doctoral office.

For finalization, the required amount of copies of the thesis as well as the below-mentioned documents have to be submitted at the doctoral office.

  • paper copy: form for certificate data signed by student and supervisor (form)
  • paper copy: actual curriculum vitae signed by student
  • paper copy: final title page
  • PDF-file of the doctoral thesis

The final version of the thesis is transferred to the members of the examination board by the doctoral office for cross checking. Afterwards 4 copies of the dissertation are submitted to the library by the doctoral office (not by the doctoral student).

The issuing of the final certificate usually takes three months and the certificate will be sent by registered mail from the dean’s office.



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Prof. Dr. Markus Thommes
Vorsitz Promotionsausschuss / Head of Doctoral Commission
Fakultät Bio- und Chemieingenieurwesen

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