Helmholtz Research School on Security Technologies (HRSST)

Natural SciencesPhysical sciencesEngineering and TechnologyElectrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering

The Helmholtz Research School on Security Technologies (HRSST) is a joint endeavor of the Helmholtz Association, the German Aerospace Center and TU Berlin. The Helmholtz School focuses on specific topics, bringing together around 20 outstanding doctoral candidates to conduct interdisciplinary research. The mission is to train and educate excellent researchers in complementary technological fields of high importance for global security.


HRSST is oriented towards conducting research that leads to practical technological solutions. Interdisciplinary research projects integrate different scientific and technological fields (e.g. physics, optical & electrical engineering, information technologies) to close the gap between application-driven security implementation and fundamental research:

  • Interaction of Terahertz Radiation with Skin
  • Security Analysis of Consumer Electronics
  • Detecting Charge Transfer to Integrated Circuits
  • Superconducting Nanowire Single Photon Detector for Cryptography
  • Onboard Satellite Image Processing
  • Physical Layer Security for Wireless Communication Systems
  • Security Regime Change at Airports
  • Terahertz Scanner for Security Applications

In addition to scientific education and research training, doctoral candidates will be offered a structured curriculum in security-oriented topics as well as dedicated training in soft skills.

Technische Universität Berlin Prof. Dr Heinz-Wilhelm Hübers Dr Barbara Stracke

physics, optical engineering, electrical engineering, informational techniques, security analysis

Contact Information
Chair: Prof. Dr. Heinz-Wilhelm Hübers
Coordinator: Stephanie Kaufhold
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)
Institut für Optische Sensorsysteme
Rutherfordstraße 2
12489 Berlin
Telephone: +49 30
E-mail: stephanie.kaufhold@dlr.de
Web: http://www.dlr.de/os/HRSST/
Deadlines: calls and deadlines vary
Places: 21
Scholarships: 12