Program 2021 "From Idea to Dissertation"


The PhD council of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg is organising the 5th Freiberger PhD conference "From Idea to Dissertation" within the framework of the 72th BHT - FREIBERGER UNIVERSITÄTSFORUM 2021, June 9th - 11th .

Program changes:

The Event will be held on June 11th on Zoom. Link will be sent to your registered email adress.

It is necessary to register for PhD Conference as a viewer with BHT administration form. Just make your check on FK9 PhD Conference.


Chair: Volker Göhler
Vicechair: Julia Wünsche

09:00 am Introduction
09:10 am - 09:40 am Keynote by Dr. Wopat "Doing a doctorate in times of disruptive change - from the idea to the dissertation and then?"
09:40 am - 09:55 am Diskussion
09:55 am - 10:00 am Break


Each Presentation will be about 20 minutes talk and 10 minutes discussion.

Time Title Speaker Organisation
10:00 am - 10:30 am Investigation of the influence of hydrogen admixture and oxygen reduction in natural gas flames on characteristics and formation of emissions Sven Eckart IWTT
10:30 am - 11:00 am Modeling the micromechanical deformation behavior of TRIP Steel Metal Matrix Composites Faisal Qayyum IMF
5 min Break
11:05 am - 11:35 am Investigating changes in atmospheric circulations over Central Europe Lormendez Pedro Herrera IERC
11:35 am - 12:05 am Zircon Raman thermochronometry Birk Härtel GEO
5 min Break
12:10 am - 12:40 am The Development of Rural Credit Cooperatives in Russia and their Contribution to Regional Development Thomas Schumann MABB
beginning 12:40 am Meet and Greet

Meet and Greet

With this you have the chance to talk with some members of the audience in break out rooms. There will be much time after the presentations. But please also use the discussion time after each presentation.


The journey from idea to dissertation can be long, difficult, and complicated. We invite you to actively participate in this year‘s PhD-Conference organised by the PhD council of TU Bergakademie Freiberg. After an introductory speech by our keynote speaker, we scheduled talks of 15 minutes with additional 5 minutes for questions.

All PhD students are invited to give a talk about their research, ideally including problems they faced and how they solved them. The conference language will be English in general. However, exceptions can be made for presentations in German.

Please register with a title and an abstract (min. half a page) of your presentation. At the end of each session, there will be a summarising discussion of the talks with feedback for the speakers. It is an ideal opportunity to practise your presentation skills in a conference environment. There will also be chances for people from different fields to network and plan possible future collaborations.

All abstracts will be published as OpenAccess abstract book at .


The 5th interdisciplinary colloquium will take place on Friday 11th June 2021 in the Neue Mensa, Agricolastraße 10, conference room 1.46 between 9 a.m. and 13 p.m. . Program moved to online! We will use Zoom!


Abstract deadline: 30.04.2020
Extended Abstract deadline: 31.05.2020


Send us your abstract to