The Research Training Group "Critical Infrastructures: Construction, Functional Crises and Protection in Cities" (KRITIS, RTG 2222) at the Technische Universität Darmstadt started its research activities on October 1, 2016 and has just been extended in the second round until 2026. Historians, infrastructure and land use planners, civil engineers, philosophers, political scientists, architects and IT specialists work together in the research group, which is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). As one of its central policy fields, KRITIS examines infrastructures in the energy sector.

KRITIS professors from the FB2

  Name Working area(s) Contact
Prof. Dr. Jens Ivo Engels
Speaker of the Research Training Group
Recent and Modern History, Institute of History, Department of History and Social Sciences
+49 6151 16-57311
Prof. Dr. Michèle Knodt
Assistant Speaker of the Research Training Group
Comparative Politics and European Integration, Institute of Political Science, Department of History and Social Sciences
+49 6151 16-57353
Prof. Dr. Sybille Frank
Urban Sociology and Sociology of Space, Institute of Sociology, Deptartment of History and Social Sciences
+49 6151 16-57381
Prof. Dr. Martina Heßler
History of Technology, Institute of History, Department of History and Social Sciences
+49 6151 16-57296
Prof. Dr. Alfred Nordmann
Philosophy of Technology and Technosciences, Institute of Philosophy, Deptartment of History and Social Sciences
+49 6151 16-57334
Prof. Dr. Gerrit Jasper Schenk
Medieval History, Institute of History, Department of History and Social Sciences
+49 6151 16-57319
Prof. Dr. Mikael Hård
former
History of Technology, Institute of History, Department of History and Social Sciences
+49 6151 16-57316