Interdisciplinary Group ‚Applied Science Communication‘

Communicating scientific research results is an essential part of academic work. In science communication, researchers are faced with the challenge of communicating their research activities, results and the resulting implications in a way that is appropriate for the target group, which can be either their peers or the general public.

Important questions in this context could be: Why is my research relevant? Who might benefit from my research findings? How can I reach my target group? What should I be aware of when addressing a non-academic public?

In our interdisciplinary project, we are developing a framework that will both improve science communication and support researchers in their communicative work. This framework will include diverse perspectives, including chemistry, education, communication sciences, and physics. In order to achieve this, we use selected, target group-oriented formats to analyse the conditions under which the communication intentions and effects of scientific messages can diverge. The basis of these analyses is our own experience as well as the experience of people actively communicating in science and the public.

The aim of this project is to identify evidence-based, target group-related strategies for successful and, above all, efficient science communication. This should enable scientists to make informed decisions about communication strategies and media in the future.

Members of the interdisciplinary group 'Applied Science Communication'

Alphabetical list of namesFieldInstitution / CompanyInterdisciplinary Group (AG)
Kracht, Frédéric EtienneFaculty of Engineering
Chair of Mechatronics
University of Duisburg-EssenAG Applied Science Communication
Krug, MaximilianFaculty of Humanities
Institute for Communication Science
University of Duisburg-Essen
AG Applied Science Communication
Mainka, ChristianFaculty of Engineering
Chair for network and data security
Ruhr-University Bochum
AG Applied Science Communication
Nachtigall, ValentinaFaculty of Philosophy and Educational Science
Institute of Education Science
Ruhr-University BochumAG Applied Science Communication
Özcan, FatihFaculty of Engineering
Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen
University of Duisburg-EssenAG Applied Science Communication
Peng, BaoxiangFaculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Chair of Technical Chemistry
Ruhr-University BochumAG Applied Science Communication
Pospich, SabrinaDepartment of Structural BiochemistryMax-Planck-Institute of Molecular Physiology AG Applied Science Communication
Reichenberger, SvenFaculty of Chemistry
Chair of Technical Chemistry I
University of Duisburg-EssenAG Applied Science Communication
Renner, GerritFaculty of Chemistry
Instrumental Analytical Chemistry
University of Duisburg-EssenAG Applied Science Communication
Siegmund, Daniel
Division Energy
Department of Electrosynthesis
Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT
AG Applied Science Communication