2021 – 2024 “FELICE – Flexible Assembly Manufacturing with Human-Robot Collaboration and Digital Twins” (EU Horizon 2020): Developement of a collaborative human-robot assembly line“.

2021 – 2024 “Investigations on the influence of interruptions on attention and working memory performance in younger and older adults using EEG methodology” (DFG): Project on the neurocognitive basis of the processing of work interruptions and task- and person-related influencing factors.

2021 – 2024 “Development and validation of audio-visual VR technology on the basis of experiments on auditory localization and attention in virtual and real 3D-spaces” (DFG Priority Programme “Auditory Cognition in Interactive Virtual Environments – AUDICTIVE”, SPP 2236).

2020 – 2021 “Digital advertising and traffic safety” (Stadtplanungsamt Frankfurt am Main): Literature work on possible negative effects of digital advertising on traffic safety and recommendations for action derived therefrom.

2019 – 2022 “Digital Angel – Supporting interaction work of nursing staff by digital assistance systems” (BMBF): Improvement of the working conditions of nursing staff by providing assistance systems to improve emotional work in dealing with patients and accompanying intervention measures, for example, for coping with stress.

2019 – 2021 “Smart environments for person-centered sustainable work and well-being” (sustAGE): Development of a person-centered smart solution to support employment and later retirement of people from work (EU Horizon 2020).

2018 – 2022 “Auditory scene analysis and focusing of attention in speech understanding during complex dynamic listening situations in younger and older adults” (DFG): Audio-visual speech perception in „cocktailparty“-environments.

2017 – 2020 „Aging and mechanisms of learning and neural plasticity – from mice to men“ (Leibniz Research Alliance ‘Healthy Ageing’ in cooperation with FLI Jena and university partners): Comparative analyses of cognitive aging, impacts of external and internal factors, and the role of training and learning in mice.

2016 – 2023 „The development of traffic safety-related personal characteristics of seniors and their influences: A longitudinal study over five years – DoBoLSiS“ (BASt).

2016 – 2019 „Effects on brain activity and driving performance in young, middle-aged and older drivers” (DFG): Distraction and mechanisms of compensation of age-related changes in car driving.

2015 – 2020 „Brain Plasticity for Active Aging: Enhancing Sensory, Motor, and Cognitive Function by Training Interventions and Non-Invasive Brain Stimulations“ (TRAIN-STIM), Subproject „Enhanced selective attention by optimized suppression of irrelevant sensory information in older adults” (BMBF): Improving age-related deficits of auditory attention by training and non-invasive brain stimulation.

2015 – 2018 „The influence of irrelevant mental representations on selective processing of visuo-spatial information in working memory“ (DFG): By means of the EEG, we study the neural mechanisms associated with the orienting of attention toward mental representations in working memory and to what extent these mechanisms are affected by irrelevant information.

2013 – 2017 „Discrete optimization of technical systems under uncertainty“ (DFG/Research Training Group 1855): Optimization under uncertainty with the incorporation of human behavior into the optimization process.

2013 – 2017 „Multilevel Hazard Analysis of Physical Load MEGAPHYS” (German Social Accident Insurance DGUV): Development of a comprehensive inventory of methods for the risk assessment at the workplace.

2013 – 2015 „Depressiveness, work-related factors, and central nervous information processing“ (BMAS, BAuA): Effects of stress-related burnout and expressivity on impairments of cognitive functions.

2013 – 2015 „Online Evaluation of Individual Resources in the Human Machine Interaction (IndiRes)“ (BMBF-VDI/VDE-IT). The use of standard hardware for the estimation of mental fatigue in regular office environments.

2012 – 2015 „Auditory scene analysis and focusing of attention in speech understanding during complex dynamic listening situations in younger and older adults” (DFG): Causes and consequences of age-related deficits in speech perception under „Cocktailparty“ conditions.

2012 – 2015 „Innovationsfähigkeit und Kreativität von altersgemischten Teams in mittleren Unternehmen stärken und fördern – INNOKAT“ (BMBF): Development and evaluation of cognitive, physical, and stress management training interventions for younger and older employees (

2012 – 2015 „GripAssist – Assistant system for active support of patients with limited hand function” (BMBF-VDI/VDE-IT): Investigation of the effect of surrogate sensory feedback in the context of prosthetics and orthotics.

2010 – 2015 „Ergonomic potential of electronic paper displays for future computer workstation” (DFG).

2012 – 2014 „Configuration of age-appropriate workplaces” (BGHW, BA, Metro A.G.).

2012 – 2014Universal EEG-based measurement and analysis procedure for market research” (BMWi, ZIM). Development and evaluation of an automated classification system, which allows the aquisition of information for market research based on psychophysiological variables

2011 – 2014 „Selective auditory spatial attention in acoustic complex environments“ (DFG): Investigation of the cortical mechanisms of selective attention of spatial hearing using psychophysical and neurophysiological methods.

2010 – 2014 „Prospective Memory“ (DFG): Behavioural and neural correlates of differential mechanisms for the rise and fall of prospective memory across the lifespan.

2009 – 2014 „Evaluation of incentive based modulation of attention in older adults based on the concept of attentional effort” (DFG). Neurophysiological basis of the relation of healthy aging and motivation.

2013 – 2013 „Aging & Cognition” (DFG): Second International Conference of Aging & Cognition in Dortmund, April 2013.

2012 – 2013 „Eye glasses trial“ (Carl Zeiss Vision, Aalen): Trial of wearing progressive lenses at the computer workstation.

2011 – 2013 „Dortmund Lumbar Load Study 3, Part 5 – DOLLY 3, P5“ (Statutory Accident and Health Insurance Institution for Health Services and Welfare Care, BGW): Derivation of activity instructions for back-friendly patient handling in health-and-geriatric care.

2010 – 2013 „ADAPTATION – Drivers’ behavioral adaptation over the time in response to ADAS use” (EU, Marie Curie): Psychological criterions of adaptation to advanced driver assistance systems for younger and older drivers.

2009 – 2013 Dr. Curt Haefner Publisher: Editorship of Zentralblatt für Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz und Ergonomie.

2007 – 2013 „Die Relevanz alterskorrelierter Veränderungen neuronaler Kontrollprozesse beim simulierten Autofahren“ (DFG): Investigation of age-related changes in cognitive functions for vehicle guidance in younger and older drivers.

2011 – 2012 „Novel interactions in the vehicle“ (DAIMLER): Effects of interaction design on user performance.

2011 – 2012 „Kompensationsstrategien von älteren Verkehrsteilnehmern nach einer VZR(Verkehrszentralregister)-Auffälligkeit“ (BASt): Driving performance and compensation strategies of older drivers convicted of traffic offences.

2009 – 2012 „German Spine Study 2 – EPILIFT 2“ (German Social Accident Insurance DGUV): In-depth reanalysis of the EPILIFT case control study for the derivation of appropriate critical values to assess manual materials handling and postures through the occupational lifetime.

2007 – 2012 „Investigations of cortical processing of auditory motion information using event-related potential analyses“ (DFG): Mechanisms of human auditory motion perception.

2011 „Computer vision syndrom at the computer workstation“ (Carl Zeiss Vision, Aalen): Questionnaire trial of complaints with different spectacle lenses at the computer workstation.

2011 „Potentials of biomechanical prevention approaches for manual patient handling“ (Statutory Accident and Health Insurance Institution for Health Services and Welfare Care, BGW): Compiling a synopsis.

2010 – 2011 „Driver Assistance Systems” (BASt): Experimental study to support the development of advanced driver assistance systems for elderly drivers.

2009 – 2011 „Altersgerechte Gestaltung von Kreuzungen und Verkehrsknotenpunkten“ (Gesamtverband der deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft, GDV): Development of age-appropriate design proposals of intersections and traffic junctions on the basis of investigation of the behaviour of older drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians at crossings.

2009 – 2011 „Programm zur Förderung und zum Erhalt intellektueller Fähigkeiten für ältere Arbeitnehmer – PFIFF2“ (BAuA): Development of measures to preserve the mental abilities of older workers (

2008 – 2011 „Trainierbarkeit der Fahrkompetenz älterer Kraftfahrer im Realverkehr: Eine kontrollgruppenbasierte Evaluationsstudie“ (Eugen-Otto-Butz-Stiftung): Study of the effects of driving training in elderly motorists in real traffic.

2007 – 2011 „Error Processing“ (DFG): Investigation of the relationship between error-related brain potentials and reaction control processes and their dependence on age.

2006 – 2011 „Head-Up Displays in cars“ (DFG): Positive and negative effects of preparatory information by Head-Up Displays.

2010 – 2010 „Aging & Cognition” (DFG): First International Conference of Aging & Cognition in Dortmund, April 2010.

2008 – 2010 „Dortmunder Seniorenstudie“ (Gesamtverband der deutschen Versicherungs­wirtschaft, GDV): Investigation of the effect of various training programs on cognitive functions of older adults.

2007 – 2010 „Dortmund Lumbar Load Study 3, Part 4 – DOLLY 3, P4“ (Statutory Accident and Health Insurance Institution for Health Services and Welfare Care, BGW): Manoeuvring obese patients in health-and-geriatric care.

2007 – 2010 „Cooperative initiative to normative management of load and risk at physical work KoBRA“ (Federal Ministry of Lobour and Social Affairs BMAS and Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health BAuA): Controlling work-induced diseases via the integration of preventive approaches into operational practice.

2010 „Ergonomics of computer workstation in an administration“ (Ministery of Finance, Düsseldorf): Design of a Flyer and a concept of ergonomic education at office computer workstations.