Structural Change Department

The Structural Change Department accompanies the BTU's major task as a pulse generator in a fruitful research network that, together with the Lusatia Science Park, is developing Lusatia into Germany's most sustainable energy region.

Visitor address:
BTU Cottbus–Senftenberg
Platz der Deutschen Einheit 1
03046 Cottbus

It bundles information from the BTU's structural strengthening projects, accompanies their development, networks, advises, and visualizes. Our profile line officers keep an eye on the university's research profile and find topics and diversification approaches to position the BTU broadly and responsibly in the structural change and the grand challenges of our time.

Dr. Johannes Staemmler

Head of Unit

T: +49 (0) 355 69 3846 johannes.staemmler(at)

Carmen Petke

Assistant to the Head of Unit

T: +49 (0) 355 69 3847 Carmen.Petke(at)

Kathrin Schlüßler

Communications Manager

T: +49 (0) 160 975 903 04 kathrin.schluessler(at)

Science managers for the profile lines

Dr. Tilo Wünsch

Health and
Life Science

T: +49 (0) 355 69 4785 Tilo.Wuensch(at)