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Department of Natural Sciences

Portrait Johannes Steinhaus (DE)

Prof. Dr Johannes Steinhaus

Vice Dean/Professor in Materials Science - Hybrid Materials and Failure Analysis /Head of Industry Cooperations in TREE Institute


Department of Natural Sciences




I 207


von-Liebig-Str. 20

53359, Rheinbach


+49 2241 865 458



  • Professor for Material Sciences, esp. hybrid material systems and failure analysis
  • Institute of Technology, Resource Conservation and Energy Efficiency, Head of Industrial Services
  • Head of the Master's programme "Materials Science and Sustainability Methods

Research Interests

  • Microplastic analysis
  • Failure analysis
  • Simulation and durability analysis of rubber components
  • Real-time analysis of the curing behaviour of thermoset systems
  • Microscopy in the characterisation of plastics
  • Use of thermal analysis methods (DSC, DMA, TGA, TMA and DEA) in polymer development
  • Component testing and polymer analysis

Current courses

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Biomedizinische Materialien

  • Conventional Processing Techniques
  • Forensische Schadenanalyse

  • Polymer Analytics
  • Recycling von Kunststoffen und Maritime Müllproblematik

  • Thermische Analyse von Kunststoffen

  • Werkstoffe, Strukturen, Methoden, Tools

  • Advanced Design, Methods and Tools

In cooperation with Prof. Dr. Bernhard Möginger:

  • Thermoplastics
  • Thermosetting plastics

(Cooperation with the German Society for Materials Science DGM) 

Curriculum vitae

„Johannes Steinhaus currently works at the Department of Natural Sciences, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences. He is program coordinator of the master's course "Materials Science and Sustainability Methods". Furthermore, he does research in polymer testing and design as well as in failure analysis. He is currently working on polymer and microplastics analytics. Further research interests are in the field of polymer littering and polymer packaging design for recyclability.”

Johannes Steinhaus