Centre of Applied Research (ZAF)

With the opening of the Centre of Applied Research (ZAF) in 2018 Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences explores new fields in research cooperation with external partners.
Gebäude G/H der Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg am Campus Sankt Augustin
ZAF at Campus Sankt Augustin

In the research facilities of ZAF collaborative working groups of internal and external scientists from economy, society and non-university insititutions are working on new innovationswith a broad focus on transfer.


ZAF in Rheinbach
ZAF at campus Rheinbach

Research groups of longterm or short term partner and their partners in the university will be able to work together in new research facilities. Exchange will be possible not even between the research groups but also within the universities research fields itself.

ZAF is an additional component of our vision for a sience campus.

Applied research strengthens innovation, visibility of the the university and gives new impetus to the region.

Selection of the latest projects:

  • LED-Ozone-Sensor

Collaborating with Innovatec in Rheinbach, Prof. Kauls research group is working on new aspects of ozonization of air and water for different applications. Industry-orientated research activities aim to provide new detection technologies, new materials and innovative water treatment methods.l

further information can be found under: LED-Ozon-Sensor 

  • Biometrics Evaluationscentre (BEZ)

In a collaborative environment, the so called biomentics evaluatuation centre, the university together with the BSI (German Federal Office for Information Security), tests and evaluates different research topics on the latest issues concerning biometrics and incresingly cyber security.

more information for registered users can be found under: BEZ

  • Cloud-Lab

In several research facilites the Data Innovation Lab of the department of managament sciences collaborates with different entitities of  Bechtle GmbH & Co. KG. IT-related students are working on relevant practival applications by using the newest hard- and software. Digitalization changes society. New disruptive business models replace traditional sectors.  Cloud-Computing, meaning using external it- ressources for digital processes is a powerful tool in this field.  Cloud-services is used by various companies and organizations which operated own data-centers previously. This resulted in a high demand of experienced employees with specialized knowledge in strategy, process and technology.

Further information is available under: Data Innovation Lab


  • TREE-Energy Lab (TRE3L)

In modern laboratories (simulation-, powder fabrication-, mobility- and hydrogen-lab) research groups are working on different topics in the field of energy efficiency, ressource conservation and model building) togehter with GKN Sinter Metals and GKN Driveline. Modern equipment in combination with 3D-Printing will allow to build and prove components.

Further information is available under: TRE3L


  • more projects are continously presented here


A short summary of the characteristics of the centre of applied research can be found here.


Feel free to get in contact with us for further assistance: zaf@h-brs.de


Contact person

Prof. Dr. Margit Geißler

Vizepräsidentin Forschung und Wissenschaftlicher Nachwuchs
Professorin im Fachbereich Angewandte Naturwissenschaften
Chemie, insbesondere Analytische Chemie und Chemometrie
Prof. Dr. Margit Geißler
margit.geissler [at] h-brs.de