Stefan Röttger

Stefan Röttger is head of the Department for Naval Psychology and Ergonomics at the Naval Institute for Maritime Medicine in Kiel. Recent HF/E topics covered by his department are improved watch bill design to reduce fatigue in sailors, cognitive performance in submerged and dry hyperbaric conditions, and the design and evaluation of human-machine-interfaces aboard ships. In 2010, he received his PhD from the Berlin University of Technology under the supervision of Dietrich Manzey. At Manzey’s chair for Work, Engineering and Organizational Psychology, he had spent 5 years of teaching and research on topics such as personnel selection and training for human-machine-systems, the structure of human behaviour in manual process control, workload, and automation consequences. Being member of the HFES Europe Chapter since 2006, Stefan served as the chapter’s newsletter editor from 2007 to 2017. In 2012 and 2015, he was elected co-director of the Europe Chapter´s executive council and co-organised the annual chapter meetings in Toulouse and Turin. From 2018-2020, he was president of the HFES Europe Chapter.