Hans-Liudger Dienel



Hans-Liudger Dienel

Academic title(s)

Prof. Dr.


Technische Universität Berlin


Work, Technology and Participation


Professor, Head of Department


Marchstraße 23

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Short biography

Born 1961 in Münster, journeyman’s certificate, Dipl.-Ing./MA (Mechanical Engineering, History, Philosophy and Sociology in Hanover, Washington and Munich, 1993 PhD with a dissertation on ‘Interaction of University and Industry in the United States and Germany 1870 – 1930’ (LMU Munich, summa cum laude).

1988-1992 Research Associate at the ‘Central Institute for History of Technology’ at TU Munich (with Prof. Ulrich Wengenroth), 1993-95 Research Associate at the Research Institute of ‘Deutsches Museum Munich’ (director: Prof. Helmuth Trischler), 1996-2013 Scientific Director of the ‘Center for Technology and Society’ TU Berlin, 1997 Visiting Professor at the TU Wien, 1999 founding member of the ‘nexus Institute for Cooperation Management and Interdisciplinary Research’, 2008-14 President of the International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (www.t2m.org), 2012 Visiting Fellow at the Indian Institute for Advanced Study. 2013 Full professor for Work, Technology and Participation at TU Berlin, since 2018 editor-in-chief of Innovation. European Journal of Social Science Research (Routledge)

Priorities in Research & Teaching

Understanding of technology, technology and society, history of technology, future of technology, technology and participation. see: http://www.technik.tu-berlin.de


Recent publications

Martin Schiefelbusch, Hans-Liudger Dienel (Hg.): Linking Networks: The Formation of Common Standards and Visions for Infrastructure Development (Transport and Society). Abingdon: Ashgate 2014.

Hans-Liudger Dienel etal (eds.): Terrorism and the Internet. Threats, Target Groups, Deradicalisation Strategies. Amsterdam/Berlin/Tokyo: IOS Press 2010.

Martin Schiefelbusch, Hans-Liudger Dienel (Hg.):Public Transport and ist Users. The Passenger’s Perspective in Planning and Customer Care. Abingdon: Ashgate 2009.

Hans-Liudger Dienel: Linde. History of a Technology Corporation, 1879-2004. London/New York: Macmillan 2004.

Hans-Liudger Dienel, Peter Lyth (Hg.): Flying the Flag. European Commercial Air Transport since 1945. London/New York: Macmillan 1998.

Role in Tensions of Europe


Additional research interests

History and future of mobility, energy and other infrastructures. History and future of technologcial education.