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Project Officers & Assistants

Sigrid Rand is a social scientist who has coordinated large EU-projects and networks in the field of innovation studies and labour market research. She joined ELEMENTS in September 2021. 

Administrative Director:
Sigrid Rand
Giersch Science Center (GSC)
Max-von-Laue-Straße 12,
Room 0.26
60438 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Tel: +49 (0)69 798-47512

Dr. Phyllis Mania is responsible for communicating the research conducted at ELEMENTS to a general audience. Her tasks include organizing events (e.g., Science Night, Children’s University), collaborating with schools, and presenting our work in the press and social media. She has a background in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience and worked as an educational consultant and freelance journalist before joining ELEMENTS in February 2022.

Science Communication Officer:
Dr. Phyllis Mania
Goethe Universität Frankfurt
Campus Westend | Gebäude PA
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Tel: +49 (0)69 798-13001
Mobile: +49 (0)151 46392040

Gonca Sariaydin is responsible for integrating equality into daily research routines and maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of equality, diversity, inclusion and the compatibility of family and work at ELEMENTS. Before joining ELEMENTS in January 2022, she worked in projects of different ministries focusing on anti-discrimination, anti-racism and equality. Since 2017 she is specialized in anti-discrimination work in universities.

Equality Officer:
Gonca Sariaydin
Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
I. Physikalisches Institut
Leihgesterner Weg 217, Room 102
35392 Gießen, Germany

Tel: +49 (0)641 99-15212
Mobile: +49 (0)160 95181108

Christin Schlemm works as an Administrative Assistant for ELEMENTS and joined the project in November 2021. Her tasks include co-managing the cluster’s funds, processing personnel matters and organizing events among other duties. She has completed an apprenticeship as a foreign language correspondent and worked at the faculty of humanities at Tübingen University and in the private sector in the past.

Administrative Assistant:
Christin Schlemm
Giersch Science Center (GSC)
Max-von-Laue-Straße 12,
Room 0.25
60438 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Tel: +49 (0)69 798-47511

Jessica Kramer works as a Team Assistant at the Institute for Nuclear Physics at TU Darmstadt since 2018. Her main tasks focus on the administration of third-party funded research projects in particular. In this context, she has also been involved at the Hessian research cluster ELEMENTS since April 2021. In regards to the ELEMENTS branch at TU Darmstadt, she acts as an interface concerning administrative tasks and assists the local PIs.

Team Assistant:
Jessica Kramer
TU Darmstadt
Institute for Nuclear Physics
Schlossgartenstraße 9, Room S2|14 318
64289 Darmstadt, Germany

Tel: +49 (0)6151 16-23503

The following position has already been allocated and will start work in the near future:

  • The Research Data Manager establishes a common concept for managing research data in the various Working Areas of ELEMENTS and ensures that research data generated in ELEMENTS are made available to third parties according to the FAIR data principles.