Ann-Kristin Winkens

Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet Gender und Diversity in den Ingenieurwissenschaften


Building: Gebäude 3010

Room: C149

Kackertstr. 9

52072 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 90633
Fax Fax: +49 241 80 690630


Ann-Kristin Winkens has been a research associate at the GDI since 2018. Her research interests are in particular in the areas of resilience, sustainability, engineering education and competence training in the engineering sciences. As part of her dissertation, she is investigating the extent to which resilience-related competencies, such as dealing with crises, adaptability, or systems thinking, are considered key competencies in engineering.

She is a representative for the improvement in quality of teaching and thus takes care of the continuous design of digital and competence-oriented academics.



Ann-Kristin Winkens studied Environmental Engineering at RWTH Aachen University and is pursuing a second Master's degree in Economics at RWTH. Since 2018, she has been a research assistant at GDI and managing director of the interdisciplinary project "Leonardo" at RWTH.


Supervised Theses

Master's Theses​

  • Assessment of the Resilience Potential of Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies in the Context of Climate Change – the Case of Water Management in Cape Town (2021)

  • Resilience and sustainability in urban areas – Analysis of resilience approaches for the risk management of buildings for the development of a corresponding resilience strategy in Medellin, Colombia (2020)

  • Assessment of the resilience potential of strategies in dealing with natural disasters in the context of disaster management using the example of floods in Sri Lanka (2020)

  • Engineering Resilience – An Analysis of chosen study paths in the field of Engineering at RWTH Aachen University with the focus on resilience-oriented contentsz (2019)

Bachelor's Theses

  • Resilience in the pandemic – A comparative analysis of the coping skills in selected medical institutions in Germany and the USA (2021)

  • Ready to start your career? Practical competencies from the point of view of civil engineering students at the RWTH compared to the competencies required by companies for a successful career start (2021)

  • Fit for the labour market? — Skills gap between employer expectations and graduate skills of young engineers (2021)

  • The exchange of flat between old and young – A solution for scarcity of living space in times of demographic change? (2021)

  • Sustainable building: The DGNB certification system with regard to the sociocultural aspect and its applicability – using the example of RWTH building 'PPS' (2019)

  • Expectations of potential applicants regarding the social skills of their future leaders in construction companies (2019)



Competencies in the Technical Sciences for Solving Global Challenges (since winter 2019/20)

Social Spaces and Resilience (since summer 2020)



Title Author(s)
Interdisciplinary Teaching at RWTH Aachen University : Project “Leonardo”
Contribution to a conference proceedings (2021)
Winkens, Ann-Kristin
Böschen, Stefan Karl Josef
Leicht-Scholten, Carmen
Flipped Classroom Concept for Initiating a Reflection Process among Engineering Students in Large and Mandatory Courses
Contribution to a conference proceedings (2021)
Decker, Marie
Winkens, Ann-Kristin
Leicht-Scholten, Carmen
Interdisciplinary Teaching at RWTH Aachen University – Project “Leonardo”
Conference Presentation, Multimedia (2021)
Winkens, Ann-Kristin (Corresponding author)
Böschen, Stefan Karl Josef
Leicht-Scholten, Carmen