The Faculty of Communication and Environment is happy to welcome two new Professors

Since winter semester 2023/24, Professor Nicolas Markwald und Professor Dr Matteo Große-Kampmann have been supporting the team of professors at the Faculty of Communication and Environment.

Nicolas Markwald studied visual communication in the classes of Bazon Brock, Uwe Loesch and Hans Günter Schmitz at Bergische Universität Wuppertal from 1998 to 2004. Since 2004 he has been running the design agency Markwald Neusitzer Identity in Frankfurt and Düsseldorf together with Nina Neusitzer. Their successful collaboration and more than 100 design awards have earned the agency a respectable place in the German communication design industry. The agency's results have been honoured with the Red Dot Grand Prix, the Corporate Design Award, the Art Directors Club New York, Type Directors Club New York and the Annual Multimedia Award, among others.

Markwald is a member of the German Designer Club (DDC), where he volunteered as board spokesperson in a leadership role from 2017 to 2021. During this time, he contributed significantly to the wide-ranging reorientation and was involved in the introduction of innovative formats within the design organisation.

Nicolas Markwald was a lecturer with various courses on the focus of corporate design at Mainz University of Applied Sciences between 2021 and 2022.


Dr Matteo Große-Kampmann is a newly appointed Professor of Distributed Systems at the Faculty of Communication and Environment. Following his studies in internet security, Mr Große-Kampmann completed a cooperative doctorate at Westfälische Hochschule and Ruhr Universität Bochum supervised by Prof. Dr Thorsten Holz and Prof. Dr Nobert Pohlmann. In 2019 he founded the company AWARE7. Together with Chris Wojzechowski he expanded the company from 2 to 20 employees and was able to win and execute research projects around cybersecurity awareness, mobile security, and transparency in distributed systems. Mr Große-Kampmann has also taught Cloud Security and Security Architecture at the Digital Business University of Applied Sciences since 2022.

"I am excited and looking forward to meeting the international and motivated student body as well as the highly qualified, interdisciplinary and committed faculty at HSRW, knowing that a helpful and competent administration is at my side." Große-Kampmann said at the start. His research activities will focus primarily on information security awareness, measurements of internet phenomena, information security aspects in health care and mobile phone security.