Blockchain Lab

Introduction

Since 2019 the Blockchain Lab is part of the Institute for Internet Security if(is) headed by Prof. Dr. (TU NN) Norbert Pohlmann. The international and interdisciplinary research team has a diverse skill set to deliver high quality research and enable industry partners to use blockchain in a secure and contemporary manner. Our research is fundamental, aimed for evaluation of blockchain technologies, implementation and uses cases across private, governmental and organizational level. The research includes context analysis for certain scenarios or technologies, empirical research (deploying, testing, evaluation), literature research and analysis. The goal is always to create or validate safe & secure concepts with different blockchain technologies which are in compliance with current data privacy guidelines and the GDPR. We are the competence center for Blockchain and try to establish blockchain technologies as enablers of new business models and efficient business processes. Blockchain technology as a collaboration tool. The blockchain technology generates an encrypted chain of networked data blocks. In these tamper-proof, distributed and redundant data structures, all transactions in the time sequence are logically traceable, immutable and mapped without a central instance.



Research & Projects

Security of Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology

Image representing the project

GovChain

A private Goverment Blockchain infrastructure for municipalities and SMEs in NRW enables various regional actors to efficiently advance digitization. Security, decentralization and usability applications are in the foreground. Management services can be optimized using Distributed Ledger Technology. Local data centers in NRW bring themselves into the blockchain infrastructure as nodes. Administrative and business processes should not only be available digitally, but at the same time be implemented safely in accordance with the GDPR. These include, for example, resident registration certificates, resident parking permits, business registration and driver's license.

More Info
Image representing the project

Connect Emscher Lippe

Blockchain technology, as a trusted service, provides a foundation for distributed and trusted collaboration, providing great potential for new business models and ecosystems. The elements, principles, and architecture of Blockchain technology demonstrate the technical background and interesting opportunities, security, and trust to achieve. All IT security and trust functions are inherently integrated into the blockchain technology as a security-by-design. The Blockchain infrastructure has complex communication, security, and trustworthiness capabilities that work in concert to provide the necessary security and trusting capabilities. For many companies, Blockchain is an ideal technology for trusted, distributed collaboration. Trust services, such as the blockchain, will certainly play an increasingly important role in the future.

More Info
Image representing the project

Reallabor Rheinisches Revier

The laboratory creates a nucleus for a blockchain-based economic ecosystem for the transformation of existing companies and to attract innovative companies that find the technical, economic and legal basis for these ideas and solutions in the North Rhine-Westphalia. By combining the factors of digital transformation, cooperative market structures and the expansion of technological expertise, there is an opportunity to create new jobs at the same time and to establish technology-based network processes in various industries.

More Info

Our Project Partners

Activities

Our recent activities

Team

A Collaborative & Diverse Group

Teamleader smiling

Kevin Wittek

Blockchain Lab Team Leader

Team Members:

Teammember smiling

Tina Marquardt

Full-Time Researcher

Teammember smiling

Laura Lazzati

Full-Time Researcher

Teammember smiling

Chinmay Khandekar

Full-Time Researcher

Teammember smiling

Tobias Spielmann

Full-Time Researcher

Teammember smiling

Dominik Krakau

Student Research Assistant

Teammember smiling

Cennet Kaya

Student Research Assistant

Teammember smiling

Moritz Kappels

Apprentice

Teammember smiling

Marius Weise

Student Research Assistant

Connect with us

Contact Details

If you have any questions, please feel free to send us an E-mail.

Kevin Wittek, Westphalian University of Applied Sciences, Neidenburger Str. 43, Gelsenkirchen
Phone: 0209/9596-696
wittek@internet-sicherheit.de

Kevin Wittek