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Prof. Dr. Manuela Wimmer

Institute for Sustainable Water Systems (inwa)
Research Group Leader RG Sustainability and Project Management in Water Management

Engineering Department

Prof. Dr. Manuela Wimmer | Hof University of Applies Sciences

Contact details


Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof


Campus Hof | Building C

Office hours

Thursday: 12:00 - 13:00
after previous registration by e-mail


Environmetal Engineering



Further publications can be found on the website of inwa, Institute for Sustainable Water Systems.

Manuela Wimmer has been a professor at Hof University of Applied Sciences since 2013, specialising in environmental technology, sustainability and project management. She was also the scientific director of the Institute for Water and Energy Management (iwe) at Hof University of Applied Sciences from 2015 to 2020 which has changed to inwa, Institute for Sustainable Water Systems. She currently heads the research group "Sustainability and Project Management in Water Management" and is head of the Master Degree Program "Sustainable Water Management and Engineering"

For students

I am happy to supervise students during their semester-long coursework, practical work, bachelor's or master's thesis. The topics are preferably from the field of environmental technology or project management. Due to many years of experience, I can also support interdisciplinary topics.


For companies

Is your company looking for students of environmental technology or project management to expand your team or to work on current challenges? If you are interested in working with one of our students as part of an internship and/or bachelor's or master's thesis, I would be happy to support you, e.g. in terms of supervision and structuring the content.


Selection of supervised theses

Environmental Technology

  • Comparison of nanofiltration and adsorption on activated carbon of industrial wastewater
  • Remediation concept for extraneous water reduction in wastewater disposal
  • Influence of an automated pre-filter system on the operating behaviour of solar-powered ultrafiltration plants for decentralised drinking water treatment
  • Waste flow and water consumption analysis and identification of savings potentials at an all-day school
  • Design of membrane bioreactors of composting and landfill leachates in England
  • Saalezeit - River.Nature.Recreation
  • Concept for the technical retrofitting and optimisation of biogas plants according to performance classes
  • Concept for the renaturation of a section of the Höllbach stream
  • Preparation of a noise action plan


  • Process management with database-supported implementation in a specialised waste management company
  • Market-driven further development of a portfolio in the field of digitalisation of a testing company
  • Elaboration and introduction of a company-specific project management manual
  • Feasibility analysis of inspection systems for laser welds with preparation of a project management manual
  • As-is analysis of the existing system DIN EN ISO 14001:2009 in a company with deviation analysis to the standard DIN EN ISO 14001:2015
  • Business model development M2M SIM card management
  • EPLAN Smart Wiring at a company

  • Environmental Cluster Bavaria - Head of Advisory Board
  • Economic Region Hochfranken - Steering Committee (Water, Climate, Environment)
  • Kompetenznetzwerk Wasser Energie Hof - Board of Directors
  • DVGW - Member
  • DWA - Member