Tiemann Chemistry      Education Lab


Start up

June 2018

Based on our research on game based assessment of problem solving, PhD student Amany Annaggar could convince in a competitive selection process a jury of her business model "SciPlay". Berlin-Start Up will now finance her scholarship for six months.


June 2018

Marvin Rost, PhD student working on an assessment tool for mental modeling of scientific reasoning, will be visiting Prof. David Fortus at Weizmann-Institute, Israel. In November and December he will discuss with David the data of the project and finalize the evaluation for his upcoming doctoral thesis.


July 2018

Prof. Tiemann is invited to the Science Education Group at Homerton College, Cambridge University, England. For two weeks in October he will discuss new project ideas and teach master students. 

New Regulations

June 2018

Starting with the winter term 2018/19, an enrollment via AGNES is necessary to participate in the teaching and learning programs of the Tiemann Chemistry Education Lab.


Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Tiemann

Head of the Chemistry Education Lab

The research program of the Tiemann Chemistry Education Lab has a strong commitment to knowledge acquisition by problem solving. In quantitative studies with technology based tools the focus is on describing, assessing and supporting  the fundamental mechanism behind this process.  



"We only think when we are confronted with problems."

(John Dewey)



Combined with the use of experiments and the use of mental models to understand  core concepts of Chemistry, the research program empowers the Tiemann Chemistry Education Lab  theory driven and empirically founded to investigate students' thinking individually or in classrooms. Alumni group members serve as Professors, for Science Outreach Organizations or as Chemistry Teachers.



The Chemistry Education Lab at Humboldt-University serves more than 100 students at K-12 (Sekundarstufe) and primary level (Primarstufe) each year through a diverse portfolio of theoretical background knowledge and first practical learning experiences. 


The professional learning program is designed to improve the skills and competencies in creating innovative learning environments and to learn first teaching experiences. Up to 10 students per year have the chance to finish their studies in T-CEL with a thesis (M.Ed.). 

Get in touch

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Department of Chemistry

Brook-Taylor Str. 2

12489 Berlin

Library opening hours

Newton-Str. 14

Room 3´05 

Mon, Wed, Thu    9:30am-11:00am

Fri  1:00pm-2:30pm

Office hours

term:            2. & 4. Wednesday, 8:00-9:00am

                        Registration required  by E-Mail


off-term:     by appointment