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Dr.-Ing. Christoph Holst


Christoph Holst  


Postdoc at IGG
PhD in Geodesy, 2015


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Academic career  

Since 2015:
Leader of Research Group “Laserscanning and Surface Analyses”, IGG, University of Bonn

PhD-thesis with title “Analysis of the configuration at approximating irregularly sampled surfaces based on levellings and terrestrial laser scans”, IGG, University of Bonn

Research Assistant, IGG, University of Bonn

Study of Master of Science Geodesy and Geoinformation, University of Bonn

Study of Bachelor of Science Geodesy and Geoinformation, University of Bonn

Research topics  

Terrestrial Laser Scanning, Calibration and Testing of Geodetic Instruments, Area-based Deformation Analyses

Academic awards  

2019: “GKGM-Preis” of the GKGM (Society for Calibration of Geodetic Devices) for achievements in the field “Calibration of Terrestrial Laser Scanners”


2019: "Lehrpreis" of the University of Bonn due to remarkable merits in teaching


2018: “Wissenschaftspreis Geodäsie” of the DGK (German Geodetic Commission) for outstanding achievements in the field „Approximation and Deformation of Surfaces“


2017: Argelander Grant “Starter Kit Postdoc” of the „Argelander Program for Early-Career Researchers – Reaching for the Stars“ of the University of Bonn


2016: Award of the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Bonn in the Department Geodesy and Geoinformation for an outstanding publication during the PhD


2010: "DVW-Turbo-Preis" for recognition of a good and efficient completion of the master's study program Geodesy and Geoinformation

Key publications  

Holst, C., Kuhlmann, H. (2016) Challenges and Present Fields of Action at Laser Scanner Based Deformation Analyses, J. Appl. Geodesy, 10 (1), S. 17-25

Holst, C., Eling, C., Kuhlmann, H. (2013) Automatic optimization of height network configurations for detection of surface deformations, J. Appl. Geodesy, 7 (2), S. 103-113

Holst, C., Burghof, M., Kuhlmann, H. (2014) Modeling the beam deflection of a gantry crane under load, J. Surv. Eng., 140 (1), S. 52-59

Dupuis, J., Holst, C., Kuhlmann, H. (2016) Laser Scanner Based Growth Analysis of Plants as a New Challenge for Deformation Monitoring, J. Appl. Geodesy, 10 (1), S. 37-44

Holst, C., Schunck, D., Nothnagel, A., Haas, R., Wennerbäck, L., Olofsson, H., Hammargren, R., Kuhlmann, H. (2017) Terrestrial laser scanner two-face measurements for analyzing the elevation-dependent deformation of the Onsala Space Observatory 20-m radio telescope's main reflector in a bundle adjustment, Sensors, 17 (8), 1833


Guest in Working Group 4 “Engineering Geodesy” of the DVW - Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management

Organization of conference “Terrestrial Laser Scanning” of the DVW in 2016 and 2018

Reviewer for several Journals and Conferences