Dennis Trautwein

Doctoral Researcher

Office: FC 1.19

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Dennis Trautwein is a Research Engineer at Protocol Labs living in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in extraterrestrial Physics and his Master’s degree in solid-state Physics at the CAU in Kiel before building a central part of the Daimler Mercedes Me backend at in Hamburg. Now, Dennis is collaborating with Moritz Schubotz and Cornelius Ihle on topics revolving around Decentralized Open Science. In his spare time, he enjoys playing the guitar and nature around Lake Constance.


  • Cloud native computing
  • Distributed Ledger Technology
  • IPFS, libp2p
  • Peer-To-Peer Technologies


Dennis Trautwein

Papendiek 14
37073 Göttingen
Office: SUB Historic Building 0.211

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Selected Publications

Design and Evaluation of IPFS: A Storage Layer for the Decentralized Web
D. Trautwein, A. Raman, G. Tyson, I. Castro, W. Scott, M. Schubotz, B. Gipp, Y. Psaras
ACM SIGCOMM 2022 Conference (SIGCOMM ’22).

zbMATH Open: API Solutions and Research Challenges
M. Petrera, D. Trautwein, I. Beckenbach, D. Ehsani, F. Müller, O. Teschke, B. Gipp, and M. Schubotz
DISCO ’21 co-located with JCDL ’21.

Introducing Peer Copy – A Fully Decentralized Peer-to-Peer File Transfer Tool
D. Trautwein, M. Schubotz, B. Gipp
IFIP Networking Conference ’21.


09/2022 – present

Research Engineer
Protocol Labs, Wilmington, Delaware

04/2020 – 08/2022

Software Engineer
OriginStamp AG, Kreuzlingen, Switzerland

07/2018 – 03/2020

Software Engineer technologies GmbH, Hamburg, Germany

08/2015 – 09/2016

Mobile/Web Software Developer
Wellington, New Zealand/Melbourne, Australia

10/2014 – 12/2017

MSc. Solid State Physics/Surface Science
Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel

10/2011 – 09/2014

BSc. Extraterrestrial Physics
Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel