Dr. phil. Monika Gatt

Research Associate

Research field and résumé

Every type of research requires language and metaphysical assumptions, while the Philosophy of Nature examines the relationships between human consciousness and the world outside of it.  All of these appear in Monika Gatt’s research, which focuses on Ethics, on Phenomenology, the Philosophy of Nature and the philosophical basis of Acoustics.

Monika Gatt studied Logics and Philosophy of Science at Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich, and then Philosophy at the Jesuit School of Philosophy in Munich, which awarded her a doctoral degree in 2009. She has been teaching Philosophy at the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich since 2010. She also taught Philosophy from 2011 to 2014 at Helmut-Schmidt-University in Hamburg.  Since 2015, she teaches at the Chair of Vibroacoustics of Vehicles and Machines. She is an Erasmus+ scholarship holder at Saint Petersburg State University, Russia, in 2018 and 2020. During the winter semester 2020/2021, she also teaches "Ethics in AI" at the University of Applied Sciences Ingolstadt.

Further, Monika Gatt is a co-founder of the working group "Akuphil", in which philosophic and ethic questions in the field of acoustics are discussed and is an author of Springer Nature.

Research Topics

  • Resonance in Philosophy
  • Ethics for Engineers
  • Philosophical basis of Acoustics
  • Phenomenology


Winter term 2023/24

Summer term 2024

TitleCourse no.DatesDurationTypeLecturer (assistant)
Acoustic and the listener. Silence and noise0000000544Link2VO
What shall I do? Ethics for Engineers0000004928Link2VO



  • Gatt, M; Haverkamp, M.; Steurer, P; Drechsler, A; Fischer, H.-M.; Krahé, D: Philosophie in der Akustik. Fortschritte der Akustik - DAGA 2023, 49. Jahrestagung für Akustik, 06.-09. März 2023, Hamburg, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Akustik e.V. (DEGA), 2023https://pub.dega-akustik.de/DAGA_2023 more… BibTeX



  • Gatt, M.: A Contemporary philosophical Approach to Human Factors and Ethics in Education in Acoustics with a focus on Responsibiliy. International Congress of Sound and Vibration (ICSV), ICSV, 2021 more… BibTeX
  • Gatt, M.: Practical and Artificial Intelligence. Hannah Arendts Ethics in „Vita Activa and The Human Condition. Inter-Noise. Proceedings of the 50. International Congress and Exhibition on Noise Control Engineering, Inter-Noise, 2021 more… BibTeX


  • Ebner, A.; Podszuweit, D.; Gatt, M.: Was haben Ingenieurswesen und Philosophie gemeinsam? Fortschritte der Akustik - DAGA : 46. Jahrestagung für Akustik, 2020 more… BibTeX
  • Gatt, M.; Maeder, M.; Marburg, S.: Freiheit. Fortschritte der Akustik - DAGA : 46. Jahrestagung für Akustik, 2020 more… BibTeX


  • Gatt, M.; Maeder, M.; Marburg, S.: The inner voice. , 2019 more… BibTeX
  • Gatt, M; Maeder, M.; Marburg, S.: Die innere Stimme und der Laerm. Fortschritte der Akustik-DAGA : 45. Jahrestagung für Akustik, 18.-21. März, DEGA e.V., 2019 more… BibTeX
  • Maeder, M.; Gatt, M.; Scholz, M.; Marburg, S.: Numerical and experimental evaluation of a working environment on the basis of a speech intelligibility mapping. , 2019 more… BibTeX
  • Melnikov, Anton; Witew, Ingo; Maeder, Marcus; Gatt, Monika; Scheffler, Michael; Marburg, Steffen: Sound pressure level limits for stage machinery noise in operas and theaters. Applied Acoustics 156, 2019, 29-39 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )


  • M., Gatt; M., Maeder; S., Marburg: Akustik als philosophisches Problem. Fortschritte der Akustik - DAGA 2018 - 44. JAHRESTAGUNG FÜR AKUSTIK,19.-22. MäRZ 2018, DEGA e.V., 2018 more… BibTeX


  • Gatt, M.; Guettler, M.; Marburg, S.: Objektive Psychoakustik. Natürliche psychoakustische Empfindung im Spiegel wissenschaftlicher Systematik. Fortschritte der Akustik - DAGA 2017 : 43. Jahrestagung für Akustik, 06. bis 09. März 2017 in Kiel, DEGA e.V., 2017 more… BibTeX


  • Guettler, M.; Gatt, M.; Marburg, S.: Experimental Modal Analysis of fruit: A starting point of objectively characterizing the degree of ripeness. Proceedings of the 45th International Congress and Expositionon Noise Control Engineering, 201645th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering: Towards a Quieter Future, INTER-NOISE 2016; Hamburg; Germany; more… BibTeX
  • Guettler, M.; Gatt, M.; Marburg, S.: Vergleich unterschiedlicher Formulierungen in der Strömungsakustik. Fortschritte der Akustik- DAGA 2016 : 42. Jahrestagung für Akustik, 14. bis 17. März 2016 in Aachen, DEGA e.V, 2016 more… BibTeX