As you maybe already read on the front page, my name is Florian Blum and I live in M├╝lheim an der Ruhr in Germany.

After studying applied computer science at the University of Duisburg-Essen I'm currently working at the chair of Prof. Dr. Volker Gruhn where I do my PhD in the area of Blockchain-oriented Software Engineering and Blockchain Software Architectures.

If you are interested in my research about Blockchain technology, have a look at the research page.


My name is Florian Blum since I got married. Previously my name was Florian Wessling (or more precisely "Florian We├čling", with the special character Eszett). I'm mentioning this because my previous research papers are published with my old name and I want to make sure this website can still be found. ;)

Do you know that my first and last name now perfectly fit together? Here is a funny anecdote: "Florian" is derived from the Latin word "florere", meaning "to blossom" or "to bloom", while "Blum" is a shortened form of the German word "Blume" which means "flower". Isn't that nice? ­čśŐ

Office Address

University of Duisburg-Essen, Sch├╝tzenbahn 70, 45127 Essen, Germany

Room SA022

+49 201 183 7047

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