Alnahawi, Nouri

Educational Area
PhD Student - Applied Cyber-Security

Other functions
  • Senatsausschuss FuE (Mitglied Stellvertreter)

Portrait: Alnahawi, Nouri

Research assistant in the research group Applied Cyber-Security Darmstadt and PHD student in the field of Post-Quantum Cryptography.

Winter Semester 2023/24


Summer Semester 2023

  • Master: Practicals (Mo2x) Cryptography (Module Description)
    • Start: 17.04.2023, 10.15 AM, D19/5.02


Winter Semester 2022/23


Summer Semester 2022


Winter Semester 2021/2022



Summer Semester 2021


  • Post-Quantum Cryptography
  • Cyber-Security
  • IT-Securiy
  • Networks
  • Blockchain


  • Nouri Alnahawi, Nicolai Schmitt, Alexander Wiesmaier, and Chiara-Marie Zok. 2023. Towards Next Generation Quantum-Safe eIDs and eMRTDs – A Survey. ACM Trans. Embed. Comput. Syst. Just Accepted (March 2023).


  • Alnahawi, N. ; Schmitt, N. ; Wiesmaier, A. ; Graßmeyer, A. Heinemann T.: On the State of Crypto Agility. In: Tagungsband zum 18. Deutschen IT-Sicherheitskongress. Bd. 18 : SecuMedia Verlags-GmbH, 2022. — Backup Publisher: BSI — ISBN 978-3-922746-84-3, S. 103–126. ePrint:


  • N. Alnahawi and A. Wiesmaier and T. Graßmeyer and J. Geißler and A. Zeier and P. Bauspieß and A. Heinemann. On the State of Post-Quantum Cryptography Migration. In INFORMATIK'21 — PQKP-Workshop, Volume 308 of GI-Edition: Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI), 2021.



  • Braun, M., Wiesmaier, A., Alnahawi, N. and Geißler, J., 2021, October. On Message-based Consensus and Network Coding. In 2021 12th International Conference on Network of the Future (NoF) (pp. 1-9). IEEE.


In the PQC-PACE project we investigate as part of the ATHENE research area Cryptography the migration of electronic identity documents (eCards) to quantum-resilient schemes, so-called post-quantum cryptography (PQC).

Contact: Prof. Dr. Alexander Wiesmaier

As part of a bigger research effort, we concentrate on the PACE protocol which is at the heart of many eCard security mechanisms. This includes the analysis of the current state-of-the-art in both PQC and eCards, the underlying infrastructures, challenges, and possible solutions starting from the hardware and infrastructures, over scheme suitability and protocol design, and all the way up to a full-scale approach for PQC migration and crypto-agility. The proposed research helps paving the way towards securing eCards against the threat of quantum computers, enable crypto-agility, and provide building blocks for similar systems.

Open Bachelor and Master theses as well as R&D studies can be found on the ACSD-Group website.


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2012 - 2018

Bachelor and Master Studies in computer science at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences

2020 - now

Research Assistant / PHD Student at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences / Department of Computer Science


Nouri Alnahawi

Communication Schöfferstraße 10
64295 Darmstadt
Office: D19, 2.15