Hapel & Stanley (2006): This "Marie Curie Report" is not mentioned in the thesis anywhere, but is the source of significant copied text in the introduction (pages 17, 18, 19, 20).
Ahmed (2007): This dissertation of a member of the same research group is not mentioned anywhere in the thesis, but nevertheless is the source of very substantial copied text predominantly, but not exclusively in the methods section. It is not surprising that some of the methods employed by P.K. might be similar or even identical to the methods employed by her colleague and using an identical description of those methods might be an efficient and precise way of registering those methods. However, it is not clear, why this has not been made transparent to the reader.
There are substantial copies from various Wikipedia articles that are not mentioned anywhere in the thesis:
On page 18 there is a copy from the Wikipedia with the links intact. On page 59 there is a clear font change in a paragraph.
The pages with number 28, 59 and 60 exist twice in the thesis. For the purpose of the documentation the double pages are treated as one page.
The page numbers in the table of contents do not fully correspond to the actual body of text.
The regulations governing dissertations (="Promotionsordnung") valid at the time of submission demand the following: "eine Erklärung darüber, dass der Bewerber die Dissertation selbständig angefertigt hat, sich außer der angegebenen Hilfsmittel keiner weiteren Hilfsmittel bedient und alle Erkenntnisse, die aus dem Schrifttum ganz oder annähernd übernommen sind, als solche kenntlich gemacht und nach ihrer Herkunft unter Bezeichnung der Fundstelle einzeln nachgewiesen hat;"
The publication has 107 pages that have been analyzed. On a total of 28 of these pages violations of citation rules have been documented. This represents a percentage of 26.2%. The 107 analyzed pages break down with respect to the amount of text parallels encountered as follows:
From these statistics an extrapolation of the amount of text of the publication under investigation that has been documented as problematic can be estimated (conservatively) as about 13% of the main part of the publication.