The dissertation is titled "Treasure-Traditions of Western Tibet. Rig-'dzin Gar-dbang rdo-rje snying-po (1640–1685) and His Activities in Mang-yul Gung-thang". He completed his Ph.D. studies on July 22nd 2013.
Nikolai Solmsdorf is currently working at the LMU as a research assistant in Tibetology and a Course co-ordinator.
Additional he´s part of a team of researchers at the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften creating the "Wörterbuch der tibetischen Schriftsprache".