About us

Institute of Geotechnics

The Institute of Geotechnics is responsible for the design of the "connection from the structure to the subsoil" and all that is required for this - the exploration of the subsoil, the characterisation of the soil, the planning and dimensioning of foundations as well as the supervision of the geotechnical construction measures in execution.

The aim of the training is to raise awareness of all relevant geological, soil and rock mechanical processes as well as the holistic and interdisciplinary consideration of the interaction between the structure and the subsoil.


Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Dietmar Adam
Email: vorstand+E220@tuwien.ac.at


Christine Cerny
Research Unit Engineering Geology
Phone: +43 1 58801 20301

Katharina Zak
Research Unit Ground Engineering, Soil and Rock Mechanics
Phone: +43 1 58801 22101 

Institute address

Institute of Geotechnics
TU Wien
Karlsplatz 13/220
1040 Vienna, Austria

Phone: +43 1 58801 22101
Fax: +43 1 58801 22199