Bernhard Pichler

Position:
  • Head of Research Unit Research Unit Structural Analysis and Experimental Mechanics
  • Scientific Head of the Laboratory for Macroscopic Material Testing
Publications
Business Card

Research Activities

  • Nonlinear static stability analysis of shell structures Parameter identification via back analysis based on soft computing (neural networks and genetic algorithms)
  • Pipeline engineering: experimental and numerical study of protection strategies considering (i) rockfall loading and (ii) wear of the outer anti-corrosion coating
  • Impact engineering: experimental and semi-analytical analysis of rockfall onto gravel layers
  • Continuum micromechanics of cracked brittle materials

Closed Research Projects

  • TUNCONSTRUCT - Technology Innovation in Underground Construction
  • Computational Model for Assessment of Protection Systems for Buried Steel Pipelines Endangered by Rockfall

Personal Data

Name:

Bernhard PICHLER

Academic degrees:

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn.

Date of birth:

September 4, 1974

Place of birth::

Vienna, Austria

Nationality:

Austrian

Marital status:

Married [Mag. Christina Pichler (Burger), since 2004]

Education, Military Service, and University Studies at TU Wien

09/1984 - 06/1992:

Secondary school (humanistic branch: Latin, Ancient-Greek)

07/1992 - 02/1993:

Military service at the Austrian Army

03/1993 - 04/1999:

Diploma studies (Civil Engineering)

08/1995:

1st diploma examination (graduation with distinction)

04/1999:

2nd diploma examination (graduation with distinction)

05/1999 - 11/2003:

Doctoral studies at the Institute for Strength of Materials

11/2003:

Final examination (graduation with distinction)

06/2009:

Habilitation: Venia docendi for "Festigkeitslehre und Baustatik [Strength of Materials and Structural Analysis]"

since 10/2010:

Head of Laboratory for Macroscopic Material Testing at IMWS/TU Wien

10/2011 - 02/2020:

Associate Professor at TU Wien

since 03/2020:

Full Professor at IMWS/TU Wien

Work Experience at TU Wien

05/1999 - 03/2000:

Research Assistant (Institute for Strength of Materials)

04/2000 - 09/2004:

University Assistant (Institute for Strength of Materials)

10/2004 - 08/2005:

University Assistant (Institute for Mechanics of Materials and Structures [formerly: Institute for Strength of Materials])

09/2005 - 05/2006:

on leave from TU Wien (see 'Activities Abroad')

06/2006 - 09/2007:

University Assistant (Institute for Mechanics of Materials and Structures [formerly: Institute for Strength of Materials])

10/2007 - 01/2008:

on leave from TU Wien (see 'Activities Abroad')

07/2008 - 03/2011:

University Assistant at IMWS/TU Wien

04/2011 - 09/2011:

Assistant Professor at IMWS/TU Wien

10/2011 - 02/2020:

Associate Professor at IMWS/TU Wien

since 03/2020:

Full Professor at IMWS/TU Wien

Activities Abroad (on leave from TU Wien)

09/2005 - 03/2006:

'Professeur invité de l'Ecole National des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC)' (Invited Professor at the National School of Civil Engineering), Paris Institute of Technology (Paris Tech), Marne-la-Vallée, France

04/2006 - 05/2006:

Postdoctoral Researcher at the 'Laboratoire des Matériaux et des Structures du Génie Civil' (Laboratory for Materials and Structures in Civil Engineering), ENPC, Paris Tech, Marne-la-Vallée, France

10/2007 - 01/2008:

Scholarship holder of the city of Paris at the Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussées (LCPC), Paris

02/2008 - 06/2008:

Invited Guest Researcher at LMSGC/ENPC/ParisTech

Awards

1995 - 1998:

Four times award for excellent performance as a student, granted by the Faculty of Civil Engineering of TU Wien

2013:

Outstanding Reviewer of ASCE's Journal of Engineering Mechanics

2017:

Winner of Best Lecture Award, Faculty of Civil Engineering, TU Wien
Lecture: "Structural Analysis" (together with Dr. Mehdi Aminbaghai)

2018:

Winner of Best Teacher Award, Faculty of Civil Engineering, TU Wien

2019:

Winner of Best Lecture Award, Faculty of Civil Engineering, TU Wien Lecture: "Structural Analysis" (together with Dr. Mehdi Aminbaghai)

2019:

Best Reviewer Award, Materials and Structures (International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures, "RILEM")

2019:

Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing, Acta Materialia (Elsevier)

Languages

German

mother tongue

English

fluent

French

basic knowledge

Attendance of advanced schools

1996:

Attendance of the CEEPUS Summer School 'Analysis of elastomers and flow and creep of glass and metals - computer modeling', August 19-30, 1996, Zilina, Slovak Republic

2003:

Attendance of the CISM Advanced School 'Parameter Identification of Materials and Structures', October 6-10, 2003, Udine, Italy

2004:

Attendance of the CISM Advanced School 'Applied Micromechanics of Porous Materials', July 19-23, 2004, Udine, Italy

Organization of scientific events

2001:

Organization of the '13th Inter Institute Seminar for Young Researchers from the Technical Universities of Budapest, Cracow and Vienna', October 26-28, 2001, Vienna, Austria

2002:

Co-organization of the exhibition 'G.W. Leibniz: Philosoph, Mathematiker, Physiker, Techniker' (G.W. Leibniz: Philosopher, Mathematician, Physicist, Technician), July 10 - October 4, 2002, Main Building of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria

2002:

Assistance in organizing the 'Fifth World Congress on Computational Mechanics', July 7-12, 2002, Vienna, Austria

2006:

Assistance to the organization of the "Thirteenth International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICS-13)", July 2-6, 2016, Vienna, Austria

2007:

Organization of the "16th Inter Institute Seminar for Young Researchers from the Technical Universities of Budapest, Cracow and Vienna", May 17-20, 2007, Vienna, Austria

2007:

Asstistance to the organization of the "ECCOMAS Conference on Computational Methods in Tunneling (EURO:TUN 2007)", August 27-29, 2007, Vienna, Austria

2012:

Assistance to the organization of the "European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineeing", September 10-14, 2012, Vienna, Austria

2012:

Assistance to the organization of the "24th Full Meeting of the NANOCEM Consortium", November 6-8, 2012, Vienna, Austria

2012/13:

Co-chariman of the "5th Biot Conference on Poromechanics", July 10-12, 2013, Vienna, Austria

2014/15:

Co-chariman of the "CONCREEP 10 on Mechanics and Physics of Creep, Shrinkage, and Durability of Concrete and Concrete Structures", September 21-23, 2015, Vienna, Austria

2016/18:

Co-chairman of the "EURO-C 2018 on Computational Modelling of Concrete and Concrete Structures"

2020/21:

Organizer of the "ERICA-CASH II Final Conference" on advances in the nanoscience of calcium-silicate hydrates

2020/22:

Co-chairman of the "EURO-C 2022 on Computational Modelling of Concrete and Cocnrete Structures"