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AUGUST 2022

  

Thomas Konegger

  

Prof. Thomas Müller

JULY 2022

  

Gierl-Mayer Christian

Associate Prof. Dipl.Ing. Dr.techn. Christian Gierl-Mayer, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University professor for Chemical technology of Metals at TU Wien with effect from 1 July 2022. He is assigned to the Institute for Chemical Technologies and Analytics, opens in new window (164) at the Faculty of Technical Chemistry., opens in new window

Christian Gierl-Mayer studied Technical Chemistry at TU Wien, where he was awarded his doctorate in 2000 for his thesis on "Production of PM moulded parts through optimised sintering, opens an external URL in a new window". From 2000 to 2003, he worked at the ofi (Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry and Technology), returning to TU Wien in 2003. In 2015, he applied for a tenure-track position on the topic of "Metallic sintering materials", which he successfully completed as Associate Professor in 2019. Prior to this, also in 2019, he obtained his venia docendi for "Powder Metallurgy" during the course of his tenure-track position with the habilitation "?".

Since September 2021 he is Head of the Research Unit Chemical Technologies (E164-03) , opens an external URL in a new windowand is appointed to the Research Group for Powder Metallurgy, opens an external URL in a new window which he also leads.

JUNE 2022

  

Schwarz Benedikt

Associate Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.Benedikt Schwarz,BSc, opens an external URL in a new window has been assigned to the Institute of Solid State Electronics (E362) , opens an external URL in a new windowat the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology , opens in new windowat TU Wien since June 1, 2022 as Associate Professor for "Modeling and realization of monolithic frequency combs".

Beneditk Schwarz comes from Tyrol. He studied electrical engineering at the TU Wien and received his doctorate in 2015 with a dissertation on the topic "Monolithic integration of mid-infrared photonics, opens an external URL in a new window" with Prof. Strasser. His scientific achievements have already received numerous awards, including the BMWF honorary award, the Photonics21 Student Innovation Award, the INiTS Award and the FACSS Innovation Award. In 2020 he was also able to successfully submit an ERC Starting Grant. This enabled him to successfully take up the career position "Modeling and realization of monolithic frequency combs", which he has now completed with the qualification to Associate Professor. In 2020 he also obtained his Venia Docendi for the subject "Nanoelectronics and Photonics" ("Nanoelectronics and Photonics") with a habilitation thesis on the topic "Towards chip integrated mid-infrared spectrometers , opens an external URL in a new window".

The scientific home of Benedikt Schwarz is the Research Unit of Optoelectronic Materials (E362-01) at the Institute for Solid State Electronics. Here he researches, among other things, compact, portable and energy-saving laser sensors with which environmental pollutants and also diagnosable diseases can be detected.

  

Weinbub josef

Associate Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.Josef Weinbub,BSc, opens an external URL in a new window has been assigned to the Institute for Microelectronics, opens an external URL in a new window (E360) at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, opens in new window at TU Wien since June 1, 2022 as Associate Professor for "High-performance simulations in micro- and nanoelectronics".

Josef Weinbub comes from Lower Austria. He studied electrical engineering at the TU Wien and received his doctorate there in 2014 with a dissertation on the topic "Frameworks for Micro- and Nanoelectronics Device Simulation, opens an external URL in a new window" with Prof. Selberherr. During this time, stays abroad brought him to the University of Edinburgh and University of Glasgow (both in Scotland, UK) and to the headquarters of Silvaco Inc. in Santa Clara, California. In 2015 he was able to successfully acquire the "CD Laboratory for High Performance TCAD, opens an external URL in a new window", which was followed by other research projects at national and European level.

In 2018 he applied just as successfully for the career position "High-performance simulations in micro- and nanoelectronics", which he has now completed with the qualification to associate professor. In 2018 he also founded the working group for the introduction of the inter-faculty master's program "Computational Science and Engineering, opens in new window", which was introduced in the winter semester of 2019 and whose main organization he is now responsible for. He is also involved in the organization and holding of numerous scientific conferences and workshops and acts as a reviewer for various scientific media. In 2020 he also obtained his Venia Docendi for the subject "Micro- and Nanoelectronics" ("Micro- and Nanoelectronics") with a habilitation thesis on the topic "High Performance Simulation of Microelectronic Devices with Nanometer Dimensions, opens an external URL in a new window”.

[Website Josef Weinbub, opens an external URL in a new window]

  

Weiss Victor

Associate Prof. Mag.rer.nat. Dr.rer.nat.Victor Weiss , opens an external URL in a new windowhas been assigned to the Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics, opens an external URL in a new window at the Faculty of Technical Chemistry, opens an external URL in a new window (E164) at TU Wien since June 1, 2022 as Associate Professor for "Electrophoretic separation techniques in nanoanalysis".

Victor Weiss comes from Vienna. He studied chemistry at the University of Vienna and received his doctorate there at the end of 2009 with the topic "Chip electrophoresis of human Rhinovirus and receptor decorated liposomes as model membranes for the analysis of key steps in the viral infection pathway, opens an external URL in a new window" with Prof Kenndler. In 2010 he moved to TU Wien to work with Prof. Allmaier. In 2016 he successfully applied for the career position "Electrophoretic Separation Techniques in Nanoanalysis", which he has now completed with the qualification to associate professor. In addition, in 2021 he obtained his Venia Docendi for the subject "Instrumental Analytical Chemistry" ("Instrumental Analytical Chemistry") with a habilitation thesis on "Gas-phase electrophoresis of (bio-)nanoparticles on a nEs GEMMA instrumentation: hyphenation to orthogonal analysis techniques, opens an external URL in a new window". Victor Weiss received the Theodor Körner Prize, opens an external URL in a new window for young scientists in 2017, as well as the Fritz Feigl Prize of the Austrian Society for Analytical Chemistry (ASAC). In 2020 he also received the Advancement Award for Natural Sciences from the City of Vienna, as well as the "Monatshefte der Chemie - Habilitationspreis".

The scientific home of Victor Weiss is the Research Group for Mass Spectrometric Bio- and Polymer Analysis, opens an external URL in a new window, where he works on new analytical methods for medical and environmental technology to characterize (bio)nanoparticles.

[Website Victor Weiss, opens an external URL in a new window]

APRIL 2022

  

Dongheui Lee

Univ.Prof.Dongheui Lee, PhD, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University professor for Autonomous Systems at TU Wien with effect from 1 April 2022. She is assigned to the Department of Computer Technology (E384), opens an external URL in a new window at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology., opens in new window

Dongheui Lee was born in Gimcheon (S-Korea). She studied Mechanical Engineering at Kyung Hee University in Seoul (S-Korea) and graduated in 2003 with an M.S. Until 2004 she was also employed as a researcher at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST). In 2004 she moved to the University of Tokyo in Japan, where she received her doctorate in 2007 on the topic "Statistical Mimesis from Partial Observation and its Application to Humanoid Robots", opens an external URL in a new window. She then continued to work as an assistant professor at the University of Tokyo. In 2009 there was another move, this time to Europe, to the Technical University of Munich (TUM, Germany), again in the position of Junior Professor (Assistant Prof.) for "Dynamic-Human-Robot-Interaction for Automation Systems". She has been an associate professor there since 2017, as well as a group leader at the Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics at the DLR (German Aerospace Center) in Munich.

Dongheui Lee is head of the Research Unit of Autonomous Systems, opens an external URL in a new window at the Institute of Computer Technology. She deals with topics such as "Human-Robot Collaboration" and "Machine Learning for (Humanoid) Robots".

  

Thomas Lukasiewicz

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Inf. Dr.rer.nat.Thomas Lukasiewicz, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor for Artificial Intelligence Techniques at TU Wien with effect from April 1 2022. He is assigned to the Institute for Logic and Computation (E192), opens an external URL in a new window at the Faculty of Informatics, opens an external URL in a new window.

Thomas Lukasiewicz studied computer science at the TU Clausthal and then did his doctorate in 1996 at the TU Augsburg with a dissertation on "Precision of probabilistic deduction under taxonomic knowledge. After working as an assistant at the University of Gießen, he came to the TU Vienna as part of a DFG habilitation grant from 1999 - 2001, where he specialized in "Practical and Theoretical Computer Science, opens an external URL in a new window" in 2001 with a habilitation thesis on "Databases and logic programming under probabilistic uncertainty, opens an external URL in a new window” habilitated. Further scholarships followed (Marie-Curie, Heisenberg, Yahoo!), which brought him to the Sapienza University in Rome and later to the University of Oxford. In 2010 he received a professorship at the University of Oxford. From 2016-20 he was a Turing Fellow at the Allan Turing Institute in London.

The scientific home of Thomas Lukasiewicz is now the Research Unit of Artificial Intelligence Techniques at the aforementioned institute, which he also heads. He is also Associate Editor of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research.

  

Christian Ott

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.-Ing.Christian Ott , opens an external URL in a new windowwas appointed as University professor for Robotics at TU Wien with effect from 1 April 2022. He is assigned to the Department of Automation and Control Engineering (E376), opens an external URL in a new window at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology., opens in new window

Christian Ott comes from Salzburg and studied mechatronics at the JKU (Johannes Kepler University) in Linz. He completed his studies in 2001 and then worked as a researcher at the DLR (German Aerospace Center) in Munich until 2007. In the meantime, he received his doctorate in 2005 from Saarland University with a dissertation on the subject of "Cartesian impedance control of flexible joint manipulators", opens an external URL in a new window. In 2007 he moved to Japan to the University of Tokyo, where he worked as an assistant professor until 2009. He then returned to DLR in Munich, where he set up a working group to control humanoid walking robots and, from 2014, headed the "Analysis and Control of Complex Robot Systems" department at the Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics.

Christian Ott's academic home at TU Wien is the Research Unit of Complex Dynamical Systems at the Institute of Automation and Control.

  

Franziska Sielker

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.rer.nat. Franziska Sielker, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University professor for Urban and Regional Research at TU Wien with effect from 1 April 2022. She is assigned to the Department of Spatial Planning (E280), opens in new window at the Faculty of Architecture and Planning., opens an external URL in a new window

Franziska Sielker studied spatial planning at TU Dortmund and received her doctorate in 2017 with a dissertation on "Macro-regional integration - new scales, spaces and governance for Europe?", opens an external URL in a new window at the Friedrich Alexander University in Erlangen-Nuremberg. From 2017 to 2018 she was "British Academy Newton International Fellow" at the University of Cambridge, Department of Land Economy. From 2018 she held a deputy chair at TU Dortmund, department "International Planning Studies" and Senior Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, Department of Land Economy. From 2019 to 2022 she was Assistant Professor (tenured) at the University of Cambridge, Department of Land Economy.

Franziska Sielker's scientific home is the Research Unit of Urban and Regional Research., opens in new window

MARCH 2022

  

Elisa Davoli

Univ.Prof.Elisa Davoli, PhD , opens an external URL in a new windowwas appointed as University Professor for Multiscale Calculus of Variations at TU Wien with effect from 1 March 2022. She is assigned to the Institute of Analysis and Scientific Computing, opens an external URL in a new window (E101) at the Faculty of Mathematics and Geoinformation, opens an external URL in a new window at TU Wien.

Elisa Davoli is born in Ancona (Italy), where she completed a Bachelor's degree on "Computer Engineering and Automation" at the Università Politecnica delle Marche. She then changed to the University Triest, where she completed her Master's degree with distinction. She then completed her doctorate in Applied Mathematics - also with distinction - at the SISSA/ISAS in Triest. The topic of her dissertation from 2012 was  "Thin structures in nonlinear elasticity and in plasticity: a variational approach, opens an external URL in a new window". Subsequent post-doctoral stays took her first to the USA to the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and from 2015 on to Austria to the University of Vienna. In 2019 she was granted an Elise-Richter Stipendia and also in 2019 she obtained her Venia Docendi, thus qualifiying her to teach in the area of Mathematics with her habilitation on "Multiscale problems in mechanics of materials, opens an external URL in a new window". 2020 she changed to TU Wien. 2020 she received a START-Prize, opens an external URL in a new window of the FWF with the topic "Tunable Materials: Geometry, Nonlocality, Chirality" and successfully applied for a tenure-track position on "Multiscale Calculus of Variations", which she completed in July 2021.

Elisa Davolis scientific home at TU Wien is the Research Unit of Analysis (E101-1) at the Institute for Analysis and Scientific Computing, where she is Head of the Research Group for Multiscale Calculus of Variations, opens an external URL in a new window (E101-01-3). Besides she is member of the Young Academy, opens an external URL in a new window of the Austrian Academy of Science. 

[Webpage Elisa Davoli, opens an external URL in a new window]

  

Dorigo Wouter Arnoud

Univ.Prof. Dr.rer.nat.Wouter Arnoud Dorigo, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor for Climate and Environmental Remote Sensing at TU Wien with effect from 1 March 2022. He is assigned to the Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation, opens an external URL in a new window (E120) at the Faculty of Mathematics and Geoinformation, opens an external URL in a new window at TU Wien.

Wouter Dorigo was born in Arnhem, the Netherlands. He received the M.Sc. degree in physical geography and the M.A. degree in Italian language and translation from the Utrecht University in 2000 and 2001, respectively. In 2008 he received his Dr.rer.nat. (PhD) degree in remote sensing with honours on basis of the thesis "Retrieving canopy variables by radiative transfer model inversion, opens an external URL in a new window" from the Technische Universität München. Since 2007, he has been working at TU Wien, first as a University Assistant and postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, and from 2012 to April 2017 as Senior Scientist in the Remote Sensing Research Group of the Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation (GEO). In May 2017 he achieved a 5-year professorship and since then got the lead of the new Research Group "Climate and Environmental Remote Sensing, opens an external URL in a new window" (CLIMERS, E120-01-2) within the Research Unit of Remote Sensing. 

As a project coordinator and scientist Wouter Dorigo has played a leading role in developing the multi-decadal ESA CCI global soil moisture data set of merged active and passive microwave soil moisture retrievals http://www.esa-soilmoisture-cci.org/, opens an external URL in a new window) and in establishing the International Soil Moisture Network (http://ismn.geo.tuwien.ac.at/, opens an external URL in a new window), Moroever he was the winner of the TU Wien Science Award in 2015 [in German, opens an external URL in a new window].

[Webpage Wouter Dorigo, opens an external URL in a new window]

FEBRUARY 2022

  

Christoph Hametner

Associate Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.Christoph Hametner , opens an external URL in a new windowhas been assigned to the Institute of Mechanics and Mechatronics (E325), opens an external URL in a new window at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Management Sciences , opens in new windowat TU Wien since February 1, 2022 as Associate Professor for "Control and Monitoring of Automotive Systems".

Christoph Hametner studied mechanical engineering at TU Wien and received his doctorate in 2007 with the topic "Nonlinear dynamic system identification using local model architectures, opens an external URL in a new window". In 2014 he obtained the Venia Docendi for the subject "Control Theory and System Dynamics" with a habilitation thesis on "Data driven methodologies for calibration of automotive system, opens an external URL in a new window". In 2017, Christoph Hametner was able to successfully acquire the CD laboratory "Innovative control and monitoring of drive systems", opens an external URL in a new window (also: TU Wien website POWERTRAIN, opens an external URL in a new window). Then, in 2019, he applied just as successfully for the career position "Control and Monitoring of Automotive Systems", which he now completed with the qualification as Associate Professor.

 

Christoph Hametner's scientific home is the Research Unit of Control and Process Automation, where he is head of the research group control methods - drive systems (E325-04-2).

  

Marcus Huber

Associate Prof. Mag.rer.nat. Dr.rer.nat. Marcus Huber , opens an external URL in a new windowhas been assigned to the Atomic Institute, opens an external URL in a new window (E141) of the Faculty of Physics, opens an external URL in a new window at the TU Vienna since February 1, 2022 as an Associate Professor for "Quantum Simulation – Quantum Sensor Technology".

Marcus Huber studied physics at the University of Vienna and received his doctorate there in 2010 for the topic "Entanglement and geometry in multipartite systems", opens an external URL in a new window. After a short period as a postdoc researcher at the University of Vienna, he moved to the University of Bristol (UK) in 2012 - funded by an ERC grant. From 2013 to 2015 he gained international experience in Barcelona (Spain), financed by a Marie Curie Fellowship, at the "Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona" and later at the ICFO (Institute of Photonic Sciences). An SNSF-AMBIZIONE Grantee brought him to the University of Geneva (Switzerland) in 2015/2016. The acquisition of the START project "The importance of quantum information in thermodynamics, opens an external URL in a new window" enabled him to return to Austria in 2016 to the IQOQI Vienna, opens an external URL in a new window of the Austrian Academy of Sciences . In 2020 he successfully applied for the career position "Quantum Simulation - Quantum Sensors" and thus switched to the TU Wien.

Marcus Huber's scientific home is the Research Unit of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information at the Atominstitut, where he heads the Quantum Information and Thermodynamics, opens an external URL in a new window team.

  

Christian Müller

Associate Prof. Mag.rer.nat. Dr.techn. Christian Müller, opens an external URL in a new window has been assigned to the Institute of Discrete Mathematics and Geometry (E104) at the Faculty of Mathematics and Geoinformation, opens an external URL in a new window at TU Wien since February 1, 2022 as Associate Professor for "Discrete Differential Geometry and Geometry Processing".

Christian Müller studied descriptive geometry and mathematics for a teaching profession at Graz University of Technology and received his doctorate in 2010 with the topic "Hexagonal meshes as discrete minimal surfaces, opens an external URL in a new window". Working on the FWF project "Applications of Higher Geometries, opens an external URL in a new window" brought him to Prof. Pottmann at TU Wien, where he has been a researcher at the Institute of Discrete Mathematics and Geometry since 2011. Since then, research stays have taken him to various research institutions in the USA, Japan and Germany. In 2017 he successfully applied for the career position "Discrete Differential Geometry and Geometry Processing", which he has now completed with the qualification Associate Professor. In 2022 he also obtained the necessary Venia Docendi for the subject "Geometrie (Geometry)" with a habilitation thesis on "Structures in discrete differential geometry".

Christian Müller's scientific home is the research unit of Applied Geometry,, opens an external URL in a new window which he also heads. He is also a faculty member at the Center for Geometry and Computational Design research center (E057-16), opens an external URL in a new window.

  

Alexander Karl Opitz

Associate Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.Alexander Karl Opitz, opens an external URL in a new window has been assigned to the Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics, opens an external URL in a new window (E164) of the Faculty of Technical Chemistry, opens an external URL in a new window at TU Wien since February 1st, 2022 as Associate Professor for "Solid State Electrochemistry".

Alexander Opitz studied technical chemistry at the TU Wien. In 2011 he received his PhD (with distinction) for a dissertation on "Oxygen Exchange Pathways of Platinum Model Electrodes on Yttria-stabilized Zirconia, opens an external URL in a new window". He then remained connected as a researcher at the TU Wien. He was able to gain experience abroad in 2017 during a research stay as a guest scientist at the "Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering" at MIT (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA). In 2018 he successfully applied for a career in "Solid Electrochemistry", which he now holds as a Associated Professor The necessary Venia Docendi for the subject "Electrochemistry" was awarded to him in January 2022 on the basis of a habilitation thesis on "Electrochemical model experiments for an in-depth understanding of electrode reactions in solid oxide cells".

The scientific home of Alexander Opitz is the Research Unit of Technical Electrochemistry, where he has headed the Research Group for Electrochemical Energy Conversion, opens an external URL in a new window (E164-04-1) since 2014. His scientific interest is primarily in understanding electrode reactions in solid-state electrochemistry, as they are relevant in high-temperature electrolysis cells, for example.

JANUARY 2022

  

Christian Schranz

Associate Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Christian Schranz, opens an external URL in a new window has been assigned to the Institute for Interdisciplinary Construction Process Management, opens an external URL in a new window (E234) of the Faculty of Civil Engineering , opens an external URL in a new windowat TU Wien since January 1st, 2022 as Associate Professor for "Modeling of Building Constructions and Building Processes".

Christian Schranz studied civil engineering at the TU Wien (graduating in 1999 with distinction). He spent the last two years of his studies at the University of Illinois (USA) and was also able to complete a Master of Science there - also with distinction. His dissertation period brought him back to the TU Wien, where in 2005 he was awarded his doctorate - again with distinction - for the topic "Conversion from imperfection-sensitive into imperfection-insensitive elastic structures = conversion of imperfection-sensitive into imperfection-insensitive elastic structures, opens an external URL in a new window". In 2018 he was able to secure a career position on the subject of "Modeling of building constructions and building processes", which he successfully completed in 2022 with the qualification of an Associate Professor. He obtained the necessary Venia Docendi for the subject "Building Construction" in 2017 with a habilitation thesis on the topic "Modeling and optimization of building constructions from the point of view of life cycle consideration = Modeling and optimization of building constructions from the point of view of life cycle assessment", opens an external URL in a new window.

The scientific home of Christian Schranz is the Center for Digital Construction Process, opens an external URL in a new window in the Research Unit of Construction Process and Methods. He is also head of the Service Unit of Civil Engineering Computer Laboratory , opens in new windowand deputy chairman of the faculty council and the study committee in the faculty of civil engineering.

DECEMBER 2021

   

Astrid Mach-Aigner

Associate Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Astrid Mach-Aigner, opens an external URL in a new window has been assigned to the Institute of Chemical, Environmental and Bioscience Engineering, opens an external URL in a new window (E166) of the Faculty of Technical Chemistry, opens an external URL in a new window at TU Wien since December 1st, 2021 as Associate Professor for "Synthetic Biology".

Astrid Mach-Aigner (formerly Stricker) comes from Scheibbs (Lower Austria) and studied technical chemistry at the TU Wien, where she wrote her dissertation “Investigations on key players in the xyn1 and xyn2 (xylanase I and II encoding) transcriptosome of Hypocrea jecorina (Trichoderma reesei”, opens an external URL in a new window. Then she worked at Boehringer Ingelheim and was also able to gain international experience during a postdoc stay at Wageningen University (Netherlands). In 2011 she returned to the TU Wien, where in 2015 she obtained the Venia docendi for the subject of Synthetic Biology with the habilitation thesis "Usage of Trichoderma reesei as an expression platform", opens an external URL in a new window. In 2019 she was also able to secure a career in the field of "synthetic biology", which she has now successfully completed as an associate professor.

Astrid Mach-Aigner's scientific home is the research group for "Synthetic Biology and Molecular Biotechnology, opens an external URL in a new window" at the Institute of Chemical, Environmental and Bioscience Engineering, of which she is also the head.

  

Yury Vetyukov

Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. Yury Vetyukov, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor for Mechanics of Solids at TU Wien with effect from 1 December 2021. He is assigned to the Institute of Mechanics and Mechatronics, opens an external URL in a new window (E325) at the Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, opens in new window at TU Wien.

Yury Vetyukov was born in St. Petersburg (Russia) and studied Applied Mechanics at the Peter the Great Polytechnic University of St. Petersburg. In 2004 he was awarded his doctorate and subsequently remained associated to the Peter the Great Polytechnic University of Sankt Petersburg. In 2008 he moved to Austria. As a senior researcher he worked first at the "Linz Center of Mechatronics", later directly at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz. In 2015 he moved to TU Wien, where he obtained his Venia Docendi in the subject "Applied Mechanics" with the habilitation thesis ", opens an external URL in a new windowDeformable rods, plates and shells: from basic theory to applications, opens an external URL in a new window", opens an external URL in a new window in 2018.

Yury Vetyukov's scientific home is the Research Unit of Mechanics of Solids, opens an external URL in a new window, which he has been heading since 2019. Here he deals e.g. with the mechanics of axially moving structures. He is the author of the book "Nonlinear Mechanics of Thin-Walled Structures", opens an external URL in a new window and was also the winner of a Best Distance Learning Award , opens an external URL in a new windowin 2020 for his VU Stochastics, opens an external URL in a new window.

NOVEMBER 2021

  

Associate Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Amela Ajanovic

Associate Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Amela Ajanovic, opens an external URL in a new window was assigned to the Institute of Energy Systems and Electrical Drives, opens an external URL in a new window (E370) within the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology,, opens an external URL in a new window assuming her post as Associate Professor for Energy Management in Traffic, with effect from 1 November 2021.

Amela Ajanovic was born in Sarajevo (today's Bosnia and Herzegovina). She was awarded her doctorate in 2006 with the topic "On the economics of hydrogen from renewable energy sources, opens an external URL in a new window". In 2019 she was able to achieve a career position on the subject of "Energy Management in Transport", which she successfully completed in 2021 with the qualification of an Associate professor. In addition, she obtained her Venia Docendi for the department "Energy Economics" in 2016 with a habilitation thesis on "On energy economics in passenger car transport, opens an external URL in a new window".

The scientific home of Amelia Ajanovic is the Research Unit of Energy Economics and Energy Efficiency, opens an external URL in a new window. Her current focus is on sustainable energy systems, modeling, scenario creation, economic and ecological evaluation of alternative fuels and drive systems. She has published more than 50 papers on these topics in international journals and proceedings.

  

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

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Wolfgang Kastner, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor for Industrial Internet of Things at TU Wien with effect from 1 November 2021. He is assigned to the Institut for Computer Engineering, opens an external URL in a new window  (E191) in the Faculty of Informatics, opens an external URL in a new window.

Wolfgang Kastner studied Computer Science at TU Wien and was awarded his doctorate in 1997 (topic of the dissertation: "Specification and verification of a time-based protocol, opens an external URL in a new window"). In 2001 he obtained the Venia Docendi for the subject "Technical Computer Science" with a habilitation thesis on "Dynamic internet connectivity of automation systems, opens an external URL in a new window" and was a lecturer / ao. Professor in the Faculty of Computer Science until 2021. He is the scientific director of the "Research Lab for Safety and Security in Industry, opens an external URL in a new window" (#SafeSecLab) and a member of the Dean's Team of the Faculty of Computer Science, opens an external URL in a new window.

Wolfgang Kastner's scientific home is the Research Unit of Automation Systems, opens an external URL in a new window, that he is also heading since 2010. There he deals with industrial communication systems as well as decentralized automation systems and their integration in Internet-based infrastructures with special consideration of security aspects and the representation of knowledge. Applications of these approaches can be found in industrial automation (Industry 4.0), the energy sector (Smart Energy) and in building technology (Internet of Buildings).

OCTOBER 2021

  

Prof. Aris Daniilidis

Univ.Prof. Dr. Aris Daniilidis, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor for Operations Research at TU Wien with effect from 1 October 2021. He is assigned to the Institute of Statistics and Mathematical Methods in Economics, opens an external URL in a new window (E105) in the Faculty of Mathematics and Geoinformation, opens an external URL in a new window.

Aris Daniilidis, born in Athens (Greece), studied Physics (Bachelor) at the University of Athens and obtained his doctorate in Mathematics 1997 at the University of the Aegean in Greece with a dissertation on "Applications of Generalized Convexity and Monotonicity to Variational Inequalities and Vector Optimization, opens an external URL in a new window [in Greek]". He then obtained the European post-doctorate fellowship Marie-Curie and moved to France, where he remained several years, working as PostDoc at Talence (CNRS), at INRIA Rhone-Alpes (Grenoble) and as Assistant Professor at the Laboratory of Applied Mathematics of the University of Pau. In 2002 he obtained his habilitation on "Convex and Quasiconvex analysis. Applications in Optimization, opens an external URL in a new window" [in French] and a Qualification at the level of University Professor (equivalent to Venia Docendi) in the field of Applied Mathematics. In 2004 he moved forward to Spain, working first as Tenure-track researcher and later - from 2007-2013 - as Associate Professor at the University Autonomous of Barcelona. In 2013 he was appointed Full Professor of Mathematics at the Department of Mathematical Engineering of the University of Chile, where between 2014-2016 he was Head of the Department School (Teaching coordinator) and between 2017-2021 Deputy Director at the Center for Mathematical Modelling, located in the Campus of the Faculty of Engineering at Santiago, Chile.

Aris Daniilidis scientific home at TU Wien is the Research Unit of Operations Research and Control Systems, opens an external URL in a new window (ORCOS; E105-04), where he is the Head of.

   

Prof. Carsten Gachot

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.-Ing.Carsten Gachot, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor for Tribology at TU Wien with effect from 1 October 2021. He is assigned to the Institute of Engineering Design and Product Development , opens an external URL in a new window(E307) at the Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, opens in new window at TU Wien.

Carsten Gachot comes from Saarland in Germany, where he also studied materials science and technology at the Saarland University and was awarded his doctorate by Prof. F. Mücklich in 2012 for his thesis on "Laser Interference Metallurgy of Metallic Surfaces for Tribological Applications", opens an external URL in a new window. He established himself there as the Head of the Research Unit for "Advanced Surfaces". From 2009 to 2016 he was also Principal Investigator at the Steinbeis Research Center Material Engineering Center Saarland (MECS) in Saarbrücken. A research stay abroad in 2016 took him to Imperial College London. Also in 2016, he successfully applied for an endowed professorship on tribology at the TU Wien, which was ultimately tenured in 2021.

Carsten Gachot heads the Research Group for Tribology, opens an external URL in a new window, which is anchored in the Research Unit of Machine Elements and Transmissions for Aviation of the institute mentioned. He is also Chief Editor of the peer-reviewed journal "Industrial Lubrication and Tribology”, opens an external URL in a new window of the Emerald Publishing Group.

  

Prof. Peter Rabl

Univ.Prof. Dr.rer.nat.Peter Rabl , opens an external URL in a new windowwas appointed as University Professor for Theoretische Quantenoptik mit Hybrid- und Festkörpersystemen at TU Wien with effect from 1 October 2021. He is assigned to the Institute of Atomic and Subatomic Physics, opens an external URL in a new window , opens an external URL in a new window (E141) at the Faculty for Physics, opens an external URL in a new window at TU Wien.

Peter Rabl studied Physics at the University of Innsbruck, where he was awarded his doctorate in 2006 for his dissertation on the topic "Towards hybrid quantum processors: interfacing quantum optical and solid state qubits", opens an external URL in a new window. A PostDoc took him to Vienna to the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and afterweards - until 2010  - to the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge (USA). He then returned as a Senior Scientist to the Austrian Academy of Sciences, but was able to win a START prize from the FWF, opens an external URL in a new window in 2011, which brought him to TU Wien. In 2018 he obtained his Venia Docendi for the subject "Theoretical Physics" with a habilitation thesis on "Control and applications of nanomechanical systems in the quantum regime", opens an external URL in a new window. From 2018  on he was assigned to the Institute of Atomics and Subatomic Physics as an Associate Professor.

Peter Rabl took over the management of the Institute of Atomics and Subatomic Physics on July 1, 2021. His scientific base is the Research Unit of Theoretical Quantum Optics, opens an external URL in a new window, where he also the Head of.

  

Dr. Maria Cruz Sanchez Sanchez

Univ.Prof. Dr. Maricruz Sanchez-Sanchez, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor for Chemical Process Engineering at TU Wien with effect from 1 Ocotber 2021. She is assigned to the Institute of Chemical, Environmental and Bioscience Engineering, opens an external URL in a new window (E166) at the Faculty for Technical Chemistry, opens an external URL in a new window at TU Wien.

Maricruz Sanchez-Sanchez  has studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Granada and and was awarded her doctorate (summa cum laude) in 2008 at the Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry in Madrid for her thesis on "Development of Ni catalysts for hydrogen production by ethanol steam reforming. Influence of the nature of support and the addition of Pt, opens an external URL in a new window". After one year as PostDoc in Madrid she moved in 2010 - also as PostDoc - to Berlin (Germany) at the Fritz-Haber Institute of the Max-Planck Gesellschaft, where she worked in metal oxide catalysts for the selective oxidation of short hydrocarbons. In 2012 she joined the Technical University of Munich, working from 2013 on as Assistant Professor in the area of heterogenous catalysis at the Department of Technical Chemistry II. She was awarded the Jochen Block Prize [Press release], opens an external URL in a new window in 2017 of the German Catalysis Society. In 2020 she obtained her Venia Docendi, thus qualifying her to teach in the field of Technical Chemistry with a habilitation on "Structure-activity relationships in heterogeneous catalysts for hydrocarbon conversions".

The scientific home of Maricruz Sanchez-Sanchez at TU Wien is the Research Unit of Chemical Process Engineering and Energy Technology, opens an external URL in a new window,

  

Associate Prof. Stefan Schwarz

Associate Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.Stefan Schwarz, opens an external URL in a new window was assigned to the Institute of Telecommunications, opens an external URL in a new window (E389) within the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, opens an external URL in a new window, assuming his post as Associate Professor for "Wireless Technologies for a Mobile Society", with effect from 1 October 2021 .

Stefan Schwarz studied Electrical Engineering at TU Wien (his diploma thesis was awarded the BMWFW's award "State Prize for the best diploma and master's degrees" in 2010) and was awarded his doctorate in 2013 for his dissertation on the subject of "Limited feedback transceiver design for downlink MIMO OFDM cellular networks”, opens an external URL in a new window. He remained connected to TU Wien, whereby a research stay in 2012 brought him to the University of Texas (USA). In 2016 he was able to advertise the "CD Laboratory for Reliable Wireless Connectivity for a Society on the Move”, opens an external URL in a new window, which enabled him to get a tenure-track position at TU Wien. In 2019 he obtained his venia docendi for the subject "Mobile Communication" with a habilitation on "Mobile wireless communications for a society in motion", opens an external URL in a new window. Stefan Schwarz's scientific home is in the Wireless Communications research area of the Institute for Telecommunications, where he deals with the topics of wireless communication, signal processing and channel modeling.

[Website Stefan Schwarz, opens an external URL in a new window]

SEPTEMBER 2021

  

Marta Gibert

Univ.Prof. Dr.Marta Gibert, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor for Topologische und Komplexe Materialien at TU Wien with effect from 1 September 2021. He is assigned to the Institute of Solid State Physics (E138), opens an external URL in a new window at the Faculty for Physics, opens an external URL in a new window at TU Wien.

Marta Gibert studied Physics at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and was awarded her doctorate in 2009 for his thesis "Self-assembled strain-induced oxide nanostructures grown by chemical solutions"., opens an external URL in a new window During her dissertation, she was already doing research at the IFW-Dresden (Germany), the University of Cambridge (UK) and the Los Alamos National Lab (USA). In 2010 she moved to Switzerland to the University of Geneva with Prof. Triscone, first as a PostDoc, later as "maître assistante". In 2014 she was able to win an "Excellence Research Fellowship" from the University of Geneva, in 2016 she received the "IBM-Condensed Matter Physics prize", opens an external URL in a new window from the Swiss Physical Society for the study "Unique magnetic coupling at oxide interfaces ”. In 2018, she received a professorship from the SNSF, opens an external URL in a new window and moved to the University of Zurich.

Marta Gibert's research focuses on the interface physics of oxides and the production of high quality functional heterogeneous structures.

Pier Paolo Tamburelli

Univ.Prof. Prof. Dott.arch.Pier Paolo Tamburelli, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor for Design and Theory of Design with effect of 1 September 2021. He is assigned to the Institute of Architecture and Design (E253) within the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, opens an external URL in a new window

Pier Paolo Tamburelli, born in the region of Piemont (Italy), studied architecture at the University of Genoa, as well as at the Berlage Institute, opens an external URL in a new window in Rotterdam. In 2004 he founded together with five other collegues baukuh, opens an external URL in a new window, which is a architecture office located in Milan and Genoa and was listed recently at "Domus 50 Best Architecture Firms 2020, opens an external URL in a new window". Baukuh participated in several exhibitions (e.g. Tirana Student City, opens an external URL in a new window at the Biennale d´Architecture et du Paysage in Versailles 2019,  The world in our Eyes, opens an external URL in a new window at the Lisbon Triennale 2016 etc.) and competitions (Ghent Gravensteen Transformation 2019: 2. price, Entrance pavilion, Poretti Brewery in Varese/Italien 2017: 1. price, Metro station in Tabriz/Iran 2016: 4. price etc.). In addition a lot of projects could be realised in Italy (e.g. House of Memory, opens an external URL in a new window, Milan/Italy), Switzerland and Albania. Besides, Pier Paolo Tamburelli was one of the founders and editors of the architectural magazine "San Rocco, opens an external URL in a new window".

Pier Paolo Tamburellis scientific base at TU Wien is the Research Unit of Design and Theory of Design, opens an external URL in a new window at the Institute of Architecture and Design, where he the Head of.

  

AUGUST 2021

  

Johannes Edelmann

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.Johannes Edelmann, opens an external URL in a new window was apointed University Professor for Technical Dynamics with effect from 1 August 2021. He is assigned to the Institute of Mechanics and Mechatronics, opens an external URL in a new window (E325) within the Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, opens in new window at the TU Wien.

Johannes Edelmann studied Mechanical Engineering at TU Wien and was awarded his doctorate in 2008 for his thesis on "Driver models in vehicle dynamics simulation, opens an external URL in a new window". In 2012 he obtained his Venia Docendi, thus qualifying him to teach in the field of Technical Dynamics with a habilitaiton on "Consistent modelling in vehicle dynamics, opens an external URL in a new window". In 2014, he successfully applied for a tenure-track position on the topic of "Angewandte Mehrkörpersystemdynamik", which he successfully completed in 2018. From 2018 on he was therefore assigned to the Institute of Mechanics and Mechatronics as Associated Professor.

From Ocotober 2021 on he will be Head of the Resarch Unit Technical Dynamics and Vehicle System Dynamics, opens an external URL in a new window at the Institute of Mechanics and Mecahtronics. In addition he is the Data Protection Coordinator of the whole faculty.

  

Peter KNEES

Dipl.Ing. Dr.techn. Peter Knees, opens an external URL in a new window was assigned to the Institute of Information Systems Engineering, opens an external URL in a new window (E194) within the Faculty of Informatics, opens an external URL in a new window at the TU Wien, assuming his post as Associate Professor for "Information Retrieval", with effect from 1 August 2021.

Peter Knees has studied Informatics at TU Wien and then moved to the University Linz, where he completed his doctorate in 2010 with a dissertation on "Text-based description of music for indexing, retrieval, and browsing, opens an external URL in a new window". After another 6 years as a university assistant at the University of Linz he successfully applied for a tenure-track position at TU Wien, which he completed successfully in 2021 as Associate Professor. In addition, in 2021 he obtained his Venia Docendi, thus qualifiying him to teach in the area of "Informatics", with his habilitation on "Information retrieval and recommender systems for music listening and creation, opens an external URL in a new window".

Peter Knees scientific base is the Research Unit of Information and Software Engineering, opens an external URL in a new window. There he is doing research in the area of Music Information Retrieval (MIR), Web Information Retrieval, Multimedia Retrieval, Recommender Systems and Digital Media Arts.

JULY 2021

  

Univ.Prof. Mag.rer.soc.oec. Dr.rer.soc.oec.Ivona Brandic

Univ.Prof. Mag.rer.soc.oec. Dr.rer.soc.oec.Ivona Brandic, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor for "High Performance Computing", with effect from 1 July 2021. She is assigned to the Institute of Information Systems Engineering, opens an external URL in a new window (E194) within the Faculty of Informatics, opens an external URL in a new window at TU Wien, 

Ivona Brandic, born in what is now Bosnia-Herzegovina, came to Austria as a secondary school student in 1992 and studied Business Informatics at the University of Vienna and TU Wien. She finished her doctoral studies in 2007 with a dissertation on "Specification and planning of grid workflows with multiple constraints, opens an external URL in a new window" and subsequently worked as a post-doc since then at the Institute of Information Systems of TU Wien. In 2008 she was a visiting researcher at the University of Melbourne, Australia. In 2013 she obtained her Venia Docendi, thus qualifiying her to teach in the area of Practical Informatics with her habilitation on "Autonomic cloud computing, opens an external URL in a new window". In 2015 she won a START-Preis, opens an external URL in a new window of the FWF with the topic "Rucon - Runtime Control on Multi Clouds", which enabled her as a result a 5-year professorship for High Performance Computing Systems at the TU Wien.

Ivona Brandic is working on Cloud-Computing, in specific with runtime optimisation of ultra-scale systems. Since 2016 she is member of the Young Academy, opens an external URL in a new window of the Austrian Academy of Science. Her scientific base is the Research Unit of E-Commerce, opens an external URL in a new window (E194-04) at the Institute for Information Systems Engineering.

[Website Ivona Brandic, opens an external URL in a new window on Wikipedia]

JUNE 2021

  

Univ.Prof. Mag. Dr.rer.nat. Andreas FARNLEITNER, MSc.Tox.

Univ.Prof. Mag. Dr.rer.nat. Andreas FARNLEITNER, MSc.Tox., opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor for "Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics" at TU Wien with effect from 1 June 2021. He is assigned to the Institute of Chemical, Environmental and Bioscience Engineering, opens an external URL in a new window (E166) within the Faculty of Technical Chemistry, opens an external URL in a new window at TU Wien,.

Andreas Farnleitner has studied Microbiology and Ecology at the University of Vienna. He then changed to TU Wien to work on his Doctoral Theses, which he completed 1999 on "Development, adaptation and optimisation of molecular biological and physiological solutions for environmental analytical problems in the field of aquatic microbiology, opens an external URL in a new window". In addition he completed a postgraduate study in toxicology at the MedUni Vienna (Msc.Tox.). 2007 he obtained his Venia Docendi, thus qualifiying him to teach in the area of "Environmental Microbiology" with a habilitation about "Neue Ansätze zur Analyse der mikrobiologischen Wasserqualität: vom Biomolekül zum Ökosystem, opens an external URL in a new window". After gaining experience abroad e.g. at the University of Bangor (UK), TU Berlin and the Netherlands Institute of Sea Research, he succsefully apllied for a tenure-track position at TU Wien on "Microbiology and Toxicology in Water and Health", which he completed as Associate Professor in April 2019.  

He is Head of the Research Group for Environmental Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics, opens an external URL in a new window within the Research Unit of Biochemical Technology (E166-05) and also Head of the Service Unit of Research Center Water and Health, opens an external URL in a new window. In addition he is heading the Research Unit Water Quality and Health, opens an external URL in a new window at the Department Pharmacology, Physiology and Microbiology of the Karl Landsteiner Universität in Krems and one of the TU Wien members of the Interuniversity Cooperation Center Water & Health. , opens an external URL in a new window

  

Associate Prof. Dr. techn.Maria Magdalena ORTIZ DE LA FUENTE

Associate Prof. Dr. techn. Maria Magdalena ORTIZ DE LA FUENTE, MSc, opens an external URL in a new window was assigned to the Institute Logic and Computation (E192), opens an external URL in a new window within the Faculty of Informatics, opens an external URL in a new window at TU Wien, assuming her post as Associate Professor for "Knowledge Representation and Reasoning", with effect from 1 June 2021.

Maria Magdalena Ortiz de la Fuente was born in Puebla (Mexico), where she studied Informatics at the Universidad de las Americas (magna cum laude). She then moved to Europe to participate from 2006 on in the Eureopean Master´s Program in Computational Logic (M.Sc, opens an external URL in a new window.), which was a joint programme of several universites in Portugal, Germany and Austria (TU Wien). After the finalisation of this Program she stayed at TU Wien starting her Doctoral Thesis, which she finished 2010 with the theme "Query Answering in Expressive Description Logics: Techniques and Complexity Results,, opens an external URL in a new window". 2015 she successfully applied for a tenure-track position on "Knowledge Representation and Reasoning" at TU Wien, which she completed in 2021. In addition she obtained her Venia Docendi, thus qualifiying her to teach in the area of "Computer Science" with a habilitation about "Improving data management using ontologies, opens an external URL in a new window".

Maria Magdalena Ortiz de la Fuente, opens an external URL in a new window has won several prizes for her work. Her scientific home is the Research Unit of Knowledge Based Systems, where she heads a Research Group on Knowledge Representation and Reasoning. There she is developing tools and techniques for Intelligent Data Management. 

  

Univ.Prof.Stavros PAPADOKONSTAKIS, MSc PhD

Univ.Prof.Stavros Papadokonstantakis, MSc PhD, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor for Process Systems Engineering at TU Wien with effect from 1 June 2021. He is assigned to the Institute of Chemical, Environmental and Bioscience Engineering, opens an external URL in a new window in the Faculty of Technical Chemistry, opens an external URL in a new window.

Stavros Papadokonstantakis graduated in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece, in 1998. He obtained his PhD from NTUA in 2006 with a dissertation on “Modeling chemical processes using artificial neural networks, opens an external URL in a new window”. In 2007 he then moved to Switzerland, first as a Post Doc later as a lecturer and senior research assistant at the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences of ETH Zurich. After almost 8 years in Switzerland he moved to Sweden, taking over a position as Associate Professor in the Department of Energy and Environment at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg.

The scientific home of Stavros Papdokonstantakis is the Research Unit of Bioresources and Plant Science., opens an external URL in a new window His current research focuses on process modelling and conceptual design coupled to key performance indicators and multi-criteria design decision making (i.e., combining techno-economic, LCA/LCC and SHE hazard analysis towards a holistic economic and environmental sustainability assessment of the production system life cycle), applied to biorefinery design and industrial symbiosis systems

MAY 2021

  

Univ.Prof. Dr.-Ing.Martin BERENS, MSc

Univ.Prof. Dr. Martin BERENS, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor of Aircraft Design at TU Wien with effect from 1 May 2021. He is assigned to the Institute of Engineering Design and Product Development (E307), opens an external URL in a new window in the Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, opens an external URL in a new window

Martin Berens studied Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at TU Berlin. As part of his studies, he was also able to complete postgraduate training at Cranfield University (formerly "College of Aeronautics") - a university specialising in aeronautics north of London with its own airfield - which he completed with a Master of Science (Aerodynamics) in 1997. After his graduation he stayed at TU Berlin working as research assistant and was awarded his doctorate in the year 2008 with the topic "Potential of Multi-Winglet Systems to Improve Aircraft Performance, opens an external URL in a new window", opens an external URL in a new window. In 2006 he changed to Airbus, opens an external URL in a new window where he has since held a variety of project manager/engineer positions. Since 2016, e.g. he has been the "Technical Skill Leader" for engine simulation and since 2014 he has been the Head of the transnational, cross-departmental, multidisciplinary "Propulsion Simulation Network".

Martin Berens´ scientific base is the Research Unit of Machine Elements and Transmissions for Aviation where he is the Head of the Research Group for Aircraft Systems, opens an external URL in a new window,

  

Associate Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.Albana ILO

Associate Prof. Dr. Albana ILO, opens an external URL in a new window is assigned to the Institute of Energy Systems and Electrical Drives, opens an external URL in a new window (E370) within the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, opens an external URL in a new window at TU Wien, assuming her post as Associate Professor for "Electrical Energy Systems" with effect from 1 May 2021.

Albana Ilo originates from Tirana (Albania) where she studied electrical engineering at Tirana University. In the year 1991 she moved to Austria and later received her doctorate from TU Wien with the topic "Flux distribution and power loss in transformer cores as a function of joint design, opens an external URL in a new window" in the year 1998. She then switched to industry (Siemens AG Austria), where she was working on many projects worldwide as a recognised expert and later as a Prinicipal Key Expert Consultant in the field of power supply systems. In 2013 she moved back to TU Wien and successfully applied for a tenure-track position. In 2020, she obtained her Venia Docendi, thus qualifying her to teach in the area of "Electrical Energy Systems" with a habilitation on "LINK-based holistic architecture for future power systems, opens an external URL in a new window".

Albana Ilo´s scientific base is the Research Unit of Energy Systems and Networks, opens an external URL in a new window. There she works on topics related to tintegrating distributed generation or smart grids and their impact on transmission and distribution networks. Her merit is the LINK Paradigm and the holistic solution for smart grids derived from it, that enables the decarbonisation of the economy (Sector Coupling) and the democratisation of the electricity industry (Energy Communities) for which she received the "50 most impactful green LEADERS (global listing)" award. She is the author of 3 international patents.

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Associate Prof. Dr. Christoph RAMESHAN

Associate Prof. Dr. Christoph RAMESHAN, opens an external URL in a new window is assigned to the Insitute of of Materials Chemistry, opens an external URL in a new window (E165) within the Faculty of Technical Chemistry, opens an external URL in a new window at TU Wien, assuming his post as Associate Professor for "Electrocatalysis at Surfaces", with effect from 1 May 2021.

Christoph Rameshan studied Chemistry at the University of Innsbruck. The scientific work for his dissertation on "CuZn-, PdGa- und PdZn-Model Catalysts: Preparation, In-situ-Characterisation und selective Catalysis in Methanol Steam Reforming, opens an external URL in a new window" finalised in 2011 was carried out both at the University of Innsbruck as well  - financed by a Max Planck scholarship - at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin. Subsequently, an Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship enabled him to spend 2 years as a Post Doc at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley CA (USA). After this stay, he moved to TU Wien where he successfully applied for a tenure-track position on "Electrocatalysis at Surfaces", which he completed in 2021. In addition he obtained his Venia Docendi, thus qualifiying him to teach in the area of "Physical Chemsitry" with a habilitation about "Model Catalysis: Bridging the Gap from UHV to Atmospheric Pressure by in situ Synchrotron Studies".

His scientific base is the Research Group for Electrocatalysis at Surfaces, opens an external URL in a new window at the Institute of Materials Chemistry, of which he is the Head.

  

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

Univ.Prof. Dr. Katharina SCHRÖDER, opens an external URL in a new window is assigned to the Institute of Applied Synthetic Chemistry (E163), opens an external URL in a new window within the Faculty of Technical Chemistry, opens an external URL in a new window at TU Wien, assuming her post as University Professor for "Sustainable Chemistry", with effect from 1 May 2021.

Katharina Schröder studied Technical Chemistry at the TU Wien and was awarded her doctorate in 2008 for the thesis "Chiral and metal functionalized ionic liquids in organic synthesis", opens an external URL in a new window. A 2-year research stay at Queen’s University in Belfast (Northern Ireland, UK) with Prof. Kenneth R. Seddon and Prof. Robin D. Rogers allowed her to specialize in sustainable (green) chemistry and ionic liquids. A subsequent research stay in 2009 took her to the DTU (Denmark's Technical University) in Copenhagen. In 2010 she returned to TU Wien and in 2015 obtained her Venia Docendi for "Organic Chemistry" with the habilitation thesis "Functionalized Ionic Liquids and their Applications". Since 2016 she has held a tenure-track position on the subject of "Sustainable Synthesis"; Associate Professor since 2018. In 2019 she was able to win an ERC Consolidator Grant., opens an external URL in a new window

 

Her scientific home is the Research Unit of Organic and Biological Chemistry at the Institute of Applied Synthetic Chemistry; here she heads the Research Group for Sustainable Organic Chemistry and Catalysis , opens an external URL in a new windowand deals with new catalytic processes in asymmetrical synthesis.

  

Associate Prof. Dipl.-Chem. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.rer.nat. Miriam Margarethe UNTERLASS

Associate Prof. Dr. Miriam Magarethe UNTERLASS was assigned to the Institute of Applied Synthetic Chemistry, opens an external URL in a new window (E163) and the Insitute of of Materials Chemistry, opens an external URL in a new window (E165) within the Faculty of Technical Chemistry, opens an external URL in a new window at TU Wien, assuming her post as Associate Professor for "Advanced Organic Materials", with effect from 1 May 2021.

Miriam Unterlass studied Chemistry and Materials Science (functional materials) at the University of Würzburg (D) with stays abroad in Lyon and Southampton. The work for her dissertation from 2011 with the topic "From monomer salts and their tectonic crystals to aromatic polyimides: development of neoteric synthesis routes, opens an external URL in a new window" was carried out by Prof. Markus Antonietti at Max Planck -Institute Colloid and Interface Research in Potsdam near Berlin. After a stay abroad at ESPCI (École supérieure de physique et de chimie industrielles de la Ville de Paris) in Paris, she moved to Vienna in 2012 and took a position as a research assistant at TU Wien. In 2016 she received her Venia Docendi for the department "Material Chemistry" with a habilitation thesis on "Geomimetic approaches towards organic high-performance materials - Hydrothermal synthesis of imide-based material", opens an external URL in a new window. In 2018 she was also able to win a tenure-track position on the subject of "organic high-performance materials", which she was able to successfully complete in 2021 with the qualification as an associate professor.

Miriam Unterlass's scientific home was the Research Group of Organic High-Performance Materials,, opens an external URL in a new window which she also directed.

Miriam Unterlass moved to the University of Konstanz (D) on 1 June 2021.

APRIL 2021

 

Univ. Prof. Dr. Susann AHN,, opens an external URL in a new window and Univ. Prof. Dr. Thomas E. HAUCK, opens an external URL in a new window were appointed as University Professors for Landscape Architecture at TU Wien with effect from 1 April 2021. They are assigned to the Institute of Urban Design and Landscape Architectur, opens an external URL in a new window (E260) in the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, opens an external URL in a new window.

 

Univ. Prof. Dr. Susann AHN

Susann Ahn studied Landscape Architectre and Landscape Planning at TU München and was awarded her doctorate in 2019 at ETH Zürich with the theme "Cultural Laboratory Seoul. Emergence, Narrative and Impact of Culturally Related Landscape Meanings, opens an external URL in a new window". She was coordinating international projects in various landscape architecture offices for several years, starting her own business in the area of landscape architecture and mediation in 2013 („Ahn Landschaftsarchitektur Mediation, opens an external URL in a new window“). Moreoever she is Co-Founder of „amedida group, opens an external URL in a new window". Besides she worked at the TU Munich and ETH Zurich from 2011-2021, doing research and teaching. Her research focuses at the nexus of planning and communication using as well artisitic-participative, process-oriented and conflict-resolving planning and design methods.

Univ. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas E. HAUCK

Thomas E. Hauck has studied Landscape Architectrue at the University of Hannover and at the Edinburgh College of Art and was awarded his doctorate 2013 at TU München with the theme „Landschaft und Gestaltung – Die Vergegenständlichung ästhetischer Ideen am Beispiel von Landschaft, opens an external URL in a new window“. He was conducting research and teaching from 2005 to 2014 at TU  München and from 2014 on at the University of Kassel. Besides he is Co-Partner at "Polinna Hauck Landscape+Urbanism“ und Managing Director of „Studio Animal-Aided Desig, opens an external URL in a new windown“. His research focuses at the design of Urban Landscapes, where self-dynamic processes are possible and on the development of concepts linking Urban Planning and Co-Habitation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susann Ahn und Thomas E. Hauck share together the professorship for Landscape Architecture and are based within the Research Unit of Landscape Architecture, opens an external URL in a new window.

  

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.Peter ERTL

Univ.Prof. Dr.Peter ERTL, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor for  Lab-on-a-Chip Systems in Bioscience Technologies at TU Wien with effect from 1 April 2021. He is assigned to the Institute of Applied Synthetic Chemistry (E163), opens an external URL in a new window and the Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics (E164), opens an external URL in a new window in the Faculty of Technical Chemistry, opens an external URL in a new window.

Peter Ertl has studied Food Science and Biotechnology at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna. He then moved to Canada where he conducted his scientific work for his docotoral theses at the University of Waterloo (Toronto) and was awarded his doctorate in 2001 for his thesis on "Development of an electrochemical biosensor for the rapid identification and quantitation of microorganisms, opens an external URL in a new window". Subsequently he did a PostDoc at the University of California, Berkeley (San Francisco, USA) 2003-2004. In addition he was Co-founder of a Biotech Start-up during this period. 2005 he moved back to Austria to AIT (Austrian Institute of Technology), working there as a senior researcher. 2011 he obtained his Venia Docendi, thus qualifiying him to teach in the area of "Nanobiotechnology", with his habilitation "Development of biosensors and microsystems for biomedical applications, opens an external URL in a new window" at the BOKU. Due to a Fulbright Stipendia he could spent another PostDoc at the University of California, Berkeley,  as well as a research stay in Singapure (Center of Biomimetic Sensor Science an der Nanyang Technological University) and - again back in the USA - at the UCSF Health. In 2016 Peter Ertl was able to achieve a §99(1) professorship for "Lab-on-a-Chip Systems in Bioscience Technologies" at TU Wien; in 2019 he was a Visiting Researcher at the Imperial College London.

Peter Ertl is Head of the Research Group for Cell Chip, opens an external URL in a new window, within the Research Unit of Organic and Biological Chemistry (E163-03) as well as within the Research Unit of Environmental Analytics, Process Analytics and Sensors (E164-02). Moreover he is Chief Technology Officer of the Start-Up SAICO, opens an external URL in a new window, which was founded 2017.

[Webseite Peter Ertl, opens an external URL in a new window]

MARCH 2021

  

Associate Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Johann AUER

Associate Prof. Dr. Johann Auer, opens an external URL in a new window was assigned to the Institute of Energy Systems and Electrical Drives, opens an external URL in a new window (E370) within the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, opens an external URL in a new window at TU Wien, assuming his post as Associate Professor for "Economy and Regulation of the Energy Markets", with effect from 1 March 2021.

Johannn Auer has studied Electrical engineering at TU Wien was awarded his doctorate in the year 2000 for his thesis "Conditions for real competition in a european electricity market, opens an external URL in a new window". At the time of writing his thesis he could gain experience abroad at the University of California/Berkeley, (USA) as well as at the TU Berlin. Johann Auer remained loyal to TU Wien starting here his further scientific career. In the year 2012 he obtained his Venia Docendi, thus qualifiying him to teach in the area of "Energy Economy" with a habilitation about "Grid regulation in competitive electricity markets : methods, implementation, experience, and requirements for the future, opens an external URL in a new window", opens an external URL in a new window. In the year 2019 he successfully applied for a tenure-track position at TU Wien, which he completed in 2021.

His scientific base is the Research Unit of Energy Economics and Efficiency, opens an external URL in a new window (also known as Energy Economics Group). Here he works since more then 20 years on the topic of "energy markets" and in specific "on the integration of renewable energy sources into those markets" and is thus an essential member of the specific scientific community, also through the coordination and participation in important national and international research projects. 

[Website Johan Auer, opens an external URL in a new window

  

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

Univ.Prof. Dr. Josef Füssl, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor for Structure simulation and Timber Engineering at TU Wien with effect from 1 March 2021. He is assigned to the Institute of Mechanics of Materials and Structures, opens an external URL in a new window (E202) in the Faculty of Civil Engineering, opens an external URL in a new window.

Josef Füssl studied Civil Engineering at TU Wien and was awarded his doctorate with the thesis „Multiscale fracture modeling of bituminous mixtures - from fatigue behavior to ultimate strength properties of asphalt concrete, opens an external URL in a new window“. After a research stay abroad at the University of Oxford he obtained his Venia Docendi, thus qualifiying him to teach in the area of "Material simulation and structural mechanics" with the habilitation Novel computational mechanics approaches for wood, asphalt concrete, and paving block constructions, opens an external URL in a new window“ in the year 2017. In addition he successfully applied for a tenure-track position on the subject of "Material simulation and structural mechanics" in the same year and since April 2019 he was Associate Professor at the Institute of Mechanics of Materials and Structures. In the year 2018 he received the START Preis, opens an external URL in a new window (one of the most prestigious grants for young scientists) [only in German] for the project "Making wood predictable through computational methods, opens an external URL in a new window".

Josef Füssl is Head of the Research Unit of Simulation of Materials and Structures, opens an external URL in a new window (E202-02) and is Faculty Member of the TU Wien Research Center "Geometry and Computational Design“ (E057-16). There he is Head of the Research group „Mechanics of Materials and Structures, opens an external URL in a new window“. 

  

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

Univ.Prof. Dr. Stefan Gerold, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor for Mathematics at TU Wien with effect from 1 March 2021. He is assigned to the Institute of Statistics and Mathematical Methods in Economics, opens an external URL in a new window (E105) in the Faculty of Mathematics and Geoinformation, opens an external URL in a new window.

Stefan Gerhold has studied Technical Mathematics at the Johannes Kepler University Linz and was awarded his doctorate 2005 with the thesis "Combinatorial sequences: non-holonomicity and inequalitie, opens an external URL in a new window, opens an external URL in a new windows, opens an external URL in a new window". In the year 2006 he moved to TU Wien and  - after a short research visit at the Joint Centre Microsoft Research/INRIA (Orsay close to Paris, F) -  he obtained his Venia Docendi, thus qualifiying him to teach in the area of "Mathematics" with the habilitation about "Special functions : from Lindelöf integrals to volatility smiles, opens an external URL in a new window" in the year 2011. Since 2015 he was Associate Professor for "Finance- and Actuarial Mathematics" at the Institute of Statistics and Mathematical Methods in Economics, He is the recipient of the Cardinal Innitzer Promotion Prize for Natural Sciences (2012).

His scientific base is the Research Unit of Risk Management in Financial and Actuarial Mathematics, opens an external URL in a new window. His focus are asymptotic methods in the area of financial mathematics.

[Webpage Stefan Gerhold, opens an external URL in a new window]

  

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

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Univ.Prof. Dr. Martin Goldstern, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor for Mathematics at TU Wien with effect from 1 March 2021. He is assigned to the Institute of Discrete Mathematics and Geometry, opens an external URL in a new window (E104) in the Faculty of Mathematics and Geoinformation, opens an external URL in a new window.

Martin Goldstern has studied Informatics and Technical Mathematics at TU Wien and was awarded his doctorate 1986 with the thesis "Asymptotische Verteilung spezieller Folge, opens an external URL in a new window", supervised by Robert F. Tichy. Besides he is author of an additional thesis with the theme "Sets of reals and countable support iteration, opens an external URL in a new window", which he was finalising 1991 under the supervision of Jack Silver und Haim Judah during his research stay at the University of California (Berkley, USA). During this time, he also worked as a PostDoc at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Bar Ilan University (both in Israel), as well as at the Free University of Berlin. Since 1993 he is working at TU Wien where he also obtained his Venia Docendi, thus qualifiying him to teach in the area of "Mathematical Logic" in the year 1993 with the habliltaiton "Tools for your forcing construction, opens an external URL in a new window", opens an external URL in a new window. Further research stays then took him again to the Free University of Berlin and again to the USA (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh and Rutgers University, NJ).

Martin Goldstern is Head of the Research Unit of Algebra, opens an external URL in a new window (E104-01). His scientific focus is mathematical logics and universal algebra.

[Webpage Martin Goldstern, opens an external URL in a new window

  

Associate Prof. Dipl.-Inform. Dr.rer.nat. Sascha HUNOLD

Associate Prof. Dr. Sascha Hunold was assigned to the Institute of Computer Engineering, opens an external URL in a new window (E191) within the Faculty of Informatics, opens an external URL in a new window, assuming his post as Associate Professor for "Run-time systems and scheduling for High-Performance Computing" with effect from 1 March 2021.

Sascha Hunold originates from Merseburg (Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany) and has studied Informactics at the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg. In 2009 he was awarded his doctorate at the University of Bayreuth (Germany) with the thesis "Evaluation der Leistungsfähigkeit von gemischt-parallelen Programmen in homogenen und heterogenen Umgebungen unter Berücksichtigung effizienter Schedulingstrategien, opens an external URL in a new window" [in German]. In the year 2015 he successfully applied for a tenure-track position at TU Wien. In 2019 he obtained his Venia Docendi, thus qualifiying him to teach in the area of "Informatics" with the habilitaiton "Benchmarking and scheduling on parallel machines, opens an external URL in a new window".

The scientific base of Sascha Hunold is the Research Unit of Parallel Computing, opens an external URL in a new window (E191-04). His research focuses on topics about reproducible research, benchmarking Parallel Hardware and Software etc.

[Website Sascha Hunold, opens an external URL in a new window]

  

Associate Prof. Dipl.Ing. Dr.techn. Peter WEINBERGER

Associate Prof. Dr. Peter Weinberger, opens an external URL in a new window was assigned to the Institute of Applied Synthetic Chemistry, opens an external URL in a new window (E163)  within the Faculty of Technical Chemistry, opens an external URL in a new window at TU Wien, assuming his post as Associate Professor for "Magneto- and Thermochemistry", with effect from 1 March 2021.

Peter Weinberger has studied Technical Chemistry at TU Wien and was was awarded his doctorate with the thesis with the theme "Structural, vibrational, quantumchemical and magnetochemical investigations on homo- and heteropolynuclear copper compounds with cobalt and vanadium,, opens an external URL in a new window" in the year 1998. Staying at TU Wien he finally obtained his Venia Docendi, thus qualifiying him to teach in the area of "Inorganic Chemistry" with a habilitation about "Magneto-optic Fe(II) spin-crossover compounds : a systematic study on structure - property relationships, opens an external URL in a new window". In the year 2018 he successfully applied for a tenure-track position at TU Wien, which he completed in 2021.

The scientific home of Peter Weinberger is the Research Unit of Inorganic Chemistry,  where he is Head of the Research Group for Magneto- and Thermochemistry, opens an external URL in a new window. Besides he is a  he is a longstanding active member of the Committee on Equal Treatment, opens an external URL in a new window and since 2020 active in the Ally-Network, opens an external URL in a new window [in German]. He is also - due to numerous television and stage appearance - known to the public as part of the Science Busters, opens an external URL in a new window [in German] and thus ccontributes to the communivation of science and research.

FEBRUARY 2021

  

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

Univ.Prof. Dr. Andreas Limbeck, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor for Analytical Chemistry of Materials at TU Wien with effect from 1 February 2021. He is assigned to the Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics (E164), opens an external URL in a new window in the Faculty of Technical Chemistry, opens an external URL in a new window.

Andreas Limbeck studied Technical Chemistry at TU Wien an was awarded his doctorate in the year 2001 with the thesis "Investigation of the atmospheric behavior of dicarboxylic acids and other polar organic aerosol constituents, opens an external URL in a new window" under the supervision of Prof. Hans Puxbaum. 2009 he obtained his Venia Docendi, thus qualifying him to teach in the area of "Instrumental Analytical Chemistry", with his habilitation "I, opens an external URL in a new windowmprovements in the element specific analysis of environmental samples through development and application of new sample preparation techniques, opens an external URL in a new window". Since 2013 he successfully applied for a tenure-track position on the subject of "Atomic spectroscopy" and since February 2015 he was Associate professor at the Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics.

His scientific home is the Research Unit of Instrumental and Imaging Analytical Chemistry (E164-01), where he is Head of the Research Group for Surface Analytics, Trace Analytics and Chemometry, opens an external URL in a new window focusing on inorganic trace analysis (composition of materials, distribution analysis – Imaging and Measurement of depth profiles).

  

Univ.Prof. Gareth PARKINSON PhD

Univ. Prof. PhD Gareth PARKINSON, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor for Surface Reactivity at TU Wien with effect from 1 Febrary 2021. He is assigned to the Institute of Applied Physics (E134), opens an external URL in a new window in the Faculty of Physics, opens an external URL in a new window.

Gareth Parkinson originates from Darlington (North East England), UK. He studied Physics at the University of Warwick (West Midlands) and was awarded a doctorate 2007 with his thesis "Studies of surface and interface structure using medium energy ion scattering, opens an external URL in a new window". Soon afterwards he moved abroad to the Tulane University in New Orleans LA (USA) where he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher with Prof. Ulrike Diebold. 2010 he started his career at TU Wien as University Assistant. 2015 he was awarded a FWF START price, opens an external URL in a new window [in German]. In addition in 2015  he successfully applied for the tenure-track position "Surface Physics" and from 2017 on he was assigned to the Institute of Applied Physics as Associate Professor. In 2016 he obtained his Venia Docendi, thus qualifying him to teach "Experimental Physics" with his habilitation "Iron oxide surfaces, opens an external URL in a new window". 2019 he has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant, opens an external URL in a new window by the European Research Council (ERC) to study how individual atoms can be used as catalysts.

Gareth Parkinson´s scientific home is the Research Unit of Surface Physics, opens an external URL in a new window . He aims to understand the atomic-scale processes underlying reactivity on metal-oxide surfaces. 

[Webpage Gareth Parkinson, opens an external URL in a new window]

JANUARY 2021

  

Univ.Prof. Dipl.Ing. Dr.techn. Eduard GRÖLLER

Univ.Prof. Dr. Eduard GRÖLLER, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor for Visualization at TU Wien with effect from 1 January 2021. He is assigned to the Institute of Visual Computing and Human-Centered Technology (E193), opens an external URL in a new window in the Faculty of Informatics, opens an external URL in a new window.

Eduard Gröller studied Computer Science at TU Wien and was awarded his doctorate also by TU Wien based on a dissertation about "Coherence in computer graphics, opens an external URL in a new window" in 1993 (Promotio sub auspiciis | TU Wien, opens an external URL in a new window). Subsequently he gained internationla experience at the University of Kansas, USA (Fulbright Grant).  1996 he obtained his Venia Docendi, thus qualifiying him to teach in the area of "Practical Computer Science", with his habilitation "Visualization of nonlinear dynamical systems, opens an external URL in a new window". Since 1997 he was extraordinary university professor (außerordentlicher Universitätsprofessor) at the former Institute for Computergraphcis and Algorithms and was involved in the development of VRVis, opens an external URL in a new window (Zentrum für Virtual Reality und Visualisierung Forschungs-GmbH), where he is still working as Key Researcher.

Eduard Gröller is heading the Research Unit of Computer Graphics, opens an external URL in a new window (E193-02). His research interests are Visual Computing, Computer Graphics, Scientific Visualization, Information Visualization and Volume Visualization, as well as Visual Analytics. 

[more information on Wikipedia in GERMAN: Eduard Gröller, opens an external URL in a new window]

  

Univ.Prof. Dipl.Ing. Dr. techn. Michael WIMMER

Univ.Prof. Dr. Michael WIMMER, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor for Computer Graphics at TU Wien with effect from 1 January 2021. He is assigned to the Institute of Visual Computing and Human-Centered Technology (E193), opens an external URL in a new window in the Faculty of Informatics, opens an external URL in a new window.

Michael Wimmer studied Informatics at TU Wien and was awarded his doctorate also by TU Wien based on a dissertation about "Representing and rendering distant objects for real-time visualization, opens an external URL in a new window" in 2001 (supervision: Univ. Prof. Michael Gervautz). 2007 he obtained his Venia Docendi, thus qualifiying him to teach in the area of "Practical Computer Science", with his habilitation on "Real-time rendering, opens an external URL in a new window". Since October 2009 he was Asscoiate Prof. at the former Institute for Computergraphcis and Algorithms.

Michael Wimmer leads the Research Group for Renderung and Modeling, opens an external URL in a new window at the Research Unit of Computer Graphics (E193-02). In addition he is heading the Center for Geometry and Computational Design, opens an external URL in a new window at TU Wien and is Key Researcher at the VRVis, opens an external URL in a new window (Zentrum für Virtual Reality und Visualisierung Forschungs-GmbH). His research interests are in the area of Computer Graphics with a focus on Rendering (Real-Time Rendering, Phtorealistic Presentations, Point-Based Graphics), Modeling (Procedural Modeling, Reconstruction of Surfaces, Geometry Processing), on Computational Design as well as the usage of this technology in all kind of developments regarding Virtual Reality.

DECEMBER 2020

  

Univ.Prof. Dr. Ezio BARTOCCI

Univ.Prof. Dr.Ezio Bartocci, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor of Formal Methods in Cyber-Physical Systems Engineering at TU Wien with effect from 1 December 2020. He is assigned to the Institute of  Computer Engineering, opens an external URL in a new window (E191) in the Faculty of Informatics, opens an external URL in a new window.

Ezio Bartocci has studied informatics at the University of Camerino, opens an external URL in a new window in Italy focusing in bioinformatics and was awarded his doctorate for the thesis "A Formal Framework for Modeling, Simulating and Analyzing Networks of Excitable Cells" in the year 2009. After doing postdoctoral research at the New York State University at Stony Brook ("Department of Computer Science" ) he moved to TU Wien in the year 2012, working as an university assistant. In the year 2015 he successfully applied for a tenure-track position on the subject of "Medical Cyber-Physical Systems", which he succeeded in completing in 2019, thus qualifying as Associate Professor from 1/7/2019 on. In addition he was being awarded his authorisation to teach (venia docendi) in 2018 in "Computer Science" for his habilitation theses "Formal analysis of cyber-physical systems, opens an external URL in a new window". 

He leads the Research Group on "Trustworthy cyber-physical systems" (TrustCPS, opens an external URL in a new window) at the Research Unit of Cyber-Physical Systems (E191-01) and is a principal member of the Faculty Council of Informatics. Moreover he is an advisory board member of the Docotoral College on Resilient Embedded Systems, opens an external URL in a new window . He is also the scientific coordinator of the ICT Project “ProbInG: Distribution Recovery for Invariant Generation of Probabilistic Programs, opens an external URL in a new window”  funded by the. Vienna Science and Technology Fund.

  

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Inform. Dr.rer.nat. Martin NÖLLENBURG

Univ.Prof. Dipl.Inform. Dr.rer.nat. Martin NÖLLENBURG, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor for Graph und Geometric Algorithms at TU Wien with effect from 1 December 2020. He is assigned to the Institute for Logic and Computation, opens an external URL in a new window (E192)  within the Faculty of Informatics, opens an external URL in a new window.

Martin Nöllenburg has studied Computer Science at KIT (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie) and graduated with the best final degree in Informatics 2005/06! He was awarded his doctorate also by KIT based on a dissertation about "Network Visualization: Algorithms, Applications, and Complexity, opens an external URL in a new window" , receiving a KIT Award, opens an external URL in a new window in the year 2010. Afterwards he continued staying at KIT, first as Head of the Young Investigator Group (YIG) Algorithmen zur Geovisualisierung, opens an external URL in a new window, later doing some PostDoc Work abroad (u.a. UC Irvine, California, USA). 2015 he obtained his Venia Docendi, thus qualifiying him to teach in the area of "Computer Science", with his habilitation "Visualization of graphs and maps - an algorithmic perspective, opens an external URL in a new window". In the same year he applied successfully for the tenure-track position "Geometric and Graph Algorithms" at TU Wien which he successfully completed  in 2017 and thus was assigned to  the Institute for Logic and Computation as Associate Professor with effect from 17/11/2017.

He is part of the Research Unit Algorithms and Complexity, opens an external URL in a new window  (E192-01). At the moment he is coordinating two research projects funded by FWF and WWTF in the area of  Algorithm Engineering in Data Visualisation and is furthermore member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Graph Algorithms and Applications, opens an external URL in a new window and member of the Steering Committee of the "International Symposium on Graph Drawing and Network Visualization (2020, opens an external URL in a new window)".

  

Michael Pinsker

Associate Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.Michael Pinsker, opens an external URL in a new window was assigned to the Institute for Discrete Mathematics and Geometry, opens an external URL in a new window (E104) within the Faculty of Mathematics and Geoinformation, opens an external URL in a new window at TU Wien, assuming his post as Associate Professor for "Algebra", with effect from 1 December 2020.

Michael Pinsker, born in Tübingen (Germany) and raised in Vienna, studied Technical Mathematics at TU Wien and was awarded his doctorate (Sub auspiciis, opens in new window! - News article in German), supervised by Prof. Goldstern, for his thesis "Clones on infinite sets, opens an external URL in a new window" in the year 2005. Michael Pinsker finansed his doctorate with a grant of the ÖAW (DOC-Fellowship Programme, opens an external URL in a new window für highly qualified doctoral candidates). In addition he got a grant by the "Japan Society for the Promotion of Science" enabling a research-year abroad at the Hitotsubashi University Tokyo (Japan) also in the year 2005. Later - due to an Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship - he could arrange a PostDoc stay at the Université de Caen (France) between 2007-2009. In the year 2011 he obtained his Venia Docendi, thus qualifiying him to teach in the area of "Algebra", with his habilitation "More clones on infinite sets, opens an external URL in a new window". Finally in 2017 Michael Pinsker applied successfully for a tenure-track position at TU Wien in the research area "Algebra", which he successfully completed in 2020.

Michael Pinsker is assigned to the  "Research Unit Algebra, opens an external URL in a new window" (E104-01). His second home is at the Department of Algebra, opens an external URL in a new window of the Charles University Prague (Czech Republic).

  

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Ute Schneider

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Ute Schneider, opens an external URL in a new window was assigned to the Institute of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture (E260), opens an external URL in a new window within the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, opens an external URL in a new window at TU Wien, assuming her post as University Professor for "Urban Design", with effect from 1 December 2020.

After training as a carpenter and several years of experience as an interior designer, Ute Schneider studied at the University of Stuttgart from 1990, where she graduated in architecture and urban planning in 1998. During her studies, she worked in various German and Dutch, internationally operating architecture firms, including at Neutelings Riedijk Architects. In 1998 she founded the architecture office Zipherspaceworks , opens an external URL in a new windowtogether with three partners (Ippolito, Fleitz and Weismann)in Stuttgart with a focus on working on various disciplines ranging from urban planning, architecture, exhibition design and product design to graphic and web design. In 2002 she founded her own office "umaoffice". In 2003 Ute Schneider started her collaboration with the architecture office KCAP , opens an external URL in a new windowfrom Rotterdam, founded their Swiss branch in Zurich in 2006 and took over the management there in 2009. She has been a partner of KCAP since 2016.

In addition to her work as a planner, Ute Schneider has worked on various exhibitions and publications for  KCAP and is active in numerous competition juries and design advisory boards. She is regularly invited to give lectures and reviews as well as teaching at various international universities. From 2012 to 2018 she was in charge of urban planning integration at the University of Liechtenstein. In 2018 she held a visiting professorship at the Technical University of Munich.

Prof. Ute Schneider is the head of the urban design, opens an external URL in a new window research area (E260-01).

  

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Georg WEISSENBACHER DPhil

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Georg Weissenbacher DPhil, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor for Rigorous Systems Engineering at TU Wien with effect from 1 December 2020. He is assigned to the Institute for Logic and Computation, opens an external URL in a new window (E192)  within the Faculty of Informatics, opens an external URL in a new window.

Georg Weissenbacher has studied Telematics at TU Graz (Graduation year 2003) and was awarded his doctorate 2010 at the University of Oxford in the area of Computer Science with his thesis "Program Analysis with Interpolants, opens an external URL in a new window", supervised by Prof. Daniel Kröning (his stay abroad was finansed by the "Microsoft Research European PhD scholarship"). Afterwards he was working as Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer for almost two years at the Princeton University, New Jersey (USA). 2012 he successfully applied for the tenure-track position "Rigorous Software Engineering" at TU Wien ( WWTF Vienna Research Groups for Young Investigators Grants,, opens an external URL in a new window), which he successfully completed in 2017 and was assigned to the Insitute for Logic and computation as Associate Professor. In the year 2016 he obtained his Venia Docendi, thus qualifiying him to teach in the area of "Computer Science", with his habilitation "Logical methods in automated hardware and software verification, opens an external URL in a new window". 

He is based within the "Research Unit FORSYTE - Formal Methods in Systems Engineering, opens an external URL in a new window" (E192-04).

NOVEMBER 2020

  

Associate Prof. Dr. Melanie TODT

Associate Prof. Dr. Melanie TODT, opens an external URL in a new window was assigned to the Institute for Lightweight Design and Structural Biomechanics, opens an external URL in a new window (E317) within the Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, opens an external URL in a new window at TU Wien, assuming her post as Associate Professor of "Lightweight Design", with effect from 1 December 2020.

In 2008, Melanie Todt graduated in Engineering and Industrial Engineering from TU Wien and in 2012 was awarded her doctorate, supervised by Prof. Rammerstorfer, for her thesis "Continuum shell models for multi-layer carbon nanostructures, opens an external URL in a new window". She continued to be affiliated with TU Wien and, in 2016, successfully applied for a tenure-track position on the subject of "Computer-based multiscale modelling of high-performance materials", which she also successfully completed in 2020.

Melanie Todt is part of the Research Unit for Lightweight Design, opens an external URL in a new window (E317-01). She is also a member of the Committee on Equal Treatment,, opens an external URL in a new window at TU Wien.

  

Univ.Prof. Dipl.Phys. Dr.rer. nat. Günther ZECK

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Phys. Univ. Dr.rer.nat.Günther Michael Zeck, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor of Biomedical Electronics and Systems at TU Wien with effect from 1/11/2020. He is assigned to the Institute of Electrodynamics, Microwave and Circuit Engineering, opens in new window (E354) within the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, opens an external URL in a new window.

Günther Zeck studied Physics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), graduating in 1998. He then specialised in the field of Biophysics and was awarded his doctorate by TUM in 2002 for his thesis "Halbleiterchip mit einfachem biologischen neuronalen Netz, opens an external URL in a new window" ("Semiconductor chip with simple biological neural network"). From 2002-2005 he went to the USA as a post-doc to take up a position at the Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School in Boston to pursue his interests in medicine in greater depth. In 2006, he returned to Germany's Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, opens an external URL in a new window in the Munich suburb of Martinsried. Since 2010, he has been Group Leader of the Neurophysics working group at the NMI, opens an external URL in a new window at the University of Tübingen.

He is Head of the Research Unit for Biomedical Electronics (E354-03).

OCTOBER 2020

  

Univ. Prof. Mag.rer.nat. Dr.techn Hannes KAUFMANN

Univ. Prof. Mag.rer.nat. Dr.techn Hannes Kaufmann, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor of Virtual and Augmented Reality at TU Wien with effect from 01/10/2020. He is assigned to the Institute of Visual Computing and Human-Centred Technology, opens an external URL in a new window (E193) in the Faculty of Informatics, opens an external URL in a new window.

Hannes Kaufmann studied Mathematics and Descriptive Geometry (teacher training) at TU Wien, graduating with distinction in 1999. In 2004, he was awarded his doctorate – also with distinction – in the field of Computer Sciences with his thesis "Geometry Education with Augmented Reality, opens an external URL in a new window", under the supervision of Prof. Schmalstieg. Since 2005, he has been Research Group Leader of the "Virtual and Augmented Reality Group".  After being granted authorisation to teach (venia docendi) in "Applied Computer Science" with his habilitiation "Applications of mixed reality, opens an external URL in a new window" in 2010, he was also appointed to the role of Adviser for "Insider Navigation, opens an external URL in a new window" and Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, alongside his research and teaching activities at TU Wien.

Hannes Kaufmann has won several awards including the IEEE 3D User Interfaces 2027 Best Paper Award for his publication "Towards Efficient Spatial Compression in Self-Overlapping Virtual Environments, opens an external URL in a new window" and the INiTS Award 2013. At TU Wien, he is assigned to the "Research Unit for Computer Graphics", opens an external URL in a new window (E193-02), heading the "Virtual Reality Group, opens an external URL in a new window".

SEPTEMBER 2020

  

Univ. Prof. MMag. Dr. Wolfgang GÜTTEL

Univ.Prof. MMag. Dr. Wolfgang Güttel, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor of Human Resources and Corporate Governance at TU Wien with effect from 01/09/2020. He is assigned to the Institute of Management Science, opens an external URL in a new window (E330) in the Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, opens in new window. He is also Head of the TU Wien Academy for Continuing Education at TU Wien.

Wolfgang Güttel studied Economics and Social Sciences at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) and Political Science at the University of Vienna. In 2002, he was awarded his doctorate (summa cum laude) from WU for his thesis "The Identification of Strategic Intangible Assets in the Post-Merger Integration Process: Resource and Knowledge Management in Mergers and Acquisitions, opens an external URL in a new window". After some years as a management consultant, he became an Assistant in the Department of Management at WU in 2002. Periods abroad at this time took him to the University of Liverpool and the University of Padua. In 2008, he was awarded authorisation to teach (venia docendi) with his postdoctoral thesis "Dynamic capabilities: The Evolution of the Organisational Knowledge and Competence Base, opens an external URL in a new window". In the period from 2007-2009, he was also (temporarily) a W3 Professor at the University of Hamburg and University of Kassel. In 2009, Wolfgang Güttel became a full Professor at the Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU) and head of the Institute of Leadership and Change Management. From 2011 to 2015 he was also Head and Management Director of the LIMAK Austrian Business School, opens an external URL in a new window at JKU, where he was appointed to the position of a Dean in 2019. In 2016 and 2017 he was also a visiting professor at the Ruhr University Bochum and at the University of Geneva.

At TU Wien he is  - besides being Head of the CEC - assigned to the Research Unit Leadership & Strategy, opens an external URL in a new window (E330-01).

  

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Inform. Dr.sc.techn. Florian MICHAHELLES

Univ. Prof. Dipl.Inf. Dr.sc.techn. Florian Michahelles, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor for Ubiquitous Computing at TU Wien with effect from 01/09/2020. He is assigned to the Institute of Visual Computing and Human-Centred Technology, opens an external URL in a new window (E193) in the Faculty of Informatics, opens an external URL in a new window.

Florian Michahelles studied Computer Sciences at the University of Munich (MSc in 2001) and then moved to ETH Zurich, where he was awarded his doctorate in 2004 for his thesis "Innovative application development for ubiquitous and wearable computing, opens an external URL in a new window". He stayed at ETH Zurich and held various positions until 2013. As Associate Director of the Auto-ID Lab, opens an external URL in a new window and Manager of the laboratories of Prof. Fleisch in the Department of Management, Technology and Economics, opens an external URL in a new window, he was responsible for the topics of RFID, IoT Architecture and mobile application managers. In 2013, he moved into industry, to Siemens Corporate Research in Berkeley, USA, initially as Head of Research Group Web of Systems (until 2017), and subsequently as Head of Research Group Artificial & Human Intelligence (until 2020), where he and his team conducted research on the Digital Companion – the interface between AI and employees.

He is a member of the editorial board of the IEEE Pervasive Computing journal, opens an external URL in a new window and co-founder of 42matters AG, opens an external URL in a new window.  At TU Wien he is assigned to the Research Unit of Multidisciplinary Design and User Research, opens an external URL in a new window (E193-04).

  

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

Univ. Prof. Dipl.Ing. Dr.techn. Dieter PAHR, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor of Computational Biomechanics at TU Wien with effect from 01/09/2020. He is assigned to the Institute for Lightweight Design and Structural Biomechanics (E317), opens an external URL in a new window in the Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, opens an external URL in a new window.

Dieter Pahr studied Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at TU Wien, where he was awarded his doctorate in 2003 for his thesis "Experimental and Numerical Investigations of Perforated FRP-Laminates, opens an external URL in a new window", supervised by Prof. Rammerstorfer (E317). After being awarded his authorisation to teach (venia docendi) in 2008 in "Computational Solid Mechanics", for his postdoctoral thesis "Computational multi-scale modelling of synthetic and natural composites, opens an external URL in a new window", supervised by Prof. Zysset, he successfully applied for a tenure-track position on the subject of "Computational Biomechanics", which he succeeded in completing in 2012, thus qualifying as Associate Professor. Since 2013, he has also been the CEO of Dr. Pahr Ingenieurs e.U, opens an external URL in a new window, formed as a spin-off of TU Wien. In 2016, Dieter Pahr was appointed University Professor for Musculoskeletal Biomechanics at the Karl Landsteiner University, opens an external URL in a new window of Health Sciences in Krems an der Donau, where he is head of the Biomechanics Service Unit, opens an external URL in a new window in the Anatomy and Biomechanics Department.

At TU Wien he is Head of the Research Group for Computational Biomechanics, opens an external URL in a new window in the Research Unit of Biomechanics (E317-02).

AUGUST 2020

  

Associate Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.Florian RUDROFF

Associate Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.Florian Rudroff, opens an external URL in a new window was assigned to the Institute of Applied Synthetic Chemistry, opens an external URL in a new window (E163) in the Faculty of Technical Chemsitry, opens an external URL in a new window at TU Wien assuming his post as Associate Professor of "Bioorganic Synthetic Chemistry" with effect from 1 August 2020.

Florian Rudroff studied Technical Chemistry at TU Wien at completed his studies in 2007 with his dissertation on "Recombinant whole-cell mediated baeyer-villiger oxidation from parallel mini-scale screening to fermenter up-scaling for natural product synthesis, opens an external URL in a new window". He then moved abroad - having successfully applied and thus having received an "Erwin Schrödinger fellowship" - working as PostDoc at ETH Zürich until 2011. After returning back to TU Wien he successfully  applied for the tenure-track position "Synthetic Systems-Biocatalyses" in 2017, which he successfully completed in 2020.  In the year 2018 he obtained his Venia Docendi, thus qualifying him to teach, in "Bioorganic Chemistry" with his habiltitation on "?".

Florian Rudroff is Head of the Research Group for Bioorganic Synthetic Chemistry, opens an external URL in a new window at the Research Unit of Organic and Biological Chemistry (E163-03). In the year 2017 he was awarded  - together with Dean Prof. Marko Mihovilovic, Assoc. Prof. Katharina Schröder und Assoc. Prof. Michael Schnürch - the Best Lecture Award, opens an external URL in a new window for the lecture "Organic Chemistry".

JULY 2020

  

Associate Prof. Dr.rer.nat.Adrian FLORES-OROZCO

Associate Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Adrian Flores-Orozco, opens an external URL in a new window was assigned to the Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation, opens an external URL in a new window (E120) in the Faculty of Mathematics and Geoinformation, opens an external URL in a new window at TU Wien assuming his post as Associate Professor of "Geophysics" with effect from 1 July 2020.

Born in Mexico, Adrian Flores-Orozco studied Geophysics at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) until 2004. In 2004, he was awarded a scholarship to attend the four-semester course in "Applied Environmental Geoscience" at the University of Tübingen in Germany. From 2008 to 2012, he was a Research Associate of the "Applied Geophysics" group at the University of Bonn, where he was awarded his doctorate in 2012 for his thesis "Characterization of contaminated sites and monitoring of processes accompanying bioremediation using spectral induced polarization imaging, opens an external URL in a new window". Since 2013, he has been with TU Wien in the Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation. In 2015, Adrian Flores-Orozco was appointed to a tenure-track position for his work on "Geophysics", which he successfully completed in 2020, thus qualifying as an Associate Professor. In 2020, he was also granted the authorisation to teach (venia docendi) in the field of "Geophysics". His habilitation is entitled "Imaging of biogeochemical processes at the field scale – advancing the application of geophysical electrical methods for environmental applications".

Adrian Flores-Orozco is the Head of the Research Unit of Geophysics, opens an external URL in a new window (E120-03). His research and teaching focus primarily on the field of electrical imaging processes, particularly spectral induced polarisation (SIP) for the characterisation of hydrogeological processes and natural hazards and innovative applications of geophysical methods for the characterisation of geochemical and microbiological processes in the subsoil.

  

Associate Prof. Dr.sc. Erwin POVODEN-KARADENIZ

Associate Prof. Dr.sc. Erwin Povoden-Karadeniz, opens an external URL in a new window was assigned to the Institute of Materials Science and Technology, opens an external URL in a new window (E308) in the Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, opens an external URL in a new window at TU Wien, assuming his post as Associate Professor of "Computational Materials Engineering", with effect from 1 July 2020.

In 2000, Erwin Povoden-Karadeniz graduated in Petrology from the University of Graz. From 2005, he was employed at ETH Zurich as a Research Assistant, where he also completed his doctorate in 2008 with his thesis "Thermodynamic database of the La-Sr-Mn-Cr-O oxide system and applications to solid oxide fuel cells, opens an external URL in a new window". Since 2009, he has been with the Institute of Materials Science and Technology at TU Wien. In March 2016, Erwin Povoden-Karadeniz was appointed to a tenure-track position for his work on "Computational Materials Engineering", which he successfully completed in 2020, thus qualifying as an Associate Professor.

Erwin Povoden-Karadeniz is Head of the Research Group of Computational Materials Engineering, opens an external URL in a new window at the Research Unit of Materials Technology (E308-03). His research and teaching focus primarily on the field of computer-assisted modelling and simulation of materials and the physical processes occurring with materials (diffusion, material transport, etc.), specifically as regards multi-material systems.

JUNE 2020

  

Andreas Steinböck

Associate Prof. DI Dr.techn. Andreas Steinböck, opens an external URL in a new window was assigned to the Automation and Control Institute, opens an external URL in a new window (E376) at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology , opens an external URL in a new windowof TU Wien, assuming his post as Associate Professor for "Advanced Control of Industrial Production Processes",  with effect from 1 June 2020.

Andreas Steinböck graduated in Mechatronics at the Universities Loughborough (UK) and Linz as well as in Business, Economics and Social Sciences at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Since 2007, he has been with the Automation and Control Institute of TU Wien, where he finished his doctorate with the thesis "Model-Based Control and Optimization of a Continuous Slab Reheating Furnace, opens an external URL in a new window" in 2011. From then on, he researched on "Nonlinear Model Predictive Control of Continuous Production Processes" supported by a three-year Apart Fellowship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. He teaches and researches in the fields mathematical modeling, systems theory, observer design, nonlinear control, and mathematical optimization. His research focusses on applications in the metals industry. In 2016, Andreas Steinböck obtained a tenure track position on "Advanced Control of Industrial Production Processes", which succesfully ended 2020. In addition he obtained the habilitation degree (venia docendi) in the field "Systems Theory and Control". The title of his habilitation thesis is "Model-Based Analysis and Control of Industrial Production Processes, opens an external URL in a new window".

Andreas Steinböck is assigned to the Research Unif of Complex Dynamical Systems, opens an external URL in a new window (E376-02).

MAY 2020

  

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Chem. Dr.rer.nat. Hinrich GROTHE

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Chem. Dr.rer.nat. Hinrich Grothe, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed University Professor for Physical Chemistry of the Atmosphere at TU Wien with effect of 1 May 2020. He is assigned to the Institute of Materials Chemistry (E165), opens an external URL in a new window in the Faculty of Technical Chemistry, opens an external URL in a new window.

Hinrich Grothe studied Chemistry at the TU Dresden and the Leibniz Universität Hannover and was awarded his doctorate in 1996 for his thesis on "Fragmentierung thermolabiler Verbindungen in neue Radikale (ClO3 und ClO4)". His works have even been supported by the „Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (VCI)” in 1996. For his Postdoc he had chosen a stay at the Universitetet i Oslo. In 1996 he moved to Austria and is - since winter 1996 - employed at TU Wien, where he was was honoured with an award from the Wirtschaftskammer Wien for an industrial- related project in the year 2005. 2006 he obtained his Venia Docendi, thus qualifiying him to teach in the area of "Physical Chemistry of the Atmosphere", with his habilitation "Physicochemical laboratory models of metastable atmospheric aerosols, opens an external URL in a new window" and since 2007 he was Associate professor (ao. Univ.-Prof.) for Physical Chemistry. Since then he is Visiting Professor at the Universität of Bayreuth, the University of Hawai‘i at Mãnoa as well as at the Virginia Tech.

He is Head of the Research Group for Physical Chemistry of Aerosol Particles, opens an external URL in a new window at the Research Unit of Physical Chemistry (E165-01). Besides he is president of the Chemical-Physical Society (CPG).

  

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

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Rene Hofmann, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor Industrial Energy Systems at TU Wien with effect from 1 May 2020. He is assigned to the Institute of Energy Systems and Thermodynamics (E302), opens an external URL in a new window in the Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, opens an external URL in a new window.

Rene Hofmann studied Mechanical Engineering at TU Wien and was awarded his doctorate in 2009 for his thesis on “Experimental and Numerical Gas-Side Performance Evaluation of FinnedTube Heat Exchangers, opens an external URL in a new window" with distinction. Between 2009-2015 he gained industrial work experience at the Josef Bertsch GmbH & Co KG.  From 2015 on he got an endowed professorship for Industrial Energy Systems at both, TU Wien and at AIT (Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH). In 2019 he obtained his habilitation, thus qualifying him to teach in the field of Industrial Energy systems, with his habilitation on „Aspects of Design Optimization and Operational Optimization for Industrial Energy Systems“.

Since 2015 he has been Head of the Research Group for Industrial Energy Systems, opens an external URL in a new window within the Research Unit of Thermodynamics and Thermal Engineering (E302-01). He leads also the Doctoral School "Smart Industrial Concept (SIC), opens an external URL in a new window" (E056-06).

APRIL 2020

  

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

Univ. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Karl Kirchner, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor for Base Metal Catalysis at TU Wien with effect from 1 April 2020. He is assigned to the Institute of Applied Synthetic Chemistry (E163), opens an external URL in a new window in the Faculty of Technical Chemistry, opens an external URL in a new window.

Karl Kirchner studied Technical Chemistry at TU Wien and was awarded his doctorate in 1987 for his thesis on "Outer-sphere redoxkinetics substitutionally unstable iron complexes in acetonitrile, opens an external URL in a new window". Between 1988 and 1991, he spent the years abroad at Washington State University (USA) and then at Stanford University (USA), working with the Nobel Prize winner, Henry Tauber. In 1994, he obtained his habilitation, thus qualifying him to teach in the n the field of "Organometallic Chemistry", with his habilitation on "Synthesis and reactivity of 4-cyclopentadienone ruthenium complexes, opens an external URL in a new window".

Since January 2020, he has been the Head of the Institute of Applied Synthetic Chemistry, opens an external URL in a new window at TU Wien as well as the Head of the Research Unit Inorganic Chemistry (E163-01). His scientific home is based in the Research Group for Organometal Chemistry and Catalysis, opens an external URL in a new window, where he is also Head of.

  

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

Univ. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Laura Kovacs, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor of Automated Program Reasoning at TU Wien with effect from 1 April 2020. She is assigned to the Institute of Logic and Computation, opens an external URL in a new window (E192) in the Faculty of Informatics, opens an external URL in a new window.

Laura Kovacs studied at the West University of Timişoara. She subsequently moved to Austria, studying at the University of Linz, where she was awarded her doctorate in 2007 for her thesis on "Automated invariant generation by algebraic techniques for imperative program verification in Theorema, opens an external URL in a new window". After spending time abroad at ETH Zurich and EPFL Lausanne, she moved to TU Wien (due to a Hertha-Firnberg scholarship), where she studied from 2010 to 2013. In 2012, she obtained her Venia Docendi, thus qualifying her to teach "Computer Science", for her habilitation on "Symbol elimination in program analysis", opens an external URL in a new window. Thereafter she moved to Sweden, acting as Associate Prof. at the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, where she is still Visiting Professor. 2014, she received an ERC Starting Grant, 2018, she was awarded an ERC Proof of Concept Grant and 2020 an ERC Consolidator Grant., opens an external URL in a new window

Since 2016 she is back to TU Wien, where she is Head of the Research Unit for Formal Methods in Systems Engineering, opens an external URL in a new window.

  

Associate Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Florian LIBISCH

Associate Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Florian Libisch, opens an external URL in a new window was assigned to the Institute of Theoretical Physics (E136), opens an external URL in a new window in the Faculty of Physics, opens an external URL in a new window at TU Wien, assuming his post as Associate Professor, with effect from 1 April 2020.

Florian Libisch studied Physics at TU Wien and was awarded his doctorate (summa cum laude) in 2008 for his thesis on "Electronic structure and transport in mesoscopic devices, opens an external URL in a new window" under supervision of Univ. Prof. Burgdörfer. Since 2009, he has worked as an assistant at the Institute of Theoretical Physics. From 2011 to 2013, he was a Max Kade Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Princeton University (USA), and later became a Postdoctoral Research Associate. In 2016, he successfully applied for a tenure-track position on the topic of "Theoretical solid state physics". In 2018, he obtained his Venia Docendi, thus qualifying him to teach "Solid State Physics", with a habilitation on the topic of ", opens an external URL in a new windowElectronic structure of nanoscale devices", opens an external URL in a new window.

He is also Head of the Doctoral School Unravelling Advanced 2D Materials, opens an external URL in a new window (TU-D).

  

Univ. Prof. Mag.rer.nat. Dr.rer.nat. Martina MARCHETTI-DESCHMANN

Univ.Prof. Mag.rer.nat. Dr.rer.nat. Martina Marchetti-Deschmann, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor of Mass Spectrometric Methods at TU Wien with effect from 1 April 2020. She is assigned to the Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics (E164), opens an external URL in a new window in the Faculty of Technical Chemistry, opens an external URL in a new window.

Martina Marchetti-Deschmann studied Chemistry at the University of Vienna, where she was awarded her doctorate in 2003 for her thesis on "Characterization of allergy-related proteins and peptides in natural latex gloves and flowers of Sambucus Nigra, opens an external URL in a new window". She has been at TU Wien since 2003, and in 2013 she obtained her Venia Docendi, thus qualifying her to teach, in the field of "Instrumental Bioanalytical Chemistry" with the habilitaiton on "From proteomics to mass spectrometric imaging - Mass spectrometry and electrophoresis as central bioanalytical tools to assess complex biological samples", opens an external URL in a new window. Since 2013 she is Associate Prof. and from 2016-17 she was Visiting Prof. at the Vanderbilt University (Nashville, US).

Since 2018 she is Head of the Resarch Groupd for Mass Spectrometric Bio and Polymer Analytics, opens an external URL in a new window (also "Omics Technologies") - which is now part of the Research Unit of Instrumental and Imaging Analytical Chemistry (E164-01) - focussing on the development of mass spectrometric methods with focus on correlative imaging mass spectrometry in the area of life science and material science. Besides she is member of the Works Council at TU Wien, opens an external URL in a new window and was, from 2010-2020, member of the Senate. From 2012-2020 she was member of the Faculty Council, having the chair in the last years.   

  

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

Univ. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Stefan Woltran, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor of Formal Foundations of Artificial Intelligence at TU Wien with effect from 1 April 2020. He is assigned to the Institute of Logic and Computation, opens an external URL in a new window (E192) in the Faculty of Informatics, opens an external URL in a new window.

Stefan Woltran studied Informatics at TU Wien, where he was awarded his doctorate (with distinction) in 2003 for his thesis on "Quantified boolean formulas - From theory to practice, opens an external URL in a new window". In 2009, he obtained his Venia Docendi, thus qualifying him to teach in the field of "Information Systems" with his habilitation on "Contributions to advanced equivalence checking in answer set programming", opens an external URL in a new window. In 2013, he received the FWF'S START award for the topic of "Decomposition and dynamic programming for complex calculation problems". After spending some time abroad at the University of Leipzig, he was appointed Associate Professor of Formal Foundations of Artificial Intelligence in 2015.

He is currently Head of the Research Unit for Databases and Artificial Intelligence (AI), opens an external URL in a new window (E192-02). He is also Vice Dean of Academic Affairs, opens an external URL in a new window of the Faculty of Informatics.

MARCH 2020

  

Univ. Prof. Mag.iur. Dr.iur. Dragana DAMJANOVIC

Univ. Prof. Mag.iur. , opens an external URL in a new windowDr.iur. Dragana Damjanovic, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor of Public Economic Law at the TU Wien with effect from 1 March 2020. She is assigned to the Institute of Spatial Planning (E280), opens an external URL in a new window in the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, opens an external URL in a new window.

Dragana Damjanovic studied law at the University of Vienna and achieved a PhD 2001 with the theme “Regulierung der Kommunikationsmärkteunter Konvergenzbedingungen, opens an external URL in a new window“. Soon afterwards she completed a postgraduate study (LL.M.) at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and was lecturer and later assistant professor in the Department of Public Law and Tax Law of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Wien). In 2015 she obtained her Venia Docendi, thus qualifying her to teach in the field of "Public and European Law"  for her habilitation on “Legal structure of the EU social market economy, opens an external URL in a new window“. From March 2018 on she was Deputy Head of the Institute of Law at BOKU Wien.

She is currently Head of the Research Unit of Law., opens an external URL in a new window Her research focuses on public economic law and in particular its societal and ecological aspects: economic constitution, law of the network industries and services of general economic interest; sustainable housing; social, ecological and innovative procurement; environmental law.

  

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

Univ. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Bernhard Pichler, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor of Structural Analysis and Experimental Mechanics at the TU Wien with effect of 1 March 2020. He is assigned to the Institute of Mechanics of Materials and Structures (E202), opens an external URL in a new window in the Faculty of Civil Engineering, opens an external URL in a new window.

Bernhard Pichler studied Civil Engineering at the TU Wien and achieved his PhD in the year 2003 (with distinction) addressing the following theme “Parameter identification as the basis for prognoses in geotechnical engineering, opens an external URL in a new window”. From 2005 to 2009 he was PostDoc abroad, e.g.at the ENPC in Paris. In 2009, he obtained his Venia Docendi, thus qualifying him to teach Strength of Materials and Structural Analysis, with a postdoctoral thesis (habilitation) on the topic "Strength of microheterogeneous materials exhibiting brittle failure, opens an external URL in a new window". Since 2011 he is Associate Professor.

He is Head of the Research Unit for Structural Analysis and Experimental Mechanics, opens an external URL in a new window (E202-03) and the Laboratory for Macroscopic Material Testing, opens an external URL in a new window  of TU Wien. He is winner of the Best Teacher Award 2018, opens an external URL in a new window and the Best Lecturer Award 2017, opens an external URL in a new window und 2019, opens an external URL in a new window for the lecture "Structural analysis - statics" together with Ass. Prof. Aminbaghai.

FEBRUARY 2020

  

Associate Prof. Aaron Maxwell ANDREWS, PhD

Associate Prof. Aaron Maxwell Andrews, PhD, opens an external URL in a new window was assigned to the Institute of Solid State Electronics (E362), opens an external URL in a new window in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, opens an external URL in a new window at TU Wien, assuming his post as Associate Professor with effect from 1 February 2020.

Aaron Maxwell Andrews studied Materials Science at the University of California Los Angeles and went on to study at the University of California Santa Barbara, where he was awarded his doctorate in 2003 for his thesis on "Cross surface morphology and lateral oxidation in lattice-mismatched thin films,, opens an external URL in a new window". He began working at TU Wien in 2004, in the Photonics Institute, and moved to the Institute of Solid State Electronics in 2009. In 2015, he successfully applied for the tenure-track position in "Epitaxy of advanced optoelectronic nanostructures", which he successfully completed in 2020. In 2019, he also obtained his venia docendi, and thus his qualification to teach in the area of "Semiconductor Technology" with a habilitation on "Growth of intersubband optoelectronic devices, opens an external URL in a new window".

Assigned to the Research Unit for Solid State Electronics, opens an external URL in a new window, he focuses on the development, analysis and characterisation of nanomaterials and structures.

JANUARY 2020

  

Univ. Prof. Fabio TONINELLI, PhD

Univ. Prof. Fabio TONINELLI, PhD, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor for Probability at the TU Wien with effect from 20 January 2020. He is assigned to the Institute for Statistics and Mathematical Methods in Economics (E105), opens an external URL in a new window in the Faculty of Mathematics and Geoinformation, opens an external URL in a new window.

Fabio Toninelli studied Physics at the Sapienza University of Rome. In the year 2002 he achieved his PhD in Physics at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa (cum laude) addressing the following theme “Rigorous results for mean field spin glasses: thermodynamic limit and sum rules for the free energy, opens an external URL in a new window”. From 2002 to 2004 he was PostDoc at TU Eindhoven and at the University of Zurich and from 2004 to 2012 he was a CNRS junior researcher at the Physics Department of ENS Lyon. He obtained his habilitation, thus qualifying him to teach in the field of Mathematics, with his postdoctoral thesis on "Polymeres en milieu aléatoire: Localisation, Phénomènes critiques et Critére de Harris, opens an external URL in a new window". From 2012-2020 he was a CNRS senior researcher at the Department of Mathematics of the University Lyon 1.

He is currently Head of the Research Unit of Mathematical Stochastics, opens an external URL in a new window (E105-07). His main research interests are mostly in Statistical Mechanics, Mathematical Physics and Markov Chain mixing.

OCTOBER 2019

  

Univ.Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefanie ELGETI

Univ.Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefanie Elgeti, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor of Lightweight Design at TU Wien with effect from 1 October 2019. She is assigned to the Institute for Lightweight Design and Structural Biomechanics, opens an external URL in a new window (E317) of the Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, opens an external URL in a new window at TU Wien.

Stefanie Elgeti studied Mechanical Engineering, specialising in Manufacturing Techniques for Microsystems. She received her doctorate for the thesis "Free-Surface Flows in Shape Optimization of Extrusion Dies, opens an external URL in a new window" in 2011 and obtained her venia docendi, thus qualifying her to teach in the area of "Lightweight Design", with the habilitation, opens an external URL in a new window on "CAD-Conforming Finite Element Methods in Engineering Design" in 2016. Since the completion of her PhD thesis she was Head of the Research Group for "Production techniques" at CATS (Chair for Computational Analysis of Technical Systems) and later Deputy Head. She is still lecturer at CATS.

She is the Head of the Research Unit of Lightweight Design, opens an external URL in a new window (E317-01) at TU WienHer current research field is modelling, simulation and numerical design of components and production processes.

  

Associate Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Mag. Dr.techn. Ekaterina FOKINA

Associate Prof. Dipl.Ing.Mag.Dr techn. Ekaterina Fokina PhD, opens an external URL in a new window was assigned to the Institute of Discrete Mathematics and Geometry (E104), opens an external URL in a new window in the Faculty of Mathematics and Geoinformation, opens an external URL in a new window, assuming her post as Associate Professor, with effect from 1 October 2019.

Ekaterina Fokina, born in Novosibirsk - Akademgorodok (Russia), studied Mathematics at the State University of Novosibirsk. As a doctoral student, she spent one year at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, USA. After graduating in 2008, she moved to Vienna and began working at the Kurt Gödel Research Center for Mathematical Logic of the University of Vienna. In 2013, she obtained her venia docendi, thus became qualified to teach "Mathematics", with her habilitaiton on "Complexity of equivalence relations, opens an external URL in a new window". She also received support for her research under the Elise-Richter programme, opens an external URL in a new window. She has been at TU Wien since 2015. In 2016 she submitted here her thesis (recognition-related) on the topic of "Algorithmic properties of equivalence relations".

She is based in the Research Unit for Computational Logic, opens an external URL in a new window (E104-02). Her main research focus is the analysis of algorthmic characteristics of mathematical structures.

  

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. (BA) Dr.rer.nat. Thomas GÄRTNER, MSc

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing.(BA) Dr.rer.nat.Thomas Gärtner, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor of Machine Learning at TU Wien with effect from 1 October 2019. He is assigned to the Institute of Information Systems Engineering, opens an external URL in a new window (E194) of the Faculty of Informatics, opens an external URL in a new window at TU Wien.

Thomas Gärtner studied at the University of Bonn and received his doctorate there for the thesis "Kernels for structured data, opens an external URL in a new window" in 2005. In addition he holds a MSc from the University of Bristol (2000), and a Diplom (1999) as well as a degree as a certified engineering assistant (1998) from the University of Cooperative Education in Mannheim. After having received his PhD he then led a Research Group at the Fraunhofer Institute and the University of Bonn for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS. From July 2015 to September 2019 he was Professor of Data Science at the University of Nottingham.

He is Head of the Research Unit for Machine Learning, opens an external URL in a new window (E194-06). His current research field is efficient and effective machine learning and data mining algorithms.

  

Dr.-Ing. Walter Michael WEBER

Univ.Prof. Dipl.Ing. Dr.-Ing. Walter Michael Weber, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor of Nanoelectronics at TU Wien with effect from 1 October 2019. He is assigned to the Institute of Solid State Electronics, opens an external URL in a new window (E362) of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, opens an external URL in a new window at TU Wien.

Walter Michael Weber studied at the Technical University of Munich, where he received his doctorate in "Silicon to nickel silicide longitudinal nanowire heterostructures: synthesis, electrical characterization and novel devices, opens an external URL in a new window" in 2008. Between 2002 and 2008, Prof. Weber did research concerning the development of innovative nanometre-scale transistors and memory based on ultra-thin layers, 3D fins and nanowires at the central research departments of Infineon Technologies AG and Qimonda AG in Munich. He then moved to Dresden, where he led the "Emerging Devices" Research Group at the Nanoelectronic Materials Laboratory (NaMLab gGmbH) and was responsible for the development and operation of the clean room between 2008 and 2019. In parallel, he led the Research Group for Reconfigurable Electronics at the "Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden, CfAED" Cluster of Excellence at TU Dresden, from 2012 onwards.

He is Head of the Research Unit of Nanoelectronic Devices (E362-02). His field of research at TU Wien is the development of nanoelectronic components for energy-efficient and adaptable beyond CMOS applications and their potential for integration in modern circuits. 

SEPTEMBER 2019

  

Associate Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Angelika PSENNER

Associate Prof. Dipl.Ing. Dr.techn. Angelika Psenner, opens an external URL in a new window was assigned to the Institute of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture, opens an external URL in a new window (E260) in the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, opens an external URL in a new window at TU Wien, assuming her post as Associate Professor, with effect from 1 September 2019.

Angelika Psenner, born in Bolzano (Italy), studied Architecture at TU Wien and at the Ecole La Villette Paris. In 2001, she was awarded her doctorate at TU Wien for her thesis on "Perception in urban public space: A field research project in Praterstrasse, Vienna/Leopoldstadt, opens an external URL in a new window". After numerous periods abroad and project work at TU Wien, she obtained her venia docendi 2019, thus qualifying her to teach "Urban Design" with her habilitation on "Urban design against the backdrop of current urban planning research, opens an external URL in a new window". She also received support for her research under the Elise-Richter programme, opens an external URL in a new window.

She is professor at the Research Unit of Urban Design, opens an external URL in a new window (E260-01).