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MARCH 2021

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 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,, 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. 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.

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. 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.

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 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,, 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. 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.

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. 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, 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. 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 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. 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) in the Faculty of Technical Chemistry.

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. PhD Gareth PARKINSON , opens an external URL in a new windowwas 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) in the Faculty of Physics.

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 windowby 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. 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.

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. 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.

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, 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.

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, 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.

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)".

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 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 an external URL in a 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. Ute SCHNEIDER

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.

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, 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 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. 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.

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 windowat 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, 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.

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, 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. He is also Head of the CEC - Continuing Education Center , opens an external URL in a new windowat 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.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.

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, 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) in the Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.

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, 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 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 , opens an external URL in a new windowwas assigned to the Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation , opens an external URL in a new window(E120) in the Faculty of Mathematics and Geoinformation 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, 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 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

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 of 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, 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) in the Faculty of Technical Chemistry.

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, 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) in the Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.

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, 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) in the Faculty of Technical Chemistry.

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, 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.

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, opens an external URL in a new window was assigned to the Institute of Theoretical Physics (E136) in the Faculty of Physics 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, 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) in the Faculty of Technical Chemistry.

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, 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.

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. , 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) in the Faculty of Architecture and Planning.

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 , opens an external URL in a new windowwas 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) in the Faculty of Civil Engineering.

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, opens an external URL in a new window was assigned to the Institute of Solid State Electronics (E362) in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology 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, 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.

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, 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 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 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, 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, 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 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.

Univ.Prof. Dipl.Ing. Dr.-Ing. Walter Michael Weber , opens an external URL in a new windowwas 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 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 , opens an external URL in a new windowfield 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

Univ.Prof. PhD Pavol Cerny, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor of Computer Aided Verification at TU Wien with effect from 2 Setember 2019. He is assigned to the Institute of Logic and Computation, opens an external URL in a new window (E192) of the Faculty of Informatics at TU Wien.

Pavol Cerny received his DEA Diplom at the École normale supérieure (ENS) in Paris. After some research stays abroad  e.g. at NEC Laboratories America or Microsoft Research India, he received his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania (USA) on the subject of "Software Model Checking for Confidentiality, opens an external URL in a new window" in 2009. Afterwards he moved to Austria, doing PostDoc research at the IST Austria (2009 - 2012). In 2013, he moved back to the USA and became an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, USA for Computer Science.

He is professor at the Research Unit for Formal Methods in Systems Engineering, opens an external URL in a new window (E192-04). His research focuses on computer-aided verification and here, program synthesis.

Associate Prof. Dipl.Ing. Dr.techn. Angelika Psenner , opens an external URL in a new windowwas 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 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 development, 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).

JULY 2019

Univ.Prof.Dipl.Ing. Dr.techn. Ruth Birner-Grünberger, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as Professor of Multimodal Analytical Chemistry at TU Wien with effect from 1 July 2019. She is assigned to the Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics, opens an external URL in a new window (E164) of the Faculty of Technical Chemistry at TU Wien.

Ruth Birner-Grünberger received her doctorate in "Phosphatidylethanolamine - a key lipid of yeast mitochondria, opens an external URL in a new window" in 2002 at the Graz University of Technology and obtained her Venia Docendi, thus qualifying her to teach in the field of "Biochemistry"  in the year 2007. She became Associate Professor there in 2011 and Coordinator of the Omics Cente Graz, opens an external URL in a new window in 2013. Between 2016 and 2018, she was a visiting professor at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, at UC Berkeley, USA and at ETH Zürich, Switzerland.

She is Head of the Research Unit of Instrumental and Imaging Analytical Chemistry, opens an external URL in a new window (E164-01). Her research focuses on proteomes, in particular the lipid metabolism, as well as the application of mass spectrometry in this research area. She has also the Chair of Faculty Council., opens an external URL in a new window

Associate Prof. Dipl.Ing. Dr.techn. Christian Gierl-Mayer, opens an external URL in a new window was assigned to the Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics, opens an external URL in a new window (E164), in the Faculty of Technical Chemistry of TU Wien, assuming his post as Associate Professor, with effect from 1 July 2019.

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 "?".

He is Head of the Research Group for Powder Metallurgy, opens an external URL in a new window at the Research Unit of Chemical Technologies(E164-03) .

Univ.Prof. Dr. Ivan Izmestiev, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed University Professor of Differential Geometry at TU Wien with effect from 1 July 2019. He is assigned to the Institute of Discrete Mathematics and Geometry, opens an external URL in a new window (E104) of the Faculty of Mathematics and Geoinformation at TU Wien.

Ivan Izmestiev received his doctorate in "Geometry of manifolds with regular torus action, opens an external URL in a new window" at the Lomonosov Moscow State University (Victor M. Buchstaber) in 2001. Between 2005 and 2015, he worked at the Freie Universität Berlin and TU Berlin as a postdoctoral researcher and in 2011 he obtained his venia docenid with the habilitation "Discrete Hilbert-Einstein functional and rigidity, opens an external URL in a new window". Between 2015 and 2019, he worked as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

He is Head of the Research Unit of Differential Geometry and Geometric Structures, opens an external URL in a new window (E104-03). His research topics are questions on differential geometry, hyperbolic geometry and discrete curvature.

JUNE 2019

Associate Prof. Diplom-Statistiker Klaus Nordhausen, PhD, opens an external URL in a new window was assigned to the 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 of TU Wien, assuming his post as Associate Professor with effect from 1 June 2019.

In 2003, he graduated from TU Dortmund in Statistics. He then moved to Finland and, in 2008, was awarded his doctorate in Biometrics, at the University of Tampere, for his thesis "On invariant coordinate selection and non-parametric analysis of multivariate data, opens an external URL in a new window". After ten years at the University of Tampere, he moved to the University of Turku in 2013, also in Finland. 2017 he applied for a tenure-track position on the topic of "Computational Statistics" at TU Wien, which he successfully completed in 2019. 

Since 2017, he has been working at TU Wien in the Research Unit for Computational Statistics, opens an external URL in a new window (E105-06).

Univ.Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Aleksandr Ovsianikov, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor of 3D Printing and Biofabrication at TU Wien with effect from 1 June 2019. He is a member of the Institute of Materials Science and Technology, opens an external URL in a new window (E308) in the Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at TU Wien.

In 2008, Aleksandr Ovsianikov was awarded his doctorate at the Laser Zentrum Hanover (summa cum laude) of the University of Hanover for his thesis on "Investigation of two-photon polymerization technique for applications in photonics and biomedicine, opens an external URL in a new window". Since 2010, Aleksandr Ovsianikov has been with the Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) Group at TU Wien. In 2012, he obtained an ERC Starting Grant, followed by an ERC Consolidator Grant. He obtained his Venia Docendi in 2017, thus qualifying him to teach in the field of Additive Manufacturing. His postdoctoral (habilitation) thesis focused on "Additive manufacturing technologies for biomedical applications, opens an external URL in a new window".
Together with a publisher-team he is responsible for a key publication in the specific field “3D Printing and Biofabrication", opens an external URL in a new window. Besides, he is co-founder and head of research of the TU Wien spin-off  "UpNano GmbH, opens an external URL in a new window", aiming at the commercialization of high-resolution 3D printing and bioprinting. The company was honored with several prices and was Start-Up of the year 2019, opens an external URL in a new window [article in German].  

He is Head of the 3D Printing and Biofabrication Research Group, opens an external URL in a new window in the Research Unit Polymer and Composite Materials (308-02). Moreover he is member of the Austrian Cluster for Tissue Regeneration, opens an external URL in a new window and was elected to the board of directors of the "International Society fo Biofabrication", opens an external URL in a new window.

 

APRIL 2019

Associate Prof. Mag. Dr.rer.nat. Andreas Farnleitner, MSc.Tox, opens an external URL in a new window. was appointed as Associate Professor in the Institute of Chemical Engineering (E166) in the Faculty of Technical Chemistry at TU Wien, with effect from 1 April 2019.

Andreas Farnleitner studied Microbiology and Ecology at the University of Vienna before moving to TU Wien. In 1999, he was awarded his doctorate for his thesis on "Development, adaptation and optimisation of molecular biological and physiological approaches to solutions for environmental analytical questions from the field of aquatic microbiology, opens an external URL in a new window". He also completed his postgraduate studies in Toxicology at the MedUni Vienna (Msc.Tox.). After spending several periods abroad, including at the University of Bangor (UK), TU Berlin and the Netherlands Institute of Sea Research, he successfully applied for a tenure-track position in 2016 on the topic of "Microbiology and toxicology in water and health". In 2017, he obtained his venia docendi, thus qualifying him to teach "Environmental Microbiology", for his habilitation on "New approaches to the analysis of microbiological water quality: from biomolecule to ecosystem, opens an external URL in a new window".

He is Head of the Research Group for Environmental Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics, opens an external URL in a new window at the Research Unit of Biochemical Technology (E166-05) and Head of the Water and Health Research Centre, opens an external URL in a new window at TU Wien. He is also Head of the Water Quality and Health Service Unit in the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Microbiology at Karl Landsteiner University in Krems.

Associate Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.tech. Josef Füssl, opens an external URL in a new window was assigned to the Institute for Mechanics of Materials and Structures, opens an external URL in a new window (E202) in the Faculty of Civil Engineering at TU Wien, assuming his post as Associate Professor, with effect from 1 April 2019.

Josef Füssl studied Engineering at TU Wien and was awarded his doctorate in 2010 for his thesis on "Material modelling of asphalt, micromechanics, opens an external URL in a new window". After spending time abroad at the University of Oxford, he obtained venia docendi in 2017, thus qualifying him to teach "Material Simulation and Structural Mechanics," for his habilitation on "New approaches for computer-aided mechanical modelling of wood, asphalt and paving reinforcements, opens an external URL in a new window". In 2018, he received an FWF START award for the topic of "Making wood calculable using computer-assisted methods, opens an external URL in a new window".

He is Head of Research Unit of Simulation of Materials and Structures, opens an external URL in a new window (E202-02). He is also a faculty member of the "Center for Geometry and Computational Design, opens an external URL in a new window" and PI in the "Advanced Computational Design" special research programme (SFB), which was approved in 2019.

Associate Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Bernhard Hofko, opens an external URL in a new window was assigned to the Institute of Transportation, opens an external URL in a new window (E230) in the Faculty of Civil Engineering at TU Wien, assuming his post as Associate Professor, with effect from 1 April 2019.

Bernhard Hofko studied Civil Engineering at TU Wien, where he was awarded his doctorate in 2011 for his thesis on "Towards an enhanced characterisation of the behaviour of hot mix asphalt under cyclic dynamic compressive loading, opens an external URL in a new window". Since 2011, he has been Head of the Highways Laboratory at the Institute of Transportation. In 2015, he began his tenure-track position as Assistant Professor. After spending time abroad as a Max Kade Fellow at the University of California, Davis, he obtained his venia docendi in 2017, thus qualifying him to teach "road construction", with his habilitation on "Characterization of bituminous bound material, opens an external URL in a new window". In 2019 he successfully completed his tenure-track position.

He currently works in the Research Unit of Straßenwesen, opens an external URL in a new window (E230-03).

MARCH 2019

Associate Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Michael Feischl , opens an external URL in a new window was assigned to the Institute of Analysis and Scientific Computing, opens an external URL in a new window (E101) in the Faculty of Mathematics and Geoinformation at TU Wien, assuming his post as Associate Professor with effect from 1 March 2019.

Michael Feischl studied Technical Mathematics at TU Wien and completed his studies in 2012. In 2015, he was awarded a doctorate by Prof. Praetorius for his thesis on "Rate optimality of adaptive algorithms, opens an external URL in a new window". He then moved abroad: first to Australia (University of New South Wales, Sydney) and then to Germany (KIT Karlsruhe and University of Bonn). Most recently, he was a W2 professor at the University of Bonn.

Since 2019, he has returned to work at TU Wien in the Research Unit Numerical Analysis, opens an external URL in a new window (E101-02]. His research specialises in numerical methods for partial differential equations.

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Iva Kovacic, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor of Integral Planning at TU Wien with effect from 1 March 2019. She is assigned to the Institute of Interdisciplinary Construction Process Management, opens an external URL in a new window (E234) in the Faculty of Civil Engineering.

Iva Kovacic studied Architecture at TU Wien and was employed as architct at various architectural offices in Vienna and Munich. In part-time she completed her postgraduate studies in Construction Project Management at the Bauhaus University, Weimar. After finishing her studies, she has been associated with the Institute of Interdisciplinary Construction Process Management since 2002, where she was awarded her doctorate in 2005 for her thesis on "Developing strategies for sustainable planning: building as a dynamic system, opens an external URL in a new window". In 2016, she obtained the venia docendi, thus qualifying her to teach in the area of "Integral Planning" with her habilitation on "Advances in integrated building design and planning methodology: exploratory studies for the optimisation of people - process - technology interaction in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry, opens an external URL in a new window".

She is Head of the Research Unit for Integral Construction Planning and Industrial Building, opens an external URL in a new window (E324- 02), member and Principal Investigator within the Coooperation Centre at GCD - The Center for Geometry and Computational Design, opens an external URL in a new window and leading researcher of the FWF Special Research Programmes (SRP) “Advanced Computational Design“. She is also the spokesperson for the group of professors in the Senate, opens an external URL in a new window for the period 2019-2022.

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Mag.phil. Dr.phil. Peter Mörtenböck, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor of Visual Culture with effect from 1 March 2019. He is assigned to the Institute of Art and Design, opens an external URL in a new window (E264) in the Faculty of Architecture and Planning at TU Wien.

Peter Mörtenböck studied architecture at TU Wien and psychology at the University of Vienna. Together with Helge Mooshammer he works as curator and researcher in the area of architecture since more than 20 years, e.g. they are both responsible for the Austrian contribution to the Biennale Architettura 2020, opens an external URL in a new window. Since 1997 he has been at TU Wien. 1998 he received a Schroedinger grant and 2000 a guest professorship for visual arts at the University of Art and Design Linz. After obtaining his habilitation, thus qualifying him to teach in the area of Cultural History with his postdoctoral thesis on "Die virtuelle Dimension : Architektur, Subjektivität und Cyberspace, opens an external URL in a new window" (TU Graz), he was offered a professorship for media aesthetics at the University of Paderborn, which he rejected (he acted there as deputy professor in 2002). VFrom 2005 to 2007, he was a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London. 2018 and 2019 he was offered again professorships at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the University of Applied Arts Vienna.

He is Head of the Research Unit for Visual Culture, opens an external URL in a new window (E264-03) and since 2015 member and rapporteur of COST activities in his research field.

Associate Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Schulte, 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) in the Faculty of Informatics at TU Wien, assuming his position as Associate Professor with effect from 1 March 2019.

Stefan Schulte graduated from the University of Oldenburg in 2006 with a Master's in Economics and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. He also has a "Master's in Information Technology" awarded by the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. In 2010, he was awarded his doctorate (summa cum laude) at TU Darmstadt for his thesis on "Web service discovery based on semantic information: query formulation and adaptive matchmaking, opens an external URL in a new window" in the Computer Science Service Unit. He then became Head of the "Service-Oriented Computing" Research Group at TU Darmstadt. In 2011, Stefan Schulte moved to TU Wien thus successfully having applied for the tenure-track position "Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems", which he successfully completed in 2019. In 2018, he obtained his Venia Docendi, thus qualifying him to teach, in Computer Science with his habilitation on "Adaptive resource and task scheduling for the industrial internet, opens an external URL in a new window".

He is a team member of the Research Unit Distributed Systems, opens an external URL in a new window (E194-02). Since January 2020, he has been Vice Dean of Academic Affairs, opens an external URL in a new window for the Faculty for Informatics at TU Wien.

FEBRUARY 2019

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Azra Korjenic, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed as University Professor of Ecological Construction Technologies at TU Wien with effect from 1 February 2019. She is part of the Institute of Material Technology, Building Physics and Building Ecology, opens an external URL in a new window (E207) in the Faculty of Civil Engineering.

Azra Korjenic, born in Sarajevo (Bosnien and Herzegowina), studied Civil Engineering at TU Wien and was awarded her doctorate in 2003 for her thesis on "Application of building simulation for the evaluation of renovation concepts, opens an external URL in a new window" at the Institute of Building Construction and Technology. In 2012, she obtained her qualification to teach (venia docendi) in the field of "Building Physics" with her habilitation on "Methodical approaches to improving energy efficiency in the building sector - further development of the calculation rules, validation and practical implementation, opens an external URL in a new window". Since 2013, she has been Associate Professor in the Institute of Building Construction and Technology in the Research Unit for Building Physics and Sound Insulation. She is (together with Univ. Prof. Thomas Bednar und Sebastian Zilles) winner of the Best Lecture Award 2018, opens an external URL in a new window for the course "Building Physics".

At the Institute of Material Technology, Building Physics and Building Ecology, she is Head of the Research Unit for Ecological Building Technologies, opens an external URL in a new window (E207-03). She is also a member of the Committee on Equal Treatment at TU Wien.