New Professors since 2019

JUNE 2020:

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

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 tenur 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".

MAY 2020:

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 postdoctoral theses 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 at the Institute of Energy Systems and Thermodynamics.

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 in Hannover 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. Since winter 1996 he is employed at TU Wien and in 2005 he was honoured with an award from the Wirtschaftskammer Wien for an industrial- related project.

2006 he obtained his habilitation, thus qualifiying him to teach in the area of Physical Chemistry of the Atmosphere, with his postdoctoral thesis "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 was 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 at the Institute of Materials Chemistry. Besides he is president of the Chemical-Physical Society , opens an external URL in a new window(CPG), opens an external URL in a new window.

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". Between 1988 and 1991, he spent two years abroad at Washington State University (USA) and then at Stanford University (USA) with the Nobel Prize winner, Henry Tauber. In 1994, he obtained his habilitation, thus qualifying him to teach, with his postdoctoral thesis on "Synthesis and reactivity of 4-cyclopentadienone ruthenium complexes, opens an external URL in a new window" in the field of Organometallic Chemistry.

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. His scientific home is based in the Research Group for Organometal Chemistry and Catalysis, opens an external URL in a new window.

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 (E192) in the Faculty of Informatics.

Laura Kovacs studied at the West University of Timişoara. She subsequently moved to Austria and 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 postdoctoral thesis (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.

Since 2016 she is back to TU Wien, where she is Head of the Research Unit Formal Methods in Systems Engineering, opens an external URL in a new window. 2018, she was awarded an ERC Proof of Concept Grant.

 

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". 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 career 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 postdoctoral thesis (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 (TU-D)., opens an external URL in a new window

Univ. Prof, opens an external URL in a new window. 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". Her postdoctoral thesis (habilitation) was on the topic of "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.; 2016-17 she was Visiting Prof. at the Vanderbilt University (Nashville, US) and is leading the research group Omics Technologies. Since 2018 she is Head of the Mass Spectrometric Bio and Polymer Analytics Research Group, opens an external URL in a new window, now part of the Research Unit of Instrumental and Imaging Analytical Chemistry of the Insitute, 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 (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". His postdoctoral thesis (habilitation) was 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 Databases and Artificial Intelligence, opens an external URL in a new window. He is also Vice Dean of the Faculty of Informatics, opens an external URL in a new window.

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 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 a 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 postdoctoral thesis (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 of Structural Analysis and Experimental Mechanic, opens an external URL in a new windows and the Laboratory for Macroscopic Material Testing, opens an external URL in a new window  of TU Wien.

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 career position in "Epitaxy of advanced optoelectronic nanostructures", which he successfully completed in 2020. In 2019, he also obtained habilitation, and thus his qualification to teach, with a postdoctoral thesis on "Growth of intersubband optoelectronic devices, opens an external URL in a new window".

In 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) 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. 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 Professor of Lightweight Design at TU Wien as of 1 October 2019. She is assigned to the Institute for Lightweight Design and Structural Biomechanics (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 in "Free-Surface Flows in Shape Optimization of Extrusion Dies, opens an external URL in a new window" in 2011 and he obtained her habilitation, opens an external URL in a new window, thus qualifying her to teach in the area of Lightweight Design, with her postdoctoral thesis on "CAD-Conforming Finite Element Methods in Engineering Design" in 2016. Since the completion of her PhD thesis in the area of the numerical design of primary manufacturing processes 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 Head of Research Unit of Lightweight Design, opens an external URL in a new window (on leave). Her current research field is modelling, simulation and numerical design of components and production processes.

 

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

Ekaterina Fokina comes from Novosibirsk (Akademgorodok), where she studied at the State University of Novosibirsk. As a doctoral student, she spent a 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, and in 2013, she obtained habilitation, and thus became qualified to teach, with her postdoctoral thesis 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 her thesis (recognistion-related) on the topic of "Algorithmic properties of equivalence relations".

She is based in the Research Unit Computational Logic, opens an external URL in a new window. 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 Professor of Machine Learning at TU Wien as of 01/10/2019. He is assigned to the Institute of Information Systems Engineering (E194) of the Faculty of Informatics at TU Wien.

Thomas Gärtner studied at the University of Bonn and he received his doctorate there in "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 a Professor of Data Science at the University of Nottingham.

Her is Head of the Research Unit of Machine Learning, opens an external URL in a new window. His current research field is efficient and effective machine learning and data mining algorithms.

Univ.Prof. Dipl.Ing. Univ. Dr.-Ing.Prof. Walter Michael Weber , opens an external URL in a new windowwas appointed as Professor of Nanoelectronics at TU Wien as of 01/10/2019. He is assigned to the Institute of Solid State Electronics (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 researched 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 professor at the Research Unit of Solid State Electronics, opens an external URL in a new window. His field of research, opens an external URL in a new window 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 Professor of Computer Aided Verification at TU Wien as of 2 Setember 2019. He is assigned to the Institute of Logic and Computation (E192) of the Faculty of Informatics at TU Wien.

Pavol Cerny received his doctorate in "Software Model Checking for Confidentiality, opens an external URL in a new window" at the University of Pennsylvania, USA in 2009. He carried out research at IST Austria between 2009 and 2012. In 2013, he became an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, USA for Computer Science.

He is professor at the Research Unit of Formal Methods in Systems Engineering, opens an external URL in a new window. 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 appointed as Associate Professor of Urban Design at the Institute of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture (E260) in the Faculty of Architecture and Planning at TU Wien with effect from 1 September 2019.

Angelika Psenner comes from Bolzano, Italy, and 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 habilitation in 2019, thus qualifying her to teach, for her postdoctoral thesis on "Urban developmen, opens an external URL in a new windowt". 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.

JULY 2019:

Associate Prof. Ezio Bartocci , opens an external URL in a new windowwas appointed as Associate Professor in the Institute of Computer Engineering (E191) in the Faculty of Informatics at TU Wien with effect from 1 July 2019.

Ezio Bartocci studied Computer Science, specialising in Bioinformatics, at the University of Camerino in Italy, where he was also awarded his doctorate in 2009 for his thesis on "Complex systems and information sciences". After a period abroad at the N.Y. State University in the Department of Computer Science, he moved to TU Wien in 2012 as a University Assistant. In 2014, he successfully applied for a career position on the topic of "Medical cyber-physical systems", which he successfully completed as Associate Professor in June 2019. In 2018, he also obtained his Venia Docendi, qualifying him to teach "Computer Science" for his postdoctoral thesis (habilitation) on "Formal analysis of cyber-physical systems, opens an external URL in a new window".

In the Institute of Computer Engineering, he is assigned to the Research Unit Cyber-Physical Systems, opens an external URL in a new window.

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 as of 01/07/2019. She is assigned to the Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics (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. 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. Christian Gierl-Mayer, opens an external URL in a new window was assigned to the Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics (E164), within the Faculty of Technical Chemistry 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 career 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 habilitation during the course of his career position.

At the Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics, he is Head of the Powder Metallurgy Research Group, opens an external URL in a new window within the Research Unit Inorganic Technologies.

Univ.Prof. Dr. Ivan Izmestiev, opens an external URL in a new window was appointed Professor of Differential Geometry at TU Wien as of 01/07/2019. He is assigned to the Institute of Discrete Mathematics and Geometry (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 also qualified as a lecturer there with the topic of "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. 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 appointed as Associate Professor of Computational Statistics at TU Wien with effect from 1 June 2019. He is assigned to the Institute of Logic and Computation (E192) in the Faculty of Informatics of TU Wien.

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.

Since 2017, he has been working at TU Wien in the Research Unit Computational Statistics, opens an external URL in a new window of the Institute of Logic and Computation.

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 (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 at the Institute of Materials Science and Technology. 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". 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 career position in 2016 on the topic of "Microbiology and taxicology in water and health". In 2017, he obtained habilitation, thus qualifying him to teach, for his postdoctoral thesis 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 Environmental Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics Research Group, opens an external URL in a new window at the Institute of Chemical Engineering and Head of the Water and Health Research Centre 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 appointed as Associate Professor in the Institute for Mechanics of Materials and Structures (E202) in the Faculty of Civil Engineering at TU Wien, assuming his post on 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". After spending time abroad at the University of Oxford, he obtained habilitation in 2017, thus qualifying him to teach in the area for Material Simulation and Structural Mechanics, for his postdoctoral thesis 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 the Materials and Structural Simulation Service Unit, opens an external URL in a new window. 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 appointed as Associate Professor in the Institute of Transportation (E230) in the Faculty of Civil Engineering at TU Wien 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". Since 2011, he has been Head of the Highways Laboratory at the Institute of Transportation. In 2015, he began his career position as Assistant Professor. After spending time abroad as a Max Kade Fellow at the University of California, Davis, he obtained habilitation in 2017, thus qualifying him to teach, for his postdoctoral thesis on "Characterization of bituminous bound material, opens an external URL in a new window".

He currently works in the Research Unit of Straßenwesen, opens an external URL in a new window.

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 (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". 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, opens an external URL in a new window Numerical Analysis, opens an external URL in a new window. 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 (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".

In 2016, she obtained habilitation, thus qualifying her to teach in the area of Integral Planning with her postdoctoral thesis 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 Integral Construction Planning and Industrial Building, opens an external URL in a new window in the Institute of Interdisciplinary Construction Process Management, 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 (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 responisble 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 Visual Culture Research Unit , opens an external URL in a new windowat the Institute of Art and Design 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 (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 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 and successfully applied for the career 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 postdoctoral thesis (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 of the Institute of Information Systems Engineering. Since January 2020, he has been Vice Dean of the Faculty of Informatics, opens an external URL in a new window 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 (E207) in the Faculty of Civil Engineering.

Azra Korjenic 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" at the Institute of Building Construction and Technology. In 2012, she obtained her habilitation, and thus her qualification to teach in the field of "Building Physics" with her postdoctoral thesis 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.

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