The Graz University of Technology commits itself to implementing the United Nations Agenda 2030 for a sustainable development. The work of the faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Geodesy in teaching and research presently delivers the following contributions to specific goals of development, as listed below:

Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

  • Battery materials, Solar cells, Power electronics, Fuel cell membranes [Physics]
  • Fusion plasma physics (EURO-Fusion), 2nd Generation Bio-Fuels  [Physics]
  • Short time spectroscopy and reaction kinetics of energy relevant processes (e.g. photo catalysis) [Physics]

Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, Infrastructure

  • Resilient Infrastructure (e.g. Optimisation of infrastructure facilities vs.  against external influences) [Geodesy]
  • Numerical Algorithms for better energy efficiency - in co-operation with industrial enterprises [Mathematics]
  • Low-loss opto-electronics for next level information technology [Physics]
  • Peer-to-Peer processing in real time (Future Microscopy) [Physics]

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities

  • Structural Health Monitoring (automated advance warning of possible building collapses) [Geodesy]
  • Environmental sensors [Physics]
  • Optimisation methods for traffic planning (Research focus Virtual Vehicle) [Mathematics]

Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns:

  • Paper and bio-based materials, i-CVD polymerization for green materials [Physics]

Goal 13: Climate Action

  • Environmental monitoring (sea level change, forest monitoring for CO2 accounting [Geodesy]
  • Fine dust analyses [Mathematics, Physics]

Dean's Office of the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Geodesy
Petersgasse 16
8010 Graz