Manfred Ulz received his B.Sc. (2003) and M.Sc. (2005) degrees both in Mechanical Engineering and Business Economics from Graz University of Technology (TUG). In his Master’s thesis he studied the vibration control of plate-like structures at the Victoria University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia in a self-organised exchange programme. After completing his Master's degree, Mr. Ulz started his Ph.D. research in computational mechanics at Prof. Celigoj's group at the Institute of Strength of Materials, TUG. He investigated a Green-Naghdi approach to finite anisotropic rate-independent and rate-dependent thermo-plasticity in the logarithmic Lagrangian strain-entropy space.
After finishing his Ph.D. degree in 2009, Mr. Ulz spent a post-doc year at the University of California at Berkeley in the group of Prof. Papadopoulos. This time was used to get a sound introduction into statistical mechanics and atomistic-on-continuum multiscale models. In 2011 he joined the Institute of Strength of Materials, TUG again as an Assistant Professor. In 2016 Mr. Ulz successfully completed his habilitation in the field "mechanics" with a habilitation thesis on atomistic-on-continuum multiscale models. Since that time Mr. Ulz is Associate Professor at the Institute of Strength of Materials.
Mr. Ulz has authored numerous journal publications, supervised several theses and received the Award for Excellent Teaching in the category "Young Teachers" in 2014 at TUG.