TU Graz/

Research and Technology Advisory Committee

The Research and Technology Advisory Committee (R&T Advisory Committee) is the technology, research and science policy organ of strategic advice of Graz University of Technology. The committee supports the University in the general strategic planning of the R&T activities with respect to quality assurance, external impact, lobbying and networking.

Topics

  • R&T orientation/ profile of Graz University of Technology
  • Balance between applied research and knowledge-oriented basic research
  • Profile of the education at Graz University of Technology
  • Cooperation strategies
  • Integration into international research activities
  • Internal promotional and funding programmes
  • Advice regarding quality assurance measures. 

 

 

Contact

Research & Technology House
Mandellstraße 9/II
8010 Graz, Austria

Mario FALLAST
Dipl.-Ing.
Phone: +43 316 873 6038
mario.fallastnoSpam@tugraz.at

Members

Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Franz Michael ANDROSCH

voestalpine

Education:

1986 Masters degree in chemical engineering, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
1991 PhD in engineering sciences from Vienna University of Technology

Professional career voestalpine:

1984 – 1990 Research engineer for metallic coatings 1
990 – 2003 Head of the department for organic coatings and plastic hybrids
2003 – 2006 Technical customer assistance and product manager/quality control
2006 – 2014 Vice President Research & Development in the Business Unit Coil
seit 2014 Senior Vice President Research & Development and Innovation voestalpine group

Professional Competence:

Leadership, strategy
R&D, innovationmanagement
Steel and steel processing
Raw materials technology and process technology
Coatings, corrosion

Prof. Dr. Barbara HAERING

econcept AG

Studies:

2016 Professor at the University of Lausanne (Professeure titulaire)
2009 Honoree Doctorate of the University of Lausanne; Dr. h. c. rer. pol.
1993–1996 Doctorate in Environmental Sciences; Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland; Dr. sc. nat.
1977–1999 Post-graduate studies in regional planning; Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich; Dipl. Raumplanerin ETH/NDS  
1972–1977 Studies in Environmental Sciences; Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich; Dipl. Natw. ETH    

Professional and Academic Career:

since 2016 Professeure titulaire, Université de Lausanne
since 1997 Chair of the board of directors of econcept Inc., Zurich, Switzerland
1980–1993 Independent research and consulting for INFRAS Inc., Zurich, Switzerland

Elisabeth J. NÖSTLINGER-JOCHUM

ORF

Education:  

Communication sciences, University of Salzburg
Management coaching, media coaching, University of Innsbruck, Institute of Communication in the Professional Field

Professional Career:  

Freelance culture and science journalist with various newspapers
since 1988, permanent member of the ORF science editorial staff
since 2000, producer of the radio programme Das Salzburger Nachtstudio
since 2004, science editor since 2006, producer of CityScienceTalk
since 2006, lecturer in media competence at Medical University of Vienna

Awards:  

2002 Austrian national prize for scientific writing
2008 Austrian national prize for educational journalism

Professional Competence:

Science journalism in print and electronic media
Professional knowledge communication

Dipl.-Ing. Stefan ROHRINGER, MSc

Infineon Technologies Austria AG

Education:  

1988 Degree in Computer Science (Diplom-Ingenieur der Informatik) at Technischen Universität Wien
1990 Master of Science, Computer Science, State University of Delaware

Professional Career:

1988 - 1994 Software developer expert systems, Siemens Österreich
1994 - 1998 Team leader development, Siemens Österreich
since 1999 Head of the reserach and development site Graz, Infineon Technologies Austria
since 2018 Deputy CTO, Infineon Technologies Austria

Professional Competence:

Leadership, R&D
Innovation management
Cooperations

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Karl ROSE

Strategy Lab GmbH and University of Graz

Education:  

studied petroleum sciences

Professional Career:  

25 years with Royal Dutch Shell, lastly as chief strategist
since February 2010, Senior fellow, World Energy Council, London, and as such
Head of Development of Global Energy Scenarios 2050
since April 2010, establishment of Strategy Lab GmbH, Vienna
since August 2010, Professor of strategic management and applied business administration, University of Graz

Professional Competence:

Petroleum sciences
Business administration and strategic management
Energy and safety

Prof. Dr. Stefan ROTH

TU Darmstadt

Studies:

1996–2001 Studies in Computer Engineering (Technischen Informatik), University of Mannheim
2001 Diplom-Informatiker, University of Mannheim
2001–2007 Studies in Computer Science, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
2003 Masters degree in Computer Science, Brown University
2007 Ph.D. in Computer Science, Brown University

Professional Career:

2007–2013 Assistant Professor of Computer Science, TU Darmstadt
since 2013 Professor of Computer Science, TU Darmstadt
since 2019 Chair of the Department of Computer Science, TU Darmstadt

Awards:

2010 Olympus-Preis der Deutschen Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Mustererkennung (DAGM)
2012 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Preis der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
2013 ERC Starting Grant
2020 ERC Consolidator Grant
several publication and expert prices

Professional Competence:

Computer Vision
Machine Learning
Artificial Intelligence

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang A. Wall

Technical University of Munich

Education:  

Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering), University of Innsbruck
1999 Ph.D., University of Stuttgart

Professional Career:  

1999–2003 Vice head of Institute of Structural Mechanics, Uni Stuttgart
since 2003 Full Professor (Ordinarius) for Computational Mechanics & Founding Director of the Institute for Computational Mechanics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, TUM Germany
2010–2012 Founding Director of the Munich School of Engineering
2011 Co-Founder of company AdCo EngineeringGW GmbH 
since 2011 Member of Advisory Council of TUM Institute for Advanced Studies
since 2013 President of German Association for Computational Mechanics

Awards:

a.o. 2008 Fellow Award of IACM
2012 IACM Computational Mechanics Award
2013 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz medal and several teaching awards

Professional Competence:  

Engineering Sciences
Computational Methods in Applied Science and Engineering
Science and University management / politics

Dr. Peter J. Winzer

Education:

1998: Ph.D. in Electrical engineering, Vienna University of Technology
2003: Habilitation, Vienna University of Technology

Professional career Bell Labs:

Since 2000: focusing on various aspects of high-bandwidth fiber-optic communication systems, including Raman amplification, advanced optical modulation formats, multiplexing schemes, and receiver concepts, digital signal processing and coding, as well as on robust network architectures for dynamic data services. Head of the Optical Transmission Systems and Networks Research Department at Bell Labs in Holmdel, NJ.
2009: Program Chair of the European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC)
2015 + 2017: Program Chair and General Chair of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC).

Awards:

1996: GIT-Award of the Austrian Electrotechnical Society
1996: Award of the Austrian Ministry of Science
2009: ASCINA Award for Principal Investigators