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Lead Projects at TU Graz

TU Graz awards special funding for multidisciplinary lead projects. By supporting such basic research projects, outstanding top research areas are further developed and the research profile of TU Graz is enhanced.

TU Graz has funded four lead projects so far.

Further information on call for proposals and granting of lead projects


In the multidisciplinary lead project DigiBioTech , researchers from the biosciences, process engineering and computer science want to massively increase efficiency in the development of new enzymes and process optimization. This should even enable the breakdown of forever chemicals.

Coordination: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Robert KOURIST

More information on the lead project

Porous Materials @ Work for Sustainability

In the lead project Porous Materials @ Work, a multidisciplinary consortium consisting of TU Graz researchers from the areas of physics, chemistry, materials sciences, electronics and biotechnology is working on improving the fundamental understanding and developing new applications of porous materials.

Coordination: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Paolo FALCARO

Website of the lead project

Mechanics, Modeling and Simulation of Aortic Dissection

In this lead project, TU Graz researchers from biomechanical-, civil-, electrical-, and mechanical engineering, computer science, mathematics, and physics are applying themselves to the further development of computer simulation of aortic dissections.

Coordination: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerhard A. HOLZAPFEL and Univ.-Prof. Dr. Katrin ELLERMANN

Website of the Lead Project

Dependable Internet of Things in Adverse Environments

The lead project brought together top TU Graz researchers from computer science and electrical and information engineering in order to provide the scientific foundations for an Internet of Things (IoT) that works dependably and that is resilient against failures and attacks.

Coordination: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Kay RÖMER

Website of the Lead Project