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Doctoral School of Electrical Engineering

The Doctoral School of Electrical Engineering at TU Graz will support you in becoming a nationally and internationally sought-after researcher. You will deal with the latest findings in electrical engineering and neighbouring specialist areas and develop them in your dissertation. In doing so, you will be able to work together with other universities, research laboratories and industry.

As part of the scientific community of the Doctoral School, the supervisor of your thesis will support you with expertise and relevant contacts. You will also exchange information about the progress and results of your thesis with teaching staff and other students.



  • You conduct research into a specialist area of electrical engineering independently.
  • You work on solutions for scientific and technological problems.
  • You make the latest findings from engineering and science utilisable.
  • Youwork together with other universities, research laboratories and industry.
  • You prepare research results, publish them and defend them.

Courses (curricular workload)

  • You build on a broad basic knowledge and specialise in the specialist field of your doctoral degree.
  • You attend specialist training courses at TU Graz and external research institutions.
  • You gather experience using the scientific methodology of engineering and science.
  • You exchange information about the progress and results of your thesis in seminars for doctoral students.

      Focus Areas

      • Automation engineering
      • Energy technology
      • Information and communication technology
      • Microelectronics
      • Electrical engineering and business
      • Interdisciplinary fields, such as biomedical engineering
      Source: Lunghammer – TU Graz
      Markus Freistätter, Source: Tafner
      Markus Freistätter, PhD student in Electrical Engineering

      The Doctoral School of Electrical Engineering is characterised by a broad range of different working fields both in basic and application-oriented research. Through close cooperation with partners from industry, opportunities often arise where results from doctoral theses can be tested in practice. My thesis deals with modelling and regulating process-engineering test rigs. What I find really exciting is its direct practical application.

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      Teaching staff and Institutes

      Teaching staff

      The following people with license to teach (venia docendi) at the doctoral school can supervise your dissertation.
      Information about the areas of expertise and publications of the teaching staff can be found on their respective business cards.

      BACHHIESL, Udo
      Assoc.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

      BAUER, Robert
      Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Priv.-Doz.

      BIRO, Oszkar
      Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

      DOURDOUMAS, Nicolaos
      Em.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

      FICKERT, Lothar
      Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

      HOFER, Anton
      Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. tit.Univ.-Prof.

      HORN, Martin
      Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

      KÖFLER, Hansjörg
      Ao.Univ.-Prof.i.R. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. tit.Univ.-Prof.

      MAGELE, Christian
      Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

      MUHR, Hans Michael
      Em.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Dr.h.c.

      MÜTZE, Annette
      Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing.

      PACK, Stephan
      Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

      PREIS, Kurt
      Ao.Univ.-Prof.i.R. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

      RENHART, Werner
      Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

      RENNER, Herwig
      Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

      RENTMEISTER, Manfred
      Em.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

      SAKULIN, Manfred
      Ao.Univ.-Prof.i.R. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

      SCHICHLER, Uwe
      Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing.

      SILLABER, Alfons
      Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Priv.-Doz. tit.Univ.-Prof.

      STIGLER, Heinrich
      Univ.-Prof. Mag.rer.soc.oec. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

      SUMEREDER, Christof
      Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Priv.-Doz.

      WOSCHITZ, Rudolf
      Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.


      The following institutes are associated with the Doctoral School of Electrical Engineering.
      Information about the publications and projects from each institute can be obtained by viewing their respective business cards.