Excellence in Teaching

We are glad to pronouce that Barbara Siegmund made it into the final round of the Prize for Excellence in Teaching. The prize is awarded to a maximum of three teachers who demonstrate an outstanding level of commitment, an excellent didactic concept and above all who succeed in motivating their students.

Invited lectures 

Erich Leitner gave invited lectures at the Food Safety Summit 2018 in Mumbai, India (26th October) and in Singapore (29th October) on the European perspective on food safety and analytical strategies and on mineral oil contamination in food at the Analytica China in Shanghai (1st November).

Awards and Prizes

Young Researcher Competition Award 2018 Bernhard Müller won the first prize in the Young Researcher Competition organized in the frame of the RILEM 253-MCI Conference held in Toulouse (France) for his paper and presentation on “Optical pH Imaging of Concrete Exposed to Chemically Corrosive Environments”.

Leslie S. Ettre Award 2018 Andrea Walzl recieved the Leslie S. Ettre Award at the 42nd International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography and 15th GCxGC Symposium held in Riva del Garda, Italy. 'The Leslie Ettre award is presented to a scientist 35 years old or younger who presented the most interesting original research in capillary gas chromatography with an emphasis on environmental and food safety.' (

Peter B. Czedik-Eysenberg-Award 2018 Andrea Jurek received the Peter B. Czedik-Eysenberg-Preis 2018. This prize is awarded every two years by the working party 'Food chemistry, cosmetics and commodities'  within the Austrian Chemical Society. This award is dedicated to young researchers for their scientific publications in one of these research areas. The award ceremony took place on the occasion of the Austrian Food Chemistry Days 2018, which were held in April 2018 at Schloss Seggau (Leibnitz). Andrea presented her research during the awarding ceremony. The prize was awarded for the following papers:
- A. Jurek, E. Leitner. (2015) Food Additives & Contaminants: Part A 32:8, pages 1331-1342 .
- A. Jurek, E. Leitner. (2017) Food Additives & Contaminants: Part A 34:7, pages 1225-1238. 

Student Project Competition 2017 Silvia Zieger won the first prize in the Student Project Competition organized in the frame of the 10th Advanced Study Course on Optical Chemical Sensors – ASCOS2017: Biochemical sensors in medicine. The summer school was held in Trest (Czech Republic). 

Best Talk Award

Philipp Sulzer’s talk with title 'Monitoring oxygen concentration in organic solvents during pressured flow chemistry reactions’ won the prize for the ‘Best Talk’ at the DocDays Chemistry 2018 held between April 4 and April 5, 2018 in Graz.

Best Student Poster Presentation

Bernhard Müller’s poster presentation with the title “Monitoring of metabolic parameters of mammal cell cultures in microfluidic devices using integrated optical chemical sensors” was awarded at the ECI conference on Single Use Technologies II which was held between May 7 – May 10, 2018 in Tomar (Portugal).

Best Poster Award

Thomas Lehner’s poster with title 'Characterisation of flavour compounds of mangoes in the course of ripening and maturation’ won the prize for the ‘Best Poster’ at the Austrian Food Chemistry Days 2018 which were held between April 25 and April 27, 2018 in Schloss Seggau (Leibnitz).


Recent Graduates of 'Food Chemistry and Technology'

Congratulations to the recent Graduates of Life Long Learning Course „Food Chemistry and Technology“: 15 persons successfully completed the TU Graz Life Long Learning Course „Food Chemistry and Technology“. The attendees from Austrian (food) companies joined us for the last 2 semesters and attended lectures, seminars and excursions on several topics with food chemistry and technology. The solemn presentation of the certificates took place on October 20, 2017 in the presence of the vice-rector Detlef Heck and the dean of our faculty Frank Uhlig. Congratulations!

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