Prof. Dr. techn. Dr. h.c.

Manfred Kaltenbacher

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)
Institute of Fundamentals and Theory in Electrical Engineering
Inffeldgasse 18
8010 Graz, Austria

Tel:      +43 (0) 316 / 873 - 7250
Email:   manfred.kaltenbachernoSpam@tugraz.at

1992-1999 Research and teaching assistant, Institute of Measurement Technology, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
1999-2008 Associate Professor, Department of Sensor Technology, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
2008-2012 Full Professor for Applied Mechatronics, Institute of Smart System Technologies, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
2012-2020 Full Professor for Measurement and Actuator Technology, Institute of Mechanics and Mechatronics, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
2020- Full Professor for Fundamental and Theory of Electrical Engineering, 
Head of Institute of Fundamentals and Theory in Electrical Engineering, TU Graz, Austria
1992 Diploma Degree in Electrical Engineering
Technical University Graz, Austria
1996 Doctoral Degree in Technical Science
Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
2004 Habilitation in Electrical Engineering
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Research Interests

Numerical solution of partial differential equations, modeling and numerical simulation of coupled field problems (electromagnetics, magneto-mechanics, piezoelectrics, aeroacoustics, vibro-acoustics), material models and parameter identification (combined experimental and numerical techniques), meta-materials

University Lecture Courses

Finite Elements for Coupled Field Problems, Electrodynamics, Theory of Electrical Engineering, Aeroacoustics, Theoretical Acoustics

Functions, activities, memberships

2022+ Member of Board of Directors of CISM, International Centre for Mechanical Sciences
2021+ Member of Academic Assembly of CISM, International Centre for Mechanical Sciences
2020+   Editor in Chief for Acta Acustica
2019 Doctor Honoris Causa (Dr. h.c.) from Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
2019+ President of Austrian Acoustics Association
2019-2022 Member of the board of the International Commission for Acoustics (ICA)
2017+ Member of Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)
2017+ Editorial Advisory Board of Acta Mechanica
2017+ Editor of Journal of Computational Acoustics
2015+ Member of Austrian National Committee for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics; President of this committee since 2017
2015+ Head of section Aeroacoustics of DEGA (German Acoustical Society) and member of the managing board
2013-2017 Technical program chair of Computational Acoustics of EAA (European Acoustical Association)
2011+ Associate editor Acta Acustica united with Acustica: The Journal of European Acoustics Association
1999+ Memberships: Member of IEEE Magnetics Society, International Compumag Society, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), European Acoustic Association (EAA), Austrian Association of Acoustics (AAA), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Akustik (DEGA), Gesellschaft für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik (GAMM)
1997+ Regular reviewer for numerous scientific journals (acoustics, fluid dynamics, scientific computing, applied mathematics, measurement technology) 

Publications: see at Google Scholar (‪Manfred Kaltenbacher‬ - ‪Google Scholar‬‬‬)

Supervised PhD theses

Hamideh Hassanpour Guilvaiee (2023), TU Wien, Austria
Modeling viscous and thermal effects in Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) structures using the finite element method

Rafael Engelmann (2023), TU Wien, Austria
An Investigation into Low-Frequency Aero-Vibro-Acoustic Mechanisms in Vehicles

Clemens Freidhager (2022), TU Graz, Austria
Aeroacoustics of Automotive Turbochargers

Sebastian Floss (2022), TU Wien, Austria
Mitigation of sound by micro-perforated absorbers in different types of sound fields -Design and evaluation

Stefan Gombots (2020), TU Wien, Austria
Acoustic source localization at low frequencies using microphone arrays

Philipp Seebacher (2020), TU Wien, Austria
Numerical optimization of magnetic fields for track brakes in consideration of safety requirements
for autonomous drive mode

Klaus Roppert (2020), TU Wien
Modelling and Numerical Simulation of Induction Heating Processes for Thin Steel Sheets

Jens Grabinger (2019), FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Finite Element Method for the Prediction of Flow-induced Sound Radiated from Rotating Systems

Stefan Schoder (2019), TU Wien, Austria
Aeroacoustic Analogies based on Compressible Flow Data 

Clemens Junger (2018), TU Wien, Austria
Computational aeroacoustics for the characterization of noise sources in rotating systems

Natalie Helena Schlachter (2017), TU Wien, Austria
Aeroacoustics of dual-channel mass flow measurement devices

Jochen Metzger (2017), TU Wien, Austria
Characterization of acoustic absorbers
Germano Galasso (2017), TU Wien, Austria
Modelling the nanosecond laser ablation of a silicon target

Sebastian Eiser (2016), TU Wien, Austria
An Extension to Nitsche-type Mortaring for Non-conforming Finite Elements

Stefan Hartl (2016), TU Wien, Austria
Analysis of fiber reinforced filament wound rotors

Dominik Perchtold (2016), TU Wien, Austria
Characterization of Permanent Magnets Used in Biased Chokes

Adrian Volk (2016), FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Materialdatencharakterisierung, Modellierung und numerische Simulation der Magnetostriktion in 

Kirill Shaposhnikov (2015), TU Wien, Austria
Finite Element Simulation of Piezoelectric Surface Acoustic Wave Sensors

Andreas Hauck (2015), FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Higher Order Finite Elements for Coupled and Anisotropic Field Problems

Stefan Zörner (2014), TU Wien, Austria
Numerisches Simulationsverfahren für die präzise Berechnung der menschlichen Phonation unter 
realen Bedingungen

Harald Sima (2014), TU Wien, Austria
Erhöhung der erzielbaren Speicherzeit von magnetisch gelagerten Schwungradspeichern

David Tumpold (2014), TU Wien, Austria
Modeling and Optimization Methods of an Electrostatically driven MEMS Speaker

Hendrik Husstedt (2012), AAU Klagenfurt, Austria
Messung von Magnetfeldern für das Testen von Automobilsensoren

Helmut Köck (2012), AAU Klagenfurt, Austria
Experimental and numerical study on heat transfer problems in microelectronic devices

Andreas Hüppe (2012), AAU Klagenfurt, Austria
Spectral Finite Elements for Acoustic Field Computation

Simon Triebenbacher (2011), AAU Klagenfurt, Austria
Nonmatching Grids for the Numerical Simulation of Problems from Aeroacoustics and 

Fabian Wein (2011), FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Topology Optimization of Smart Piezoelectric Transducers

Gerhard Link (2008), FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
A Finite Element Scheme for Fluid–Solid–Acoustics Interactions and its Application to Human 

Max Escobar (2007), FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Finite Element Simulation of Flow-Induced Noise using Lighthill’s Acoustic Analogy

Elena Zhelezina (2005), FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Adaptive Finite Element Method for the Numerical Simulation of Electric, Magnetic and Acoustic