Montanuniversität Leoben - Styria, Austria

Title: The cyclic CRB Test - A quick test for assessing the long term fracture behavior of polymers

Symposium: Rheology & Advanced Characterization


June 1994 Diploma in Polymer Engineering and Science (Dipl.-Ing.), Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Research field: Polymer Matrix Composites
March 1999   PhD, Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Research Field: Fracture Mechanics in Polymers
March 2008 Habilitation, Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Research Field: Mechanics in Polymeric Materials

Career History

JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Graz (A)

1994 – 1997 Project Manager at the Institute of Polymer Technology

Montanuniversitaet Leoben

1994 – 2007 University Assistant, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor at the Institute of Materials Science and Testing of Plastics, Montanuniversitaet Leoben
2009 - 2010 Interim Chair of the Institute of Materials Science and Testing of Polymers, Montanuniversitaet Leoben
2010 - Full Professor and Chair of Materials Science and Testing of Polymers, Montanuniversitaet Leoben
2013 - 2014 Interim Chair of Designing Plastics and Composite Materials, Montanuniversitaet Leoben
2013 - Head of Department Polymer Engineering and Science, Montanuniversitaet Leoben

Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH

2002 – Area Manager, Project Manager, Key Researcher at the Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH (PCCL, Leoben, A)

Resarch Focus
Reliability of plastics and composites in structural applications

Career-related Activities

Research visits 2006 - 2008: Petroleum Institute (PI), Abu Dhabi, UAE
Teaching Various courses at the bachelor, master and PhD level at the Montanuniversitaet Leoben and the Petroleum Institute Abu Dhabi
Projects    Numerous funded and non funded national and international projects

Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), Plastics Processing Society (PPS), European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS), Carbon Composite Austria (CC Austria)

Research award of the ÖVGW 2001 (Österreichische Vereinigung für das Gas und Wasserfach), Best Paper Award, ANTEC 2009

more than 200 publications (80 peer reviewed)
more than 120 presentations and posters at conferences