University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU)

Institute of Applied Geology

Department of Civil Engineering and Natural Hazards

Peter Jordan-Str. 82, 1190 Vienna

 

Education and work experience

 

2014

present

Professor for Sustainable Georesources and Applied Geology (Nachhaltige Georessourcen und Angewandte Geologie), Institute of Applied Geology, Department of Civil Engineering and Natural Hazards, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU)

2003

2013

Senior Scientist and Project Manager, alpS – Centre for Natural Hazard and Risk Management (kplus) and Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Technologies (Comet), Innsbruck, Austria

1998

2003

Assistant, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Institute of Engineering Geology, Zurich, Switzerland

Dissertation thesis: „Analysis of Surface Subsidence in Crystalline Rocks above the Gotthard Highway Tunnel, Switzerland”

1990

1997

Study of Earth Sciences (Petrology and Mineralogy), Institute of Mineralogy and Petrography, University of Innsbruck, Austria

 

Research interests

Landslides

Engineering geology

Rock mechanics, hydrogeology and hydro-mechanical coupled processes

Impact of climate change on geological processes in high mountain regions

Numerical Modelling, Monitoring

 

Academic activities, teaching and responsibilities

Head of Institute of Applied Geology, since 2014

Board member of the Austrian Geological Society and Austrian Society for Geomechanics, representative of the IAEG National Group Austria, since 2014

Reviewing for international journals, e.g. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Engineering Geology, Landslides, Natural Hazards, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences, Geomechanics and tunnelling

Supervision of PhD students and MSc students

Teaching activities in the field of Geology, Engineering Geology (Introduction and Field Courses), Rock Mechanics, Geological field mapping, Landslides, Hydrogeology and Geological Excursions