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




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)



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



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”



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


Research interests


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