Research institutions: 


Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) 

Graz University of Technology conducts teaching and research at the highest level in the field of engineering sciences and technical natural sciences in a worldwide competition with comparable institutions. The knowledge concerning the needs of society, economy and industry contributes to the design of excellent educational programs. Ultimately, the quality of the education is based on the strength of the knowledge-oriented and applied research at Graz University of Technology. Numerous competence centers, Christian Doppler Laboratories, research centers and major EU projects are just a few examples of the highly active and successful research at this university. 


Industrial partners:


Forschungsgesellschaft für Verbrennungskraftmaschinen und Thermodynamik mbH (FVT)

The FVT in cooperation with the Graz University of Technology has set itself the task of conducting innovative and internationally recognized research within the networked system of energy, motor, transport and environment. Further aims are the active support of teaching and solving environmentally relevant questions.


Magna Steyr Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co KG (MAGNA)

MAGNA is a leading global automotive supplier with 312 manufacturing operations and 98 product development, engineering and sales centres in 29 countries. 155,000 employees focus on delivering superior value to MAGNA's customers through innovative processes and World Class Manufacturing.


OMV Refining & Marketing GmbH (OMV)

With Group sales of EUR 23 bn and a workforce of around 24,100 employees in 2015, OMV Aktiengesellschaft is one of Austria´s largest listed industrial companies. The OMV is making a major contribution to the energy supply of Austria and its core markets with around 200 million customers in Central Europe, South-East Europe and Turkey.

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Project partners



Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Alexander Trattner

CEO and Research Director




Mag. Nadine Khodai

Assistant to CEO and Controlling - On Maternity Leave




Claudia Langbauer, MSc


Konstanze Ferner

Team Assistant

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Patrick Pertl

Research and Project Management




Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Markus Sartory

Research and Project Management




Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Brandstätter

Research and Project Management




Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Marie Macherhammer

Research and Project Management




Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Claudia Kerschbaumer

Research and Project Management




Wolfgang Jauk

Corporate & Business Development




Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Eva Wallnöfer-Ogris

Research Associate




Dipl.-Ing. Mateja Gyurica

Research Associate - On Maternity Leave




Mag. Sebastian Scheikl

Research Associate




Dipl.-Ing. Karl-Heinz Kopp

Research Associate




Dipl.-Ing. Martin Aggarwal

Research Associate




Verena Reiter, M.Sc.

Research Associate




Dipl.-Ing. Michael Richter

Research Associate




Dipl.-Ing. Christoph Haas

Research Associate




Dipl.-Ing. Gerald Singer, MSc

Research Associate




Dipl.-Ing. Julius Rauh

Research Associate




Dipl.-Ing. Christian Fröschl

Research Associate




Gerhard Ritz

Testing Engineer




Dipl.-Ing. Antonia Rabl, IWE

Development Engineer




Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard Staggl

Research Associate




DDipl.-Ing. Philipp Puchbauer

Research Associate




Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Ranz

Research Associate




Florian Poimer, BSc

Research Associate




Fabian Radner, BSc

Research Associate




Valentin Gruber, BSc

Research Associate




Gregor Gappmayer, BSc

Research Associate




Stefan Kartusch, BSc

Research Associate




Martin Höglinger, BSc

Research Associate




Assoc.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Manfred Klell

Educational Leave



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Open Positions

Currently there are no vacancies.