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.

Shareholder interests in %:


Project partners



Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Alexander Trattner


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

educational leave

Mag. Nadine Strohmeier

Assistant of the management and controlling

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Patrick Pertl

Project manager

Dipl.-Ing. Markus Sartory

Project manager

Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Brandstätter

Project manager

Dipl.-Ing. Richard Keuschnigg

Research staff

Dipl.-Ing. Frank Mair

Research staff

Dipl.-Ing. Mateja Gyurica

Research staff

Mag. Sebastian Scheikl

Research staff

Dipl.-Ing. Karl-Heinz Kopp

Research staff

Dipl.-Ing. Martin Aggarwal

Research staff

Verena Reiter, M.Sc.

Research staff

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

Research staff

Florian Poimer, BSc

Student assistant

Fabian Radner

Student assistant

Valentin Gruber, BSc

Student assistant

Benjamin Mitterrutzner, BSc

Student assistant

Photos by: Karin Daninger


Open Positions


(descriptions in German)