Staff Members

Wolfgang Streicher

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Wolfgang Streicher
Professor for Energy Efficient Building with Focus on Renewable Energy

Office: Technikerstraße 13, 5th floor, room 517
Phone: +43 512 507-63650
 wolfgang.streicher@uibk.ac.at

Coordinator of department for energy efficient building
Research Area: Energy efficient buildings and HVAC, Renewable Energy, Energy Scenarios

Silke Habel

Silke Habel
Office Assistant

Office: Technikerstraße 13, 5th floor, room 517a
Phone: +43 512 507-63651
 silke.habel@uibk.ac.at

Office Hours for Students:
Mon 13:00-15:00
Tue-Fri 10:00-12:00

Monika Kainz

Monika Kainz
Office Assistant

Office: Technikerstraße 13, 5th floor, room 513
Phone: +43 512 507-63601
 monika.kainz@uibk.ac.at

Office Hours for Students:
Mon-Fri 10:00-12:00

Rainer Pfluger

Assoz. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Pfluger
Scientific Assistant

Office: Technikerstraße 13, 5th floor, room 515
Phone: +43 512 507-63602
rainer.pfluger@uibk.ac.at

Alexander Thuer

Senior Scientist Dipl.-Ing. Alexander Thür, PhD
Scientific Assistant

Office: Technikerstraße 13, 5th floor, room 516
Phone: +43 512 507-63653
 alexander.thuer@uibk.ac.at

Research Area: Systems Engineering for Heating and Cooling based on renewable energies

Fabian Ochs

Ass. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Fabian Ochs
Scientific Assistant

Office: Technikerstraße 13, 5th floor, room 515
Phone: +43 512 507-63603
 fabian.ochs@uibk.ac.at

Further information... 

Dr.-Ing. Fabian Ochs studied Energy Engineering with the focus on renewable energies at TU Berlin, Germany. After earning his PhD at ITW, University of Stuttgart, he went 2009 to the Unit for Energy Efficient Buildings of University of Innsbruck. He works in national and international research projects on the transformation to a sustainable energy system. He teaches in Innsbruck among others Thermodynamics, Thermofluiddynamics, Building Physics, Model development and Simulation of Buildings as well as Building and HVAC Simulation and has a lectureship at Free University of Bolzano and Trento (Energy Engineering).

Michele Bianchi Janetti

Priv.-Doz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Michele Bianchi Janetti
Scientific Assistant

Office: Technikerstraße 13, 5th floor, room 510
Phone: +43 512 507-63604
 michele.janetti@uibk.ac.at

Research Area: Heat and moisture transfer, building physics

Georgios Dermentzis

Dr.-Ing. Georgios Dermentzis
Scientific Assistant

Office: Technikerstraße 13, 5th floor
Phone: +43 512 507-63610
 georgios.dermentzis@uibk.ac.at

Research Area: Heat pump and building simulation

Abdulrahman Dahash

Abdulrahman Dahash, MSc
Scientific Assistant

Office: Technikerstraße 13, 5th floor, room 509a
Phone: +43 512 507-63620
 abdulrahman.dahash@uibk.ac.at

Research Area: Large-scale seasonal thermal energy storage

Florian Gritzer

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Florian Gritzer, MSc 
Scientific Assistant

Office: Technikerstraße 13, 5th floor, room 516
Phone: +43 512 507-63662
 florian.gritzer@uibk.ac.at

Research Area: Building and HVAC simulation, Solar heating and cooling

Martin Hauer

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Martin Hauer
Scientific Assistant

Office: Technikerstraße 13, 5th floor, room 518a
Phone: +43 512 507-63654
 martin.hauer@uibk.ac.at

Research Area: Simulation

Norbert Hauer

Dipl.-Ing. Norbert Hauer
Scientific Assistant

Office: Technikerstraße 13, 5th floor, room 519a
Phone: +43 512 507-63655
norbert.hauer@uibk.ac.at

Research Area: Laboratory, Hardware in the Loop, Measurement, Software development

Mara_Magni

Mara Magni, MSc
Scientific Assistant

Office: Technikerstraße 13, 5th floor, room 510
Phone: +43 512 507-63619
 mara.magni@uibk.ac.at

Research Area: Building simulation

Josef Miller

Josef Miller, MSc
Scientific Assistant

Office: Technikerstraße 13, 5th floor, room 509a
Phone: +43 512 507-63611
 josef.miller@uibk.ac.at

Daniel Neyer

DI Dr. techn. Daniel Neyer, MSc
Scientific Assistant

Office: Technikerstraße 13, 5th floor, room 519
Phone: +43 512 507-63652
 daniel.neyer@uibk.ac.at

Research Area: Simulation, solar heating and cooling

Manuel Ostheimer

Manuel Ostheimer, MSc
Scientific Assistant

Office: Technikerstraße 13, 5th floor, room 519
Phone: +43 512 507-63665
 manuel.ostheimer@uibk.ac.at

Research Area: Building and HVAC simulation, hardware in the loop tests

Gabriel Rojas-Kopeinig

Univ. Ass. Mag. Dr. Gabriel Rojas-Kopeinig
Scientific Assistant

Office: Technikerstraße 13, 5th floor, room 516
Phone: +43 512 507-63607
 gabriel.rojas-kopeinig@uibk.ac.at

Johann Schroll

Johann Schroll
Laboratory Technician

Office: Technikerstraße 13, 5th floor, room 519
Phone: +43 512 507-62935
johann.schroll@uibk.ac.at

Pavel Sevela

Pavel Ševela, MSc
Scientific Assistant

Office: Technikerstraße 13, 5th floor, room 509
Phone: +43 512 507-63618
 pavel.sevela@uibk.ac.at

Research Area: Development of innovative building services technologies, Sustainable renovation of historic buildings

Apeksha Shandilya

Apeksha Shandilya, Dott. mag.
Scientific Assistant

Office: Technikerstraße 13, 5th floor, room 518a
Phone: +43 512 507-63664
 apeksha.shandilya@uibk.ac.at

 

Elisa Venturi

Elisa Venturi, Dott. mag.
Scientific Assistant

Office: Technikerstraße 13, 5th floor, room 510
Phone: +43 512 507-63614
 elisa.venturi@uibk.ac.at

Research Area: Building simulation, performance monitoring and analysis

Vincent van Karsbergen

Vincent van Karsbergen, MSc
Scientific Assistant

Office: Technikerstraße 13, 5th floor, room 509a
Phone: +43 512 507-63533
 Vincent.van-Karsbergen@uibk.ac.at

Research area: Buildingperformance, BSDF measurements, CFD simulations, materials characterisation, coatings

William Monteleone

William Monteleone, MSc
Scientific Assistant

Office: Technikerstraße 13, 5th floor, room 519a
Phone: +43 512 507-63661
 william.monteleone@uibk.ac.at

Research Area: Simulation of heat pumps, CFD simulations, Compact units laboratory, measurements

Alice Tosatto

Alice Tosatto, Dott. mag.
Scientific Assistant

Office: Technikerstraße 13, 5th floor, room 509 a
Phone: +43 512 507-63617
 alice.tosatto@uibk.ac.at

Research Area: Large-scale seasonal thermal energy storage

Johannes Frenger

Johannes Frenger, MSc
Scientific Assistant

Office: Technikerstraße 13, 5th floor, room 509
Phone: +43 512 507-63622
 johannes.frenger@uibk.ac.at

Research Area: Development of innovative building services technologies

Max Maier

Max Maier, MEng
Scientific Assistant

Office: Technikerstraße 13, 5th floor, room 510
Phone: +43 512 507-63606
 max.maier@uibk.ac.at

Research Area: Serial building refurbishment

Andreas Frei

Andreas Frei
Scientific Assistant

Office: Technikerstraße 13, 5th floor, room 515
Phone: +43 512 507-63608
 andreas.frei@uibk.ac.at

Research area: BIM, Software development

Emeriti and retired staff members

Wolfgang Feist

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Phys. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Feist
Professor for Building Physics

Office: Technikerstraße 13, 5th floor
Phone: +43 512 507-63600
 wolfgang.feist@uibk.ac.at

Further informations...

1973-1981 Study of physics at Tübingen University. Diploma thesis in quantum mechanics.

1981-1985 Scientist and lecturer at Kassel University, foundation of the "Post Graduate Education in Energy Technology".

1986-1996 Scientist at the "Institute for Housing and Environment" (IWU) in Darmstadt. Establishing of the energy department at the IWU. Research and development on low energy buildings in Germany. Guest researcher at the Institute of Building Construction/ Lund University, responsible for the research project "Passive House Darmstadt Kranichstein".

1992 Doctoral Thesis on thermal simulation of buildings at the department of building physics Kassel University (Prof. Hauser) in cooperation with Lund University (Prof. Adamson)

since 1996 Founder and director of the Passive House Institute in Darmstadt. Scientific head of the study group on cost efficient passive houses and of the European Thermie research project CEPHEUS.

2003-2005 Work in IEA SHC TASK 28 / ECBCS ANNEX 38 "Sustainable solar housing"

2001 National German Environmental Award

2003 International Environmental Award of the City of Gothenborg (together with Hans Eek)

since March 2008 University professor for building physics at Innsbruck University

Expert in hearings at the Hessian and Baden-Württemberg state parliaments and at the national German enquete-commissions on "Protection of the Earths Atmosphere".

Erwin Kittinger

Univ. Prof. Dr. Erwin Kittinger
Head of the Institute for Building Physics from 1987-2005

Further informations...

Prof. Erwin Kittinger studied physics at the University of Innsbruck and received his PhD in experimental physics in 1965. Between 1965 and 1967, Kittinger worked as a research associate at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA. He then worked as a university assistant at the Institute for Experimental Physics at the University of Innsbruck from 1967 to 1983. Kittinger's work focused on the field of physical acoustics: he was concerned with ultrasound measurement techniques and their application to the investigation of glassy and crystalline solids. Another focus was on theoretical and experimental work on the nonlinear electroelastic properties of piezoelectric crystals. In 1978 Kittinger was awarded the title of university lecturer in experimental physics with special emphasis on physical acoustics, and in 1983 he was appointed associate university professor at the Institute of Experimental Physics.

Erwin Kittinger was a long-time member of the Faculty Board of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and held the office of chairman of the study commission for the physics field of study from 1984 to 1987. Over the years, his research in the field of physical acoustics also directed his interest to problems of building and room acoustics. Thus, in May 1987, Kittinger was appointed full professor of building physics at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture at the University of Innsbruck. From 1995 onwards, Kittinger was Dean of this Faculty until 1999, with the implementation of the UOG 93 at the Faculty being the main focus of his activities. From 1997 to 2003 he was a member of the Senate (UOG 93). Between 1999 and 2003, Kittinger chaired the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Construction.

Friedrich Brandstaetter

em. Univ.Prof. Dr. techn. Friedrich Brandstaetter
Institute Director/Founder 1970

Further informations...

After studying technical physics and many years of professional activity in the electrical industry, he was instrumental in establishing the Institute for Experimental Physics at the Vienna University of Technology. In 1970 he followed a call to the then Institute of Physics (later Building Physics, now AB Energy Efficient Building) at the Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck.

As a habilitated physicist, Prof. Brandstaetter built up the Institute and, as one of the founders, also the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture with great commitment and know-how. One of the goals of his work was, among other things, as an advisor to Tyrolean Hydropower, to promote the transfer of knowledge and the close networking of science and industry. Above all, however, Prof. Brandstaetter was a versatile teaching and research personality. He additionally taught at the Medical Faculty and was also involved in the development of a blood pump as an auxiliary device for heart operations. His achievements in research and teaching were honored with the Cross of Honor for Science and Art and the Keschenitz Prize of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

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