Liste der "Guest Professor"

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Addis Bill

PhD Affiliated Lecturer Bill Addis from Cambridge University is an expert in the field of model statistics and was a LFUI – Guest Professor at the Institute of Architectural Theory and History of Building in April and May 2016. He is a lecturer in Building Structures and Construction History, a member of the British „Construction History Society“ and co-editor of the „Journal of Construction History“. During his guest professorship he dedicated himself to the development of a scientific proposal on the history of model statistics. The aim of the project was to develop an international research proposal on the history of model statistics together with the University of Innsbruck and other countries with which Bill Addis is establishing close contacts.

Ae Chon Young

Prof. Dr. Young-Ae Chon, lyricist and professor of German literature at Seoul National University, was a LFUI – Guest Professor at the Institute of Languages and Literatures in January and February 2016. She is one of the most successful Germanists in East Asia and was head of the German department of Seoul National University, vice president of the Korean Society for Comparative Literature and president of the Korean Goethe Society. During her guest professorship in Innsbruck Young-Ae Chon dedicated herself to her research projects "Sich erbittend ew'ges Leben - Studies on Goethe's ‚West-östlichem Divan‘“ and "Johann Wolfgang Goethe: ‚Faust‘ - philologically founded translation. Young-Ae Chon translated Goethe, Kafka, Rilke and Celan, published several volumes of poetry and was awarded the Golden Goethe Medal in 2011. In a lecture on "Translation Borders", which she gave at the University of Innsbruck in January 2016, the South Korean professor dedicated herself to the translation of Faust. Her stay in Innsbruck strengthened the relations between the University of Innsbruck and Seoul National University and a partnership agreement was signed between the two humanities faculties. Young-Ae Chon's visit was not only an enrichment for the Institute for Languages and Literatures, but also for the Institute for German Studies, the Brenner Archive Research Institute and the Institute for Translation Studies.



Anderson Benedict

Prof. Dr. Benedict Anderson from the University of Technology in Sydney was a LFUI – Guest Professor at the Institute of Design in the summer semester 2016. He is professor of interior design and his research focuses on the interrelations between body and space. During his stay at the University of Innsbruck he did research on his project "Embodied Landscapes". In his current publications he deals with the topic of "Buried Cities" and his latest book, "The City in Geography", was published in July 2018.

Anfinset Nils

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nils Anfinset from the Department of Archaeology, History, Religious and Cultural Studies at the University of Bergen is an ethnoarchaeologist and was LFUI - Guest Professor at the Institute of Archaeology in March and June 2016. He specializes in cultural heritage, political archaeology, Neolithic and Bronze Age and is involved in projects in Norway, Tanzania, Nepal and the Middle East. In Innsbruck he was able to participate in excavations in a prehistoric copper mine near Radfeld together with other scientists, including Assoz.-Prof. Dr. Gert Goldenberg from the FWF Special Research Centre HiMAT, and he conducted a field experiment in Fiavè for one week. The focus was on traditional copper mining in remote Nepalese mountain regions according to the "Nepal process" researched by Nils Anfinset.

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Bekkaoui Khalid

Dr. Khalid Bekkaoui is professor of English Studies and Cultural Studies at the University of Fez in Morocco and was a LFUI - Guest Professor at the Institute of American Studies in November and December 2014. He is head of Cultural Studies in Morocco and deals with the relations between the Islamic world and the West. In his project „Piracy, Diplomacy and Cultural Circulation in the Mediterranean“ to which the Moroccan professor was also able to contribute the views of the North African people, he worked together with Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Mario Klarer M.A. and other researchers of the Institute for American Studies on Islamic piracy in the early modern era on the basis of slave reports. With his research, Khalid Bekkaoui not only wants to reappraise the past, but also refer to current conflicts between the Islamic and European world.

Borzaga Matteo

Prof. Matteo Borzaga is an university lecturer in labour and comparative labour law, social law as well as European and international law, researched and taught at the University of Trento and Bolzano and was able to continue his research work at the University of Innsbruck in May and June 2017 as LFUI - Guest Professor. He participates in the development of euroregional projects which should facilitate cross-border cooperation and thus strengthen the cohesion of the European region. During his visiting professorship at the Institute of Labour Law, Social Law and Legal Informatics he gave lectures on "The multifaceted crisis of the EU and the fate of the European social model".

Bowling David

Prof. Dr. David Bowling, biogeosciences scientist and head of the Biogeosciences Research Group at the Department of Biology at the University of Utah, worked in August and September 2016 as LFUI - Guest Professor at the Institute of Ecology. He specializes in biogeosciences and his research focuses on the influence of biological, physical and chemical factors on organisms and how organisms affect their environment. The cooperation with Mag. Dr. Univ.-Prof. Michael Bahn, who heads the research group "Plant, Soil and Ecosystem Processes" at the Institute of Ecology, was mainly used to test and evaluate various instruments in the field of laser spectroscopy during experiments in the Stubai Valley. Among other things, the biogeoscientist used his stay to plan a future project on the seasonal effects of snow cover on exchange processes in ecosystems. David Bowling finished his research time in Innsbruck with a lecture on "Implications of Climate Change for Montane Conifer Forests with Seasonal Snow Cover".

Bukow Wolf-Dietrich

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dietrich Bukow from the University of Siegen is one of the most renowned contemporary migration researchers and was nominated as LFUI - Guest Professor in the summer semester 2017 for research and teaching in the field of migration, mobility, diversity and regional development at the Institute of Educational Sciences. His research focuses on everyday urban life, migration, mobility, diversity and interculturality and his latest work focuses on the topic "Inclusive City". He is the founder of the Research Centre for Intercultural Studies (FiSt) and the Center for Diversity Studies (cedis) at the University of Cologne and has held a research professorship at the Research College of the University of Siegen (FoKoS) since 2011. In the summer semester 2017 Wolf-Dietrich Bukow took over two courses and gave several lectures.

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Cremin Hilary Joy

Dr. Hilary Joy Cremin is one of the leading representatives of British peace research, lecturer at Cambridge University and was LFUI - Guest Professor at ULG Peace Studies in February 2017. Her research focuses on education, conflict and peace in schools and comunities. She has worked as a teacher, educational consultant and project coordinator, is head of Studies for Education at Fitzwilliam College and head of the master's programme at the Faculty of Education at Cambridge University.

Domokos Peter

Dr. Peter Domokos, head of the Budapest Quantum Optics Group at the Wigner Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, conducted research as LFUI - Guest Professor at the Institute of Theoretical Physics from February to April 2016. During his guest professorship in Innsbruck he worked on his project "Ultracold Atoms in Optical Resonators" and gave a lecture on "Laser Spectroscopy and Laser Cooling". Peter Domokos was a Marie Curie Scholarship holder in Innsbruck from 2001-2003, which led to close cooperation between the Institute of Theoretical Physics in Innsbruck and the Budapest Quantum Optics Group.

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García-Plazaola José Ignacio

Prof. Dr. José Ignacio García-Plazaola from the University of the Basque Country was LFUI – Guest Professor at the Institute of Botany in May and June 2015. As a botanist, he dedicated himself to the study of plant metabolism and, together with Mag. Dr. Univ.-Prof. Ilse Kranner and other researchers, pursued the goal of developing non-invasive methods for the diagnosis of stress in plants. José Ignacio García-Plazaola is an expert in botanically oriented ecophysiology and is particularly interested in photosynthesis research.

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Heo Heeok

Prof. Heeok Heo from the Department of Computer Education at Sunchon National University in Korea was LFUI - Guest Professor at the Institute for Teacher Education and School Research in January and February 2015. She specializes in e-learning and heads the Center for Information Systems and Technology in Korea. During her stay in Innsbruck, the Korean professor wanted to show the students how modern information and communication technologies can be used meaningfully in schools. Heeok Heo was a guest at the University of Innsbruck for the fourth time and was able to establish contacts for further research projects during her last stay. This means that the partner universities Suncheon and Innsbruck, which have been exchanging students and lecturers since 2011, will continue to work closely together.

Holtsla Albert A. M. (Bert)

Prof. Dr. Albert A. M. (Bert) Holtslag from Wageningen University was LFUI - Guest Professor at the Institute of Atmospheric and Cryospheric Sciences in June and July 2016. Among other things, the scientist used his stay to prepare a GABLS (GEWEX Atmospheric Boundary Layer Study) intercomparison study. Furthermore, Bert Holtslag participated together with 26 other scientists in the 1st Interdisciplinary Climate Workshop at the University Centre Obergurgl in order to exchange questions on climate and climate change. The aim of the workshop was to strengthen interdisciplinary exchange and the relations between researchers. During the three-day workshop, on the one hand challenges in the future were discussed, on the other attempts were made to identify common research interests in order to facilitate cooperation across institute boundaries.

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Karsten Ulf

Prof. Dr. Ulf Karsten is an expert in Applied Ecology and Phycology, lecturer at the University of Rostock and conducted research from May to July 2017 as LFUI - Guest Professor at the Institute of Botany. He specialises in the study of algae and devoted himself in Innsbruck mainly to the study of adaptation strategies of alpine algae. In cooperation with Andreas Holzinger, Ilse Kranner, Anja Hartmann and Markus Ganzera, the bioscientist from Rostock has achieved groundbreaking results. The researchers have succeeded in isolating sun protection substances from algae that could also be used in skin protection products. The algae "Klebsormidium“, researched by Ulf Karsten and Markus Ganzera, was named Algae of the Year 2018 by the German Botanical Society (DBG).

Keutsch Frank N.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Frank N. Keutsch from the University of Wisconsin-Madison did research at the Institute of Ion Physics and Applied Physics. In collaboration with Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Armin Hansel and Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Thomas Karl he dedicated himself to reasearch about the earth’s atmosphere in order to find possible solutions for the continuous global warming. In May 2016 Frank N. Keutsch gave a lecture in which he presented his approaches about Geoengineering.

Knufinke Ulrich

PD Dr.-Ing. habil. Ulrich Knufinke M.A. was a LFUI-Guest Professor at the Institute of Architectural Theory and History of Architecture in May and June 2017. He is a lecturer at the University of Stuttgart and a research assistant at Bet Tfila - Research Centre for Jewish Architecture in Europe at the Technical University of Braunschweig. During his research stay in Innsbruck Ulrich Knufinke wanted to explore construction in Palestine between the First World War and the founding of the state of Israel. In a guest lecture on "Wilhelm Ze'ev Haller (1884-1956) Architecture in Germany and Israel" he dedicated himself to the German-Jewish-Israeli architect Wilhelm Haller, whose architectural works were pushed into the background by National Socialism.

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Lavorel Sandra

Prof. Sandra Lavorel is one of the world's most renowned scientists on questions of social-ecological research in mountain areas, head of the Laboratory d´Ecologie Alpine at the Université Joseph Fourier and was a LFUI – Guest Professor at the Institute of Ecology from February to April 2017. In 2009 she was already involved in an international school in Obergurgl on the topic "Alpine Ecology and Global Change", where she gave a lecture on "Using plant functional traits to assess ecosystem services at the landscape scale". During her stay in Innsbruck Sandra Lavorel was particularly engaged in the research area "Alpine Space - People and Environment" and, based on comparisons between the French and Tyrolean Alps, investigated how resistant the grasslands are to climate and social change. With her expertise she was of great help to the Faculty of Biology, especially in the field of mountain research, she was able to participate in courses of master studies and, through her experience as an author, she supported the publication activities of numerous PhD students.

Lechner Thomas

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Lechner from the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserlautern worked as LFUI - Guest Professor at the Institute for Experimental Architecture in the field of Structural Engineering as a representative for Transsolar KlimaEngineering in the winter semester 2016/17. He is professor of Building Physics, Building Material Science and Climate-Friendly Building, head of the Institute for Sustainable Building and Design (INBG) and co-founder and partner of Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH in Stuttgart. During his guest professorship Thomas Lechner held various lectures and worked on the research topic of the "Active House". In order to benefit from the expertise of several experts, Thomas Lechner was accompanied by three other members of Transsolar. The team consisting of Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Auer, Prof. Volkmar Bleicher and Dipl.-Phys. Stefan Holst was able to build a bridge between university and industry.

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Matejčík Štefan

Prof. Dr. Štefan Matejčík from Comenius University Bratislava conducted research in October and November 2014 as LFUI - Guest Professor at the Institute of Ion Physics and Applied Physics. The Slovakian scientist has already visited Innsbruck several times, which has resulted in many years of cooperation between the University of Innsbruck, especially the Institute of Ion Physics and Applied Physics, and the University of Bratislava with numerous joint publications. During his guest professorship Štefan Matejčík investigated the electron ionisation of organometallic substances in ultracold He droplets.

McEvoy David M.

Prof. David M. McEvoy from Appalachian State University was LFUI - Guest Professor at the Institute of Finance in June and July 2016. During his guest professorship he did research on his project "International Climate Agreements on Mitigation and Adaptation". On 16 June 2016, in a lecture at the University of Innsbruck, he examined the climate treaties from an economic perspective and spoke about the economic aspects of international climate agreements.

Medina Ricardo A.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ricardo A. Medina, Ph.D., P.E. from the University of New Hampshire (USA) is an expert in Earthquake Engineering and was LFUI - Guest Professor at the Institute for Foundations of Technical Sciences in the field of Applied Mechanics in the winter semester 2014/15. The American expert is mainly concerned with the question of earthquake protection and the development of safer construction methods. Ricardo Medina taught at the University of Innsbruck and gave a lecture on "Protecting Lives and the Built Environment Through Research in Earthquake Engineering". Furthermore, he dedicated himself to his research project "Vertical Seismic Demands Experienced by Mechanical, Electrical and Architectural Components in Buildings", intensified the already existing cooperation with Prof. Christoph Adam and enabled PhD students to deepen their knowledge through direct exchange.

Mikkola Aki

Prof. Dr. Aki Mikkola is an expert in the field of mechatronic simulation and worked as LFUI - Guest Professor at the Institute of Mechatronics in March and June 2017. He is professor at the Institute of Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Lappeenranta in Finland and head of the research team of the Laboratory of Machine Design. During his guest professorship Aki Mikkola gave two lectures and published a journal together with Prof. Gerstmayr. In a lecture entitled "Real-time simulation and online teaching of mechanical engineering subjects" he presented his research work and went into simulators for ship cranes and his online teaching methods.

Muir Wood David

Prof. David Muir Wood from the University of Dundee was a LFUI - Guest Professor at the Institute for Infrastructure in the field of geotechnics and tunnel construction from January to June 2016. Born in the UK, he is an expert in soil mechanics, has published numerous papers (including around 100 journals, 12 books and hundreds of articles, reviews and lectures) and has worked with researchers from around the world. In Innsbruck he dedicated himself to his research project "Calibration of Advanced Soil Models" and participated in the EUROMECH Colloquium 572 "Constitutive Modeling of Soil and Rock", where he gave a lecture. During David Muir Woods' stay it was possible to intensify the already existing cooperation with Prof. Dimitrios Kolymbas and his team and to give PhD students the opportunity to deepen and expand their knowledge.

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Norris John

Dr. John Norris from the Educational Testing Service in Princeton is a TBLT (Task-Based Language Teaching) expert and was LFUI - Guest Professor at the Institute of Didactics in April and May 2017. He has written several books and articles in journals, focusing on language acquisition, language testing, research methods and Task-Based Language Teaching. John Norris led several seminars during his guest professorship and gave a lecture on "Recent Advances in Task-Based Language Teaching Towards a Researched Pedagogy". His expertise was a great help for students and staff of the Institute of Didactics as well as providing input for a new doc.team.

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Perloff Marjorie Gabriele

Prof. Marjorie Gabriele Perloff is one of the best-known female literary scholars of the present and was the first professor to visit Innsbruck in April 2016 through the LFUI - Wittgenstein Guest Professorship Program. The native Jewish Viennese, who had to emigrate to the USA with her family in 1938, is professor emeritus at Stanford University and the University of Southern California, was the president of the largest international literary and linguistic society as well as of the Modern Language Association and chairman of the American Comparative Literature Association. Throughout her life she wrote numerous books and scientific essays and researched American poets and Austrian literature of the interwar period. The "Originally Wienerin" was awarded for her scientific work an honorary doctorate in philosophy by the University of Innsbruck on 26 April 2016.

Pichler Alois

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alois Pichler is is one of the most renowned experts in the field of Wittgenstein research and was a LFUI – Wittgenstein Guest Professor at the Brenner Archive Research Institute in April 2017. He is professor of philosophy at the University of Bergen, director of the Wittgenstein Archive in Bergen and is known for editing the digital edition of the Wittgenstein estate. During his guest professorship in Innsbruck, Alois Pichler gave numerous lectures at the Brenner Archive and the Faculty of Theology and participated in seminars and lectures. In his last works he dealt intensively with the discipline "Digital Humanities", which is why he also used his stay in Innsbruck to exchange new ideas and collaborations between the two archives with Wittgenstein researchers from the Brenner Archive.

Portela Clara

Ass. Prof. Dr. Clara Portela from the University of Valencia is an expert on EU foreign policy and spent two months as LFUI - Guest Professor at the Institute of Political Science in December 2014 and January 2015. Her research focuses on sanctions, including the sanctions regime of the European Union, and previous studies have addressed the question of how and why sanctions work. Since 2011 she has been the winner of the THESEUS Award for Promising Research in European Integration. Clara Portela used her stay at the University of Innsbruck to exchange ideas with the EU researcher Prof. Andreas Maurer and Mag. Martina Fürruter and to develop joint research projects. She also did research on her project Projekt „Europe’s defence integration seen from Southeast Asia: A discourse-analytical approach to ASEAN Leaders‘ Perception“. Another highlight of her visiting professorship was her lecture on "Sanctions of the European Union: Impact and Effectiveness".

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Seiler Jürgen

Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Seiler from the Department of Multimedia Communication and Signal Processing at the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg conducted research as LFUI - Guest Professor at the Institute of Mechatronics in spring 2016. During his guest professorship, he dedicated himself to the design of hardware-adapted algorithms for non-regular scanning with the aim of achieving higher image quality despite the same number of pixels. Jürgen Seiler is now author or co-author of more than 50 publications in internationally renowned journals and many of his publications have received awards. Through his stay, it was possible to intensify the already existing cooperations with Prof. Clemens Zierhofer, Prof. Thomas Ußmüller and their teams and to give PhD students the opportunity to deepen and expand their knowledge.



Stres Blaž

Prof.Blaž Stres from the Department of Animal Science at the University of Ljubljana was a LFUI – Guest Professor at the Institute of Microbiology in June and July 2015. He is an expert in the field of bioinformatics and during his last short stays in Innsbruck he was able to inspire with lectures and exercises as well as bring new, helpful knowledge with him. During his guest professorship he dedicated himself to his research project "Analysis of Data in Amplicon Metagenomics: Biogas Communities of Bacteria and Archaea".

Strobel Martin

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Martin Strobel from the University of Maastricht conducted research in the summer semester 2015 as LFUI - Guest Professor at the Institute for Economic Theory, Politics and History. He is an internationally renowned scientist in behavioural economics and experimental economic research and has published in important journals of economics, political science and neuroscience. During his guest professorship, he dedicated himself to his research project entitled "Learning to network - theory and laboratory experiments for coordination in social networks".

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