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Phd Graduates

The following colleagues graduated with a doctoral degree from the Institute of Structural Lightweight Design at the JKU Linz (date is day of PhD defense).

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Markus Winklberger
PhD Thesis: Building block approach for development of Structural Health Monitoring technologies using idealized demonstrators, September 7, 2022

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Thomas Bergmayr
PhD Thesis: Health monitoring of lightweight structures on the example of a civil aircraft spoiler, August 2, 2022

Dr. Sigfrid-Laurin Sindinger, MSc. MSc.
PhD Thesis: Modeling and structural simulation of thin-walled additively manufactured components considering material anisotropy and inhomogeneity, October 21, 2021

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. David Marschall (Tasch), MSc
PhD Thesis: Lightweight design of thin-walled, lattice based sandwich structures for directly manufactured components, August 24, 2020

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Markus Grillenberger
PhD Thesis: Charakterisierung von Hochleistungswerkstoffen für den Leichtbau unter dynamischer Drucklast (Characterization of high-performance materials for lightweight design under dynamic compression loading), April 21, 2020

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Susanne Nonn (Hörrmann)
PhD Thesis: Effects of defects and damage localization in carbon fiber reinforced polymer lightweight structures, September 11, 2018
Honored by the FEMFAT Academic Fatigue Research Award

Dr. Yingjun (Irene) Zhao, MSc
PhD Thesis: Inkjet-printed carbon nanotube thin films for spatial damage sensing on lightweight-designed structures, May 22, 2018
Honored by the Johannes Kepler University Linz with the JKU Early Research Achievement Award

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Christoph Kralovec
PhD Thesis: Multidisziplinäres Entwerfen und Gestalten von Leichtbauteilen in mechatronischen Systemen: Vom Konzept bis zum Prototypen am Beispiel Flugzeuginterieur (Multidisciplinary conceptual and structural design of lightweight components in mechatronic systems: from concept to prototype on the example of aircraft interior), September 16, 2016

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Gerhard Prechtl
PhD Thesis: Zur systematischen und gewichtsoptimierten Auslegung von Tragwerkselementen in Hybridbauweise (On the systematic and weight-optimal dimensioning of structural elements in hybrid design), September 11, 2014
Honored by the Federal President of the Republic of Austria, Dr. Heinz Fischer (Promotio sub auspiciis Praesidentis rei publicae)

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Christoph Viechtbauer
PhD Thesis: Structural Health Control (SHC): A novel approach to monitor and assess damages in lightweight structures, June 12, 2014
Honored by the Association of German Engineers (VDI, Verein Deutscher Ingenieure) with VDI-Prize 2014 for best PhD-thesis in area Bavaria and Austria

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Martin Vetr
PhD Thesis: Beiträge zur Beurteilung der Formbarkeit von Ziehteilen (Contributions to the assessment of the formability of sheet metals), June 11, 2014

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Bernhard Müller
PhD Thesis: Druckfestigkeit und Stauchverhalten dünnwandiger Profile (Compressive strength and crash behavior of thin-walled profiles), February 5, 2014