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Research Accomplishments.

Excellence

ERC Grants

High-risk, pioneer research has paid off in the past ten years for a number of renowned JKU researchers as they have been the recipients of prestigious grants awarded by the European Research Council (ERC).  Researchers receive approximately between 1.5 and 2.5 million Euros for a five-year period.  ERC grants are awarded to internationally visible and recognized, young and established world-class researchers.

 

Current Award Winners

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Stefan Müllegger
ERC Consolidator Grant
Title: Single-Atom Radio Frequency Fingerprinting (SARF)
Duration: 2018-2023

Priv. Doz. DI Dr. Martin Kaltenbrunner
ERC Starting Grant
Title: GEL-SYS - Smart HydroGEL SYStems - From Bioinspired Design to Soft Electronics and Machines
Duration: 2018-2022

Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. Bert Jüttler
ERC Advanced Grant (Partner)
Title: CHANGE - New CHallenges for (adaptive) PDE Solvers: The Interplay of ANalysis and GEometry
Duration: 2016-2021

Univ. Prof. DI Dr. Gerhard Widmer
ERC Advanced Grant
Title: Con Espressione - Getting at the Heart of Things: Towards Expressivity-aware Computer Systems in Music
Duration: 2016-2020

Assoc.Univprof. Ph.D. Rinaldo Trotta
ERC Starting Grant
Title: SPQRel - Entanglement Distribution via Semiconductor-Piezoelectric Quantum-Dot Relays
Duration: 2016-2021

 

Former Award Winners

Dr. Georgios Katsaros (at the JKU until 2016)
ERC Starting Grant
Title: Towards Spin Qubits and Majorana Fermions in Germanium Self-Assembled Hut-Wires
Duration: 2014-2018

Univ. Prof. Dr. Siegfried Bauer
ERC Advanced Grant
Title: Soft-Map - Stretching Soft Matter Performance: From Conformable Electronics and Soft Machines to Renewable Energy
Duration: 2012-2016

Univ. Prof. Dr. Thomas Klar
ERC Starting Grant
Titele: ActiveNP - Active and low loss nano photonics
Duration: 2010-2015

Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. Alberta Bonanni
ERC Advanced Grant
Title: FunDMS - Functionalisation of Diluted Magnetic Semiconductors
Duration: 2009-2013

Wittgenstein Awards

The Wittgenstein Award is presented to world-class researchers in recognition of their outstanding experience and internationally recognized work. The award is endowed with €1.5 million and gives researchers the freedom and flexibility they need to continue carrying out their research.

 

Former Award Winners

O. Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. Serdar Niyazi Sariciftci
Title: Converting Solar Energy
Duration: 2012-2017

Univ. Prof. DI Dr. Gerhard Widmer
Title: Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Music
Duration: 2009-2014

National Research Networks (NRNs) / Special Research Areas (SRAs)

JKU researchers are actively involved in several NFNs/SFBs. These are very high-performance, closely linked, nationwide research networks funded by the Austrian Science Fund and developed in accordance with an international scale.  The goal is to finance and fund scientific and academic research in prime research fields. As part of these networks, researchers focus on interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary, long-term and elaborate research fields for up to an eight-year period.

 

Ongoing NRNs/SRAs

Concluded NRNs/SRAs

•S114
RISE - National Research Network Rigorous Systems Engineering
Duration: 2011-2019
JKU: Participant

F35
Transmembrane Transporters in Health and Disease
Duration: 2008-2018
JKU: Participant

S103
The Austrian Center for Labor Economics and the Analysis of the Welfare State
Duration: 2008-2015
JKU: Coordinator

S97
Organic Films
Duration: 2006-2012
JKU: Coordinator

S96
Analytic Combinatorics and Proabilistic Number Theory
Duration: 2006-2012
JKU: Participant

F25
Nanostrukturen für Infrarot-Photonik (IR-ON)
Duration: 2005-2015
JKU: Participant

S92
Industrielle Geometrie
Laufzeit: 2005-2011
JKU: Participant

S90
Nanowissenschaften auf Oberflächen
Duration: 2003-2010
JKU: Participant

S83
Zahlentheoretische Algorithmen und ihre Anwendungen
Duration: 2000-2005
JKU: Coordinator

F13
Numerisches und symbolisches wissenschaftliches Rechnen
Duration: 1998-2008
JKU: Coordinator

Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)

The Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) operates 28 research institutes in the field of innovative, application-oriented basic research in humanities, cultural, social sciences and natural sciences. One of these institutes is located at the JKU where - in cooperation with mathematicians all over the world - researchers focus on fundamental questions in the field of applied mathematics.

 

ÖAW Institutes at the JKU

Collaborations

Christian Doppler Laboratories (CD Labs)

The JKU has several Christian Doppler Laboratories (CD Labs), named after the renowned Austrian mathematician and physicist. Research groups work in close cooperation with business partners and conduct basic application-oriented research over a maximum seven-year period. The goal is to find innovative answers to entrepreneurial research questions.

 

Ongoing CD Labs

Alterung von Polymerlaminaten bei mechanischer Beanspruchung und Umgebungseinwirkung 
Duration: 2020-2027
Leader: ao.Univ.Prof. DI Dr. Gernot M. Wallner

Weiche Strukturen für Schwingungsisolation und Stoßdämpfung
Duration: 2020-2027
Leader: Assoz.Prof.in Dr.in Ingrid Graz

Private Digitale Authentifizierung in der Physischen Welt
Duration: 2020-2026
Leader: Univ. Prof. Priv. Doz. DI Dr. René Mayrhofer

Nanoskalige Phasenumwandlungen
Duration: 2019-2025
Leader: DI Dr. Heiko Groiß

Digital unterstützte Hochfrequenz-Transceiver in zukünftigen mobilen Kommunikationssystemen
Duration: 2017-2023
Leader: Univ. Prof. Dr. Mario Huemer, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Andreas Springer

Modellintegrierte Intelligente Produktion
Duration: 2017-2023 (in Linz since March 1, 2019)
Leader: Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. Manuel Wimmer

Mehrskalenmodellierung mehrphasiger Prozesse
Duration: 2016-2023
Leader: Priv.-Doz. DI Dr. Simon Schneiderbauer

Alterung, Gesundheit und Arbeitsmarkt
Duration: 2014-2021
Leader: Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Rudolf Winter-Ebmer, Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Gerald Pruckner

Strukturfestigkeitskontrolle von Leichtbaukonstruktionen
Duration: 2014-2021
Leader: Univ.Prof. DI Dr. Martin Schagerl

Concluded CD Labs

Monitoring und Evolution sehr großer Softwaresysteme - MEVSS
Duration: 2013-2020
Leader: a.Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Paul Grünbacher

Kombinatorische Oxidchemie - COMBOX
Duration: 2013-2020
Leader: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Achim Walter Hassel

Klientenzentriertes Cloud Computing - CDCC
Duration: 2011-2016, phase-out period 09/2017
Leader: Hon. Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Schewe

Effiziente intermodale Transportsteuerung
Duration: 2013-2020, at the JKU to 2014
Leader: Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Karl Dörner

•Mikroskopische und spektroskopische Materialcharakterisierung - CDL-MS-MACH
Duration: 2009-2016
Leader: Assoz.Univprof. DI Dr. David Stifter

•Modellierung partikulärer Strömungen
Duration: 2009-2015
Leader: Assoz.Univprof. DI Dr. Stefan Pirker

Nanoskopische Methoden in der Biophysik
Duration: 2008-2014
Leader: Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Peter Hinterdorfer

•Integrierte Radarsensoren
Duration: 2007-2013
Leader: Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Andreas Stelzer

•Laser - Assistierte Diagnostik
Duration: 2006-2013
Leader: a.Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Johannes Heitz, a.Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Johannes Pedarnig

•Automated Software Engineering
Duration: 2006-2013
Leader: o.Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Hanspeter Mössenböck

•Oberflächenoptische Methoden
Duration: 2003-2009
Leader: Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Kurt Hingerl

•Automatisierung mechatronischer Systeme der Stahlindustrie
Duration: 1999-2005
Leader: o.Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Kurt Schlacher

•Plastiksolarzellen
Duration: 1998-2004
Leader: o.Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Serdar Niyazi Sariciftci

Elektromechanische Sensorik und Aktorik
Duration: 1998-2000
Leader: o.Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Reinhard Lerch

•Mathematische Modellierung und Numerische Simulation
Duration: 1992-1999
Leader: o.Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Heinz W. Engl

•Methoden und Werkzeuge des Software-Engineering
Duration: 1992-1998
Leader: o.Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Gustav Pomberger

Competence Centres for Excellent Technologies (COMET)

The JKU is involved in several K-Center and K-Projects that are a part of the COMET program. JKU researchers work together with industrial partners at an internationally competitive level on specifically defined programs. Project duration periods are three to four years and projects at the center can run for up to a ten-year period.

 

Ongoing K2-Centers, K1-Centers and K-Projects

K2 Centers

LCM - Center for Symbiotic Mechatronics
Duration: 2018-2021
JKU: Managing partner, Scientific partner

XTribology - Excellence Center of Tribology
Duration: 2010-2020
JKU: Scientific partner

 

K1 Centers

ASSIC - Austrian Smart Systems Integration Research Center
Duration: 2015-2022
JKU: Scientific partner

CEST – Kompetenzzentrum für eletrochemische Oberflächentechnologie GmbH
Duration: 2015-2022
JKU: Scientific partner

CHASE - Chemical Systems Engineering
Duration: 2019-2027
JKU: Management, Scientific partner

K1-MET – Competence Center for Excellent Technologies in Advanced Metallurgical and Environmental Process Development
Duration: 2015-2023
JKU: Managing partner, Scientific partner

Pro2Future – Products and Production Systems of the Future
Duration: 2017-2021 (FP1)
JKU: Managing partner, scientific leadership and scientific partner

RCPE - Competence Center for Pharmaceutical Engineering
Duration: 2015-2023

SCCH - Software Competence Center Hagenberg
Duration: 2015-2022
JKU: Managing partner, Scientific partner

WOOD - Next Generation Materials & Processes - From Fundamentals to Implementations
Duration: 2015-2022
JKU: Managing partner, Scientific partner

 

K-Projects

PSSP - Photonic Sensing for Smarter Processes
Duration: 2018 - 2022
JKU: Scientific Partner

Concluded K2 Centers, K1 Centers and K-Projects

K2 Centers

ACCM - Austrian Center of Competence in Mechatronics
Duration: 2008-2012 (FP1)
Duration: 2013-2017 (FP2)
JKU: Managing partner, Scientific partner

 

K1-Zentren

ACMIT - Austrian Center for Medical Innovation and Technology
Duration: 2010-2017
JKU: Scientific partner

CEST – Centre of Electrochemical Surface Technology
Duration: 2008-2014
JKU: Scientific partner

CTR - Carinthian Tech Research AG - Competence Centre for Advanced Sensor Technologies
Duration: 2008-2014
JKU: Scientific partner

EVOLARIS - evolaris next level
Duration: 2008-2016
JKU: Scientific partner

FTW - Competence Center for Information and Communication Technologies
Duration: 2008-2015
JKU: Scientific partner

K1-MET – Competence Center for Excellent Technologies in Advanced Metallurgical and Environmental Process Development
Duration: 2008-2015
JKU: Gesellschafterin, wiss. Partnerin

RCPE - Competence Center for Pharmaceutical Engineering
Duration: 2008-2015

SCCH - Software Competence Center Hagenberg
Duration: 2008-2014
JKU: Managing partner, Scientific partner

Wood Comet - Kompetenzzentrum für Holzverbundwerkstoffe und Holzchemie
Duration: 2008-2014
JKU: Managing partner, Scientific partner

 

K Projects

AEDA - Advanced Engineering Design Automation
Duration: 2014-2018
JKU: Scientific partner

APMT - Advanced Polymeric Materials and Process Technologies
Duration: 2010-2014
JKU: Coordinator

e-Motion - Research in ICT for Tourism, Sports and Leisure Industries
Duration: 2008-2011
JKU: Scientific partner

FFT - Future Farm Technology
Duration: 2010-2014
JKU: Scientific partner

HOPL - Heuristische Optimierung in Produktion und Logistik
Duration: 2014-2018
JKU: Scientific partner

imPACts - Industrial Methods for Process Analytical Chemistry - From Measurement Technologies to Information Systems
Duration: 2014-2018
JKU: Scientific partner

JOIN4+ Network of Excellence for Joining Technologies
Duration: 2010-2014
JKU: Wiss. Partnerin

K-Licht - Energy Efficient Lighting for Humans Considering Biological & Quality Aspects Using LED, Daylight & Adaptive Controls
Duration: 2010-2015
JKU: Scientific partner

Micromat - Reliability and lifetime of material interconnects in electronics
Duration: 2010-2014
JKU: Scientific partner

PAC - Process Analytical Chemistry - Data Acquisition and Data Processing
Duration: 2010-2014
JKU: Scientific partner

ProDSS - Integrated Decision Support Systems for Industrial Processes
Duration: 2010-2015
JKU: Scientific partner

Softnet II - Competence Network in Next Generation Software Engineering
Duration: 2010-2013
 

Junior Researchers

START Awards

The START Award is presented in recognition of outstanding junior researchers. You have an opportunity to independently create and be responsible for a new or existing working group and can conduct your research knowing that you are financially secure. The award is endowed with a maximum of € 1.2 million for a six-year period.

 

Current Award Winners

Dr. Moritz Brehm
Titel: Defektverstärkte Quantenpunkte als Silizium-Lichtemitter
Laufzeit: 2020-2026

Former Award Winners

Univ. Prof. Dr. Manuel Kauers
Title: Fast Computer Algebra for Special Functions
Duration: 2010-2018

Dr. Georgios Katsaros (to 2016 at the JKU)
Title: Loch Spin-Qubits and Majorana-Fermionen in Germanium
Duration: 2014-2018

A.Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. Wolfgang Heiß
Title: Nanoparticles for Single-Molecule Mid-Infrared Spectroscopy
Duration: 2002-2010

 

The Austrian Academic of Sciences (ÖAW)

The Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) operates 28 research institutes in the fields of innovative, application-oriented basic research in humanities, cultural studies, social sciences, and natural sciences. One of these institutes is located at the JKU and in cooperation with mathematicians around the world, JKU researchers focus on fundamental issues and challenges in the field of applied mathematics.

 

Current ÖAW Grant Holders

DI Christian Schimpf
Institute for Semi-Conductor and Solid State Physics / Dept. of Semi-Conductor Physics
DOC Grant
Duration: 2019-2023
Title: Entangled and Indistinguishable Photons from GaAs Quantum Dots

DI Vladyslav Solokha
Center for Surface and Nanoanalytics
DOC Grant
Duration: 2017-2019
Title: Spectroscopy of the Solid/Liquid Electrified Interface Toward Harvesting Solar Energy

Former ÖAW Grant Holders

Dr. Barbara Arbeithuber
Institute for Biophysics
DOC Grant
Duration: 2013-2016
Title: Assessment of de novo Mutations in Meiotic Recombination Products

Dr. Maria Dammayr, Dr. Thomas Gegenhuber, Mag. Doris Graß
Institutes: Sociology, Business Administration, Education and Psychology
DOC-team Grant
Duration: 2013-2016
Title: Legitime Leistungspolitiken? Governance und Gerechtigkeit in Schule, Hochschule, Altenpflege und industrieller Kreativarbeit

Dr. Dominik Göbl
Institute for Experimental Physics
DOC Grant
Duratiopn: 2012-2014
Title: Quasiresonante- und Auger-prozesse bei der Streuung von Ionen in LEIS (QUASI LEIS)

Dr. Stefan Fischer
Institute for Software Systems Engineering
DOC Grant
Duration: 2015-2018
Title: Testing Variability-Rich Systems

Dr. Richard Herchl
Institute for Organic Chemistry
DOC Grant
Duration: 2011-2013
Title: Phase-Transfer Catalysis for the Stereoselective Syntheses of Cyclic Compounds

Dr. Angelika Heißl
Institute for Biophysics
DOC Grant
Duration: 2017-2019
Title: Meiotic recombination as a potential driver of microsatellite evolution

Dr. Dominik Kriegner
Institute for SemiConductor and Solid-State Physics / Dept. of SemiConductor Physics
DOC Grant
Duration: 2011-2013
Title: Structural investigation of nanocrystals and supercrystals using X-ray diffraction techniques

Dr. Richard Lang
Institute for Innovation Management
APART Grant
Duration: 2015-2018
Title: Linking Social Capital: A Multi-Scalar Approach to the Governance Capacity of Cooperative and Community-led Housing

Dr. Stefan Sunzenauer
Institute for Biophysics
DOC Grant
Duration: 2010-2012
Title: In vivo nanopatterning of membrane proteins in the T cell plasma membrane to study the influence of the lipid microenvironment on protein-protein interactions

Doctorate College

Funded by the Austrian Science Fund, the Doctoral College programs are centers of education for highly qualified junior scientists/scholars in the Austrian and international scientific community. The program supports centers of excellence at Austrian research institutions to help ensure the continuity and impact of these kinds of centers.

 

Ongoing Doctoral College Programs

Concluded Doctoral College Programs

Molecular Bioanalytics
Duration: 2006-2009
Leader: Univ. Prof. Dr. Peter Pohl

Innovations

Spin-Off Fellowship Program
Austrian Research Promotion Agency

The spin-off Fellowship program aims to further develop a university's or research institution's intellectual property so that eventually a start-up company can be created. Fellows can receive up to € 500,000 for their project and concentrate on the research.

 

Ongoing Projects

MoldSonics
DI Dr. Bernhard Praher
Duration: 2018-2020