Meet the People behind DPE

Top scientists and extraordinary graduates constitute the team, execute leading edge projects as well as give excellent lectures as part of the study program Petroleum Engineering to educate highly performing graduates.

Lectures are closely aligned between the chairs of the department and masterclasses are the new approach of the department to cope with the growing challenges of modern oil industry.

Faculty

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont. Gerhard Thonhauser - Drilling and Completion Engineering
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont.
Gerhard Thonhauser
Head of Department and Chair, University Professor
Drilling and Completion Engineering
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont. Herbert Hofstätter - Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont.
Herbert Hofstätter
Head of Chair, University Professor
Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Phys. Dr.rer.nat. Holger Ott - Reservoir Engineering
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Phys. Dr.rer.nat.
Holger Ott
Head of Chair, University Professor
Reservoir Engineering
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Mišo Soleša - Drilling and Completion Engineering
Univ.-Prof. Dr.
Mišo Soleša
University Professor for Real-time Monitoring and Analysis
Drilling and Completion Engineering
Univ.-Prof. MBA, PhD Kris Ravi - Drilling and Completion Engineering
Univ.-Prof. MBA, PhD
Kris Ravi
University Professor for Well Integrity
Drilling and Completion Engineering
Univ.-Prof. Mikhail  Gelfgat - Drilling and Completion Engineering
Univ.-Prof.
Mikhail Gelfgat
University Professor for Alternative Drilling Systems
Drilling and Completion Engineering
Univ.-Prof. MSc. PhD Riyaz  Kharrat - Reservoir Engineering
Univ.-Prof. MSc. PhD
Riyaz Kharrat
University Professor for Carbonate Reservoir Engineering
Reservoir Engineering

Scientific Staff

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Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Wilhelm Brandstätter - Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Wilhelm Brandstätter
Associate Professor
Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery
PhD Martin Fernø - Reservoir Engineering
PhD
Martin Fernø
Visiting Professor
Reservoir Engineering
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont. Leonhard Ganzer - Reservoir Engineering
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont.
Leonhard Ganzer
Visiting Professor
Reservoir Engineering
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. MSc Nazem Nascimento - Drilling and Completion Engineering
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. MSc
Nazem Nascimento
Visiting Professor
Drilling and Completion Engineering
Ass.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont. Michael Prohaska-Marchried - Drilling and Completion Engineering
Ass.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont.
Michael Prohaska-Marchried
Assistant Professor
Drilling and Completion Engineering
Dipl.-Ing. Patrick Eisner - Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery
Dipl.-Ing.
Patrick Eisner
Research Associate
Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery
Dipl.-Ing. Mohsen Fakhari - Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery
Dipl.-Ing.
Mohsen Fakhari
Research Associate
Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery
MSc Alexander Fine - Drilling and Completion Engineering
MSc
Alexander Fine
Research Associate
Drilling and Completion Engineering
Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont. Rudolf Fruhwirth - Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery
Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont.
Rudolf Fruhwirth
Research Associate
Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery
Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont. Clemens Langbauer - Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery
Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont.
Clemens Langbauer
Research Associate
Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery
Dipl.-Ing. Viorica Sîrghii - Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery
Dipl.-Ing.
Viorica Sîrghii
Research Associate
Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery
Dipl.-Ing. Yiwen Xu - Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery
Dipl.-Ing.
Yiwen Xu
Research Associate
Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery
PhD Siroos Azizmohammadi - Reservoir Engineering
PhD
Siroos Aziz­mohammadi
Senior Lecturer
Reservoir Engineering
Dipl.-Ing. Asad Elmgerbi - Drilling and Completion Engineering
Dipl.-Ing.
Asad Elmgerbi
Senior Lecturer
Drilling and Completion Engineering
Dipl.-Ing. Abdelfattah Lamik - Drilling and Completion Engineering
Dipl.-Ing.
Abdelfattah Lamik
Senior Lecturer
Drilling and Completion Engineering
MSc Verena Leitenmüller - Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery
MSc
Verena Leitenmüller
Senior Lecturer
Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery
Dipl.-Ing. Anton Lettner - Drilling and Completion Engineering
Dipl.-Ing.
Anton Lettner
Senior Lecturer
Drilling and Completion Engineering
Dipl.-Ing. Mikhail Pavlov - Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery
Dipl.-Ing.
Mikhail Pavlov
Senior Lecturer
Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery
Dr.mont. Petr Víta - Drilling and Completion Engineering
Dr.mont.
Petr Víta
Senior Lecturer
Drilling and Completion Engineering
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. mont. Heimo Anton - Reservoir Engineering
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. mont.
Heimo Anton
Visiting Lecturer
Reservoir Engineering
PhD Thomas  Finkbeiner - Reservoir Engineering
PhD
Thomas Finkbeiner
Visiting Lecturer
Reservoir Engineering
Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont.   Wilfried Gruber - Reservoir Engineering
Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont.
Wilfried Gruber
Visiting Lecturer
Reservoir Engineering
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. mont. MBA Thomas Gäbler - Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. mont. MBA
Thomas Gäbler
Visiting Lecturer
Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery
Dipl.-Ing. Alexander Heger - Drilling and Completion Engineering
Dipl.-Ing.
Alexander Heger
Visiting Lecturer
Drilling and Completion Engineering
Dipl.-Ing. Volker Jedlitschka - Drilling and Completion Engineering
Dipl.-Ing.
Volker Jedlitschka
Visiting Lecturer
Drilling and Completion Engineering
Mag. Rudolf Nikolaus  Knezevic - Drilling and Completion Engineering
Mag.
Rudolf Nikolaus Knezevic
Visiting Lecturer
Drilling and Completion Engineering
Dipl.-Ing. Michael Niedermayr - Drilling and Completion Engineering
Dipl.-Ing.
Michael Niedermayr
Visiting Lecturer
Drilling and Completion Engineering
PhD Marc Pesendorfer - Reservoir Engineering
PhD
Marc Pesendorfer
Visiting Lecturer
Reservoir Engineering
Dipl.-Ing. Reinhard  Pongratz - Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery
Dipl.-Ing.
Reinhard Pongratz
Visiting Lecturer
Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery
Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Spörker - Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery
Dipl.-Ing.
Thomas Spörker
Visiting Lecturer
Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery
Dipl.-Ing. Arman Valian - Drilling and Completion Engineering
Dipl.-Ing.
Arman Valian
Visiting Lecturer
Drilling and Completion Engineering
PhD Jonas Wegner - Reservoir Engineering
PhD
Jonas Wegner
Visiting Lecturer
Reservoir Engineering
Dipl.-Ing. Mostafa Borji - Reservoir Engineering
Dipl.-Ing.
Mostafa Borji
University Assistant
Reservoir Engineering
Dipl.-Ing. Fatemeh Fazeli Tehrani - Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery
Dipl.-Ing.
Fatemeh Fazeli Tehrani
University Assistant
Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery
MSc Neda Hassannayebi - Reservoir Engineering
MSc
Neda Hassannayebi
University Assistant
Reservoir Engineering
Dipl.-Ing. Kata Kurgyis - Reservoir Engineering
Dipl.-Ing.
Kata Kurgyis
University Assistant
Reservoir Engineering

Staff

 Patrizia Haberl - Drilling and Completion Engineering
Patrizia Haberl
Office Manager
Drilling and Completion Engineering
 Irene Jauck - Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery
Irene Jauck
Office Manager
Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery
 Bettina Matzer - Reservoir Engineering
Bettina Matzer
Office Manager
Reservoir Engineering
Mag.phil. Cornelia Praschag - Drilling and Completion Engineering
Mag.phil.
Cornelia Praschag
International Student Coordinator
Drilling and Completion Engineering
Ing. Johannes Brandegger - Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery
Ing.
Johannes Brandegger
Technician
Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery
Ing. Michael Koopmans - Reservoir Engineering
Ing.
Michael Koopmans
Technician
Reservoir Engineering
 Horst Resch - Reservoir Engineering
Horst Resch
Technician
Reservoir Engineering

Student Assistants

Drilling and Completion Engineering

Emanuel Hofer, BSc
Manuel Hartlieb
Sharen León, BSc

Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery

Manuel Hartl, BSc

Reservoir Engineering

Ahmad Kharrat, BSc
Andreas Rath, BSc
Pit Arnold, Dipl.-Ing.