Academic Directors - Engineering School

Here you will find an overview of our Academic Directors.

Bob Martens studied architecture and urban planning in Eindhoven and Vienna. In 1994 he obtained a postdoctoral qualification at the TU Wien in spatial simulation and design and he publishes articles and lectures in these fields. He has been an extraordinary professor at the TU Wien since 1997.

With the foundation of the Continuing Education Center in 2005, which established an umbrella institution for continuing education at TU Wien, Martens received an additional working field (dean of continuing education). He particularly promotes the further development of real-estate programmes in his capacity of academic course director.

  • Graduated from the Vienna University of Technology in the field of control engineering (1966) until 1985, assistant professor at the TU Wien 1971 Cum-laude doctorate in control engineering.
  • 1986-1990 Full Professor for "Systems Engineering and Automation" at the University of Linz, Austria. From 1990 - 2008 Head of the Institute for "Handling Equipment and Robotics", Vienna University of Technology; President of the Austrian Society for Systems Engineering and Automation (SAT).
  •  Since March 1985 Vice President and Secretary General of IFAC/Austria and of ÖGART (Austrian Society for Automation and Robotics), the Austrian IFAC NMO. Chairman of the IFAC Technical Committee "Technology, Culture and International Stability".

Research Interests
Process and manufacturing automation (robotics), mechatronics, systems engineering, engineering, postgraduate education.

6 books and more than 350 scientific articles


Reinhard Haas is associate professor of Energy Economics at the TU Wien. Since 2001 he has been the vice head of the Institute of Power Systems and Energy Economics. He gives lectures on Energy Economics, Regulation and Competition in Energy markets, and Energy Modelling. His current research interests include dissemination strategies for renewables, sustainable energy systems as well as liberalisation versus regulation of energy markets. Since ten years he has been working in these fields and has published various papers in reviewed international journals. Moreover, he coordinated projects for Austrian institutions as well as the European Commission.

Karin Stieldorf studied architecture and building physics at the TU Wien. Since 1996 she has been an associate professor at the Institute of Architecture and Design, opens an external URL in a new window of TU Wien. Her research focuses on building physics, energy efficiency, building ecology and sustainability.

In 2015 she was awarded the Golden Decoration of Honour for her services to the Republic of Austria.

Hans Puxbaum completed his doctoral studies in analytical chemistry at the TU Wien in 1974. From 1991 to 2008 he was Professor of Analytical Chemistry with special emphasis on environmental analysis at the TU Wien. Since 2007 he is the academic director of the MSc Environmental Technology and International Affairs.

Christian Kühn completed his studies at the TU Wien and at the ETH Zurich. In 1989 he habilitated at the Technical University of Vienna in the field of building theory, where he has been Professor of Building Science since 2001, aswell as Dean of Studies for Architecture, opens an external URL in a new window and Building Science, opens an external URL in a new window since 2008.

Furthermore, he has been chairman of the Austrian Architecture Foundation since 2000 and chairman of the Advisory Council for Building Culture in the Austrian Federal Chancellery since 2015.