Heinz W. Engl, o. Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.

born in Linz, Austria


Vice rector 2007/08–2010/11
Rector 2011/12–2014/15
Rector 2015/16–2018/19
Rector 2019/20–2021/22

Education and Academic Career

1971: Graduation from Bundesgymnasium, Linz
1975: Diplomingenieur degree in Technical Mathematics, University of Linz
1977: Doctoral degree, University of Linz (sub auspiciis praesidentis)
1979: Habilitation in Mathematics, University of Linz
1981: Appointed as associate professor at the University of Linz
1988: Full Professor of Industrial Mathematics at the University of Linz
1992-1996: Head of the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Simulation
1994-2003: Member of the Board and Reporter of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
1995-2000: Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, University of Linz
1996: Founder and owner of the company MathConsult GmbH
1998-2008: Long-term project "Large scale inverse Problems" within the Special Research Programme "Numerical and Symbolic Scientific Computing" of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
2002-2011: Scientific Head of the Industrial Mathematics Competence Center (IMCC), Linz
2003-2007: Member and Vice-Chairman of the University Council of the Graz University of Technology
Since 2003: Full member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (corresponding member from 2000 to 2003)
2003-2011: Director, Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
2005-2008: FWF thematic doctoral programme in Molecular Bioanalytics
2007: Pioneer Prize of the International Consortium for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
2007-2011: Vice-Rector for Research and Career Development at the University of Vienna
2009: SIAM Fellow for key contributions to applied mathematics and computational science
2009: Kepler Prize of the Upper Austrian Government
Since 2010: Honorary professor at Fudan University, Shanghai
Since 1 October 2011: Rector of the University of Vienna, (1st term: 1 October 2011 until 30 September 2015; 2nd term: 1 October 2015 until 30 September 2019)
2012: Honorary doctorate from Saarland University (Saarbrücken, Germany)
2013: Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS)
2013: Member of Academia Europaea

Guest Professorships and Long-Term Academic Visits

1976/77: Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
1978/79: University of Delaware, USA
1986 and 1989: Centre for Mathematical Analysis, Australian National University
1988/89: University of Vienna
1994: Call as Chair of Applied Mathematics at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
2001: University of Oxford, UK
2001: Call as Tenured Full Professor of Mathematics and Dean of Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA (declined)
2003/04: Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, University of California at Los Angeles

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