Rector Engl

Curriculum Vitae

Rector

Heinz W. Engl has been Rector of the University of Vienna since 2011. He has been a full member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences since 2003 and was Director of the Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM) until 2011. In 1977, Heinz W. Engl obtained his doctoral degree as Dr. techn. sub auspiciis praesidentis. Since 1988, he has been full Professor of Industrial Mathematics at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz. He has received numerous awards for his research in the field of applied mathematics, including the Pioneer Prize of the International Committee for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. He was also awarded an honorary professorship by the Fudan University Shanghai and an honorary doctorate by the Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany.

Personal Data

Heinz W. Engl
Born:
28 March 1953 (Linz)
Nationality: Austrian

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