Vice-Rector Hitzenberger

Curriculum Vitae

Vice-Rector for Infrastructure

Regina Hitzenberger has been Vice-Rector for Infrastructure since 2015. She studied physics, astronomy and mathematics at the University of Vienna and obtained her doctoral degree in 1982. Following research stays in the US and Japan, Hitzenberger received her habilitation degree in 1993. From 1997 to 2011, she was associate professor at the Faculty of Physics. Since 2012, she has been Professor of Aerosol and Cluster Physics at the University of Vienna. Regina Hitzenberger is a member of the American Association for Aerosol Research and the American Geophysical Union.

Personal Data

Regina Hitzenberger
Date of Birth:
18 February 1957 (Gmunden)
Nationality: Austrian

Education and Academic Career

  • 1975-1982: Studies in Physics, Astronomy und Mathematics, University of Vienna
  • 1980: Guest professorship at Washington University, St. Louis, USA
  • 1982: Dr. phil. (doctoral degree in Physics)
  • 1983-1986: Project assistant, University of Vienna
  • 1986: University assistant, University of Vienna
  • 1987: Southern California Air Quality Study, Los Angeles, USA
  • 1989: Academic visit, University of Kyoto, Japan
  • 1993: Habilitation, University of Vienna
  • 1997-2011: Associate professor, University of Vienna
  • Since 1 January 2012: Professor of Aerosol and Cluster Physics, University of Vienna

Functions and Memberships

  • 2000-2005: Member of the Committee on Nucleation and Atmospheric Aerosols (International Commission on Clouds and Precipitation, IUGG)
  • 2002-2006: Vice-President, Association for Aerosol Research (GAeF)
  • 2005-2008: Chair, Management Committee COST action 633 Particulate Matter and Health Effects
  • 2006-2011: Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna
  • Since 2007: Member of the Clean Air Commission, Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • 2009-2012: Deputy Head of the research platform “Alternative Solvents as a Basis for Life Supporting Zones in (Exo)Planetary Systems (Exolife)”
  • 2012-2015: Head of the research platform “Alternative Solvents as a Basis for Life Supporting Zones in (Exo)Planetary Systems (Exolife)”
  • 2010-2012: Co-Chair, European Aerosol Assembly Working Group on PMx
  • 2012-2015: Chair, European Aerosol Assembly Working Group on PMx
  • Member of the strategic advisory committee VITO (Flemish Institute of Technology, Belgium 2007); University of Evora (Portugal, since 2012)
  • Since 2013: Associate Editor, Journal of Aerosol Science
  • Since 2014: Board Member, Association for Aerosol Research
  • Since 1 October 2015: Vice-Rector for Infrastructure, University of Vienna (term: 1 October 2015 until 30 September 2019)

Additional Memberships

  • American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR)
  • American Geophysical Union
  • Chemisch Physikalische Gesellschaft (chemical physical society)
  • Austrian Physical Society