General Management

THOMAS BUERGLER

Chief Executive Officer | CEO

K1-MET Office Linz

+43 732 6989 75607

Susanne Michelic

Chief Scientific Officer | CSO

Montanuniversitaet Leoben

+43 3842 402 2200

Gerold Huemer

Authorised Representative

K1-MET Office Linz

+43 732 6989 75607

Area Management

Johannes Rieger

Area Manager

Head of Research Area 1
Metallurgical Process Efficiency & Circularity 

K1-MET Office Leoben

+43 3842 43643 11

Irmela Kofler

Area Manager

Head of Research Area 2
Decarbonisation & Sector Coupling

K1-MET Office Linz

+43 732 6989 75627

Christine Gruber

Area Manager

Head of Research Area 3
Simulation & Data Analyses

K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 88 32 49 11 

Administration & Communication

Silvia Freudenthaler

Secretariat Linz

+43 732 6989 75686

Daniela Kaltenberger

Secretariat Linz

+43 732 6989 75607

Carmen Grandl

Secretariat Leoben

+43 3842 43643 10

Anja Lehninger

Administration & Communication

+43 664 62 00 678

Sabrina Oellinger

Graphic Design & Communication

+43 664 88 33 99 13

Researchers

Bernhard Adami

PhD student in Area 2

K1-MET Office Leoben

+43 3842 402 2286

Reyhane Aghaei Dinani

PhD student in Area 3

Vienna University of Technology | TU Wien

Laura Androsch

Student in the COMET Module “FuLIBatteR”

K1-MET Office Linz

Saeid Bakhtiari

PhD student in Area 1

Graz University of Technology

+43 316 873 1614

Emerson Barros de Souza

PhD student in the COMET Module “FuLIBatteR”

Montanuniversitaet Leoben

+43 3842 402 2272

Hadi Barati

Postdoc in Area 3

Montanuniversitaet Leoben

+43 3842 402 3119

Stefanie Berghuber

Student in Area 1

voestalpine Stahl GmbH

Sebastian Boenisch

Junior Project Manager in the COMET-Module “FuLIBatteR”

K1-MET Office Linz

Markus Boesenhofer

Senior Project Manager in Area 3

Vienna University of Technology | TU Wien

+43 1 58801 166251

Elizaveta Cheremisina

Senior Project Manager in the COMET-Modul „FuLIBatteR“

K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 88 32 35 68

Daniel David

PhD student in Area 1

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Campus Wels

Michael Derntl

Team Lead

K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 83 64 652

Manuel Farkas

Project Manager in Area 2

K1-MET Office Leoben

+43 3842 402 2289

Rebeka Frueholz

PhD student in the COMET Module “FuLIBatteR”

K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 88 33 99 51

Johannes Gabl

Postdoc in Area 2

K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 88 28 87 51

Jeronimo Guarco

Postdoc in Area 3

Montanuniversitaet Leoben

+43 3842 402 3211

Marianne Haberbauer

Team Lead

K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 88 33 99 50

Clemens Habermaier

Student in Area 1

K1-MET Office Linz

Monika Haeuselmann

Senior Project Manager in Area 1

K1-MET Office Leoben

+43 3842 43643 15

Alexander Halwax

PhD student in Area 1

K1-MET Office Leoben

+43 3842 402 2277

Sarah Haneschlaeger

Student in Area 2

K1-MET Office Linz

Vanessa Hoffellner

Student in Area 1

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Campus Wels

Gerhard Holzinger

Postdoc in Area 3

K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 88 32 34 15

Damir Kahrimanovic

Postdoc in Area 3

K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 88 32 35 66 

Daniel Kavic

PhD student in Area 1

K1-MET Office Leoben

+43 3842 402 2288

Lina Kieush

Postdoc in Area 1

K1-MET Office Leoben

+43 3842 402 2278

Matthias Kiss

PhD student in Area 3

Vienna University of Technology | TU Wien

+43 1 58801 166233

Alexandra Kogler

Project Manager in Area 2

K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 88 94 90 92

Nina Koepplmayr

Senior Project Manager in Area 3

voestalpine Stahl GmbH

+43 664 88 28 85 96

Lalropuia Lalropuia

PhD student in the COMET Module “FuLIBatteR”

IFA-Tulln | BOKU University Vienna

+43 1 47654 97497

Michael Lammer

Student in Area 1

K1-MET Office Leoben

+43 3842 402 2287

Melanie Leitner

Postdoc in Area 1

K1-MET Office Leoben

+43 3842 43643 14

Stefanie Lesiak

Senior Project Manager in Area 1

K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 88 33 99 85

Hannes Lumetzberger

PhD student in Area 3

Johannes Kepler University Linz

+43 732 2468 6476

Oliver Maier

Project Manager Experienced in Area 2

K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 62 00 596

 

Irmtraud Marschall

Senior Project Manager in Area 1

Montanuniversitaet Leoben

+43 3842 402 3231

Harald Mayrhofer

Junior Project Manager in Area 1 and 2

K1-MET Office Leoben

+43 3842 402 2284

Christa Muehlegger

Project Manager in Area 2

K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 88 28 84 06

Zeinab Naji

PhD student in Area 3

Montanuniversitaet Leoben

+43 3842 402 3233

Thomas Nanz

PhD student in Area 1

Vienna University of Technology | TU Wien

+43 1 58801 166278

 

Christina Neuper

Student in Area 1

Montanuniversitaet Leoben

Gilbert Neuwirth

Junior Project Manager in Area 1

K1-MET Office Leoben

+43 3842 402 2275

 

Andreas Niederhauser

PhD student in Area 2

K1-MET Office Linz

 

Daniel Marian Ogris

Postdoc in Area 1

voestalpine Stahl Donawitz GmbH

+43 664 84 79 790

Samuel Pucher

Student in Area 3

voestalpine Stahl GmbH

Cameron Quick

Postdoc in Area 2

K1-MET Office Leoben

+43 3842 402 2295

Nikolaus Rauch

Project Manager in Area 2

K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 88 33 98 20

Erwin Reichel

Senior Project Manager in Area 2

K1-MET Office Linz

+43 660 8535382

Wolfgang Reiter

PhD student in Area 1

Montanuniversitaet Leoben

+43 3842 402 5824

Sandro Russi

Project Manager in Area 3

voestalpine Stahl GmbH

+43 664 88 94 91 13

Bettina Rutrecht

PhD student in the COMET Module “FuLIBatteR”

Montanuniversitaet Leoben

+43 3842 402 2274

Shekoofeh Saberi

PhD student in Area 2

Montanuniversitaet Leoben

+43 3842 402 5821

Amaia Sasiain Conde

Project Manager Experienced in Area 2

K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 88 89 91 21

Lena Schalk

Project Manager in Area 1

voestalpine Stahl GmbH

+43 664 88 28 80 14

 

Magdalena Schatzl

Team Lead

K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 883 23 567

Lukas Schmidt

Senior Project Manager in Area 1 and 2

K1-MET Office Leoben

+43 3842 43643 12

Ali Sedaghat

PhD student in Area 3

K1-MET Office Leoben

+43 3842 402 2285

Alexander Seebacher

Junior Project Manager in Area 1 and 2

K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 8301499

Anna Sieber

PhD student in the COMET Module “FuLIBatteR”

IFA-Tulln | BOKU University Vienna

+43 1 47654 97497

Zeljka Simicevic

Project Manager in Area 1

K1-MET Office Leoben

+43 3842 43643 13

Laszlo Solyom

PhD student in Area 1

Vienna University of Technology | TU Wien

Daniel Sorg

Student in Area 2

K1-MET Office Linz

Sabine Spieß

Postdoc in the COMET Module “FuLIBatteR”

K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 88 32 21 92

Clemens Staudinger

Postdoc in Area 3

voestalpine Stahl GmbH

+43 664 88 28 89 15

Sophie Thallner

Project Manager in the COMET Module „FuLIBatteR“

K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 88 33 99 74

Maria Thumfart

Project Manager in Area 3

K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 88 28 86 88

Bianca Varga

Lab Technician in Area 1

voestalpine Stahl GmbH

+43 664 888 99 142

Johannes Wachlmayr

Postdoc in Area 3

K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 88 28 87 70

Arleen Victoria Walk

PhD student in Area 2

Vienna University of Technology | TU Wien

Johann Winkler

PhD student in Area 1

K1-MET Office Leoben

+43 3842 402 2273

Klemens Winkler

Postdoc in Area 3

K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 88 95 86 81

Mohammad Karimi Zand

PhD student in Area 3

Johannes Kepler University Linz

 

Michael Zarl

Team Lead

voestalpine Stahl Donawitz GmbH

+43 3842 402 2276

Xiaomeng Zhang

PhD student in Area 3

 Johannes Kepler Universität Linz

+43 732 2468 6475

Benjamin Zeismann

PhD student in Area 2

Montanuniversitaet Leoben

+43 3842 402 1818