General Management

THOMAS BUERGLER

Chief Executive Officer | CEO

Place of work: K1-MET Office Linz

+43 732 6989 75607

Susanne Michelic

Chief Scientific Officer | CSO

Place of work: Montanuniversitaet Leoben

+43 3842 402 2200

Gerold Huemer

Authorised Representative

Place of work: K1-MET Office Linz

+43 732 6989 75607

Area Management

Johannes Rieger

Area Manager

Head of Research Area 1
Metallurgical Process Efficiency & Circularity 

Place of work: K1-MET Office Leoben

+43 3842 43643 11

Irmela Kofler

Area Manager

Head of Research Area 2
Decarbonisation & Sector Coupling

Place of work: K1-MET Office Linz

Christine Gruber

Area Manager

Head of Research Area 3
Simulation & Data Analyses

Place of work: K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 88 32 49 11 

Administration & Communication

Silvia Freudenthaler

Place of work: Secretariat Linz

+43 732 6989 75686

Daniela Kaltenberger

Place of work: Secretariat Linz

+43 732 6989 75607

Carmen Grandl

Place of work: Secretariat Leoben

+43 3842 43643 10

Jana Geiblinger

Administration & Communication

Place of work: K1-MET Office Linz

+43 732 6989 6922

Sabrina Oellinger

Graphic Design & Communication

Place of work: K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 88 33 99 13

Anja Lehninger (on maternity leave)

Administration & Communication

Place of work: K1-MET Office Linz

Researchers

Bernhard Adami

PhD student in Area 2

Place of work: K1-MET Office Leoben

+43 3842 402 2286

Reyhane Aghaei Dinani

PhD student in Area 3

Place of work: Vienna University of Technology | TU Wien

Laura Androsch

Student in the COMET Module “FuLIBatteR”

Place of work: K1-MET Office Linz

Alireza Atf

Project Manager in Area 3

Place of work: Montanuniversitaet Leoben

Saeid Bakhtiari

PhD student in Area 1

Place of work: Graz University of Technology

+43 316 873 1614

Emerson Barros de Souza

PhD student in the COMET Module “FuLIBatteR”

Place of work: Montanuniversitaet Leoben

+43 3842 402 2272

Hadi Barati

Postdoc in Area 3

Place of work: Montanuniversitaet Leoben

+43 3842 402 3119

Stefanie Berghuber

Student in Area 1

Place of work: voestalpine Stahl GmbH

Sebastian Boenisch

Junior Project Manager in the COMET-Module “FuLIBatteR”

Place of work: K1-MET Office Linz

Pedro Paulo da Silva Cruz

PhD student in Area 3

Place of work: voestalpine Stahl GmbH

Daniel David

PhD student in Area 1

Place of work: University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Campus Wels

Michael Derntl

Team Lead in Area 2

Place of work: K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 83 64 652

Lukas Donau

PhD student in Area 2

Place of work: K1-MET Office Leoben

+43 3842 402 22 70

Florian Egger

Postdoc in Area 3

Place of work: K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 78 00 46 57

Manuel Farkas

Project Manager in Area 2

Place of work: K1-MET Office Leoben

+43 3842 402 2289

Rebeka Frueholz

PhD student in the COMET Module “FuLIBatteR”

Place of work: K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 88 33 99 51

Johannes Gabl

Postdoc in Area 2

Place of work: K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 88 28 87 51

Jeronimo Guarco

Postdoc in Area 3

Place of work: Montanuniversitaet Leoben

+43 3842 402 3211

Marianne Haberbauer

Team Lead in Area 2

Place of work: K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 88 33 99 50

Clemens Habermaier

Student in Area 1

Place of work: K1-MET Office Linz

Hamideh Hassanpour

Postdoc in Area 3

Place of work: K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 78 06 29 21

Monika Haeuselmann (on maternity leave)

Senior Project Manager in Area 1

Place of work: K1-MET Office Leoben

+43 3842 43643 15

Alexander Halwax

PhD student in Area 1

Place of work: K1-MET Office Leoben

+43 3842 402 2277

Sarah Haneschlaeger

Project Manager in Area 2

Place of work: K1-MET Office Linz

Vanessa Hoffellner

Student in Area 1

Place of work: University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Campus Wels

Gerhard Holzinger

Postdoc in Area 3

Place of work: K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 88 32 34 15

Mohammad Jafarzadeh

PhD student in Area 2

Place of work: Montanuniversitaet Leoben

Damir Kahrimanovic

Postdoc in Area 3

Place of work: K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 88 32 35 66 

Daniel Kavic

PhD student in Area 1

Place of work: K1-MET Office Leoben

+43 3842 402 2288

Lina Kieush

Postdoc in Area 1

Place of work: K1-MET Office Leoben

+43 3842 402 2278

Matthias Kiss

PhD student in Area 3

Place of work: Vienna University of Technology | TU Wien

+43 1 58801 166233

Alexandra Kogler

Project Manager in Area 2

Place of work: K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 88 94 90 92

Nina Koepplmayr

Senior Project Manager in Area 3

Place of work: voestalpine Stahl GmbH

+43 664 88 28 85 96

Lalropuia Lalropuia

PhD student in the COMET Module “FuLIBatteR”

Place of work: IFA-Tulln | BOKU University Vienna

+43 1 47654 97497

Michael Lammer

Junior Project Manager in Area 1

Place of work: K1-MET Office Leoben

+43 3842 402 2287

Melanie Leitner

Postdoc in Area 1

Place of work: K1-MET Office Leoben

+43 3842 43643 14

Stefanie Lesiak

Senior Project Manager in Area 1

Place of work: K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 88 33 99 85

Hannes Lumetzberger

PhD student in Area 3

Place of work: Johannes Kepler University Linz

+43 732 2468 6476

Oliver Maier

Project Manager Experienced in Area 2

Place of work: K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 62 00 596

 

Eva Mair

Student in Area 2

Place of work: K1-MET Office Linz

Irmtraud Marschall

Senior Project Manager in Area 1

Place of work: Montanuniversitaet Leoben

+43 3842 402 3231

Harald Mayrhofer

Junior Project Manager in Area 1 and 2

Place of work: K1-MET Office Leoben

+43 3842 402 2284

Christa Muehlegger

Project Manager in Area 2

Place of work: K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 88 28 84 06

Zeinab Naji

PhD student in Area 3

Place of work: Montanuniversitaet Leoben

+43 3842 402 3233

Thomas Nanz

PhD student in Area 1

Place of work: Vienna University of Technology | TU Wien

+43 1 58801 166278

 

Christina Neuper

Student in Area 1

Place of work: Montanuniversitaet Leoben

Gilbert Neuwirth

Junior Project Manager in Area 1

Place of work: K1-MET Office Leoben

+43 3842 402 2275

 

Andreas Niederhauser

PhD student in Area 2

Place of work: K1-MET Office Linz

 

Tomislav Novak

Project Manager in Area 1

Place of work: K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 88 28 85 47

Samuel Pucher

Student in Area 3

Place of work: voestalpine Stahl GmbH

Cameron Quick

Postdoc in Area 2

Place of work: K1-MET Office Leoben

+43 3842 402 2295

Nikolaus Rauch

Project Manager in Area 2

Place of work: K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 88 33 98 20

Erwin Reichel

Senior Project Manager in Area 2

Place of work: K1-MET Office Linz

+43 660 8535382

Wolfgang Reiter

PhD student in Area 1

Place of work: Montanuniversitaet Leoben

+43 3842 402 5824

Sandro Russi

Project Manager in Area 3

Place of work: voestalpine Stahl GmbH

+43 664 88 94 91 13

Bettina Rutrecht

PhD student in the COMET Module “FuLIBatteR”

Place of work: Montanuniversitaet Leoben

+43 3842 402 2274

Shekoofeh Saberi

PhD student in Area 2

Place of work: Montanuniversitaet Leoben

+43 3842 402 5821

Amaia Sasiain Conde

Project Manager Experienced in Area 2

Place of work: K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 88 89 91 21

Lena Schalk

Project Manager in Area 1

Place of work: voestalpine Stahl GmbH

+43 664 88 28 80 14

 

Magdalena Schatzl (on maternity leave)

Team Lead in Area 3

Place of work: K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 883 23 567

Nina Schlemmer

PhD student in Area 1

Place of work: Montanuniversitaet Leoben

 

Lukas Schmidt

Senior Project Manager in Area 1 and 2

Place of work: K1-MET Office Leoben

+43 3842 43643 12

Peter Schoellhammer

Student in the COMET Module “FuLIBatteR”

Place of work: K1-MET Office Linz

Ali Sedaghat

PhD student in Area 3

Place of work: K1-MET Office Leoben

+43 3842 402 2285

Alexander Seebacher

Junior Project Manager in Area 1 and 2

Place of work: K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 8301499

Monika Seidl

PhD student in Area 1

Place of work: Montanuniversitaet Leoben

+43 3842 402 2281

Anna Sieber

PhD student in the COMET Module “FuLIBatteR”

Place of work: IFA-Tulln | BOKU University Vienna

+43 1 47654 97497

Zeljka Simicevic

Project Manager in Area 1

Place of work: K1-MET Office Leoben

+43 3842 43643 13

Laszlo Solyom

PhD student in Area 1

Place of work: Vienna University of Technology | TU Wien

Daniel Sorg

Student in Area 2

Place of work: K1-MET Office Linz

Sabine Spieß

Postdoc in the COMET Module “FuLIBatteR”

Place of work: K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 88 32 21 92

Sophie Thallner (on maternity leave)

Project Manager in the COMET Module „FuLIBatteR“

Place of work: K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 88 33 99 74

Maria Thumfart

Project Manager in Area 3

Place of work: K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 88 28 86 88

Bianca Varga

Lab Technician in Area 1

Place of work: voestalpine Stahl GmbH

+43 664 888 99 142

Johannes Wachlmayr

Postdoc in Area 3

Place of work: K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 88 28 87 70

Arleen Victoria Walk

PhD student in Area 2

Place of work: Vienna University of Technology | TU Wien

Michael Wasner

Student in Area 2

Place of work: K1-MET Office Linz

Johann Winkler

PhD student in Area 2

Place of work: K1-MET Office Leoben

+43 3842 402 2273

Klemens Winkler

Postdoc in Area 3

Place of work: K1-MET Office Linz

+43 664 88 95 86 81

Mohammad Karimi Zand

PhD student in Area 3

Place of work: Johannes Kepler University Linz

 

Michael Zarl

Team Lead in Area 2

Place of work: voestalpine Stahl Donawitz GmbH

+43 3842 402 2276

Xiaomeng Zhang

PhD student in Area 3

Place of work: Johannes Kepler Universität Linz

+43 732 2468 6475

Benjamin Zeismann

PhD student in Area 2

Place of work: Montanuniversitaet Leoben

+43 3842 402 1818