Prof. em. Dr. Dr.h.c.

Heinz W. Engl

Founding Director



Biographical sketch

  • born March 28, 1953, in Linz, Austria
    married, two daughters
  • Diploma in Technical Mathematics: Linz 1975
  • Doctorate sub auspiciis praesidentis: Linz 1977
  • 1972-1975: Teaching Assistant at the Chairs for Operations Research and for Numerical Analysis at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz
  • 1976-1981: Assistant Professor, Mathematical Institute, Linz
  • 1979: Habilitation for Mathematics, Linz
  • 1981: Associate Professor, Johannes Kepler University in Linz
  • 1988-2013: Full Professor and holder of the Chair for Industrial Mathematics at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz
  • 1992-1999: Head of the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Simulation
  • 1999-2004: Key Researcher at the Software Competence Center Hagenberg
  • 1999-2011: Scientific Head of the Industrial Mathematics Competence Center
  • 2003-2011: Founding Director of RICAM
  • since 2003: Full Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Corresponding Member from 2000)
  • 2007-2011: Vice Rector for Research and Career Development, University of Vienna
  • 2011-2022: Rector of the University of Vienna


Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
List of publications (PDF)