Potential (co-) Supervisors

Multi-voice guidance for doctoral students

VISESS encourages team supervision, which provides multi-voice guidance for doctoral students and fosters teamwork and community. Full, associate and assistant professors, and habilitated researchers are active supervisors in the school. In addition, VISESS actively promotes junior researchers (postdocs) as (co-)supervisors. All supervisors follow the Code of Good Practice for Doctoral Schools at the University of Vienna.


Alves, João (Interstellar Medium, Star Formation)

Boro Saikia, Sudeshna (Stellar Activity and Magnetic Fields, Stellar Winds)

Böhm, Asmus (Galaxy Evolution, Galaxy Kinematics, Clusters of Galaxies)

Caldu-Primo, Anahí

Dionatos, Odysseas (Star and Planet Formation)

Dvorak, Rudolf (Celestial Mechanics, Exoplanets, Exocomets)

Firneis, Maria (Planetology, History of Astronomy)

Guedel, Manuel (Star Formation, Exoplanets and Habitability)

Hacar, Alvaro (Interstellar Medium Astrophysics)

Hahn, Oliver (Cosmology, Extragalactic Astrophysics, Numerical Methods)

Hensler, Gerhard (Extragalactic Astrophysics, Galaxy Evolution, Interstellar Medium)

Hron, Josef (Late Stages of Stellar Evolution)

Iro, Nicolas (Exoplanets, Theoretical Planetology)

Jethwa, Prashin (Dynamics of Stellar Systems, Inverse Problems in Astronomy)

Johnstone, Colin (Star and Planet Evoluton, Exoplanets, Planetary Atmospheres)

Kerschbaum, Franz (Late Stages of Stellar Evolution, Space Instrumentation, History of Astronomy)

Kislyakova, Kristina (Planet Formation, Exoplanets, Habitability)

Köberl, Christian (Impact Research, Planetary Geology, Geo- and Cosmochemistry)

Leaman, Ryan (Evolution of galaxies and their dark matter halos; star clusters; chemical evolution models)

Lebzelter, Thomas (Late Stages of Stellar Evolution)

Maindl, Thomas (Planet Formation, Asteroids, Earth Defense, Collisions and Impacts)

Meingast, Stefan (Galactic Star Formation, Star Clusters)

Ottensamer, Roland (Astronomical Instrumentation, Data Processing)

Pilat-Lohinger, Elke (Dynamics of Planets and Planetesimals, Solar System, Exoplanets and Habitability)

Rindler-Daller, Tanja (Cosmology and Structure Formation, Galactic Dynamics, First Stars)

Thater, Sabine (Extragalactic Astrophysics, Supermassive Black Holes, Dynamics of Stellar Systems)

van de Ven, Glenn (Extragalactic Astrophysics, Dynamics of Stellar Systems)

Verdugo, Miguel (Galaxy Populations and Evolution, Clusters of Galaxies and Astronomical Software)

Vorobyov, Eduard (Star and Planet Formation, Numerical Hydrodynamics and High-Performance Computing)

Zeilinger, Werner (Extragalactic Astronomy, Stellar Populations, Astronomical Instrumentation)

Ziegler, Bodo (Extragalactic Astrophysics, Evolution of Galaxies, Clusters of Galaxies)

Zocchi, Alice (Dynamics of Stellar Systems, Star Clusters)


Abart, Rainer (Theoretical and Experimental Petrology, Geomaterials Research)

Bokelmann, Götz (Geophysics, Seismology)

Dordevic, Tamara (Environmental Mineralogy, Crystallography of Environmentally Relevant Materials)

Draganits, Erich (Geoarchaeology, Global Change, Sedimentology)

Embleton-Hamann, Christine (Environmental Change, Mountain Geomorphology, Human Impact on Alpine Environments, Theoretical Concepts of Physical Geography and Geomorphology)

Gier, Susanne (Shale and Sandstone Diagenesis, Clay Mineralogy)

Giester, Gerald (Mineralogy, Crystallography)

Glade, Thomas (Geomorphic Systems, Human Impact on the Earth surface, Hazard & Risk Analysis, Early Warning & Monitoring, Risk governance)

Glatzel, Stephan (Soil Ecology, Peatland Science, Micrometeorology)

Grasemann, Bernhard (Structural Geology, Tectonics, Regional Geology)

Haimberger, Leopold (Meteorology)

Heinz, Petra (Micropaleontology and Marine Paleoecosystems)

Kainz, Wolfgang (Cartography and Geo-Information Science)

Klötzli, Urs (Geochronology and Petrochronology: Radiometric Dating of Rocks, Methods Focused on Mass Spectrometry for the Analysis of Radiogenic Isotopes)

Köberl, Christian (Impact Research, Planetary Geology, Geo- and Cosmochemistry)

Le Heron, Daniel (Sedimentology, Glacial Geology)

Lengauer, Christian (Mineralogy, Crystallography, Applied Mineralogy, Geomaterials Research)

Leonhardt, Roman (Geomagnetism, Paleomagnetism, Rockmagnetism, Ground-based Earth Observation, Space Weather)

Libowitzky, Eugen (Hydrogen in Minerals, phys.-chem. Properties of Earth Materials, Vibrational Spectroscopy)

Lukeneder, Alexander (Mesozoic, Evertebrates, Palaeoecology)

Mandic, Oleg (Stratigraphy and Paleontology)

Miletich-Pawliczek, Ronald (High pressure mineral physics, Geomaterials research at extreme conditions, Experimental crystallography and structural crystallography at extreme conditions, Relationship between crystal structure and properties,Structural phase transitions)

Nasdala, Lutz (Mineralogy and Spectroscopy)

Nawrot, Rafal (Palaeoecology and Conservation Palaeobiology)

Schuster, Ralf (Regional Geology)

Serafin, Stefano (Numerical Weather Prediction, Mountain Meteorology, Boundary-Layer Meteorology)

Stohl, Andreas (Atmospheric composition research, Transport Processes in the Atmosphere)

Voigt, Aiko (Climate Modelling, Climate Dynamics, Clouds)

Wagreich, Michael (Stratigraphy, Sedimentology)

Weißmann, Martin (Meteorology, Numerical Modelling, Data Assimilation)

Wildner, Manfred (Mineralogy, Crystallography, Spectroscopy)

Zhang, Chi (Soil/rock architecture, Biogeochemical processes at fluid-rock interfaces in Earth’s near surface, Anthropogenic changes in hydrologic states using geophysical tools)

Zuschin, Martin (Palaeontology and Palaeoecology)


Embleton-Hamann, Christine (Environmental Change, Mountain Geomorphology, Human Impact on Alpine Environments, Theoretical Concepts of Physical Geography and Geomorphology)

Faßmann, Heinz (Spatial Research, Spatial Planning)

Glade, Thomas (Geomorphic Systems, Human Impact on the Earth Surface, Hazard & Risk Analysis, Early Warning & Monitoring, Risk Governance)

Glatzel, Stephan (Soil Ecology, Peatland Science, Micrometeorology)

Heintel, Martin (Urban and Rural Development, Spatial Research and Spatial Planning, Regional Governance, Political Geography)

Hintermann, Christiane (Theory of Didactics, Geographical Memory Research, Migration and Diversity)

Husa, Karl (Human Geography, Urban Geography, Urban Development, Demographic Change)

Janowicz, Krzysztof (Cartography and Geoinformation)

Kainz, Wolfgang (Cartography and Geo-Information Science)

Kounadi, Ourania (Location Privacy, Geocomputation, Predictive Analytics, Crime Analysis)

Kraushaar, Sabine (Soil Erosion and Transport, Permafrost Degradation, Sediment and Water Fingerprinting, (Hydro-)chemical tracer analysis, Critical Physical Geography)

Krellenberg, Kerstin (Urban Studies, Sustainability Transformations, Socio-ecological-technical interactions, Impacts of Global Environmental and Digital Change)

Kriz, Karel (Cartography and Geoinformation Science, Geokommunikation, Topographic and Thematic Mapping, Mountain Cartography)

Poeppl, Ronald (Human Impact on Fluvial Systems, Soil Erosion, Sediment Connectivity, Human-Environmental Interactions)

Priebs, Axel (Spatial Planning, Regional Cooperation, Metropolitan Regions)

Sakdapolrak, Patrick (Human-Environment-Relations, Migration and Displacement, Health and Disease)

Trippl, Michaela (Geography of Innovation, Regional Structural Change, Geography of Sustainability Transitions, Innovation Policy, Labour Mobility and Regional Development)

Wagreich, Michael (Holocene-Anthropocene)

Weixlbaumer, Norbert (Nature Conservation Policies (large scale protected areas), Geography of Food, Rural Geography, Alpine Space)