Archive for October, 2010


Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Big day today. Today I received my Promotion sub auspiciis presidentis rai republica. This kind of promotion is given to PhD with an outstanding performance by the president of Austria. (approx. 10 PhDs per year, out of 2.500 who finish their studies). Honestly, It was one of the greatest days in my life. My whole family was there, my colleagues from work and of the course the president. (He is actually a very nice guy). Just have a look at the pictures to get an idea, what a great honour and pleasure this was for me.


Report from University

Press (online)

OÖN (Pdf)


Hello Mr. President

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Today I found two very nice letters in my post box. One was from the President of our country Dr. Heinz Fischer himself and the other one was from the Ministry of Science and Research Beatrix Karl. Both expressed their congratulations regarding my upcoming promotion.


Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

How much water do you use during your shower? In order to answer this question, one of ETH start-ups, “Amphiro” has developed a system that allows you the measure your water consumption in very detail. I like the idea as well as the implementation of the product. Good Job Guys!

Hohe Wand – Hiking

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

Yesterday we were hiking at Hohe Wand. The weather was great and I really enjoyed the day with my friends. It was also a first test of the equipment for my trip to Argentina. On the way home we got the information on the results of the Viennese elections, which will definitely change the political situation the Austria’s capital.

Test – Test

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Today I had the chance to “test” the Ring which will be given to me during my promotion ceremony. It feels very good ;-)