Hans Suenkel#


Hans Suenkel
Email:hans.suenkel 'at' tugraz.at
Membership Number:2877
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:AUSTRIA
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:hsuenkel
Homepage: http://portal.tugraz.at/portal/page/portal/TU_Graz/Leitung/Rektor





Present and Previous Positions
  • 2010 - 2011 President, Universities Austria
  • 2007 – 2011 Rector, TU Graz (re-elected)
  • 2003 – 2007 Rector, TU Graz
  • 2005 - Research Director, Space Research Institute, AAS
  • 2002 Ohio Eminent Scholar for Geodynamics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA (appointment not accepted)
  • 2001 – 2004 Managing Director, Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences (AAS)
  • 2000 - 2003 Vice President (Research) of TU Graz
  • 1999 – 2000 Deputy Director of AAS
  • 1990 - Head of the Division for Satellite Geodesy, AAS
  • 1987 – 1998 Head of the Institute of Theoretical Geodesy, TU Graz
  • 1985 Full Professor for Mathematical Geodesy at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany (appointment not accepted)
  • 1983 - Full Professor for Math. and Numerical Geodesy, Head of Department, TU Graz
  • 1981 – 1983 Docent for Physical Geodesy, TU Graz
  • 1981 Habilitation in Numerical Geodesy, TU Graz
  • 1979 – 1981 Lecturer, Institute of Theoretical Geodesy, TU Graz
  • 1978 – 1979 Research Associate, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
  • 1976 Promotion, Dr. of Technical Sciences (PhD), TU Graz
  • 1973 – 1978 University Assistant, Institute of Physical Geodesy, TU Graz
  • 1973 Graduation, Dipl.-Ing.


Fields of Scholarship
  • Mathematical, numerical and statistical techniques in Geodesy
  • Satellite based gravity field determination
  • Geodynamics


Honours and Awards
  • 1985 W.A. Heiskanen – Award, USA
  • 1991 Fellow of the International Association of Geodesy, France
  • 1992 Grand Medal for Distinguished Services for the Republic of Austria, Austria
  • 1998 Distinguished International Research Fellow, Canada
  • 2001 Honorary citizen of Rottenmann (home town), Austria
  • 2003 Wilhelm-Exner-Medal for Outstanding Science & Application, Austria
  • 2006 UPV Prize for Outstanding University Organisation, Austria
  • 2006 Int. Association of Astronomy: Planetoid 2992 RY named after “Sünkel”
  • 2010 Grand Josef Krainer Prize, Austria
  • 1998 Full member, Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • 2007 Full Member, International Academy of Astronautics
  • 2007 Full Member, Engineering Academy of Georgia
  • 2010 Full Member, European Academy of Sciences and Arts
  • 2010 Full Member, Academia Europaea


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