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Univ.-Prof. i.R. Dr. Hans-Peter Karnthaler (retired)

Ort: 1090 Wien
Straße: Boltzmanngasse 5
Zimmernummer: 3212
T: +43-1-4277-72807

Academic curriculum vitae

  • Hans-Peter Karnthaler was born in Graz, 1942.
  • Ph.D. at the University of Vienna,1967;
  • Post Doc with a grant of the Royal Society at the Dept. of Metallurgy, University of Oxford, England, 1969.
  • Setting up the first TEM facility at the Dept. of Physics at the University of Vienna, 1970.
  • Prize of the "Theodor-Körner-Stiftung"
  • Visiting scientist with a Max Kade Fellowship at the Dept. of Materials Science of the University of California, Berkeley, USA, 1975-1977.
  • Habilitation at the University of Vienna, 1979.
  • Erich Schmid Prize of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, 1979.
  • Physikpreis of the Austrian Physical Society, 1980.
  • Professor for Experimental Solid State Physics at the University of Vienna, 1987.
  • Visiting Professor at the Institut de Génie Atomique, École Polytechnique Féderale de Lausanne, Switzerland, 1987.
  • Head of the Institute of Solid State Physics at the University of Vienna, 1994-1996.
  • Head of the Institute of Materials Physics at the University of Vienna, 1996-2006.
  • Visiting Professor at the Institute of Applied Physics, ETH Zürich, Switzerland.
  • Speaker of the PhD Program "Experimental Materials Science - Nanostructured Materials". An initiative college supported by the University of Vienna for the period 2006-2009.
  • Speaker of the research project "Bulk Nanostructured Materials: Synthesis, Microstructures and Properties" that is part of the University's research focus "Materials Science - Functional Materials and Nanostructures" for the period 2006-2009
  • President of the Austrian Society for Electron Microscopy (ASEM), 1999-2003 and 2008-2009
  • Supervision of about 50 Master and Ph.D. students in the field of Materials Physics using transmission electron microscopy investigations. About 250 publications, most of them in leading international journals.


Recent research interests

  • bulk nanostructured metals and alloys made by severe plastic deformation
  • long range ordered intermetallic alloys
  • martensitic phase transitions
  • metal matrix compounds
  • nanobiocrystals
  • energy related alloys made by electrodeposition.


Research Group Physics of Nanostructured Materials
Faculty of Physics

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