InTribology Strategy Board

The Strategy Board is an independent body of all InTribology partners and the Center of Excellence within the COMET-K2 project “InTribology”. At least two members should have a scientific focus, and at least two members an economic focus.

The task of the Strategy Board is on the one hand the evaluation of the implementation of the research program according to the funding contract and the agreed target values, and on the other hand to make recommendations if different views of InTribology agreement partners arise regarding the interpretation of the rules in the InTribology-Agreement.

The Strategic Board consists of the following 5 persons, two members being nominated jointly by the company partners and scientific partners, two members being nominated by the shareholders of the Center of Excellence, and the fifth member being nominated by the previously nominated 4 members. As a whole, the members of the Strategic Board optimally represent the selection specifications.

in alphabetical order of the surname

Dr. Mischler Stefano

Dr. Mischler Stefano

EPFL Lausanne

Expert in surface analysis, tribocorrosion and coatings for tribosystems; head of the tribology group at EPFL’s Metallurgical Chemistry Laboratory
Academic qualification: Materials Science (ETH Zurich), EPFL Lausanne.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. POLL Gerhard

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Poll Gerhard

Leibniz University Hannover

Expert in tribology with technical specialisation in the field of powertrains; board member of the German Society for Tribology (GfT)
Academic qualification: Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Reynvaan Conrad

Dr. Reynvaan Conrad

Management consultant

Board member at Schunk Hoffmann Carbon Technology until the end of 2016; prior to that, other positions in the industrial “technical carbon” sector; Expertise in tribology of carbon materials and in management; Academic qualification: Mathematics, Physics, and Biology; PhD in Theoretical Computer Science

Mag. Roither Michaela Diane​

Mag. Roither Michaela Diane​

Federation of Industry of Lower Austria

since 2005 Managing Director of the Federation of Austrian Industries of Lower Austria
Academic qualification: Business Administration

Mag. Schicker Barbara​

Mag. Schicker Barbara​

Austrian Chamber of Commerce

Advisor in the Association of the Metalworking Industry; focus: Managing Director of the Surface Technology Working Group
Academic qualification: Law

Programme Committee of the InTribology Research Areas

The programme committee is a panel formed as part of the COMET-K2-programme InTribology. Every InTribology research area has a committee member that provides guidance regarding the scientific focus of the research projects within their research area. The members of the committee are preferably affiliated with scientific partnerns.

The programme committee advises AC²T management concerning scientific focus, new research projects, necessary investments, etc.

Programme committee members are:


Ao.Univ.Prof.i.R. Dr.phil. Herbert Störi

Technische Universität Wien
Institute of Applied Physics


Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. Carsten Gachot

Technische Universität Wien
Institute for Engineering Design and Logistics Engineering


Univ.Prof. Mag.pharm. Dr.rer.nat. Günter Allmaier

Technische Universität Wien
Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics


PrivDoz. Dr.rer.nat. Dipl.-Phys. Andras Vernes

AC2T research GmbH


Univ. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Peter Filzmoser

Technische Universität Wien
Institute of Statistics and Mathematical Methods in Economics


Univ. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont. Paul H. Mayrhofer

Technische Universität Wien
Institute of Materials Science and Technology

International Advisory Board

  • Prof. Patrick De Baets
    Ghent University, Dean of Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Belgium
  • Prof. Daniele Dini
    Imperial College London, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UK 
  • Prof. Nuria Espallargas
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Norway
  • Prof. Patrick J.F. Groenen
    Dean of Erasmus School of Economic, Department of Econometrics, Professor of Statistics, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Prof. Nicholas Spencer
    ETH Zurich, Department of Materials, Professor em. in Surface Engineering, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Prof. Margaret M. Stack
    University of Strathclyde, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Chair in Mechanical Engineering, Glasgow, UK
  • Prof. Erio Tossatti
    Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA) and International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy


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