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

Technische Universität Graz/Graz University of Technology

Institut für Holzbau und Holztechnologie


Prof. Schickhofer studied civil engineering at Graz University of Technology and graduated with distinction in 1990 (diploma) and 1994 (doctorate). For his research work he has received different awards (e.g. Josef-Umdasch-Award for his doctoral thesis on "Cross-Laminated Timber" in 1995, the Research Funding Association Award in the area "added value" also for "Cross-Laminated-Timber" in 1998 and the European Innovation Award for the project "Tanno meets Gemini" in 2004), in his field of activity he has published more than 230 publications and given numerous speeches. In 1999 he habilitated and became an associate professor, between 2002 and 2012 he was manager and scientific director of the Competence Centre "holz.bau forschungs gmbh". In 2004 he was appointed to a professorship and became the head of the Institute of Timber Engineering and Wood Technology at Graz University of Technology. During his career Prof. Schickhofer has been responsible for about 200 R&D projects with an overall budget of more than 11 million euros, was involved in transfer activities in form of more than 20 conferences, workshops and seminars, and has supervised more than 120 diploma theses and numerous doctoral theses. Between 2008 and 2011 he also carried out successfully the duties of a deputy dean at the Faculty of Civil Engineering.