Head of Institute
Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Dietmar ADAM
Vienna University of Technology
Institute of Geotechnics, Research Centre of Ground Engineering, Soil and Rock Mechanics
A-1040 Vienna, Karlsplatz 13/220-2
Geotechnik Adam ZT GmbH
A-2345 Brunn am Gebirge, Wiener Straße 66-72/15/4
Univ.Prof. Univ.Doz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Date of birth:
14. Juli 1968
Place of birth:
1987 - 1992
Academic education at the Vienna University of Technology
Department of Civil Engineering
Graduation to Diplom-Ingenieur (in acc. with M.Sc., M.Eng.)
With highest distinction
1992 - 1996
Doctoral studies at the Vienna University of Technology
With highest distinction
Promotio sub auspiciis praesidentis rei publicae (Graduation under the auspices of the president of the Republic of Austria)
1996 - 2002
Post doctoral studies
Habilitation (Post doctoral thesis) for Geotechnical Engineering and Soil Mechanics at the Vienna University of Technology (Degree of qualification for an Associate Professor)
Tutor at the Institute of Applied Mechanics, Vienna University of Technology
Consultant for Geotechnical Engineering, Ground Engineering, Soil Mechanics, Soil Dynamics, Structural Dynamics and Tunnelling
Teaching and Research Associate at the Institute of Geotechnical Engineering and Soil Mechanics, Vienna University of Technology
Authorized Civil Engineering Consultant, Free-lance Engineer
since 2002 Associate Professor at the Institute of Geotechnical Engineering and Soil Mechanics, Vienna University of Technology since 2005
Owner and CEO of Geotechnik Adam ZT GmbH (Consulting Engineers)
Full Professor at the Institute of Geotechnics, Head of Research Centre of Ground Engineering, Soil and Rock Mechanics, Vienna University Technology
Consulting work: about 850 engineering projects in about 40 countries in 5 continents
Membership in engineering societies and technical committees
Austrian Society of Engineers and Architects (ÖIAV)
Austrian Association for Research on Road - Rail - Transport (FSV),
Chairman of Work Group "Subgrade"
Austrian Chamber of Architects and Engineers
Austrian Society for Geomechanics (ÖGG)
Expert of the Commission on Large Dams of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management
Tunnel expert of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
Austrian Standards Institute (ON):
- Standards committee 023 "Geotechnics"
- Standards committee 157 "Waste Management"
- Standards committee 256 "Protection against Natural Hazards"
- CEN/TC 396 "Earthworks"
International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE),
Secretary General of the Austrian National Committee (ASSMGE) of ISSMGE
International Geosynthetics Society (IGS)
World Road Association PIARC-AIPCR
German Institute for Standardization (DIN)
- NABau 005.05.06, AA "Investigations of Soil and Rock"
German Road and Transportation Research Association (FGSV)
1992 Award of Appreciation 1992 by the Secretary of Science and Research of Austria for extraordinary achievement 1996 "Promotio sub auspiciis praesidentis rei publicae" 1996 Dr. Ernst Fehrer-Award 1996 Award of Appreciation 1996 by the Secretary of Science and Research of Austria for extraordinary achievement 1997 Austrian Geotechnics Award 1997, First Prize 2008 Austrian National Award for Transportation 2008 - Efficiency for Climate Protection 2009
Award of the Austrian Research Funding Society (FFG) 2006-2009, First Prize for the research project "Dynamic Soil Compaction with the Rapid Impact Compactor"
Publications, patents, presentations
since 1992 about 220 scientific papers in German and English language 2006
1 patent (energy non-woven geosynthetics)
since 1994 about 200 international presentations in German and English language