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

Dietmar Adam

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Head of Institute
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Biography

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

 

Personal information

Name:

Dietmar ADAM

Degree:

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

Date of birth:

14. Juli 1968

Place of birth:

Vienna, Austria

Nationality:

Austria

Marital status:

married

 

Education

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)

 

Professional experience

1991-1992

Tutor at the Institute of Applied Mechanics, Vienna University of Technology

since 1992

Consultant for Geotechnical Engineering, Ground Engineering, Soil Mechanics, Soil Dynamics, Structural Dynamics and Tunnelling

1992-2003

Teaching and Research Associate at the Institute of Geotechnical Engineering and Soil Mechanics, Vienna University of Technology

since 1998

Authorized Civil Engineering Consultant, Free-lance Engineer

since 2002Associate 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)

since 2009

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

National

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

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)


Awards

1992Award of Appreciation 1992 by the Secretary of Science and Research of Austria for extraordinary achievement
1996"Promotio sub auspiciis praesidentis rei publicae"
1996Dr. Ernst Fehrer-Award
1996Award of Appreciation 1996 by the Secretary of Science and Research of Austria for extraordinary achievement
1997Austrian Geotechnics Award 1997, First Prize
2008Austrian 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 1992about 220 scientific papers in German and English language
2006

1 patent (energy non-woven geosynthetics)

since 1994about 200 international presentations in German and English language