He worked as a chief executive at Saubermacher Dienstleistungs AG (leading Austrian and middle european waste management company) and in his career he has built up the Saubermacher research and development department. He was responsible for execution of national and international projects in recycling and thermal treatment technology of waste before he was appointed professor in November 2011.
Currently, he is the head of the Chair of Waste Processing Technology and Waste Management at Montanuniversitaet Leoben and is responsible for research and development activities. His expertise lies in waste treatment and recycling technologies, sensor based sorting, solid recovered fuels and Co-incineration and waste system analysis.
The Chair of Waste Processing Technology and Waste Management at the Montanuniversitaet Leoben combines core competencies along the entire value chain, including upstream and downstream environmental protection, waste management, collection, recycling and disposal technologies. Under the synonym “Future Waste” characterization and innovative treatment options for various (future) waste fraction (containing critical raw materials) from industrial and household sector are part of research projects. A state of the art environmental and process analytical laboratory for solid, liquid and pasty waste sampling and analyses according to ISO/IEC 17025 standard rounds up the competence of the chair.