Univ. Doz. Dr. Johann Fank graduated 1985 with a PhD from the University of Graz, Faculty of Philosophy and obtained in 2000 the permission to teach (habilitation) physical geography at the university. His research is focused on flow- and transport processes in soil, and in the unsaturated and saturated zone of groundwater aquifers. Main activity was the management of national and international research projects in applied hydrology and hydrogeology. On 1st September 2012 he took over the management of “RESOURCES – Institute for Water, Energy and Sustainability“ of JOANNEUM RESEARCH. Since 1st July 2016 Dr. Fank acts as CEO at the JR-AquaConSol GmbH.
DI Erwin Kubista is General Manager (Prokurist) of JOANNEUM RESEARCH since 2007. He has long-term experience in developing spin-offs and their support respectively. He is member of several control boards in company-law share-holdings of JOANNEUM RESEARCH and official representative in the respective General Assemblies. DI Kubista is member in the governing board of „Research Austria“ and president of the BioNanoNet Association. He was vice director of the Institute of Applied System Technology of JOANNEUM RESEARCH. He has extended experience in change management and restructuring processes. Since 1st July 2016 DI Kubista acts as CEO at the JR-AquaConSol GmbH.
Key Account Management
Dipl. Chem. Dr. Albrecht Leis is head of the JR-AquaConSol laboratory. Since 1996 he holds a business license for “Chemical Laboratory” of JOANNEUM RESEARCH, and since 2010 he was head of a research group at ,,RESOURCES – Institute for Water, Energy and Sustainability“ of JOANNEUM RESEARCH. Dr. Leis is responsible for operation of the laboratory and acquisition of projects in hydrogeochemical analytics, as well as for R&D of isotope methods, and for combining specific hydrochemical analytics with hydro(geo)chemical modelling.
Mag. Sebastian Berka is jurist and was since 2012 director economy (commercial director) of “RESOURCES – Institute for Water, Energy and Sustainability“ of JOANNEUM RESEARCH. He was responsible for securing economic success, for setting up and controlling the budget, as well as for achieving the financial objectives. Furthermore he had personnel responsibility.
Till Harum is project manager of national and international water balance and water management studies. He has long-term experience in acquisition, management and inter-disciplinary team work of large-scale projects. He is a well-recognized expert in applied geohydrology and hydrogeology with a specialized know-how in water resources management (business area “Resource Management Water”), in applied hydrogeology and hydrology for planning and construction of power plants in the frame of environmental impact assessments.