Mechanik und Mechatronik
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Prof. Dr. techn. Dr.-Ing. habil

Manfred Kaltenbacher                    

Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien)

Institute of Mechanics and Mechatronics

Getreidemarkt 9

A-1060 Wien, Austria

Tel:     +43 (1) 58801 - 325 410

Born June 09, 1968


1995-1999Research and teaching assistant, Institute of Measurement Technology, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
1999-2008Associate Professor, Department of Sensor Technology, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
2008-2012Full Professor for Applied Mechatronics, Institute of Smart System Technologies, University of Klagenfurt, Austria

Full Professor for Measurement and Actuator Technology, Institute of Mechanics and Mechatronics, Vienna University of Technology, Austria



Diploma Degree in Electrical Engineering

Technical University Graz, Austria


Doctoral Degree in Technical Science

Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria


Habilitation in Electrical Engineering

Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Research Interests

  • Numerical solution of partial differential equations
  • Modeling and numerical simulation of coupled field problems (aeroacoustics, vibro-acoustics, magneto-mechanics, piezoelectrics)
  • Material models and parameter identification (combined experimental and numerical techniques)
  • Sound absorbers, sound localization

University Lecture Courses

Finite Elements for Coupled Field Problems, Sound and Vibration, Engineering Acoustics, Aeroacoustics, Theoretical Acoustics, Measurement and Actuator Technology

Functions, activities, memberships

2017+Member of Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)
2015+Member of Austrian National Committee for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics;
Head of this Committee since 2018
2017Conference chair: 13th International Conference on Theoretical and Computational Acoustics (ICTCA2017)
2015+Head of section Aeroacoustics of DEGA (German Acoustical Society) and member of the managing board
2017+Editorial Advisory Board of Acta Mechanica
2017+Editor of Journal of Computational Acoustics
2013+Technical program chair of Computational Acoustics of EAA (European Acoustical Association)
2011+Associate editor Acta Acustica united with Acustica: The Journal of European Acoustics Association
1999+Memberships: Member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), European Acoustic Association (EAA), Austrian Association of Acoustics (AAA), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Akustik (DEGA), Gesellschaft für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik (GAMM), IEEE Magnetics Society, International Compumag Society
1997+Regular reviewer for numerous scientific journals (acoustics, fluid dynamics, scientific computing, applied mathematics, measurement technology)


Supervised PhD theses


Natalie Helena Schlachter  (2017)

Aeroacoustics of dual-channel mass flow measurement devices


Jochen Metzger (2017)

Characterization of acoustic absorbers


Germano Galasso (2017)

Modelling the nanosecond laser ablation of a silicon target


Sebastian Eiser (2016)

An Extension to Nitsche-type Mortaring for Non-conforming Finite Elements


Stefan Hartl (2016)

Analysis of fiber reinforced filament wound rotors


Dominik Perchtold (2016)

Characterization of Permanent Magnets Used in Biased Chokes


Adrian Volk (2016)

Materialdatencharakterisierung, Modellierung und numerische Simulation der Magnetostriktion in Leistungstransformatoren


Kirill Shaposhnikov (2015)

Finite Element Simulation of Piezoelectric Surface Acoustic Wave Sensors


Andreas Hauck (2015)

Higher Order Finite Elements for Coupled and Anisotropic Field Problems


Stefan Zörner (2014)

Numerisches Simulationsverfahren für die präzise Berechnung der menschlichen Phonation unter realen Bedingungen


Harald Sima (2014)

Erhöhung der erzielbaren Speicherzeit von magnetisch gelagerten Schwungradspeichern


David Tumpold (2014)

Modeling and Optimization Methods of an Electrostatically driven MEMS Speaker


Hendrik Husstedt (2012)

Messung von Magnetfeldern für das Testen von Automobilsensoren


Helmut Köck (2012)

Experimental and numerical study on heat transfer problems in microelectronic devices


Andreas Hüppe (2012)

Spectral Finite Elements for Acoustic Field Computation


Simon Triebenbacher (2011)

Nonmatching Grids for the Numerical Simulation of Problems from Aeroacoustics and Vibroacoustics


Fabian Wein (2011)

Topology Optimization of Smart Piezoelectric Transducers


Gerhard Link (2008)

A Finite Element Scheme for Fluid–Solid–Acoustics Interactions and its Application to Human Phonation


Max Escobar (2007)

Finite Element Simulation of Flow-Induced Noise using Lighthill’s Acoustic Analogy


Elena Zhelezina (2005)

Adaptive Finite Element Method for the Numerical Simulation of Electric, Magnetic
and Acoustic Fields