Welcome to the Chair of Energy Network Technology
of Montanuniversität Leoben

Due to the success of the field of Energy Technology at the Chair of Thermal Processes, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Kienberger was appointed to the opened Chair of Energy Network Technology on September 1, 2014. The chair is engaged in research and teaching with a focus on systematic approaches to optimise the energy efficiency of complete systems along the value chain of the manufacturing industry.

We look forward to your visit!

Lehrgang über Herstellung, Speicherung und Anwendung von Wasserstoff

In Austria today no comprehensive education considers the future-topic of Hydrogen. Therefore the Austrian Society for Society for Metallurgy and Materials (ASMET) joins the FFG 3. Call for “Qualfizierungsnetzwerke” aiming to initialize a qualification-network for “Hydrovation”.

The project-consortium covers besides ASMET high valued enterprises and universities. Stuff, sent by the consortiums small,- medium- and large-size enterprises do have basic-knowlegde in mechanical engineering, process engineering, materials engineering, ect,… but no further knowledge in Hydrogen-Technologies.

Aim of the project is to design a comprehensive course considering basics and application of Hydrogen-Technologies via 3 interconected major-parts, correspondent cross-section lectures and practical excursions. The focus is on the following major-parts:

  • Innovative Hydrogen Production (PEM and High-Temperature Electrolysis)
  • Storages for Hydrogen (in Energy-Systems and Mobility applications)
  • Application of Hydrogen (Mobility, Metallurgy, and Chemistry)

Cross-section lectures, relevant in all 3 major-parts relate to safety- and material-issues with Hydrogen. Professors from Montanuniversität Leoben and TU-Graz as well as experts from Industry provide the lectures being in strong interaction with the courses participants.

The course comprises 15 theoretical- and 4 practical units, one day each. Within the theoretical-units, designed as lectures, integrated discussions with the participants, for instance on case-studies, ect…, are intensively provoked. The practical education is done in small groups within the labs of Montanuniversität and TU-Graz.

With the connection and interaction of practice and theory, understanding of future overall-systems for Hydrogen should be gained.

The project-team concerns gender-issues as highly important and therefore integrates them beyond FFG’s requirements.



Opening hours

Di-Mi 09:00-11:00


Directions & location plan

Parkstraße 31
A-8700 Leoben