Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karl E. Lorber

ADVISORY BOARD WSEIN / ENVIRONMENT

Sustainable Environment / Waste to Energy


Born in Carinthia, Austria

STUDIES

Study of CHEMISTRY and CHEMICAL ENGINEERING at Technical University (TU) Graz, Austria
Dipl.-Ing. (MS) and Dr. techn. (PhD)-degree


PROFESSIONAL CAREER

1971 – 1978, Lecturer (University Assistant) at TU Graz
1975 – 1976, “post-doc” Guest Scientist at National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), former N.B.S., in Washington, D.C., USA
1978 – 1993, Professor for Environmental Chemistry at Technical University of Berlin, Environmental Engineering Department
Since 1980, GTZ-Expert on Environmental Engineering, Waste Management and Site Remediation (Countries – India, Thailand).
1990 – 1992, Guest professor for Remediation of Contaminated Sites at Technical University Cottbus, Germany

Since 1993
Full Professor (o.Univ.-Prof.) for ”SUSTAINABLE WASTE MANAGEMENT, LANDFILL-TECHNOLOGY and SITE REMEDIATION”
at Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria
Head of the INSTITUTE for SUSTAINABLE WASTE MANAGEMENT & TECHNOLOGY (IAE), responsible for the study-program:
”Industrial Environmental Engineering”
Appointed Member of the National Advisory Board of the Austrian Ministry of Environment (WASA)
Government approved Civil Engineer and authorized Consultant (Expert Witness) for Waste Management, Landfill Technology, Site Remediation and Environmental Engineering

1998 – 2002, Coordinator of the European Union INCO-DC-Project “Reduction of environmental impacts of leather tanneries” (EILT)
Since 2005, Managing Editor of ISWA – Journal “Waste Management & Research” (WM&R), Member of the Editorial Board and Peer Reviewer of WM&R
1992 – 1993, Member of the International Jury for Evaluation of Site Remediation Project at SMDK Kölliken, Switzerland
Since 1993, Organizer of DEPOTECH-Conference on Waste Treatment, Waste Management and Contaminated Site Remediation (www.depotech.at)
2008, Member of the National Jury for Evaluation of Site Remediation Project at Tuttendorfer Breite, Austria


MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

National Advisory Board of the Austrian Ministry of Environment (WASA)
Program-Committee of the „International
Recycling Congress (IRC), Berlin
Austrian Water and Waste Management Association (ÖWAV)
Association of German Engineers (VDI)
Association of German Chemists (GDCh)
Association of Austrian Chemists
International Solid Waste Association (ISWA)


LANGUAGE & DEGREE OF PROFICIENCY

German (mother tongue)
English (perfect)
Spanish (working use level)


COUNTRIES OF WORK EXPERIENCE

Austria, Germany, India, Thailand, China, United States (USA), Turkey, Chile, Ecuador, Brazil, Peru, Spain, Romania


SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS

Environmental Engineering
Analytical Chemistry
Sustainable Waste Management
Treatment & Disposal Technologies
Landfilling
Site Remediation
Brownfield Development
Project Management
Peer Review & Editorial Work