Curriculum Vitae
Dr. rer. nat. Harald Schöbel, BSc

Dr. rer. nat. Harald Schöbel, BSc
Senior Lecturer
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Dr. rer. nat. Harald Schöbel, BSc

2019 - present
Senior Lecturer - Biotechnology & Food Engineering - MCI - The Entrepreneurial School

2015 - 2018
Lecturer Biotechnology & Food Engineering - MCI - Die Unternehmerische Hochschule

2011 - 2015
Senior Optical Design Engineer - Development of optical systems based on LED-technology; development of test procedures and methods for LED degradation and reliability; project leader OLED - Swareflex GmbH

PostDoc - Realization of a laser induced acoustic desorption source for large biomolecules - University of Innsbruck - group Nano- and Biophysics

2009 - 2010
Scientific Stay in the group of Prof. Kit Bowen - Johns Hopkins University, USA

2008 - 2012
Bachelor programme Management and Economics - University of Innsbruck (BSc)

2008 - 2011
PhD programme at the Institute for Ion Physics and Applied Physics - University of Innsbruck (Dr.)

2002 - 2007
Diploma programme Physics - University of Innsbruck (Mag.)

1996 - 2001
Technical school for mechanical engineering - HTL Fulpmes

University didactic II - FHK – Austrian Association of Universities of Applied Sciences

ChatGPT in teaching - FHK – Austrian Association of Universities of Applied Sciences

University didactic - FHK – Austrian Association of Universities of Applied Sciences

Hochschuldidaktische Basisqualifikation - University of Innsbruck

lecture: Nano- and Clusterphysics; exercises: Kerne und Teilchen; advanced laboratory course - University of Innsbruck

lecture: Science Basic Courses, Engineerung Physics, Biophysics, Mathematics, Biostatistics; laboratory: Engineerung Physics; exercises: Engineerung Physics - MCI - Management Center Innsbruck

VO Special topics in AMO physics - Physics in Life-Sciences - University of Innsbruck

Award from the Eduard-Wallnöfer-Stiftung der Tiroler Industrie
for the work on "improved lifespan without thermal preservation"

Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research
Ars Docendi Shortlist - Nominierung for excellent teaching in higher education

Award from the Eduard-Wallnöfer-Stiftung der Tiroler Industrie
for the work on "enhanced sun protection by alpine algae"

Promotio sub auspiciis Praesidentis rei publicae
conferment of a doctorate by the president of Austria Dr. Heinz Fischer

Federal Ministry of Science and Research (BMWF)
honorary prize BMWF

  • Mutschlechner, M., Chiste, D. and Schöbel, H. Breaking the Mold: Towards Rapid and Cost-Effective Microbial Contamination Detection in Paints and Cosmetics Using ATP-Bioluminescence. Appl. Microbiol, 4, 2 (2024)
  • L. Colleselli, B. Siewert, P. Vrabl and H. Schöbel. Optical Simulations in Life-Sciences: Benefiting from ray-tracing in biotechnology and photobiology. Optics Communications 552, 130028 (2023)
  • Mutschlechner, M., Walter, A., Bach, K. and Schöbel, H.: Beyond Cultivation: Combining Culture-Dependent and Culture-Independent Techniques to Identify Bacteria Involved in Paint Spoilage. Coatings 13, 1055 (2023)
  • A. Walter and H. Schöbel. Shed light on photosynthetic organisms: a physical perspective to correct light measurements. Photosynthesis Research 156, p325-336 (2023)
  • H. Schöbel, G. Diem, J. Kiechl, D. Chistè, G. Bertacchi, A. Mayr, D. Wilflingseder, C. Lass-Flörl & W. Posch. Antimicrobial efficacy and inactivation kinetics of a novel LED based UV-irradiation technology. Journal of Hospital Infection 135, p11-17 (2023)
  • M. Mutschlechner, A. Walter, L. Colleselli, C. Griesbeck & H. Schöbel. Enhancing carotenogenesis in terrestrial microalgae by UV-A light stress. J Appl Phycol (2022).
  • P. Vrabl, B. Siewert, J. Winkler, H. Schöbel, C. W. Schinagl, L. Knabl, D. Orth‑Höller, J. Fiala, M. S. Meijer, S. Bonnet, W. Burgstaller. Xanthoepocin, a photolabile antibiotic of Penicillium ochrochloron CBS 123823 with high activity against multiresistant gram-positive bacteria. Microbial Cell Factories 21:1 (2022) doi: 10.1186/s12934-021-01718-9
  • A. Mauracher, H. Schöbel, S. Haughey, S.E.Huber, T.A.Field. Dissociative electron attachment to fluorinated nitrobenzenes. International Journal of Mass Spectrometry 471/116731 (2022) doi:10.1016/j.ijms.2021.116731
  • F. Hammerle, L. Quirós-Guerrero, A. Rutz, JL Wolfender, H. Schöbel, U. Peintner, B. Siewert. Feature-Based Molecular Networking—An Exciting Tool to Spot Species of the Genus Cortinarius with Hidden Photosensitizers. Metabolites 2021, 11, 791 (2021)
  • J. Fiala, H. Schöbel, P. Vrabl, D. Dietrich, F. Hammerle, D.J. Artmann, R. Stärz, U. Peintner, B. Siewert. A New High-Throughput-Screening-Assay for Photoantimicrobials Based on EUCAST Revealed Unknown Photoantimicrobials in Cortinariaceae. Frontiers in Microbiology Vol 12/703544 (2021) doi:10.3389/fmicb.2021.703544
  • S. Albertini, P. Martini, A. Schiller, H. Schöbel, E. Ghavidel, M. Ončák, O Echt, P. Scheier. Electronic transitions in Rb2+ dimers solvated in helium. Theoretical Chemistry Accounts 140:29 (2021) doi:10.1007/s00214-021-02728-x
  • S. Albertini, F. Hechenberger, S. Kollotzek, L. Tiefenthaler, P. Martini, M. Kuhn, A. Menzel, E. Jabbour Al Maalouf, H. Schöbel, M. Mahmoodi-Darian, P. Scheier. Phosphorus cluster cations formed in doped helium nanodroplets are different. Int. J. Mass. Spectrom (2020) doi:10.1016/j.ijms.2020.116472
  • S. Albertini, F. Laimer, L. Tiefenthaler, S. Flatscher, F. Zappa, M. Araujo, H. Schöbel, L. A. Huber, P. Scheier. Modulating Bioactivity with Gold Nanoparticles. Biophysical Journal Volume 118, Issue 3, Supplement 1, p625 (2020)
  • F. Hammerle, P. Vrabl, I. Bingger, H. Schöbel, U. Peintner, H. Stuppner, B. Siewert. On the trail of fungal defense strategies - Employing a special workflow to spot photoactivity. Planta Med 85(18), 1541-1542 (2019) DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-3400069
  • H. Schöbel, C. Leidlmair, P. Bartl, S. Denifl, T.D. Märk, O.Edit, P. Scheier. Electron ionization of superfluid helium nanodroplets doped with C60 and small molecules. Journal of Physics: Conference Series 388/1, p. 012044 (2012).
  • C. Leidlmair, P. Bartl, H. Schöbel, S. Denifl, S.F. Yang, A.M. Ellis, P. Scheier. Ionization of Methane Clusters in Helium Nanodroplets. ChemPhysChem 13/2, p. 469 - 476. (2012)
  • C. Leidlmair, Y. Wang, P. Bartl, H. Schöbel, S. Denifl, M. Probst, M. Alcami, F. Martin, H. Zettergren, K. Hansen, O. Echt, P. Scheier. Structures, Energetics, and Dynamics of Helium Adsorbed on Isolated Fullerene Ions. Physical Review Letters 108/7, p. 076101. (2012)
  • L. An der Lan, P. Bartl, C. Leidlmair, H. Schöbel, S. Denifl, T. D. Märk, A.M. Ellis and P. Scheier. Submersion of potassium clusters in helium nanodroplets. Physical Review B (Condensed Matter) 85/11, p. 115414. (2012)
  • C. Leidlmair, P. Bartl, H. Schöbel, S. Denifl, M. Probst, P. Scheier and O. Echt. On the Possible Presence of Weakly Bound Fullerene-H2 Complexes in the Interstellar Medium. Physical Review B (Condensed Matter) 85/11, p. 115414. (2012)
  • H. Schöbel, P. Bartl, C. Leidlmair, S. Denifl, O. Echt, T. D. Märk and P. Scheier. High-resolution mass spectrometric study of pure helium droplets and droplets doped with krypton. Eur. Phys. J. D. (online) (2011)
  • H. Schöbel, C. Leidlmair, P. Bartl, A. Aleem, M. Hager, O. Echt, T. D. Märk and P. Scheier. Ion-molecule reactions of ammonia clusters with C60 aggregates embedded in helium droplets. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 13, 1092 (2011)
  • H. Schöbel, C. Leidlmair, P. Bartl, M. Daxner, S. Zöttl, S. DeniflT. D. Märk, P. Scheier, D. Spångberg, A. Mauracher and D. K. Bohme. Sequential Penning Ionization: Harvesting Energy with Ions. Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 243402 (2010)
  • A. Mauracher, H. Schöbel, F. Ferreira da Silva, A. Edtbauer, C. Mitterdorfer, S. Denifl, T. D. Märk, E. Illenberger, P. Scheier. Electron attachment to trinitrotoluene (TNT) embedded in He droplets: complete freezing of dissociation intermediates in an extended range of electron energies. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 11, 8240-8243 (2009)
  • S. Knoop, F. Ferlaino, M. Mark, M. Berninger, H. Schöbel, H.-C. Nägerl, R. Grimm. Observation of an Efimov-like resonance in ultracold atom-dimer scattering. Nature Phys. 5, 227 (2009)
  • H. Schöbel, M. Dampc, F. Ferreira da Silva, A. Mauracher, F. Zappa, S. Denifl, T. D. Märk, P. Scheier. Electron impact ionization of CCl4 and SF6 embedded in superfluid helium droplets. Int. J. Mass. Spectrom. 280, 26-31 (2009)

  • J. Fiala, M. Batlogg, K. Buchauer, F. Hammerle, T. May, U. Peintner, H. Schöbel, P. Vrabl, B. Siewert. Australian fungi in the genus Cortinarius as a source for new photosensitizers. Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy 41 103368 (2023)

    H. Schöbel, Shed light on photosynthetic organisms: Light as a tool in biotechnology, ICBT - F&E Colloquium, Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, ONLINE 2023

    H. Schöbel. Shed light on photosynthetic organisms: Light as a tool in biotechnology, XVII Summer School on Advanced Biotechnology Swiss BioteCHnet, Palermo 2023

    H. Schöbel. Physics in Life Sciences: LED applications in Biophotonics and Nano-biotechnology, XVI Summer School on Advanced Biotechnology Swiss BioteCHnet / ULYSSEUS SUMMER SCHOOL ON FOOD, BIOTECHNOLOGY & CIRCULAR ECONOMY, MCI, Innsbruck 2022

    H. Schöbel. Desinfektion mit UV-C LED Licht: In Theorie und Praxis, Vortragsveranstaltung der SEPAWA® Fachgruppe Professionelle Reinigung und Pflege "Zurück in die Zukunft. Es wird wieder grün - digitale und ökologische Reinigung"

    H. Schöbel. Light in Life-Sciences: Using LED technology for life-science applications, XV Summer School on Advanced Biotechnology, Swiss BioteCHnet, Universität Palermo, 2021

    H. Schöbel. Microorganism in the LED-spotlight: standardized illumination systems for biotechnological applications, BioTech 2020 and 8th Czech-Swiss Symposium, 2021

    H. Schöbel. LED based UVGI - using UV-C LED technology for surface and air disinfections, International Day of Electrician, Association of Polish Electrical Engineers (SEP), 2021

    H. Schöbel. Virensichere Produktion & virensichere Veranstaltungen, Nationale Clusterplattform, Bundesministerium Digitalisierung und Wirtschaftsstandort, 2021

    H. Schöbel. LED based UVGI - using UV-C LED technology for surface and air disinfections, Light and Lighting from East to West, The Society of Electrical, Electronic and Energy Engineers in Israel - The Israeli Committee of Illuminating Engineering - CIE Israel, 2021

    Mikroalgen im LED-Scheinwerferlicht. 12. Bundesalgenstammtisch - Rolle von Algen in der Bioökonomie, DECHEMA Biotechnologie, 2019

    Entwicklung eines Forschungs-Photobioreaktors mit intelligenter LED-Beleuchtung. 10. Bundesalgenstammtisch - Optimierung von Produktionsverfahren mit Mikroalgen, DECHEMA Biotechnologie, 2017

    Development and optimization of illumination systems for photobioreactors. XI Summer School on Advanced Biotechnology, Swiss BioteCHnet, Universität Palermo, 2016

  • Electronics meets Life Sciences - LED systems for scientific applications. Seminarreihe: Neue Forschungsergebnisse in der Pharmazie, Universität Innsbruck, 2020
  • H. Schöbel, P. Leitner, S. Jäkel, R. Stärz, C. Griesbeck. Find the right light - A guideline to the use of LED technology for biotechnological applications. UV4Plants 3rd Network / 1st virtual Meeting, 2020
  • H. Schöbel, P. Vrabl , C.W. Schinagl, W. Burgstaller, P. Schneider, B. Siewert. Microorganism in the spotlight - enlightening ways to find novel bioactive metabolites. 7th PYFF - European Federation of Biotechnology, 2019

2024 - present
Project Leader - BIOcubed - Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)

2022 - present
Project Leader (MCI) - SUPREMEbyNANO - K-Regio Standortagentur Tirol

2021 - present
project leader (MCI) - innovative in-can preservation for paints and coatings (InCanPres) - Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)

2020 - 2022
Project Leader - Development of UV-C disinfection systems - Tiroler Innovationsförderung

2019 - present
Project Leader (MCI) - Photo-activated Defense Strategies in Fungi - FWF - Der Wissenschaftsfonds

2019 - 2020
Project Leader - Improved sun protection by alpine algae - Tiroler Wissenschaftsförderung TWF

2018 - 2021
project leader (MCI) - FAENOMENAL - EFRE K-Regio

2018 - 2019
project staff - Educational project "Schlaue Luxe" - Talente regional - FFG

scholarship for short scientific mission abroad - University of Innsbruc

2008 - 2009
Forschung macht Schule, Forschung macht Schule - Generation Innovation Supervision of pupils and project leader of Innovationspraktika - Österreichischen Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft mbH (FFG)

scholarship - The Onassis Foundation Science Lecture Series

2003 - 2006
Award for Academic Excellence (2003, 2004, 2006) - University of Innsbruck

Karl Felix (2023): Einfluss von Licht auf die Partikelgröße von biosynthetisierten Metall-Nanopartikel unter Verwendung von Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Hauptmann Daniel (2023): Inaktivierung von Mikroorganismen in der Lebensmittelindustrie durch UV-Strahlung

Chisté Daniela (2021): Einsatzmöglichkeiten der Nanotechnologie im Bereich des Bone Tissue Engineerings - Techniken und Verfahren zur Oberflächenmodifikation und deren potentielle Anwendungen.

Strasser Simon (2020): Potenzielle Anwendungen von Nanotechnologie in Life Sciences

Hiller Sandro (2020): Zweckorientierte Synthese und Analyse von Kohlenstoffnanokugeln

Mullaymeri Andja (2020): Antibakterielle Eigenschaften von Nanooberflächen - Methoden zur Herstellung und zum Nachweis

Staudinger Lotte (2019): Etablierte Methoden und standardisierte Tests zur Überprüfung der Toxizität von Nanoteilchen

Kindl Franziska (2019): Steigerung der Synthese von Sekundärmetaboliten in alpinen Mikroalgen durch UV-Bestrahlung und weitere Stressfaktoren

Heider Philipp (2018): Grundlagen und Methodik zur Beurteilung / Herstellung der Rechtskonformität von (verfahrens)technischen Betriebsanlagen

Chisté Daniela (2023): Establishment and validation of a viablility assay to quantify bacterial cells in complex matrices

Weber Marlene (2022): Untersuchung der Auswirkung von gepulsten elektrischen Felder auf die Aktivität von lebensmittelrelevanten Mikroorganismen, sowie dessen potentielle Anwendung in der Lebensmittelindustrie

Colleselli Lucia (2021): Enhanced production of carotenoids and polyphenols in terrestrial microalgae by inducing UV light stress

Kuhn Alisa (2021): Investigation of bactericidal effects of UV-C LED irradiation on E. coli and L.innocua and possible applications in the food industry

Flatscher Sarah (2020): Evaluation of the biocompatibility of surfaces coated with gold nanoparticles

Müller Flora (2020): Analyse UV-bestrahlter Mikroalgen hinsichtlich lebensmittelrelevanter, antioxidativer Sekundärmetaboliten mittels Hochleistungs-Flüssigchromatographie

Brustolon Deniz Philipe (2020): Evaluation of the Antimicrobial Properties of Nanocoated Surfaces by Developing a Specialized Antimicrobial Assay

Hutz Jasmina (2018): Increasing mycosporine-like amino acid yield in microalgae by applying UV radiation. Efficient production of natural UV-absorbing molecules for potential food packaging applications