March 08th 2022

New MCI Professor Martin Pillei

The Entrepreneurial School® awards the professorship to Dr.-Ing. Martin Pillei

Martin Pillei received his professorship at MCI. ©MCI/Kiechl
Martin Pillei received his professorship at MCI. ©MCI/Kiechl

In recognition of his outstanding achievements in research and teaching, an exemplary implementation of research performance in practice, and contributions to the further development of the Entrepreneurial School®, as well as the higher education sector, the MCI recently awarded Prof. Dr.-Ing Martin Pillei the professorship. MCI Rector Hon.-Prof. Dr. Andreas Altmann together with the head of the MCI University Board and Univ.-Prof. FH-Prof. Dr. Franz Pegger and the head of the Department of Industrial Engineering FH-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Hillmer handed over the professorship.

Martin Pillei started his academic career by studying chemistry at the Leopold Franzens University in Innsbruck. After that, he studies for a Bachelor's and Master's degree in the field of "Environmental, Process and Biotechnology" at the Entrepreneurial School®. Martin Pillei received his PhD from the Department of Chemical and Bioengineering at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg on the topic of 'Optimization of direct current cyclones with low solids loading'.

Since 2017, he has been Senior Lecturer and Head of Department 'Integrated Engineering' in the Department of Industrial Engineering & Management at MCI, and since 2018 he has been Head of the research focus Fluids & Mechanics. In 2021, Pillei was awarded the Research Award of the Provincial Capital of Innsbruck for research and innovation at MCI.

Inaugural lecture 'Process optimization of disperse systems - simulation and validation'.

Sustainable is the new profitable. Increasing efficiency, conserving resources and even the holistic evaluation of products and processes are no longer just ideas but are already implemented practice in many companies. In his lecture "Process Optimization of Disperse Systems - Simulation & Validation", Martin Pillei gave exciting insights into the world of process engineering and showed how complex problems in the field of dust removal, separation of impurities, or in aerosol technology can be solved. Opening up the innovation process gives companies access to special knowledge and expertise, for example in the fields of measurement technology, simulation or particle technology, which are not available in-house. In the last three years, research projects have been successfully carried out with more than 30 companies in the research focus area Fluids & Mechanics, thus generating economically useful solutions for the location.




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