Univ.-Prof. Dr.techn. Mag.rer.nat. Roland Pail

Institut für Astronomische und Physikalische Geodäsie
Technische Universität München
Arcisstr. 21
80333 München

Room: 3610

Tel: +49 89 / 289 231 90
Fax: +49 89 / 289 231 78

E-Mail: roland.pail@tum.de

PERSONAL DATA

  • Date & place of birth: 29 June 1972, St. Sebastian/Mariazell, Styria
  • Citizenship: Austria
  • Marital status: married, 2 children

EDUCATION

  • 2002: Habilitation, venia docendi in “Theoretical Geodesy”
  • 1999: Dr.techn. (Ph.D.) (grade: “sub auspiciis praesidentis”), TU Graz
  • 1995: Diploma (Mag.rer.nat.) Geophysics, University of Vienna
  • 1991-1995: University of Vienna, Geophysics, Degree: Master of Science
  • 1994: University of Vienna, Astronomy, 1. Diploma

OCCUPATIONAL HISTORY

  • 2020-   Vice-Dean of Department of Aerospace and Geodesy, Technical University of Munich
  • 2016-2019   Vice-Dean of Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Munich
  • 2014-2016   Dean of Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Munich,
  • 2010-   Technical University of Munich, Professor W3, Chair of Astronomical and Physical Geodesy
  • 2002-2009   Graz University of Technology, Institute of Navigation and Satellite Geodesy, University Docent
  • 2002   Habilitation in „Theoretical Geodesy“, Graz University of Technology
  • 1999   Promotion „sub auspiciis praesidentis“, Dissertation: „Synthetic Global Gravity Model for Planetary Bodies and Applications in Satellite Geodesy“, Graz University of Technology
  • 1997-2002   Graz University of Technology, Institute of Navigation and Satellite Geodesy, University Associate
  • 1996-1997   University of Bayreuth, Institute of Physics, Research Associate: DFG project „Continental Deep Drilling Project of the Federal Republic of Germany“

RESEARCH FIELDS

  • Physical Geodesy
  • Satellite Geodesy
  • Global and regional Earth gravity field modelling
  • Calibration/validation of satellite observations
  • Future gravity missions
  • Mass transport processes in the Earth systemSynthetic Earth models

PUBLICATIONS

ca. 140 (30 peer-reviewed)

AWARDS

  • Dec. 1996: Appreciation Award 1996 of the Federal Ministry of Science, Transport and Art (Master Study)
  • Nov. 1999: Appreciation Award 1999 of the Federal Ministry of Science and Transport (Ph.D. Study)
  • Dec. 1999: Promotion "sub auspiciis praesidentis"
  • March 2000: Josef-Krainer-Promotion Award 2000
  • June 2000: Allmer-Löschner-Award of the Austrian Geodetic Commission
  • April 2006: Young Authors Award 2005 of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG)
  • July 2011: IAG Fellow

FUNCTIONS (SELECTION)

  • Vice Dean (2020-), Department of Aerospace and Geodesy, TUM
  • President of Commission 2 “Gravity Field” of the International Association of Geodesy (2015-2019)
  • Dean (2014-2016), Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering, TUM
  • Vice Dean (2013-2014, 2016-2019), Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering, TUM
  • Chair of GGOS Working Group for Satellite Missions (since 2008)
  • WP Manager of GOCE High-Level Processing Facility (since 2004)
  • Board Member of the Austrian Geophysical Society (AGS)
  • Member of German Geodetic Commission (DGK)
  • Board Member of Research Group Satellite Geodesy (FGS, Geodetic Observatory Wettzell)
  • Board Member of the Austrian Geophysical Society (AGS)

CV as pdf download

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