Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Walter Kurz
Institut für Erdwissenschaften
Focus in research and teaching: Structural Geology and Tectonics, General
Geology, Geology of the Earth
Full Name: Mag. Dr. Walter Ernst Kurz
Occupation: Full Professor for Geology
Date of Birth: January 17, 1969
since October 1st 2008
Full Professor for Geology at the Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Graz, Austria.
March 5th 2003
Habilitation (“Venia docendi”) in Geology at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Salzburg, Austria.
October 8th 2002
Application for “Venia docendi” in Geology at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Salzburg, Austria.
October 1st 2002 – September 30th 2008
Assistant Professor at the Institute of Engineering Geology and Applied Mineralogy (since April 1st 2004 Institute of Applied Geosciences), University of Technology, Graz (Austria).
April 19th 2002:
Grant of an APART- Scholarship (Austrian Programe for Advanced Research and Technology) by the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften) (returned in favour of the current position at the University of Technology, Graz).
April 2001-September 2002
Post-doc position, granted by a research fellowship („Erwin-Schrödinger-Auslandsstipendium“) of the Austrian Research Foundation (FWF), at the University of Bonn.
Project Title: Structural studies of Alpine eclogites as a contribution to understanding the exhumation of high-pressure rocks.
December 4th 2000:
Grant of a Humboldt research scholarship by the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation (Germany) (returned in favour of an Erwin-Schrödinger scholarship by the Austrian Science Fund).
October 16th 2000:
Grant of an Erwin-Schrödinger scholarship by the Austrian Science Fund.
Post-doc position in a research project, granted by the Austrian Research Foundation (FWF), at the University of Graz.
Project Title: „X-ray texture goniometry of naturally deformed polyphase rocks“, granted by the Austrian Research Foundation (Fond zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung; FWF) (P-12179 GEO).
PhD in structural and metamorphic geology.
Project title: Alpine tectonic evolution of the Tauern Window: constraints from structural and metamorphic geology.
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Franz Neubauer and Dr. Edgar Dachs, Institut fuer Geologie und Palaentologie, Universitaet Salzburg, Austria.
Feb. 1994- March 1997
PhD student at the Institut fuer Geologie und Palaentologie, Universitaet Salzburg, Austria.
MSc in geology.
Project title: Strukturentwicklung längs der Mölltallinie (südöstliches Tauernfenster) (Structural evolution along the Moell Valley Fault (southeastern Tauern Window)).
Supervisor: Dr. Franz Neubauer (Institut fuer Geologie und Palaeontologie, Karl-Franzens Universitaet Graz, Austria; at present: Universitaet Salzburg, Austria).
MSc student at the Institut fuer Geologie und Palaeontologie, Karl-Franzens Universitaet Graz, Austria