Martina PÖLL

Vice-Chair (2014-2017), Grant Holder (2014-2017), Member of MC, Member of WG1

Description of job and tasks involved

I am working at the Institute for Mechanics of Materials and Structures (Faculty of Civil Engineering) of Vienna University of Technology. Within this institute I am responsible for the management of national and EU-funded projects as well as research contract projects. I am involved in the administrative and financial aspects of the projects during their entire life cycle (from pre-award to post-award). Legal aspects are dealt with in a centralized unit of our university. 

Furthermore, I am responsible for the organization of scientific conferences and congresses.


Experience with European research projects

FP6, FP7 (e.g. ERC Grant, Research for benefit of SMEs), Horizon 2020

Grant Holder of COST Action FP0802



The Vienna University of Technology – TU Wien (TUW) – is located in the heart of Europe, in a cosmopolitan city of great cultural diversity. For nearly 200 years, the TU Wien has been a place of research, teaching and learning in the service of progress. The TU Wien is among the most successful technical universities in Europe and is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution.

With its eight faculties - mathematics and geo-information, physics, technical chemistry, informatics, civil engineering, architecture and regional planning, mechanical engineering and business science, electrical engineering and information technology – the Vienna University of Technology covers the classic engineering disciplines.

The TU Wien has a great pool of specialists who are acting in a wide range of different topics in research, teaching and as partners of the economy. More than 3000 scientists do their research and teaching at highly advanced and modern institutes – in summary about 52. Although fundamental research has priority at the TU Wien applied research is also done. Moreover services are offered as high-tech problem solving and examination expertise for industry and economy. Innovation orientated companies are highly interested in co-operating with the Vienna University of Technology because of its high-tech and high-quality research and its openness for requests of the economy. 

The Vienna University of Technology puts great emphasis on co-operation between its own institutes as well as with other universities. Therefore the TU Vienna participates in several European Union (EU) and other research programmes.

The aim of the university was and still is to belong to the best. The effort to reach this aim is also expressed in its mission statement: With the aim of providing technology for people, our mission is to develop scientific excellence and wide-ranging competence in our students.


Education/Professional Career


Administrative assistant, Institute for Mechanics of Materials and Structures, Vienna University of Technology


Master of Business Administration

since 2006:

Research administrator, Institute for Mechanics of Materials and Structures, Vienna University of Technology

since 2010:

PhD studies in computer science (Topic: Analysis, planning, and prototyping of a research management information system)