DDDipl. Ing. Dr. Erwin GREILER, MSc

  • Date of birth: 30. 04. 1965

  • Place of birth Villach, Carinthia, Austria

  • Family status married, 1 Daughter


School Education

  • 1979 – 1985: Higher technical college and research institute Klagenfurt Specialisation Electrical Engineering

  • 1985 – 1986: Training as militia officer / Current rank First Lieutenant

  • 1986 – 2000: Graz University of Technology - Diploma in Electrical Engineering and Economics, Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Economics

  • 1999 – 2000: Topic of the diploma thesis Anaerobic digestion technologies State of the art, potentials and economic efficiency Assessment Very good

  • 1992 – 2002: Graz University of Technology - Postgraduate Studies in Technical Environmental Protection - Assessment Excellent Success

  • 2001 – 2001: Subject of the thesis Negawatt power plants - assessment Very good

  • 2002 – 2002: Topic of diploma thesis Energy technology(s) of the future Assessment Very good

  • 2004 - 2007: Graz University of Technology / Vienna University of Technology / Vienna University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences / Munich University of Technology - Doctorate in Technical Sciences. Assessment Excellent success. Topic of dissertation Analysis tools for the integration of bioenergy in energy system with predominantly renewable energy Assessment Very good

  • 2015 – today: International Business Management, Lappeenranta, Finland, Master of Business

  • Administration (MBA) - currently suspended




  • 1983 – 1985: Summer vacation work 3 x 10 weeks freelancer in an engineering office in Erlangen (Germany) - Focus on technical design.

  • 1985 – 1995: Freelancer in an engineering office in Mühldorf/Inn (Germany) - Main activities planning, work preparation and execution of new installations as technical project manager in various power plants, as well as industrial and production operations in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain and Poland. Status - Technical Project and Team Leader

  • 1991: Establishment of an SME for the production and distribution of plant-based purification systems

  • 1995 – 1999 Landesenergieverein Styria (Austria), Implementation of EU-funded renewable energy projects. Status - Management Assistant, Project Manager and Team Leader

  • 1995 – 2000: Study assistant at the Institute for Hospital Management of the Graz University of Technology, Implementation of various scientific research projects. Status - Team and Project Management. Scientific supervision of subject-specific diploma theses.

  • 2000 – 2008: University lecturer at the Institute for Electrical Installations of the Graz University of Technology, implementation of various scientific research projects. Status - Visiting Professor. Scientific supervision of specific diploma theses and dissertations

  • 1995 – 1999: Freelancer at Shell Austria AG / Division Renewable Technologies, Technology scout for innovative Energy Systems and Technologies, innovative Biogas- and Green Hydrogen Projects and novel biomass CHP - Projects. Status - R&D Manager, Key-Accounting and Project Management. Scientific supervision of diploma theses in the field of renewable energy (Focus on solar and wind hydrogen; hydrogen infrastructure)

  • 1999 – 2007: University lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Wr. Neustadt / Wieselburg (Austria) Topic Advanced Renewable Energies Scientific supervision of diploma theses in the field of renewable energy (Focus on solar and wind hydrogen; development of modern hydrogen electrolysers; hydrogen infrastructure)

  • 1999 – 2007: Employee at Shell Austria AG / Division Wärmebetriebe GmbH, Technology scout (deployed throughout Europe) General Project Management and Project Management for innovative biogas projects, innovative biomass CHP projects, biomass heating plant projects, pellets large-scale plants, small and large solar PV projects, industrial waste heat projects, biogenic waste recycling projects, green hydrogen projects, etc.

  • 1995 – 2011: University lecturer at the Graz University of Technology; Institute for Electrical Installations Scientific supervision of diploma theses in the field of renewable energy (Focus on green hydrogen)

  • 2001 – 2002: Sales Manager for Renewable Energy Projects in South Tyrol and Northern Italy; WBG Austria Ltd.

  • 2002 – 2005: Member of the Executive Board of AGR-Energie AG / Munich

  • 2004 – 2007: Chief Sales Manager for Renewable Energy Projects Projects in Germany Company WBG Germany Ltd. / Ingolstadt (Germany)

  • 2007 – 2018: Foundation and management of the management consultancy Prof. Dr. Greiler. Implementation of various technical-economic studies and concepts (main focus green hydrogen). Various pilot and demonstration projects in the field of New Renewable Energies (main focus green hydrogen). Participation in EU research projects in the field of energy system technology (main focus green hydrogen). Scientific supervision of bachelor and diploma theses as well as dissertations in the field of new renewable energies. Status - Owner and Managing Director

  • 2010 – 2012: Founding partner of PDG-Solar Ltd. Consulting/planning/construction/sales of advanced photovoltaic systems in Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia and Austria. Status - 1/3 - Owner and Managing Director

  • 2018 – today: Professor for Advanced Energy Systems at the Higher Technical College Wels (Austria)

DDDipl. Ing. Dr. Erwin GREILER, MSc
Professional Practice