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The ECODESIGN Team


Ao.Univ.Prof.DI Dr. Wolfgang Wimmer

Wolfgang Wimmer holds since 2002 a professorship at the Vienna University of Technology in Engineering Design and ECODESIGN. Wolfgang Wimmer is the author of two books on ECODESIGN. Over the last 20 years Wolfgang Wimmer has been leading many ECODESIGN projects with leading companies such as Philips Austria, Steelcase Inc., Siemens Transportation among others.

In 2005 Wolfgang Wimmer founded the "ECODESIGN company" engineering & management consultancy GmbH located in Vienna, Seoul and Ottawa. Since then he is the managing director of the ECODESIGN company.

E-Mail: wimmer@ecodesign.at, Tel: +43 (1) 58801 30744


Dr. Rainer Pamminger

Since 2002 Rainer Pamminger is researcher at the Vienna University of Technology in the area of sustainable product design and energy efficiency. He is leading different national and EU funded projects focusing mainly on the development and application of tools and methods for environmental assessment of products and services (e.g. ECODESIGN PILOT), for process improvement (e.g. energy efficient cooling systems) and environmental communication (e.g. energy efficiency label for plastic processing machines) within industry areas like electronics, industrial machines, railway, automotive, furniture, construction, etc.
Dr. Rainer Pammiger studied Mechanical Engineering at the Vienna Technical University (VUT) and the University of Salford (UK). He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering he concentrated his work on the integration of environmental aspects into the product development process for tramways.
Since 2011 he is part of the "ECODESIGN company" engineering & management consultancy GmbH, and responsible for project aquise and for the conception and development of tools that integrate environmental aspects on product development processes of various companies.
Additionally he is External Expert for the European Commission to undertake proposal evaluations in the topic of Energy Efficiency within Horizon2020.

E-Mail: pamminger@ecodesign.at, Tel: +43 (1) 58801 30753


DI Stephan Schmidt, MSc

Stephan Schmidt has completed the diploma program Spatial Planning at the TU Vienna and additionaly graduated at the FH Technikum Vienna studying "Renewable Urban Energy Systems". Especially the theses which were created in cooperation with the austrian environmental ageny and the AIT respectively, focused on the topic of sustainability and the question of its measurement and assessment. Since 2016 he works at the research group ECODESIGN. Besides working as a research assistent for the KATCH_e project he is also responsible for the acquisition and elaboration of new research applications.

E-Mail: schmidt@ecodesign.at, Tel: +43 (1) 58801 30758


DI Sebastian Glaser

Sebastian Glaser studied Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University Vienna, specialising in the fields of mechatronics and product development. After his graduation he worked from 2015 to 2016 at the ECODESIGN Company. His area of responsibility included environmentally sound product development as well as mechatronics.

In 2016 he started working for the ECODESIGN department. He predominatly works on the sustainablySMART project, focusing on the redesign of smart mobile devices in consideration of ECODESIGN and circular economy aspects.

E-Mail: glaser@ecodesign.at; Tel: +43 (1) 58801 30751