DI Erwin Kubista is General Manager (Prokurist) of JOANNEUM RESEARCH since 2007. He has long-term experience in developing spin-offs and their support respectively. He is member of several control boards in company-law share-holdings of JOANNEUM RESEARCH and official representative in the respective General Assemblies. DI Kubista is member in the governing board of „Research Austria“ and president of the BioNanoNet Association. He was vice director of the Institute of Applied System Technology of JOANNEUM RESEARCH. He has extended experience in change management and restructuring processes. Since 1st July 2016 DI Kubista acts as CEO at the JR-AquaConSol GmbH.
Key Account Management
Dipl. Chem. Dr. Albrecht Leis is head of the JR-AquaConSol laboratory. Since 1996 he holds a business license for “Chemical Laboratory” of JOANNEUM RESEARCH, and since 2010 he was head of a research group at ,,RESOURCES – Institute for Water, Energy and Sustainability“ of JOANNEUM RESEARCH. Dr. Leis is responsible for operation of the laboratory and acquisition of projects in hydrogeochemical analytics, as well as for R&D of isotope methods, and for combining specific hydrochemical analytics with hydro(geo)chemical modelling.
Head of our service Lysimeter Systems
Monitoring and modelling of water and solute transport
Mag. Sebastian Berka is jurist and was since 2012 director economy (commercial director) of “RESOURCES – Institute for Water, Energy and Sustainability“ of JOANNEUM RESEARCH. He was responsible for securing economic success, for setting up and controlling the budget, as well as for achieving the financial objectives. Furthermore he had personnel responsibility.
Univ. Doz. Dr. Johann Fank received his PhD from the Faculty of Philosophy in 1985 and qualified to teach physical geography at the University of Graz in 2000. In his research work, he focused on flow and transport processes in-ground, in the unsaturated and in the saturated zone of aquifer systems. His main responsibilities included the management of national and international research projects in applied hydrology and hydrogeology. On September 1, 2012, Dr. Fank took over as scientific director of “RESOURCES – Institut für Wasser, Energie und Nachhaltigkeit” of JOANNEUM RESEARCH. On 01.07.2016 Dr. Fank took over the function of the CEO in the JR-AquaConSol GmbH until 30.06.2021. Since 01.08.2021 Dr. Fank is active as a consultant for the JR-AquaConSol.