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VITA Markus Hoffmann

Short biography

Hoffmann, Markus, PD PhD MSc. (Adjunct Associate Professor)

Civil Engineering Studies (2001) and Doctorate (2006) at the TU Graz, 2008-2014, Research Group Leader at the Institute of Transportation Sciences at TU Wien, since 2017 collaboration with the Institute for Structural Engineering BOKU Vienna, University Lecturer since 2007 at TU Graz and since 2008 at TU Wien as well as UACG Sofia from 2010-2015. 2019 Habilitation (equal to Associate Adjunct Professor) at the Technische Universität Wien for the fields of Road Maintenance and Road Asset Management. The main focus is research on Asset Management, Life Cycle Costs, Operation and Maintenance, Digitalization, Environmental Assessment, Noise Protection, and Emissions with Software Development working as an independent Civil Engineering Consultant in Vienna since 2002.

Personal Information

Name:                            Markus Hoffmann, PD, PhD, MSc.

Address:                        A-1230 Vienna, Austria

Phone:                           +43 1 9971255, +43 (0) 650 9730604 (mobile)

E-Mail:                  (university)


Nationality:                    Austria

Date of birth:                 4th of June 1973

Family:                           Unmarried, 2 Children


Business areas

  • Research and teaching on transport infrastructure and life cycle costs

  • Planning, construction, operation, and maintenance of transport structures

  • Spatial analysis, project evaluation, strategy advice

  • Software development road operation & asset management systems

  • Advice, lectures, moderation, and training


  • Large infrastructure studies and research projects as a project leader

  • 30+ Author of manuals and guidelines in the field

  • 200+ Papers, publications and conference lectures

  • 300+ Presentations at seminars, workshops and conferences

  • 15+ Supervised Master Thesis at TU Vienna, TU Graz, FH, UACG Sofia

  • 4+ Supervised PhD-Thesis

  • Nominated State Prize Mobility 2017 (WAMS)


Work experience and education

2010 - 2019

Adjunct Associate Professor (PD)

with Habilitation at the Vienna University of Technology – Institute of Transportation   

and monography „Life Cycle Costs of Road Infrastructures“

detailed information on monography

since 2016

Cooperation with BOKU – Institute of Structural Engineering (Prof. Strauss)


since 2014

Cooperation with TU Vienna – Institut of Transportation (Prof. Blab)

2008 - 2014

Postdoc and Head of the research group “for design, operation and maintenance of roads” with the acquisition of research funds, heading research projects and lectures (TU Vienna/Graz/UACG Sofia)


Civil engineer examination (Chamber of Engineers for Styria and Carinthia)

2002 - 2006

Ph.D. at Technical University Graz – Institute of Highway Engineering and Transport Planning
with the monography „Rehabilitation of Roads“


since 2002

Independent consultant for transportation and traffic management as well as regional and spatial planning

Membership and functions

since 2010

Member Austrian Research Association Road, Rail Transport (FSV)

  • Working Committee Economic Efficiency of Investments (FSV)       

  • Working Committee Pavement Management (FSV)

  • Working Committee Winter Maintenance (FSV)

since 2011

Member society for maintenance & road construction technology with asphalt (Gestrata)

  •   Lecturer Construction Seminars  2012 and 2013

since 2016

Member International Association for Life-Cycle Civil Engineering IALCCE

  •   The organizer of several symposia with session chairs

Teaching at the university level

2007 - now

VO 209.478 „Design and Maintenance of Road Infrastructures“ TU Graz (Master 3 ECTS – German)


2008 - 2014

VO 233.039 „Road planning and environmental protection“ TU Wien (Master 3 ECTS - German)

2008 - now

VO 230.012 „Road maintenance and infrastructure management“ TU Wien (Master 3 ECTS - German)


VO 233.030 „Road engineering“ (Bachelor 3 ECTS - German) TU Wien

2010 - 2015

VO CEEPUS „Road planning and environmental protection “ UACG Sofia (Master 3 ECTS – German/English)

representing Prof. Ronald. Blab

Research awards and honors

  • 2x Journal Papers among the 10 most read in the International Journal of Pavement Engineering

  • 2x Top Paper Award at the Transport Research Arena 2018 in Vienna

  • All supervised PhD-Students graduated with distinction

  • Nomination State Prize Mobility 2017 for the project Waterway Asset Management System WAMS together
    with TU Wien and viadonau

  • KFV-Research prize 2017 for innovations for safe road traffic for the supervised Dissertation
    of DI. Dr. Peter Nutz on the topic “Optimization of winter maintenance”

  • Peter-Faller- Junior Research Award 2016 of the ÖVG for the supervised Dissertation
    of DI. Dr. Katrin Haselbauer on the topic of “Asset management of transport infrastructures”

List of Publications and link TU Vienna


Publication list (TU Vienna)

Profile (Institute)

Congress participation (selection)


09/2023      EUROSTRUCT 2023 Quality Control Bridges and Structures in Vienna

07/2023      IALCCE 2023 World life cycle cost conference in Milano


02/2022      PIARC International Winter Road Congress in Calgary with chair/presentations, Canada


11/2021      Aachener Straßenbau- und Verkehrstage (SETAC) auf Einladung, Aachen

10/2020      IALCCE 2020 World life cycle cost conference with chair/presentations in Shanghai, China

03/2019      Cost Conference 1406 with Keynote and Presentation in Guimarães, Portugal

10/2018      IALCCE 2018 World life cycle cost conference with chair/presentations in Delft, BE

05/2018      PIANC 2018 World maritime conference with chair/presentations in Panama

04/2018      European Transport Research Arena 2018 with chair/presentations in Vienna, AT

02/2018      International Winter Road Congress with chair/presentations in Danzig, PL

06/2017      World Conference on Pavement and Asset Management with presentations in Baveno, IT

10/2016      IALCCE 2016 World life cycle cost conference with chair/presentations in Delft, NE

07/2016      MAIREPAV Conference on Pavement Maintenance with presentations in Singapur

04/2016      European Transport Research Arena 2016 with chair/presentations in Warschau, PL

Training and lectures (selection)

10/2021      Lecture Innovative Winter Maintenance in Upper Austria

09/2021      Lecture ASTRAD - Effective, sustainable, and non-corrosive de-icing agents in winter maintenance.

01/2020      Lecture Pavement Management for the Cita of Vienna

12/2019      Final presentation research projekt RISKMON for OEBB and ASFINAG

10/2019      Winter maintenance training and lectures Upper Austria road administration

10/2019      Lecture on selected topics of the habilitation in the road administration of Styria

09/2019      Lecture Pavement Management in a workshop with ETH-Zürich and ASTRA in Vienna

06/2019      Life cycle costs of road infrastructure, Habilitation lecture at TU Vienna

10/2018      Winter maintenance training in ASG/ASFINAG, and road administration of Carinthia and Upper Austria

04/2018      Lecture on preventive winter maintenance at a special conference in Krems on the Danube

10/2017      Lecture on the reduction of salt used for the city association in Austria

05/2017      Lecture on preventive winter maintenance and hoarfrost at ASTRAD in Wels

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