Background and activities
Franz Tscheikner-Gratl has a Master in Civil Engineering (2011) and a PhD in Technical Sciences (2016) from the University of Innsbruck. After his PhD he was part of the Quantifying Uncertainty in Integrated Catchment Studies (QUICS) FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) at TU Delft. In 2019 he joined the Water and Wastewater Group at NTNU.
In 2013 he was awarded with the Eduard-Wallnöfer-Price of appreciation of the Tyrolean Industry and in 2016 with the Award of Excellence of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy. He is currently secretary of the working group for Urban drainage asset management (UDAM) of the Joint committee on Urban Drainage (JCUD). Furthermore, he is an active reviewer for several scientific journals and a member of the editorial board of Urban Water Journal.
- Rehabilitation and adaptation management of urban (water) infrastructure
- Urban water management
- Sewer asset management
- Decision making processes in environmental engineering
- Hydrodynamic urban drainage modelling
- Uncertainties in modelling
- Deterioration processes of urban water infrastructure
- Interactions between multiple urban infrastructures
Next to supervising and co-supervising of PhD, Master and Bachelor Theses, he is also teaching in the following courses:
- TVM4130 - Urban Water Systems
- TVM4141 - Water and Wastewater Systems, Advanced Course
Scientific, academic and artistic work
Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database
- (2020) Application of electrochemical oxidation in cold climate regions – Effect of temperature, pH and anode material on the degradation of Bisphenol A and the formation of disinfection by-products. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering.
- (2020) Sewer asset management – state of the art and research needs. Urban Water Journal. vol. 16 (9).
- (2019) Uncertainty analysis in a large-scale water quality integrated catchment modelling study. Water Research. vol. 158.
- (2019) Recent insights on uncertainties present in integrated catchment water quality modelling. Water Research. vol. 150.
- (2019) An Insight to the Cornucopia of Possibilities in Calibration Data Collection. Water resources management. vol. 33 (5).
- (2018) What can we learn from a 500-year event? – Experiences from urban drainage in Austria. Water Science and Technology. vol. 77 (8).
- (2018) Selecting a series of storm events for a model-based assessment of combined sewer overflows. Urban Water Journal. vol. 15 (5).
- (2018) Pipe failure modelling for water distribution networks using boosted decision trees. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering. vol. 14 (10).
- (2017) Decision Support for Adaptation Planning of Urban Drainage Systems. Journal of water resources planning and management. vol. 143 (12).
- (2016) Enhancement of limited water supply network data for deterioration modelling and determination of rehabilitation rate. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering. vol. 12 (3).
- (2016) Integrated rehabilitation planning of urban infrastructure systems using a street section priority model. Urban Water Journal. vol. 13 (1).
- (2016) Lost in calibration: why people still don’t calibrate their models, and why they still should – a case study from urban drainage modelling. Water Science and Technology. vol. 70 (10).
- (2014) Adaptation of sewer networks using integrated rehabilitation management. Water Science and Technology. vol. 70 (11).
- (2013) Integrated planning of rehabilitation strategies for sewers. Water Science and Technology. vol. 68 (1).
- (2016) Integrated Approach for Multi-Utility Rehabilitation Planning of Urban Water Infrastructure – Focus on small and medium sized Municipalities. Innsbruck University Press. 2016. ISBN 978-3-903122-05-5.