Industrial Advisory Board

In order to ensure the SUMA master programmes are ‘fit for purpose’, an Industrial Advisory Board has been installed to:

  • Align the master programmes with EIT RawMaterials consortium’s vision
  • Support the development of industrial internships
  • Support the organisation of the summer schools

Below we present the members of our Industrial Advisory Board – all very eager to meet the SUMA-students!

Bruno Hribernik

Bruno Hribernik is an Executive Member of the Managing Board of ASMET (Austrian Society for Metallurgy and Materials) since 2012. He is also the Managing Director of ASMET Research GmbH since 2016. He received his education Montanuniversität Leoben and became Ing. Dr. in Metallurgy and Material Science 1972 – 1977. In his professional career, he presents the following experiences:

  • Lecturer at Montanuniversität Leoben (1986 – 2017)
  • Senior R&D Adviser voestalpine Edelstahl GmbH /voestalpine High Performance Metals GmbH (Nov 2011 – Nov 2017)
  • Senior Vice President R&D , Quality and Sustainable Development (1991 – 2011)
  • Honorary Senator – Christian Doppler Forschungsgesellschaft, Austria (1988 – Present)

Bruno comments: “The “War for Talent” was introduced by “The McKinsey Quarterly” and discussed an expected talent shortage on the labor market 20 years ago. They pointed out that talent matters and that companies who are successful on the market are those who are the best with locating, assessing, recruiting, and keeping the most talented people. More and more companies started to “fight” for the most talented people and become competitors on the labor market as well. Today universities have to fight for the best students, too. I (ASMET) support the efforts of their industrial stakeholders and Montanuniversität to attract the best students to metallurgy and material science studies. I hope to be able to convince excellent students to select the Master programmes on Sustainable Materials as basis for a successful academic or industrial career.”

Lucia Zullino

Lucia Zullino received the Laurea degree in Condensed Matter Physics from the University of Pavia in 1982. In 1986 she joined STMicroelectronics where she committed to Technology CAD activities within the mixed Bipolar-CMOS-DMOS technology design group, contributing to the development of several SmartPower Technological nodes. Since 2009 she is Senior Member of Technical Staff. She manages at present T-CAD Competence Center of the Smart Power Technology R&D Department.

Lucia says: “We at STMicroelectronics are very motivated to combine our own resources and academic know-how, to co-operate with students and/or research organizations, in order to investigate in advance topics of future relevant application interest.”

Enrico Veneri

Enrico Veneri holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Padova (Italy). He has begun his professional activity in 2000 as employee of Zanardi Fonderie S.p.A. fulfilling technical assignments to develop machining methods for ‘Austempered Ductile Iron castings’. In 2007 he took the lead in innovative development activities as a project manager. Now his main activities are focused on:

  • Customer oriented material engineering properties investigation;
  • Research projects for new or improved materials through Austempering technology
  • Technical support for ADI parts development process.

Enrico explains: “We believe that material substitution towards lightweight and material-efficient components needs an holistic approach through engineering, business strategy and supply chain management. The Master SUMA programmes ensure that this approach is interwoven throughout the master. Therefore we are very interested in meeting the students who graduate from this ambitious programme.”

Markus Reuter

Markus Reuter is originally from Stellenbosch (South Africa) where he studied chemical and metallurgical engineering. After having worked for several years in Anglo American, he returned to academia and did his habilitation in Germany. After that he worked at Mintek South Africa leading the furnace process control group after which he had a tenured track professorship in process metallurgy and recycling at TU Delft in The Netherlands for 9 years. After this he returned to the metallurgical industry in Australia and Finland, working for the technology provider Outotec as the Chief Executive Technologist (Ausmelt-Outotec) and Director Technology Management at Outotec. His career combines various positions in industry and research, he holds various professorships globally to link to the young generation, and he has been awarded various prizes and 2 honorary doctorates. Since the end of 2015 he is the director of the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (Germany). More information can be found at on his career, publications and patents via LinkedIn and Google Scholar.

Markus is very motivated to meet and to stay in touch with students: “[because] You will catalyse change, therefore I would like to meet you. My eagerness to interact with the SUMA-students is without any doubt all about you as changers and enablers of the future and may I say the Universe”.

This activity has received funding from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, under the Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation