Gernot Pottlacher studied physics at the University of Technology in Graz (TUG), Austria and is Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Techn.
He is a professor at the Institute for Experimental Physics at TUG. His main field of activity are investigations of thermophysical properties of liquid metals and alloys with various techniques such as subsecond pulse heating, DSC (Differential Scanning Calorimetry), and four point probes. Brand new, his work-group will start levitation experiments with an electromagnetic levitator traded in from DLR, Institute of Materials Physics in Space, Cologne, Germany. Further, he teaches courses in basic physics, for lighting engineering, as well as physics didactic courses for teachers in training. His physical hobby are public experimental demonstrations shows. He has published more than 100 scientific papers and has contributed about 180 articles to scientific conferences.
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