Centre Management

CeMESS was established in 2019 and has full faculty status. It is led by the Centre Head, who, together with two Deputy Heads, manages all aspects of the Centre, from strategy, financial management, infrastructure and human resources planning to the promotion of early career researchers, third mission activities and internationalisation.

Centre Head

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Andreas Richter

Division of Terrestrial Ecosystem Research (TER)

Phone: +43 1 4277 91260


Deputy Heads

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thilo Hofmann

Division of Environmental Geosciences (EDGE)

Phone: +43 1 4277 53320


Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Michael Wagner

Division of Microbial Ecology (DOME)

Phone: +43 1 4277 91200


Head of Administration

Dr. Annina Müller Strassnig

CeMESS Administrative Head

Phone: +43 1 4277 91101