Ille C. Gebeshuber


Prof. Ille C. Gebeshuber is Associate Professor at the Institute of Applied Physics of the Vienna University of Technology in Vienna, Austria. She is expert in Nanotechnology, Biomimetics and Tribology. She was born on April 10, 1969, in the small city Kindberg. On the school bus, when she wrote a message on the window to a friend who was outside, she discovered that – a natural lefthander – she can write in mirror. She uses this ability to stimulate the right side of her brain and thereby her creativity and cross-border thinking. This has had major influence on her scholarly development and achievements – unlike most other physicists and engineers, her approach to science is wide and holistic, and inherently trans- and interdisciplinary, bridging over to biology, the arts and the social sciences. 2017 she was elected »Austrian of the Year« in the category »Research«. From 2008 until 2015 she was living and working in Malaysia; since 2016 she is back at her home institute.