Ille C. Gebeshuber is expert in Nanotechnology, Biomimetics and Tribology. 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'. 2018 she was awarded the 'Look! Business Award', the largest business award for women in Austria, in the category 'MINT Industries'.
2008 until 2015 she was living and working in Malaysia, since 2016 she is back at the Vienna University of Technology. Ille is Editor in Chief of the Journal Biomimetics in Engineering and Associate Editor of the IMechE Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science (both SAGE Publishing, London, UK). Since 2011 she has been scientific advisory board member regarding nanotechnology for the Lifeboat Foundation, a US American thinktank safeguarding humanity. Her research interests comprise the use of nanotechnology and biomimetics to address global challenges for humankind.
Ille is doing extensive public science outreach work and her professional activities are widely covered in the media. She loves to go on rainforest expeditions with her students, who come from different cultures and different fields (Europe & Asia, physics, engineering, biology, veterinary medicine, applied arts, fine arts).
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