Founding member of the International Bone Research Association (IBRA, founded 2004)
Scientific focus on 3D-Diagnostics and surgical planning, traumatology of the TMJ (Pichler-award of the Austrian Society of Maxillofacial Surgery and Wassmund-award of the German Society of Maxillofacial Surgery, Award of the Austrian Dental Association), bone regeneration and osseointegration.
Scientific awards :
1992 Scientific Award of the Austrian Society of Dentistry (Wissenschaftlicher Förderpreis der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Zahn-, Mund- und Kieferheilkunde) for the work on 3-D photogrammetric analysis of the face.1993 Scientific Award of the German Society of Maxillofacial Surgery (Wassmundpreis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Mund-, Kiefer- und Gesichtschirurgie) for the Thesis on Condylar Fractures 1993 Scientific Award of the Austrian Society of Maxillofacial Surgery
(Pichler Preis der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Mund-, Kiefer- und Gesichtschirurgie) for the scientific papers on condylar fracture treatment.
Clinical spectrum: Tumour surgery including microvascular reconstruction, malformation surgery (clefts, craniosynostoses, hypertelorism, rare craniofacial malformations), traumatology including cranial base fractures, traumatologic and functional TMJ-surgery, all types of orthognathic surgery including LeFort II, III
Scientific Societies and politics:
1997 – 2003 Secretary of the Austrian Scientific Society of Maxillofacial Surgery.
2003 – 2007 2 x President of the Austrian Scientific Society of Maxillofacial Surgery. Member of the Executive Board of the Austrian Society of Surgeons.
2000 – 2003 Austrian Chairman for Maxillofacial Surgery in the Medical Chamber
2003 –2012 Head of the Austrian Board for Maxillofacial Surgery
1999 – 2007 Austrian Representative for Maxillofacial Surgery in Brussels (UECMF)
Since 1992 member of the Strasbourg Osteosynthesis Research Group (SORG),
2002 – 2007 Boardmember SORG and head of the working group of TMJ diseases
Founding member of the International Bone Research Association (IBRA, founded 2004) and 4 years
member of the Board of Directors,