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Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Dr.

Christoph Schmidl

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Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Dr.

Christoph Schmidl


Head of Master Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Management


Campus Wieselburg
Zeiselgraben 4
3250 Wieselburg
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Research Activities

  • EigenStrom2Go

    The aim of this exploratory project is to investigate the motivations and needs of all stakeholders in the context of a stakeholder analysis. Based on this, service design blueprints will be created for different use cases and a feasibility analysis will be performed according to the following criteria: Legal, technical, economic, network usability. From this, the development needs for an implementation of the EigenStrom2Go concept in the context of a subsequent RDI project will be derived.

  • Clean Tech Club

    The energy transition is the main task in combating climate change. Mastering this great challenge requires talented, cooperative and well-trained people in this field. The "Clean Tech Club" is a network group that will be formed by students of all ages and stakeholders from the fields of research, science, education and business. They all share the vision that the energy transition is possible, if they engage in a cooperative development process. There are three different innovation areas to carry out the necessary development work. For the involvement phase, we use the mobile energy laboratory (energy trailer) to set up a low-threshold extracurricular offer for children and young people on site with the latest technology and fascinating experiments. Young talents can then deepen their knowledge in the stationary offer of the innovation laboratories together with the supporters from science, education and business and then develop and implement their own ideas and solutions in the innovation factory. In the weekly network meetings, complex connections are discussed and solution strategies are developed. In the experimental phase, the ideas are implemented and the results validated. Furthermore, there should be an intensive exchange and cooperation with all other funded co-creation spaces. In order to further develop the project, there will be a multi-day excursion every year to learn from best practice examples. As many people as possible should benefit from the results of the co-creation process, therefore the participants themselves will create teaching and learning materials using modern technology (e.g. instructional videos, podcasts, virtual reality). Through close cooperation with people from business and science, new educational paths and/or career paths for young talents, but especially for girls, can be identified and made possible.


    The Institute for Sustainability and the Department of Consumer Science at the University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt at the Campus Wieselburg, together with numerous research and industry partners, are researching the needs of potential members of energy communities as well as the requirements for communication interfaces in order to be able to integrate, for example, photovoltaic systems, battery storage and electric charging stations into an energy community. Further research topics concern the optimal planning of energy communities and their organizational forms.

  • E-Red

    State-of-the-art of potential primary and secondary measures for slow heat release appliances regarding effects on emissions and thermal efficiency

  • Energiekonzept Wiener Neustadt Phase 1

    Advice and technical support of the project klimaaktiv missionzero Wr. Neustadt. Report on the missionzero-relevant data in Wr. Neustadt.

  • RealLifeBiomass

    The active involvement of end users in further awareness raising is the key element of WP3. Interested house owners (n=100) are actively involved in measures and methods for the sustainable improvement of air quality and for optimizing the operation of their own heating system. A citizen science approach is chosen (end users collect data on their heating behavior themselves and then forward it to the project consortium), leading to increased end-user awareness.


  • Elisa Carlona, Markus Schwarz, Alessandro Prada, Laszlo Golicza, Vijay Kumar Verma, Marco Baratieri, Andrea Gasparella, Walter Haslinger, Christoph Schmidl (2016): On-Site Monitoring and Dynamic Simulation of a Low Energy House Heated by a Pellet Boiler.
  • Franziska Meier, Irene Sedlmayer, Waltraud Emhofer, Elisabeth Wopienka, Christoph Schmidl, Walter Haslinger, Hermann Hofbauer (2016): Influence of Oxygen Availability on off-Gassing Rates of Emissions from Stored Wood Pellets.
  • G. Reichert, C. Schmidl, W. Haslinger, M. Schwabl, W. Moser, S. Aigenbauer, M. Wöhler, C. Hochenauer (2016): Investigation of User Behavior and Assessment of Typical Operation Mode for Different Types of Firewood Room Heating Appliances.
  • Marius Wöhler, Jes Sig Andersen, Gero Becker, Henrik Persson, Gabriel Reichert, Claudia Schön, Christoph Schmidl, Dirk Jaeger, Stefan K. Pelz (2016): Investigation of real life operation of biomass room heating appliances – Results of a European survey.
  • Chiesa, M.; Monteleone, B.; Venuta, M.L.; Maffeis, G.; Greco, S.; Cherubini, A.; Schmidl, C.; Finco, A.; Gerosa, G.; Denti, A. Ballarin (2016): Integrated study through LCA, ELCC analysis and air quality modelling related to the adoption of high efficiency small scale pellet boilers.
  • Lichtenegger, K./Hebenstreit, B./Pointner, C./Schmidl, C./Höftberger, E. (2015): The role of leak air in a double-wall chimney .
  • Monteleone, B., Chiesa, M., Marzuoli, R., Verma, V.K., Schwarz, M., Carlon, E., Schmidl, C., Ballarin Denti, A. (2015): Life cycle analysis of small scale pellet boilers characterized by high efficiency and low emissions.
  • Carlon, E., Schwarz, M., Golicza, L., Verma, V.K., Prada, A., Baratieri, M., Haslinger, W., Schmidl, C. (2015): Efficiency and operational behaviour of small-scale pellet boilers installed in residential buildings.
  • Carlon, E.CVerma, V.K./Schwarz, M./Golicza, L./Prada, A./Baratieri, M./Haslinger, W./Schmidl, C. (2015): Experimental validation of a thermodynamic boiler model under steady state and dynamic conditions.
  • Monteleone, B.; Chiesa, M.; Marzuoli, R.; Verma, V.K.; Schwarz, M.; Carlon, E.; Schmidl, C.; Ballarin Denti, A. (2015): Life cycle analysis of small scale pellet boilers characterized by high efficiency and low emissions.
  • Elisa Carlon, Markus Schwarz, Laszlo Golicza, Vijay Kumar Verma, Alessandro Prada, Marco Baratieri, Walter Haslinger, Christoph Schmidl (2015): Efficiency and operational behaviour of small-scale pellet boilers.
  • Lichtenegger, K./Schappacher, W./Hebenstreit, B./Schmidl, C./Höftberger, E. (2014): Towards a Stochastic Cellular Automata Model of Log Wood Combustion. In: Journal of Physics: Conference Series. Institute of Physics Publishing. Prague.
  • Schwabl, M./Schwarz, M./Figl, F./Carvalho, L./Staudinger, M./Kalb, W./Schmidl, C./Haslinger, W. (2013): Development of a biomass heating device for low energy and passive houses. In: Management of Environmental Quality.
  • Carvalho, L., Wopienka, E., Pointner, C., Lundgren, J., Verma, V.K., Haslinger, W., Schmidl, C. (2013): Performance of a pellet boiler fired with agricultural fuels. In: Elsevier.
  • Kistler, M./Schmidl, C./Padouvas, E./Giebl, H./Lohninger, J./Ellinger, R./Bauer, H./Puxbaum, H. (2012): Odor, gaseous and PM 10 emissions from small scale combustion of wood types indigenous to Central Europe.
  • Schmidl, C./Luisser, M./Padouvas, E./Lasselsberger, L./Rzaca, M./Ramirez-Santa Cruz, C./Handler, M./Peng, G./Bauer, H./Puxbaum, H. (2011): Particulate and gaseous emissions from manually and automatically fired small scale combustion systems. In: Atmospheric Environment.
  • Gonçalves, C./Alves, C./Evtyugina, M./Mirante, F./Pio, C./Caseiro, A./Schmidl, C./Bauer, H./Carvalho, F. (2010): Characterisation of PM10 emissions from woodstove combustion of common woods grown in Portugal. In: Atmospheric Environment.
  • Caseiro, A./Bauer, H./Schmidl, C./Pio, C. A./Puxbaum, H. (2009): Wood burning impact on PM10 in three Austrian regions. In: Atmospheric Environment.
  • Schmidl, C./Bauer, H./Dattler, A./Hitzenberger, R./Weissenboeck, G./Marr, I. L./Puxbaum, H. (2008): Chemical characterisation of particle emissions from burning leaves. In: Atmospheric Environment.
  • Jankowski, N.,Schmidl, C.,Marr, I. L./Bauer, H./Puxbaum, H. (2008): Comparison of methods for the quantification of carbonate carbon in atmospheric PM10 aerosol samples. In: Atmospheric Environment.
  • Schmidl, C./Marr, I. L./Caseiro, A./Kotianová, P./Berner, A./Bauer, H./Kasper-Giebl, A./Puxbaum, H. (2008): Chemical characterisation of fine particle emissions from wood stove combustion of common woods growing in mid-European Alpine regions. In: Atmospheric Environment.