Michael Hohenberger (Dipl.-Ing.), PhD student and university assistant in the field of process and plant safety at the Chair of Thermal Processing Technology at the University of Leoben, studies: Industrial Environmental Protection and Process Engineering. With research interests in industrial fire and explosion protection and the current topics; investigation of fire risks in waste management, assessment methods for the efficiency of extinguishing agents and impact assessments of industrial accidents.
Aleksandra Semenova (MSc), PhD student and university assistant in the field of process and plant safety at the Chair of Thermal Process Engineering at the Montanuniversität Leoben with a Bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering in the field of construction and repair of oil and gas transportation and storage
facilities with the focus on the removal and recovery of unwanted or excess vapors present in crude oil or distillate tanks in Saint Petersburg Mining university and International MSc ‘Engineering Geoecology’ in Montanuniversität Leoben, TU Bergakademie Freiberg and SaintPetersburg Mining University with the focus on processing of mining waste.
Harald Raupenstrauch (Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn.), studied process engineering at Graz University of Technology, Professor and Head of the Chair of Thermal Processing Technology and Head of the Department of Environmental and Energy Process Engineering at Leoben University of Mining and Metallurgy, Head of the PANK university course and the associated Master's course in Safety and Disaster Management, several visiting professorships in the USA, UK and the Netherlands. Recognised expert with numerous publications in the field of thermoprocess technology and process and plant safety.
Renate Renner (Mag.a phil. Dr.in rer.soc.oec.), sociologist (Karl-Franzens-University Graz and Nord University, Norway) with a doctorate in social and economic sciences within the framework of the doctoral programme `Sustainable Development`, with a professional focus on inter- and transdisciplinary research at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences in Vienna and Wageningen University (Netherlands). Mediator and psychotherapist - Analytical psychologist in training under supervision (ÖGAP).
Research between 2011 and 2020 at the Karl Franzens University of Graz with a focus on risk prevention in the field of natural hazards. Currently Senior Scientist at the University of Leoben with a focus on risk communication and resilience. Subject leader of the social science focus of the PANK studies and PANK study coordinator. Member of the Austrian Society for Analytical Psychology. Part-time psychotherapist and analyst in training under supervision in Graz.