Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard Pichler
Bernhard Pichler graduated his master’s in biotechnology in 2020 from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna.
Next to his studies, he built a prototype for a robot that autonomously performs chemical syntheses under the supervision of Univ. Prof. Dr. Erik Reimhult and Dr. Peter van Oostrum, before conducting a master thesis about flow and protein transport characteristics of polymer-functionalized nanopores. From March 2020 to January 2023, he was employed as a Junior Scientist in the BioSensor Technologies group (BST) at the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), working on novel ways of smell sensing with a special focus on data engineering, data science and automation work. Since January 2023 he is active at the LiST at the Donau Private University as a Junior Researcher, continuing his work in the same field.
At the LiST he is part of a team supervised by Dr. Ciril Reiner-Rozman, which focuses on the fabrication of real-time read-out, Internet-of-Things compatible, printable electronic smell sensors and the underlying artificial intelligence algorithms. The technology in development is part of several LiST research projects and an upcoming start-up initiative.