Miba’s Peter Mitterbauer receives honorary doctorate from TU Wien

June 2, 2017

Miba’s Peter Mitterbauer receives honorary doctorate from TU Wien

The TU Wien has awarded an honorary doctorate degree to Peter Mitterbauer (Photo: Thomas Blazina)


On May 23, 2017, the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) awarded an honorary Doctorate degree (Doctor in Technology) to Peter Mitterbauer, the long-standing Chairman of the Management Board of Miba AG and now a member of its Supervisory Board, for his achievements in the development of Austrian technology and innovation.

“With this distinction, the TU Wien recognises the many years of intense, ground-breaking cooperation with Peter Mitterbauer in his role as the Chairman of the Management Board of Miba AG. Apart from that, the university also honours him for his commitment to the technical sciences and research, to promoting research in Austria and to the international image of Austria as a base for automotive suppliers,” the TU Wien stated.

The Miba Sinter Group has worked with the TU Wien for over forty years, with Mitterbauer making a significant contribution to the promotion and advancement of this close cooperation. During this time, many joint research projects have been undertaken and over twenty Master’s theses and dissertations have been completed on behalf of Miba. In joint projects with the Institute for Solid State Physics spanning more than thirty years, the Miba Bearing Group has also worked in the field of sputter technology for truck and passenger vehicle engine bearing shells to the point of readiness for series production.

“Thanks to his unwavering commitment to close cooperation between the TU Wien and Miba, Peter Mitterbauer was not only able to lay the foundation for the economic success of the business but also to make a significant contribution to the positive image of Austria as a reliable supplier country to the automotive industry,” it was stated.

As the President of the Federation of Austrian Industries, Mitterbauer paved the way for moving the regular series of lectures held by the Austrian Society of Automotive Engineers to the House of Industry, allowing it to be presented in a prominent forum. Furthermore, Miba has been one of the main sponsors of the International Vienna Motor Symposium for many years.

Mitterbauer was born in Laakirchen in Upper Austria in 1942. He studied mechanical engineering at the Vienna and Graz universities of technology. After completing his degree, he joined Miba, where he served in the top position for 27 years until 2013. During this time, he steadily grew the company into a global technology leader and a strategic partner to the international engine and automotive industry. The Miba Group is currently represented with 22 production sites located in Europe, Asia, North and South America. Some 6,300 employees work at Miba, around 2,400 of those in Austria.


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