Curriculum vitae

Born: April 13th, 1939 in Wr.-Neustadt/Lower Austria
German version
O.Univ.Prof. Dr. Peter Ruckenbauer 1945 - 1949 Public school in Gloggnitz/Lower Austria
1950 - 1954 Secondary school Wr.-Neustadt
  1954 - 1956 Agricultural apprentice on farms at Thenneberg/Lower Austria and Friesach/Carinthia
  1956 - 1960 Agricultural College Wieselburg, G.C.E level "First degree"
Plant Breeding Departement Autumn 1956 Family moves from Gutenstein/Lower Austria to Innsbruck/Tyrol
  1960 - 1961 Military service, High mountain brigade
1961 - 1965 Studies at the University of Agriculture in Vienna


98 Scientific papers
Posters and abstracts in proceedings
8 Books
69 Other Publications

83 Lectures national
Lectures abroad

Oct. 1965 Graduation, Dipl.-Ing. agr.
1965 - 1967 Scientific co-worker at the Institute of Agronomy and Plant Breeding, University of Agriculture
Dec. 1967 Promotion to (agricultural science) "summa cum laude"
1968 - 1970 Scientific officer at the above named institute
1970 - 1971 Research fellow at the Plant Breeding Institute in Cambridge/UK ("Wheat breeding program")
1971 - 1977 Lecturer and Assistant, Research leaves for USA, Guatemala and Argentina
  Apr. 1977 Habilitation (Reader in Plant Breeding)
Brief description 1977 - 1983 Senior Reader and Senior Researcher Plant Breeding in Vienna
  Sep. 1983 Full professor of Applied Genetics and Plant Breeding at the University of Hohenheim/Stuttgart/Germany
  1987/88 und 1988/89 Dean of the faculty "Agricultural Science I" at Hohenheim University
  October 1989 Full professor of Plant Breeding, Vienna University
  1990 Professor and Scientific director of the new established Institute of Agrobiotechnology in Tulln/Lower Austria
  Okt. 2005 Emeritus


Other functions and responsabilities
1991- Co-editor of the journals "Plant Breeding", Blackwell/London
"Gentica Polonica", Poznan/Poland
1997- Co-editor of the journal "Genetics and Plant Breeding", Praha/Czech Republik
1995- Editor-in-chief of "Die Bodenkultur" (Austrian Journal of Agriculture Science)
1998- Vice-president of the European Association of Plant Breeders (EUCARPIA)
1999- President of the Association of Austrian Plant Breeders
1978  E.v.Tschermak-Seysenegg price for achievements in plant breeding
1995  Science award of the county of Lower Austria (Agrobiotechnology)
Family Status
Widowed since 1999, wife Inge, 3 adult sons,
Dipl.-Ing. Thomas (1969), Dipl. Ing. Robert (1970), cand. Mag Norbert (1972)
Settled in Weinberggasse 1/2, A-1190 Vienna/Austria.
Dipl.-Ing. techn. Thomas Ruckenbauer, Magna-Steyr, Graz/Styria
Dipl.-Ing. techn. Roland Ruckenbauer, Kaessbohrer Austria, Salzburg
cand. Mag. Norbert Ruckenbauer, Vienna University, Department of Zoology
last updated
14.8.00 by gf