Department of Anthropology, University of Vienna

Althanstraße 14
1090 Vienna

Phone: 0043-1-4277-54701
Fax: 0043-1-4277-9547

Gerhard W. Weber, a.o. Univ.-Prof. Dr.

Born 29th August 1961 in Mödling, Austria. Married, three children (F1988, F1992, M1997).

Short Curriculum Vitae

Current Positions

2010-present Head of the Core Facility "Vienna Micro-CT Lab" at Faculty of Life Sciences, Univ. Vienna.
2001-present Team leader of the workgroup "Virtual Anthropology" at Univ. Vienna.
2001-present Associated Professor, Department of Anthropology, Univ. Vienna

Education and Professional Career

2001 Venia docendi ("Habilitation") for Anthropology
1994-2001 Assistant Professor, Institute of Human Biology, Univ. Vienna
1995 Postdoctoral Fellow, Bowman Gray School of Medicine (Prof. James F. Toole, Neurology) & Wake Forest University (Prof. David Weaver, Anthropology), North Carolina, USA
1992-1999 Member of the Tyrolean Iceman Research Consortium
1982-1991 Ph. D. (Dr. phil.) degree at Univ. Vienna, Supervisor: Prof. Horst Seidler
1981 Austrian Army Service, Tank Battalion 9
1980 Vienna Business School for Economics, general qualification for university entrance

Other Functions and Editorship

2011-present Head of the international workgroup "3D Craniometry for Dentistry" (members from Austria, Canada, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Spain)
2008-2012 Deputy Head of the Department of Anthropology, Univ. Vienna.
2006-2009 Initiator and Coordinator of the "European Virtual Anthropology Network – EVAN" EU FP6 Marie Curie Actions MRTN-CT-2005-019564
2005-2006 Deputy Head of the Department of Anthropology, University of Vienna
2002-present Chief editor of the "digital@rchive of Fossil Hominoids" (Int.Reg.No. VLB 5162563)

Prizes/Awards/Academy memberships

2013-present Board member of the European Society for Studying Human Evolution (ESHE)
2011 Founding member of the European Society for Studying Human Evolution (ESHE)
2010-present Board member of the "NESPOS Society" ( )
2009-present Chairman of the "EVAN-Society" ( )
2009 Award for my workgroup Virtual Anthropology by the Faculty of Life Science, UNIVIE
1999 Science Award by the government of Lower Austria

Current Research Interests

Research activities centre on the evolution, growth and development of humans, their ancestors, and their closest relatives. Main focus is the quantitative analysis and comparison of hominoid skulls and teeth using geometric and biomechanical properties.

At the Department of Anthropology Gerhard Weber leads the work group "Virtual Anthropology" (multidisciplinary extension of anthropology into the digital world). Current projects deal with the classification of middle to late Pleistocene hominin material, the reconstruction of fossils, the quantitative description of teeth, the application of Virtual Anthropology in other areas such as archaeology and orthodontics, and the morphometric analyses of historic violins. In addition, he is head of the "Vienna Micro-CT Lab" at the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Vienna. The lab runs a remarkably advanced micro-CT device that can handle objects up to the size of skulls and penetrate dense objects such as fossils. Gerhard Weber is also chairman of the "EVAN-Society" which is the successor of the EU project "EVAN" (EU MRTN-CT-2005-019564, € 3.3 Mio). The society further develops a software to perform shape and form anaylsis and maintains a 3D-archive. He is also chief editor of the "digital@rchive of Fossil Hominoids" (Int.Reg.No. VLB 5162563)


Virtual Anthropology - Introduction into digital 3D-methods, lecture (2 ECTS)
Evolution, lecture (1.5 ECTS)
Applied Statistics for Anthropologists, lecture & lab (9 ECTS)
Virtual Anthropology - 3D Applications and Software, lab (2 ECTS)
Micro-CT and the handling of volume data, lab (2 ECTS)
Hominid Evolution, seminar (2 ECTS)