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Dean of the Faculty of Physics (two terms)

University of Vienna, Austria

October 2018 – September 2022
Management: personnel, infrastructure, third-party funding, strategy, development

Vice Dean of the Faculty of Physics (two terms)

University of Vienna, Austria

December 2014 – September 2018
Management: infrastructure

Mercator Visiting Professor

U Osnabrück, Germany

November 2003 – August 2004
Excellence professorship of the German physical society.
Research and teaching: unconventional photosensitive materials

Professor extraordinarius

University of Vienna, Austria

March 2003 – October 2033
Research, teaching, management: neutron optics, polymer dispersed liquid crystals, nanoparticle polymer composites, neutron diffractive optical elements

University Assistant

U Vienna, Austria

October 1997 – February 2003
Research and teaching: photorefractive media, holography, electrooptic materials, neutron interferometry


U Vienna, Austria

April 1993 – September 1997
Research: structural phase transitions, dielectric spectroscopy


AVL Graz & U Vienna, Austria

January 1989 – March 1993
Research: crystal growth, X-ray topography

Projects - third party funding

Principal Investigator or co-PI

  • Neutron Experiments on Quantum States at Pico Scale - “NeqstPi”
    Consortia: Technische Universität Wien, Atominstitut;Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRiM); Institut Laue Langevin; Universität Wien, Fakultät für Physik (M Fally, J Klepp)
    Quantum Austria [FFG by European Recovery Fund] Austrian Research Promotion Agency FO999896034
    lifetime: 2023-2025
  • Diffractive structures from polymeric composite materials with ferroelectric and ferromagnetic liquid crystals
    A. Mertelj, M. Fally et al.
    ÖAD-WTZ Slovenia-Austria, SI 28 / 2023, lifetime: 2023-2024
  • Light-induced structures for (ultra)cold neutron optics
    R. A. Rupp/M. Fally et al.
    Austrian Science Fund P20265, lifetime: 2008-2013; link: P-20265
  • Holographically patterned superparamagnetic nanoparticle-polymer composites
    M. Fally, I. Drevenšek Olenik et al
    ÖAD-WTZ Slovenia-Austria lifetime: 2011-2012
  • Holographic polymer-dispersed liquid crystals for photonics and neutron optics”
    M. Fally
    Austrian Science Fund, lifetime: 2006-2011, link: P-18988-N16
  • Photonic structures from Polymer-Liquid Crystal composites
    M. Fally, I. Drevenšek Olenik et al.
    ÖAD, WTZ Slovenia-Austria, lifetime: 2007-2008
  • Photorefraction in centrosymmetric crystals
    M. Fally
    Austrian Science Fund, P-15642-PHY, lifetime: 2002-2006
  • Photorefractive materials and phenomena for light and neutrons
    M. Fally & L. Kovács et al.,
    ÖAD, WTZ Hungary-Austria, lifetime: 2004-2006
  • Holographic recording in photo-polymerizable liquid crystalline media
    M. Fally & I. Drevenšek et al.
    ÖAD, WTZ Slovenia-Austria, lifetime: 2004-2006
  • Unkonventionelle photorefraktive Prozesse in zentrosymmetrischen Kristallen
    M. Imlau, M. Fally
    Mercator Gastprofessur der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft, OS - 55 / 12 - 1 (10 / 2003-07 / 2004)
  • A neutron interferometer built of holographic gratings
    R.Rupp & M.Fally
    FWF, P-14614-PHY, lifetime: 2000-2004
  • Minerals and synthetic crystals for optical applications
    M. Fally & L. Kovács et al .
    ÖAD, WTZ Hungary-Austria, lifetime: 2002-2003
  • Metastable photoexcited states in magnetic garnets
    R.Rupp & M.Fally et al
    INTAS 97-0366 (INTAS) lifetime: 1998-2001