Professors in ordinary of the Department of High Voltage and Equipment Technology

1908 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Leo Kadrnozka [*4.6.1872, + 19.9.1922] (coming from AEG-Union Wien); received a university teaching position for electrical trains, electrical switching devices and control apparatuses. He was appointed as an full professor (ordinarius) in 1909. Many publications and experiments about electric power houses, lighting systems and transmission lines were done. He was killed in an accident when climbing mount Grossvenediger in 1922.
1923 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Anton Schwaiger [*12.1.1879, + 7.2.1954] (coming from TH Karlsruhe); becomes ordinarius for electrical power apparatus. As a new subject in teaching, high voltage technology is introduced (at that time the planning of the expansions of the Bavarian hydroelectric power stations began, which went along with the planning of the expansion of the 110 kV net; in a gym at the Gabelsbergerstraße the new High Voltage Laboratory for Voltages up to 500 kV was installed). With numerous publications in the areas of electrical strength of materials (Schwaiger's field utilisation factor), calculation of high voltage transmission lines, calculation of electrical drives as well as lightning protection of high voltage devices and buildings, he got an excellent reputation at home and abroad.
1946 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. sc. techn. h.c. Hans Prinz [*1.12.1907, + 8.1.1978] (coming from Siemens-Schuckert Nürnberg); began after the appointment to the postwar interim technical university with a new orientation of the Institute and as of 1950 with an intensive planning of a building on the northern area of the campus. In November 1958 the topping-out ceremony took place. In 1963 the whole building could be delivered to its purpose. In its design and size it was a leading model for later high voltage laboratories. H. Prinz headed the chair of High Voltage- and Power Apparatus Technology for over 30 years. In this time, besides some textbooks and specialized books, over 100 publications were written, which dealt with the topics of electrical drives, electrical measuring techniques, generation station technology, electric networks, field theory, high voltage technology, mechanisms of gaseous discharges, as well as history of electrical experimental techniques and lightning research. Very early he recognized the applicability of the computer for the calculation of electirical networks and fields. Beside this some films for lectures were produced. But also the television used (and still uses) the possibility of the high voltage devices. From 1951 to 1953 H. Prinz was occupied with the buildup of the exibition of power engineering in the Deutsches Museum in Munich. For his outstanding scientific work the Technische Hochschule Zürich awarded him an honorary Ph.D.
1976 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfram Boeck [*1934] (coming from TH Darmstadt); was appointed to the chair of High Voltage and Equipment Technology. The emphasis of his research emanates from numerous publications: Calculation and optimization of electrical fields (also three-dimensional) - lightning research (with the main focus on ligthning protection of buildings and devices, distribution of lightning currents in buildings and problems in electromagnetic compatibility) - breakdown mechanisms by long sparks - transient processes caused by lightnings - lightning discharges (measurement and locating) topics on gas-insolated switchgears (GIS) - choice of testing voltage - mechanisms of breakdowns at different transient processes appearing in technology (calculations, which take the local changes in field caused by the discharge channel and measurement into account) - surge voltage characteristics by the appearing voltage stresses - problems of insulation co-ordination - measuring and locating of defects in GIS (particles and particle movements, measurement of partial discharges, absorbability of partial discharge signals)
2001 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Josef Kindersberger [*1953] (coming from TU Dresden) is appointed to the chair for the Laboratory for High Voltage Technology and Power Transmission.