Professor of General and Analytical Chemistry at the Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Austria
W. W. received his education from the Graz University of Technology majoring in Technical Chemistry with a specialisation in Biochemistry and Food Chemistry. His diploma thesis and doctoral thesis were in Analytical Chemistry with an emphasis on trace analysis and environmental analysis.
W.W. is member of several learned societies such as GDCh, GOECh, Co-operation on International Traceability in Analytical Chemistry (CITAC) and EURACHEM where he is also founding member of the Working Group on Education and Training, of the Working Group on Measurement Uncertainty and Traceability. He currently is Member of the Board of Directors of the Austrian Society of Analytical Chemistry – ASAC. In 2010 he has been appointed Fellow of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).
He is a consultant to the Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, a lead auditor in the Austrian Accreditation of Laboratories System.
Presently he is chair of the Board of Trustees of OeAD GmbH, the Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research. W.W. is member of Statistics Committee of AOAC International for the period 2016-2019.