Iris Mach, Senior Scientist at the Vienna University of Technology, researches and teaches architecture in the fields of “Disaster
Mitigation” and “Applied Aesthetics.” Additionally, Mach heads the scientific cooperation program between the Vienna University of Technology and select Japanese universities. Mach graduated from the Vienna University of Technology and began research as a postgraduate student at the University
of Tokyo. Her doctoral studies began in Tokyo with a focus on staged spaces in traditional and modern Japanese architecture and were completed upon her return to the Vienna University of Technology.