Prof. Dr. Aleksandar S. Jovanovic
Phone: +49 711 41004129
Prof. Dr. Aleksandar JOVANOVIC,

Since 2001, he is the director of the Steinbeis Transfer Center Advanced Risk Technologies in Stuttgart, Germany providing consultancy in the areas of risk assessment and management for industry and public sector. As from 2006 is also the CEO of European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management (EU-VRi) and the EU Project Director at ZIRIUS (Research Center for Interdisciplinary Risk and Innovation Studies at the University of Stuttgart), teaching the courses in the area of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and Risk. His previous teaching assignments were in France (École Polytechnique, lecturer, director of research), Japan (University of Tokyo, guest lecturer), USA (La Jolla), VTT Finland (visiting professor) and other countries.

He has worked in industry (e.g. in USA), for The European Community (e.g. in Italy) and for the universities (e.g. the University of Stuttgart, Germany). He also acted as Seconded National Expert (Germany) with the EU in Brussels, Belgium, Directorate-General Research – Industrial Technologies and Materials.

A. Jovanovic has a long-year professional experience as project manager of many (50+) large international/multinational projects in the area innovation management, new technologies, emerging risk management, structured project management, advanced data analysis and data mining, and related areas.

Dr. Snežana Jovanovic
Deputy Director
Phone: + 49 711 41004 129

Medical Doctor (1979), M. Sc. (1982), Specialist in Hygiene and Microbiology (1986), Ph. D. (1995). During the period 1980 – 1991 she worked at Institute for Health Protection of Serbia (Belgrade, Yugoslavia), Department of public health and Environmental Hygiene (U.S.S.L. 2, Cittiglio, Italy), Institute of Hygiene at the Medical School of the University of Milan (Italy), Institute of Hygiene, Univ. of Tübingen (Germany).
Since 1992 she is employed at State Health Agency Stuttgart, Germany.The main topics of her work are:
- Risk assessment and monitoring of health effects associated with chemical and biological environmental and occupational pollution.
 - Participation in Environmental Health Surveillance System in Baden-Württemberg, Germany (continuous survey since 1992).
- Planning and performing of projects related to heavy metals, THM´s in swimming pools, tar based parquet adhesive, biological agents (moulds, mites), and noise. Leader and manager of information activities and projects "Indoor Leisure Noise" and “Mites, moulds and co”.
 - Participation in the EU project NNGL (Night time Noise Guideline) co-ordinated by WHO.
- Participation in ECOHEIS project for the development of indicators to describe the environment status (noise) for the Budapest Conference of the European Health and Environment Ministries (2004).
- Participation in WHO project “Burden of disease from environmental noise”.
- Performing of “Hazardous materials register” and chemical data shits for 10 laboratories in State Health Agency.
- Providing consultancy for the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and public health departments in Baden-Württemberg as well as for other authorities, specialist and public in the matters of public health.
- Organization and leading of courses in the field of occupational and environmental medicine

November 2006 onwards, part time: Leading of EU-VRi Management Office. European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management EU-VRi Stuttgart is an EEIG = European Economic Interest Grouping (

April 2002 onwards, part time: Support in the leading of Steinbeis Transfer Centres Advanced Risk Technologies ( Consultancy in the areas of health risk assessment associated with chemical and biological environmental and occupational pollution. Health risk assessment of new technologies.

MSc Stefan Husta
Project Manager
Phone: +49 711 4100 4132

Stefan Husta 

M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering

Risk Engineering / Consulting, Asset Integrity Management and Maintenance

Completed Master studies in mechanical engineering at the University of Novi Sad, Serbia in 2012. Presently employed as a Project Manager at Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies GmbH, and has participated in industrial projects (EngenRBI, RBI-GKM, EskomRBI, EskomSW, RiskNIS, PSMS), related to optimized inspection and maintenance strategy development and implementation, asset integrity and management, as well as European (RBIF-EN, SafeLifeX, PROMISLingua) projects. Possesses experience in the implementation of Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) qualitative and semi-quantitative methodologies and safety assessments, general and technical project management and was responsible for development of technical, procedural and instructional documentation and assessment/analysis software for the implementation of RBI for pressure vessels in large process and power plants for industrial clients including:

  • Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) consulting services for a large client in the petrochemical industry, in the EngenRBI project. Preparation and implementation of a RBI Management System for audit and certification by the accredited authority.
  • RBI consulting services for a large client in the power industry, in the EskomRBI project.
  • RBI consulting services for a large client in the petrochemical industry, in the RiskNIS project.
  • Participation in the European project RBIF-EN, for bringing the CEN CWA 15740:2008/2011 to a European Standard, the prEN 16991:2017 “Risk-Based Inspection Framework”.
  • RBI consulting services for a large client in the power industry, in the RBI-GKM project.
  • Development and certification of in-house asset integrity and management software (iRiS - Integrated Risk Management System).
Anabela Reis

Phone: +49 711 410-04126

Dr. Anabela Reis is a Risk Engineer at R-Tech / EU-VRi. She has a Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) in Lisbon, Portugal. Anabela's research used the establishment of Embraer manufacturing facilities in Portugal in 2010 as motivation to explore pathways towards the creation, development, and accumulation of technological capacity in aeronautics. During her PhD studies, she integrated the International Risk Governance Council (IRGC) international network, and she was a visiting student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), and at Instituto Técnológico de Aeronáutica (Brazil). She earned a Masters in Aerospace Engineering from IST in 2011. She did a summer course in Further Statistics for Economics and Econometrics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK) in 2012. She also worked as a researcher at the Statistics and Prospective Unit of IST, supporting the development of statistical analysis on higher education data in 2011-2012. Her research activities include the development of a high altitude balloon project that can be used as a low cost platform that executes scientific missions in a near-space environment (BALUA), as well as an energy efficiency project that focuses on sustainable measures on IST campus (DoContra).

Eng. Katarzyna Tetlak
Phone: (+49) 152 166 04144

Katarzyna Tetlak, Eng. (1993) graduated from The Main School of Fire Service (PL), her qualifications are based on the combination of education and experience acquired during internship, R&D projects and voluntary work (e.g. Steward during United Nations Climate Change Conference, Member  of Voluntary Fire Service). She participated in a traineeship at National Headquarter of the State Fire Service and took part in some national and EU Projects (FP7) in the area of CBRNe threats (‘PRACTICE’, ‘EDEN’) as well as crisis management (‘Methodology of risk assessment for the needs of crisis management system in Poland’, ‘ELITE’). She was also involved in QUESTCITY project, where educational platform was developed. Currently she works on SmartResilience project (H2020) which aim is to provide an innovative ''holistic'' methodology for assessing resilience that is based on resilience indicators. She is also responsible for administrative and management issues related to Master Study Program: ''Risk Engineering and Management'' offered by Steinbeis Institute.