Professor Iris Eisenberger

DIRECTOR | Head of Innovative Constitutionalism

Iris Eisenberger

Iris Eisenberger is a Professor of Public Law and European Economic Law at the University of Graz.

Her research focus includes technology law, public economic law, and the protection of fundamental and human rights. Theoretical, methodological, and didactical questions are key elements of her research and her teaching. She has wide experience in interdisciplinary research as well as in running and participating in nationally and internationally funded research projects.

After obtaining her PhD in Law from the University of Graz, Austria, and a Master of Science in Political Theory from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. She received her Habilitation for Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and the related fields of European Union Law for her book on “Innovation in the Law” from the University of Vienna in 2014.

She held a position as Professor of Law and Head of the Institute of Law at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, from January 2016 until February 2020.

She has held visiting positions at numerous renowned universities including the European University Institute in Florence, the University of Freiburg, the Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard University, the Mekelle University in Ethiopia, the Macau University and the Technical University Munich.

Contact: iris.eisenberger(at)

Selected Publications

Eisenberger, Iris. Innovation im Recht. Wien. Verlag Österreich. 2016.

Buocz, Thomas; Ehrke-Rabel, Tina; Hoedl, Elisabeth; Eisenberger, Iris. Bitcoin and the GDPR: Allocating responsibility in distributed networks. In: Computer Law & Security Review. 35,2. 2019. 182-198. doi:10.1016/j.clsr.2018.12.003

Miernicki, Martin; Hofmann, Thilo; Eisenberger, Iris; von der Kammer, Frank; Praetorius, Antonia. A Legal and practical challenges in classifying nanomaterials according to regulatory definitions. In: Nature Nanotechnology. 14,3. 2019. 208 – 216.


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