Dr. Hintenaus received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Linz. He joined Kent State University in Ohio to work in Symbolic Computing. While being self-employed he designed a software package for computing the tool paths for milling pockets based on Voronoi diagrams. After a year as systems analyst in the pharmaceutical industry he joined FH-Joanneum. There he designed about 20 embedded systems, both hardware and software. The systems range from motor drives to ECG monitors, to CAN based field-bus communication, and to bridge-monitoring systems.
He has become the principal designer of the electronics and software of a Fourier transform infrared spectrometer. This instrument, marketed by the startup company i-red, has been installed at about 20 customer sites.
An optical moisture sensor of his design has been delivered to lead customers. Currently he teaches Computer Science at the University of Salzburg. His main research interests are Instrumentation and Measurement, Optical measurement systems and embedded and cyber-physical systems in general.