About

Prof. Scholz is also a keen property developer. Since 2007, he established a property portfolio currently comprising 14 single-family houses, 1 flat, 1 allotment, and 29 building plots. All building plots have planning designations mainly for single-family houses. Some plots are located in holiday areas and have planning designations for single-family holiday homes. All properties are located in Southern and Central Sweden.

Prof. Scholz speaks, reads, and writes in English and German on a native proficiency level. He is currently studying Swedish. His communication skills and working knowledge are moderate.

Miklas moved to Sweden in 2017 and started a new position at Lund University. He is enjoying his free time with his kids Philippa, Jolena, Felix, and Jamie. Philippa and Jolena are studying in Sweden and in the UK, respectively. The boys are attending primary school in Sweden.

Apart from reading predominantly nature, science and engineering books, Miklas enjoys collecting antic items such as books. He likes jogging both in urban areas as well as in the countryside.

Miklas likes traveling and gardening including planting trees. He dreams of running a forest or tree nursery one day.

Career Since Graduation
Since 02/2021

Senior Researcher at the Department of Town Planning, Engineering Networks and Systems, South Ural State University (National Research University), Russia

07/2019

Professor at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China

He taught the course Scientific Writing Skills (20 hours) to about 30 undergraduate students

01/2019 – 01/2021

Distinguished Professor in Built Environment at the Department of Built Environment, Central University of Technology, Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

07/2018

Professor at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China

He taught the course Scientific Writing Skills (20 hours) to about 30 undergraduate students

07/2017

Professor at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China

He taught the course entitled Water Quality, and Water and Wastewater Treatment (20 hours) to about 6 undergraduate and 3 postgraduate students, and Scientific Writing Skills (20 hours) to about 14 undergraduate and 2 postgraduate students

07/2017-06/2022

Distinguished Visiting Professor in Sustainable Water Engineering at the Civil Engineering Science Department, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

04/2017-06/2017

Visiting Professor at the Civil Engineering Science Department, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

07/2016

Professor at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China

He taught the course entitled Water Quality, and Water and Wastewater Treatment (20 hours) to about 28 final year students, and Scientific Writing Skills (20 hours) to about 29 undergraduate students

Since 07/2016

Professor in Water Resources Engineering at Lund University, Sweden

07/2016-06/2018

VINNMER Fellow and Marie Curie Senior Fellow hosted by Lund University, Sweden

07/2015

Professor at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China

He taught the course entitled Water Quality, and Water and Wastewater Treatment (20 hours) to 27 final year students

12/2014-01/2016

Deputy Director of the Engineering Research Centre (ERC) at The University of Salford

02/2013-01/2021

Head of the Civil Engineering Research Group (CERG) at The University of Salford after restructuring of previous research centres to address a new College REF strategy

09/2011-02/2013

Director of the Civil Engineering Research Centre (CERC) at The University of Salford

12/2010-11/2011

Honorary Fellowship at the School of Engineering at The University of Edinburgh

Since 10/2010

Chair in Civil Engineering (Grade Professor; 5 management points awarded in July 2016) at The University of Salford

06/2008-05/2011

Visiting Professor at the Department of Land Use and Improvement at the Faculty of Environmental Sciences at the Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic

Since 02/2008

Visiting Professor at the College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at Nankai University, Tianjin, China

09/2007-08/2010

Honorary Fellow at the School of the Built Environment at Heriot-Watt University

08/2007-09/2010

Senior Lecturer in Civil and Environmental Engineering at The University of Edinburgh

08/2002-07/2007

Lecturer (Grade B) in Civil and Environmental Engineering at The University of Edinburgh

09/1999-08/2002

Lecturer (Grade B) in Environmental Water Engineering at the University of Bradford

02/1998-08/1999

Post-doctoral Research Fellow at The University of Reading

Research in the areas of (multivariate) statistics and geostatistics applied to the National Soil Inventory of England and Wales for the UK Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, and spatial satellite data analysis for the US Army Topographic Engineering Centre.

10/1995-01/1998

Postgraduate Teaching Assistant at The University of Birmingham