Professor Menzel has been appointed as Professor and Chair of Information Technology in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (IT in AEC) at University College Cork, Ireland in 2006. He is the Director of the MEngSc. IT in AEC and the Informatics Research Unit for Sustainable Engineering (Cork). Professor Menzel is the coordinator of the EU-FP7 project CAMPUS21. Previously, he was the lead PI of the Strategic Research Cluster “Information Technology for Optimised Building Operation” (ITOBO) funded by Science Foundation Ireland (2007 to 2013).
From 2008 to 2010 Professor Menzel was Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Before his appointment at UCC Professor Menzel worked in different research and teaching positions at Technische Universitaet Dresden (Germany), Technische Universitaet Braunschweig, (Germany), and Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh. Prof. Menzel is a former Feodor Lynen Scholar of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany.