Short CV/Education and training

  • 1976 – 1981
    Studied civil engineering at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

  • 1981 – 1986
    Lecturer in the Department of Steel Construction (Prof. K. Roik), Ruhr University Bochum

  • 1986
    Doctorate

  • 1987
    Visiting professor at the Institute of Steel Construction (Prof. J.-C. Badoux), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Lausanne, Switzerland. Research topic: composite constructions

  • 1987 – 1990
    Engineering firm of Dr U. Weyer in Dortmund, Germany: steel and composite construction, building and bridge construction

  • 1991 – 1995
    Firm of Johannes Dörnen, steel construction works in Dortmund, Germany

  • From 1993 Head of the technical office of the Dörnen Firm

  • 1995
    Offered a professorship in steel construction and timber construction at the University of Stuttgart, head of the Institute of Construction and Design

  • 1995
    Licensed as a structural analysis testing engineer for the fields of metal construction and timber construction

  • 1998
    Partnership in the firm of Kuhlmann-Gerold-Krauss-Eisele, located in Ostfildern, Nellingen, Germany

  • 1999
    Editor of the new steel construction calendar, publishing house of Wilhelm Ernst and Son, Berlin, Germany

  • 2000
    Redesignation of the professorship from "steel construction and timber construction" to "steel construction, timber construction and composite construction"

  • 2001
    Licensed as a structural certification inspector by the German Federal Railway Agency (EBA), specialty: railway bridge construction and construction engineering

  • 2002
    Member of the German Steel Construction Board (DASt) and the steering committee for "Section 08: steel construction, composite construction, aluminium" within the German Institute for Standardisation (DIN)

Selected publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Correspondent for the IABSE journal Structural Engineering International

  • Member of the editorial board for the journal Stahlbau (Steel Construction), Wilhelm Ernst and Son, Berlin, Germany

  • Member of Working Group II "Structural Integrity under Exceptional Actions" of the European Research Project COST C12

  • Member of the "Eurocode 4/DIN 18800 T5 Composite Construction" mirror committee

  • Member of the expert committee on composite construction A and B, German Institute of Civil Engineering (DIBt)

  • Member of the "Eurocode 3/Part 1 Steel Construction" mirror committee

  • Member of the "Eurocode 3/Part 2 Steel Bridges" mirror committee

  • Member of the NABau working group "Bearings in structural engineering"

  • Member of the expert committee for roadway transition elements, German Institute of Civil Engineering (DIBt)

  • Chairperson of the "Eurocode 3/Part 6 Crane Runways" mirror committee

  • Member of the project team to develop the "Eurocode 3/Part 6" prestandard into a full standard

  • Member of the executive committee, VDI Society for Civil Engineering, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Member of the German Research Foundation (DFG) review board for "Construction and Architecture"

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