Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2017
    Head of Research Area "Environmental Risks in Urban and Regional Development" at IOER, Dresden

  • 2015 – 2016
    Leibniz Mentoring: Leadership training for female scientists

  • Since 2013
    Research associate at the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) in Dresden, Germany, Research Area "Resource Efficiency of Settlement Structures"

  • 2012
    - 2015 Teaching assignment at the Technische Universität Dresden for the module "Design of concrete structures" in the international master study course "Advanced computational and civil engineering structural studies (ACCESS)"

  • 2012 – 2013
    Postgraduate ESP training programme aquwa "Organising workplace-oriented qualification and knowledge transfer"

  • 2011 – 2013
    R&D responsibility at the institute of concrete structures

  • 2010
    - 2012 Management of the DFG- Collaborative Research Centre 528

  • 2009 – 2013
    Leadership of the research group "Textile reinforced concrete"

  • 2007 – 2009
    Leadership of the work group "Textile reinforced concrete II"

  • 2001 – 2013
    Research associate at the institute of concrete structures of the Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

  • 1996 – 2001
    Civil engineering studies at the Technische Universität Dresden, Germany, Field of study: construction engineering, Specialization: supporting construction, Topic of diploma thesis: "Reconstruction of pyramidal tower roof of church St. Lukas Dresden"

Selected publications

  • Brückner, A.; Ortlepp, R.; Curbach, M.: Textile Reinforced Concrete for Strengthening in Bending and Shear. In: Materials and Structures 39 (2006) 8, pp. 741–748 – DOI: 10.1617/s11527-005-9027-2.

  • Ortlepp, R.; Hampel, U.; Curbach, M.: A new Approach for Evaluating Bond Capacity of TRC Strengthening. In: Cement and Concrete Composites 28 (2006) 7, pp. 589–597 – DOI: 10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2006.05.003.

  • Brückner, A.; Ortlepp, R.; Curbach, M.: Anchoring of shear strengthening for T-beams made of TRC. In: Materials and Structures 41 (2008) 2, pp. 407–418 – DOI: 10.1617/s11527-007-9254-9.

  • Ortlepp, R.; Lorenz, A.; Curbach, M.: Column strengthening with TRC: Influences of the column geometry onto the confinement effect. In: Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. 2009, Article ID 493097, DOI:10.1155/2009/493097.

  • Hausding, J.; Lorenz, E.; Ortlepp, R.; Lundahl, A.; Cherif, C.: Application of stitch-bonded multi­plies made by using the extended warp knitting process: reinforcements with symmetrical layer arrangement for concrete. In: The Journal of the Textile Institute 102 (2011) 8, pp. 726–738 – DOI: 10.1080/00405000.2010.515729.

  • Ortlepp, R.; Gruhler, K.; Schiller, G.: Material stocks in Germany's non-domestic buildings: a new quantification method. In: Building Research and Information 44 (2016) 8, pp. 840–862 – DOI: 10.1080/09613218.2016.1112096.

  • Schiller, G.; Müller, F.; Ortlepp, R.: Mapping the anthropogenic stock in Germany: Metabolic evidence for a circular economy. In: Resources, Conservation & Recycling 123 (2017), pp. 93–107. –

  • Ortlepp, R.; Ortlepp, S.: Textile reinforced concrete for strengthening of RC columns: A contribution to resource conservation through the preservation of structures. In: Construction and Building Materials 132 (2017), pp. 150–160. – DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2016.11.133.

  • Ortlepp, R.; Gruhler, K.; Schiller, G.: Materials in Germany’s domestic building stock: calculation model and uncertainties. In: Building Research and Information 46 (2017) 2, pp. 164–178. – DOI: 10.1080/09613218.2016.1264121.

  • Schiller, G.; Gruhler, K.; Ortlepp, R.: Continuous Material Flow Analysis Approach for Bulk Nonmetallic Mineral Building Materials Applied to the German Building Sector. In: Journal of Industrial Ecology 21 (2017) 3, pp. 673–688. – DOI: 10.1111/jiec.12595.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Investigations for the load carrying behaviour of the bond between old concrete and textile reinforced conrete, Subproject of Collaborative Research Centre SFB 528 “Textile Reinforcement for Structural Strengthening and Repair”, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

  • Strengthening of axial and torsion loaded structural members with textile reinforce concrete, Subproject of Collaborative Research Centre SFB 528 “Textile Reinforcement for Structural Strengthening and Repair”, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

  • End Anchorage and Overlapping of Textile Reinforcements, Subproject of Collaborative Research Centre SFB 528 “Textile Reinforcement for Structural Strengthening and Repair”, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

  • Mapping of the anthropogenic stock in Germany for optimizing the secondary raw material economy, German Federal Environment Agency (UBA)

  • STRIMA II: Saxon – Czech Flood Risk Management II, Interreg, European Regional Development Fund

  • RAINMAN: Integrated Heavy Rain Risk Management, Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE, Priority: Natural and cultural resources

  • HeatResilientCity: Heat-resilient urban and district development in cities – Resident-oriented knowledge generation and implementation in Dresden and Erfurt, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Young Forum of the Saxon Academy of Sciences in Leipzig, engineering science group

  • RILEM Technical Committee 232-TDT "Test methods and design of textile reinforced concrete" (cooperation 2011 – 2013)

  • WG "Textile reinforced concrete" of the speciality department CC TUDALIT of the Carbon Composites e.V. (CCeV)

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

Commitment in Youth development

  • Supervising project works and master thesis' in collaboration with Technische Universität Dresden

Commitment in promotion of women

  • Since 2015 Participation in the working group "Gender equality" at the IOER

  • Since 2014 Participation in the MINT initiative (Mathematics, Information technology, Natural Sciences and Technology) within the framework of the "Dresden Concept"

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Family: married, 2 children (girl born in 2005, boy born in 2009)


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