Hannah Franz

PhD in partnership with AREP and Universit Gustave Eiffel.
Structural behavior and renovation of iron and steel trusses in 19th century train sheds: between engineering and construction history.

Work experience

  • 2020: Universit  Gustave Eiffel / AREP (SNCF Group), Nantes (France), PhD position
  • 2016 – 2019: Bollinger + Grohmann Engineering, Berlin then Paris, Structural engineer:- Gare de Lyon, Petite Halle Voyageurs, Paris | rehabilitation | Architects: AREP Challenge: restoring watertight integrity while preserving historical architecture
    CIT Montparnasse, Paris | high rise rehabilitation | Architects: Lacaton & Vassal Challenge: restructuring the cores, transferring new loads on existing structure
    Steglitzer Kreisel, Berlin | high rise rehabilitation | Architects: Fuchshuber Challenge: connecting new balconies, reinforcing steel transfer beams

Research & Education

  • 2013 – 2015 Technical University of Munich, Germany, MSc Structural Engineering
  • 2010 – 2015 Ecole Polytechnique ParisTech, France, Engineering degree
    Research projects:
    – Reinforcement of timber beams with carbon fiber
    – Reconfiguration of plants under snow load
    – Equivalent viscosity of foam
  • 2015 Maurer Söhne Engineering, Munich, 6-month master thesis
    Research on friction properties of innovative slider bearings for bridges and buildings
  • 2013 Imperial College, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Londres, 4-month internship
    Research on 3D finite-element modelling of an active car suspension system

Further Information

  • Honors Multidisciplinary excellence program Oskar-von-Miller-Forum, Munich (2015)
  • Computer skills Structure modelling | RFEM, Infocad, Abaqus – Scripting | VBA, Matlab, Java
  • Sports: swimming, hiking, yoga
    Arts: choir singing, guitar, painting
    Volunteering: French and literacy courses for refugees

Contact data

Hannah Franz
Telephone: +33 6 70 66 51 33

11 rue Henri Eug ne Gouillard
44100 Nantes

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