Prof. Dr.-Eng. Steffen Marx

Prof. Steffen Marx’s research focuses on design developments for high-speed railroad bridges and wind turbines, resonance effects and fatigue phenomena of concrete structures, as well as structural monitoring and experimental structural investigation.

Professional activities

  • Since 2020: Technical University of Dresden, Institute for Concrete Structures, DB Netz AG – endowed professorship for civil engineering
  • 2011-2020: Leibniz University of Hannover, W3 professorship solid construction, head of the Institute for Solid Construction, with 23 staff members
  • Since 2011: Founder and partner of the company Marx Krontal Partner, engineering company focusing on: Planning, diagnostics and monitoring
  • 2010-2011: University of California San Diego, Visiting Professor, (Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship)
  • 2007-2010: Technical University of Dresden, Institute for Solid Construction, Honorary Professor for Measurement and Test Engineering, responsible for teaching at the Institute
  • 2005-2007: DB ProjektBau GmbH, Southeast branch, head of the engineering and building construction department, head of the planning department with 60 employees at five locations. Planning of many engineering structures, e.g. the integral viaducts of the VDE°8 (Scherkonde viaduct, Unstrut viaduct)
  • 2004-2005: DB ProjektBau GmbH, Southeast Branch, Project Manager in the Dresden Project Center, Contract Responsibility for Project: “Flood Damage Removal Pirna Border” (approx. € 30 million)
  • 2001-2003: DE-Consult GmbH and DB ProjektBau GmbH, Southeast Branch, Team Leader for Structural Engineering, Head of the Planning Department with 10 employees
  • 1999-2001: BGS Ingenieur sozietät Dresden, planning engineer and project manager, implementation planning, tendering and inspection of engineering and building structures, processing of special proposals, planning coordination
  • 1995-1999: Bauhaus-University Weimar; professorship in solid construction, research staff member, doctoral thesis on the topic: “Application of mathematical optimization in the geometric and physical nonlinear analysis of reinforced concrete structures” passed with “summa cum laude
  • 1999: Doctorate at the Bauhaus University Weimar; professorship solid construction
  • 1990: VEB Monument preservation Dresden, special craftsman stone
  • 1988–1990: Basic military service
  • 1988: VEB WBK Dresden, concrete worker

Essays, Contributions, Publications

A current overview of publications by Prof. Steffen Marx can be found on the website of the Institute of Solid Construction at the TU Dresden.


  • 2019-2020: Dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodesy at Leibniz Universität Hannover
  • Since 2019: Chairman DAfStb UA “Evaluation of existing structures”, collaboration DAfStb TA dimensioning and construction, collaboration CEN/TC 250/SC2/WG1/TG3
  • Since 2019: Editorial Advisory Board „Structural Concrete“
  • Since 2017: Scientific Advisory Board “Detail Structure”
  • 2014-2019: Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodesy of Leibniz Universität Hannover
  • Since 2014: Advisory Board of the Federal Foundation for Building Culture
  • Since 2011: Scientific expert (selection): DFG, DAfStb, Hessen Agency, Universite’ du Luxembourg, University of Cape Town
  • Since 2010: Scientific Advisory Board “Building Technology”
  • Since 2009: Reviewer of the magazines Beton- und Stahlbetonbau; Structural Engineering, Steel Construction, Structural Concrete, Engineering Structures, Structural Engineering International, Cement and Concrete Composites, etc., editor of several special issues in bridge construction
  • Since 2008: fib – fédération internationale du béton, Member of Task group “Bridges”, Convener WP “High Speed Railway Bridges”, Member WP “Integral Bridges”
  • Since 2007: Int. Association for Bridge and Struc. Engineering
  • 2007-2011: Managing Director of the Bridge Advisory Board of DB AG
  • 2006-2010: University council of the University of Applied Sciences Neubrandenburg
  • 2006-2007: Project Manager for Bridge Strategy of DB AG
  • Since 2005: Jury member of the German Bridge Construction Award, Jury member of various competition commissions in bridge construction or for engineering construction awards
  • Since 2005: German Committee for Reinforced Concrete

Prizes and awards

  • 2018: German Bridge Construction Award (Team Member): Repair of the Swing Bridge, Park an der Ilm, Weimar
  • 2012: German Bridge Construction Award (team member): Scherkonde Valley Bridge

Contact data

Prof. Dr.-Eng. Steffen Marx

Web: TU Dresden, Institut für Massivbau, Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Steffen Marx
Telephone: +49 (0)351 463-35856

Technische Universität Dresden
Institut für Massivbau
01062 Dresden