Prof. Dr.-Eng. Werner Seim

Professor for timber construction and building preservation at the University of Kassel

Professional background

  • 2020: Hessian University Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2nd prize for the module “Building Construction”.
  • 2016: Guest scientist at the FCBA Bordeaux and at the EFPL Lausanne
  • 2008: Visiting Professor at the University of Britsh Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2006: Wood Construction Prize “Baden-Württemberg” (together with the architect’s office Evaplan) for the project “Cube Houses” in Karlsruhe
  • since 2004: ö.b.u.v. expert for building constructions and supporting structures
  • since 2003: Head of the department “Building Conservation and Timber Construction” at the University of Kassel
  • since 1999: Professorship for “Building Construction and Building Preservation” at the University of Kassel
  • 1998: one-year research fellowship of the German Research Foundation at the University of California, San Diego with Prof. Frieder Seible
  • 1994 – 1999: Team member in the office for structural engineering – Wenzel Frese Pörtner Haller – in Karlsruhe, junior partner since 1996 (on leave 1998)
  • 10/1994: Doctorate at the University of Karlsruhe with Prof. Fritz Wenzel (co-instructors: Prof. Karl Schweizerhof and Prof. Bruno Thürlimann)
  • 1989 – 1994: Research assistant of Prof. Fritz Wenzel at the Institute of Structural Engineering at the University of Karlsruhe
  • 02/1989 – 10/1989: Employee of Gruner AG, engineering company in Basel, structural engineering department
  • 10/1988: Diploma at the University of Stuttgart
  • 1987 – 1988: Scholarship holder of the German Academic Exchange Service at the ETH Zurich
  • 1983 – 1987: Studies of civil engineering at the University of Stuttgart

Essays, Lectures and Publications

An up-to-date overview of all publications can be found on the Homepage of the Department of Building Conservation and Timber Construction.

Committees, Memberships

  • since 2009: Member of the German mirror committees for EC6 (Masonry construction) and EC8 (Earthquake) as well as the expert committee “Adhesive reinforcement” of the DIBt
  • since 2004: Member of the Standing Commission of the Faculty Association for Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Geodesy

Contact data

Prof. Dr.-Eng. Werner Seim

Tel.: +49 (0)561 804 2625

Universität Kassel
Fachgebiet Bauwerkserhaltung und Holzbau
Kurt-Wolters-Straße 3
D-34125 Kassel

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