Prof. Dr.-Ing. Josef Kiendl

has held the professorship for Structural Analysis at the Institute for Mechanics and Structural Analysis of the Department of Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences since January 2020.

Before being appointed to the University of the Bundeswehr Munich, Prof. Kiendl was Associate Professor at the Department of Marine Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). In his research, he is mainly concerned with the development of efficient numerical methods for structural mechanics and dynamics, especially for thin structures such as plates, shells and membranes, and their application in various engineering disciplines. Furthermore, he is engaged in the investigation and modelling of material properties of 3D-printed components. The goal is to predict and optimize the mechanical behavior of printed materials in order to enable a safe design of additively manufactured components. For this purpose, the existing laboratory for engineering informatics at the institute will be extended over the next years for experimental work in this field.

After graduating in civil engineering at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Prof. Kiendl worked as a project engineer for construction projects in Italy and Poland and then returned to TUM to pursue his doctorate in the field of structural analysis. After completing his PhD, he first worked as a postdoc at the University of Pavia in Italy, then as assistant professor at TU Braunschweig and finally as associate professor at NTNU in Trondheim.

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