Prof. Dr.-Ing. Max Spannaus

became Professor of Steel Construction at the department of Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences in December 2020.

Max Spannaus teaches and researches in the fields of steel and steel composite construction as well as welding engineering. The focus of his previous work has been on the assessment and realization of steel constructions, steel casting, failure analysis, and the field of material and component testing.

Prof. Spannaus studied at the Universität Karlsruhe (TH). He was awarded the Bilfinger Berger Award for his thesis. As part of his subsequent doctoral studies at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), he completed additional qualification as an International Welding Engineer (IWE/SFI). Following his doctorate, Prof. Spannaus worked as managing director of the Ingenieurgesellschaft für Stahlbau und Schweißtechnik mbH in Karlsruhe. The focus of his work there was on the entire phases of construction projects – from design planning, structural design and the structural examination to execution and supervision – as well as on the preparation of surveyor’s reports, expert opinions within the scope of national and European accreditation processes, and consulting services for engineering offices, mechanical engineering companies and manufacturers.

At the University of the Bundeswehr Munich, Prof. Spannaus will conduct research into new developments and design methods in the field of steel construction while attaching great importance to connecting theory with practice. Due to his collaboration in the joint laboratory of the Institute of Structural Engineering, he is able to base this research on the results of experimental investigations.

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