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Jan Knippers

affiliation: TU Stuttgart / Knippers Helbig Engineers / Stuttgart – New York
contact: j.knippers@itke.uni-stuttgart.de
http://www.itke.uni-stuttgart.de
http://www.khing.de

Jan Knippers studied civil engineering at the Technical University in Berlin. After several years in an international operating consultancy he founded Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering in Stuttgart (2001) and New York (2009) with Thorsten Helbig. In parallel he is professor and head of the Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design (itke) at the faculty for architecture and urban design at the University of Stuttgart. In practice, research and teaching he focuses on highly efficient building structures and use of innovative building materials.

1983 – 1992 Studies in Structural Engineering – TU Berlin / Germany – PhD

1993 – 2000 Project Engineer – Stuttgart / Germany

since 2000 Professor at Stuttgart University and Head of the Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design (itke)

Engagement in research and teaching, dealing with efficient wide span building structures and innovative building materials

Engagement in research and teaching, dealing with efficient wide span building structures and innovative building materials

2001 Foundation of Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering – Stuttgart / Germany

2009 Incorporation of Knippers Helbig Inc. – New York / USA

Member of various national and international engineering associations
Member of various national and European Codes Committees
Member of the Chamber of Engineers / Germany

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