Walter Kaufmann

Walter Kaufmann is the Chair of Structural Engineering at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Before he studied at the Department of Civil Engineering at ETH Zurich where he received his diploma in 1992. He got his doctorate in 1998 with a dissertation on the load-deformation behaviour of structural concrete subjected to in-plane shear and normal forces, which was awarded the ETH-Medal. He then continued at ETH Zurich as a research associate and lecturer. From 1999 to 2002 he was a project manager and technical director with the renowned bridge designer Prof. Juan José Arenas in Santander, Spain. After his return to Switzerland, he joined the engineering firm dsp Ingenieure & Planer, where he became a partner in 2005 and acted as CEO until his appointment at ETH Zurich in May 2014. Walter Kaufmann joined the NCCR Digital Fabrication as an associated investigator in 2016. Since 2018 he is one of the NCCR’s principal investigators.

Role in the NCCR Digital Fabrication: Lead Principal Investigator, Principal Investigator

Projects: Mesh Mould

Affiliation: Chair of Structural Engineering – Concrete Structures and Bridge Design, ETH Zurich

Email: Prof. Dr. Walter Kaufmann

Team members

Postdoctoral researchers: Jaime Mara Falcón

PhD students: Patrick Bischof, Lukas Gebhard, Minu Lee

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