Prof. dr. ir. Stijn Matthys

Stijn Matthys

Name: Stijn Matthys
Title: Prof. dr. ir.
Function: Technology Developer | Professor
T +32 9 264 55 20
F +32 9 264 58 45
Ms. Marijke Reunes (T + 32 9 264 55 35)

Stijn Matthys (industrial engineering: construction 1991, civil engineer 1994, PhD in applied science 2000) is technology developer at UGent | DuraBUILDmaterials and professor Repair and Strengthening of Structures at Ghent University.

He is i.a. laureate of the Magnel prize (SECO - 2003), member of different task groups and (co)author of over 120 publications in scientific journals and conference proceedings.
His research is situated in the following domains:
:: repair and strengthening of (concrete) structures
:: advanced composite reinforcement
:: monitoring of the mechanical behaviour of structures, eg. with fibre optic sensors
:: structural behaviour of reinforced and prestressed concrete
:: damage diagnostics and monitoring

As technology developer he is also closely involved with multidisciplinary research and technological innovations in relation to industry, for the field of construction.
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  • PhD in Applied Science: Construction, Ghent University, 2000 (Thesis: "Structural Behaviour and Design of Concrete Members Strengthened with Externally Bonded FRP Reinforcement"). A digital version of this dissertation can be downloaded here.
  • Civil Engineer, Ghent University, 1996
  • Industrial Engineering: Construction, Hogeschool Gent, BME, 1994


  • Study award 1994 of the Dutch Concrete Society for master dissertation
  • Award 1994 of the Belgian Producers of Hollow Core Slabs (FeBe) for master dissertation
  • Volvo-fund, travel scholarship for study stay in Sweden, June 1997.
  • JCC Best Paper Award 2000 (Basic Research Category) for "Concrete Slabs Reinforced with FRP Grids. II: Punching Resistance", ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 154-161.
  • 3th. laureate fib award 2001 – Category Research for “Structural Behaviour and Design of Concrete Members Strengthened with Externally Bonded FRP Reinforcement”, International Federation for Structural Concrete.
  • Laureate SECO Magnelprijs period 1998-2002 for PhD thesis, Technisch Controlebureau voor het Bouwwezen (SECO).
  • Supervisor of several rewarded master dissertations.


  • Technology developer (90%) DuraBUILDmaterials, Ghent University, since February 2008
  • Professor (10% docent), Magnel Laboratory for Concrete Research, Ghent University, since October 2003
  • Post doctoral research assistent, Magnel Laboratory for Concrete Research, Ghent University, January 2001 – January 2008
  • IWT (Vlaams Instituut voor de bevordering van het Wetenschappelijk-Technologisch Onderzoek in de Industrie) bursaal, Magnel Laboratory for Concrete Research, Ghent University, January 1997 - December 2000
  • Scientific researcher, Magnel Laboratory for Concrete Research,Ghent University, November 1994 - December 1996

Committees and working groups


  • Secretary fib Task Group 9.3 'FRP reinforcement for concrete', International Federation for Structural Concrete (since 1996)
  • Co-chairmen of EBR (externally bonded reinforcement) werking group of fib TG9.3 (since 1997)
  • Member fib Task Group 5.3 'Structural Service Life Aspects' (sinds 2003)
  • Member CUR working group C97B-1 "Design guidelines for strengthening of concrete structures with externally bonded CFRP", Civieltechnisch Centrum Uitvoering Research en Regelgeving (1998 – 2002)
  • Corresponding member ACI 440 'FRP reinforcement', American Concrete Institute (since 1999)
  • Member of CIB, International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (since 2004)
  • Member of RILEM (since 2007)
  • Member of RILEM TC Concrete Bond in Structural Strengthening and Rehabilitation (2002-2004)
  • Member of RILEM TC Masonry Strengthening with Composite Materials (since 2007)
  • Member of organising or scientific committee of several international conferences
  • Reviewer for several international scientific journals / jury member of several PhD's in Belgium or abroad


  • Member national committees and at university/faculty (see the Dutch version of this page)


A publication list (1992-now) can be found at