Prof. Dr. ir. Roman Wan-Wendner

Prof. Dr. ir. Roman Wan-Wendner Name: Roman Wan-Wendner
Title: Prof. dr. ir.
Function: Professor
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Roman Wan-Wendner is professor in the field of Concrete Structures at Ghent University (Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Department of Structural Engineering).


His research interests include:

  • Time-dependent response of concrete structures
  • Creep and shrinkage
  • Curing and Aging phenomena
  • Continuum and discrete element based nonlinear analysis techniques
  • Time-dependent analysis of concrete structures
  • Assessment of existing structures subject to deterioration and damage
  • Life-time of fastening systems
  • Behavior of thermoset polymers in structural engineering

 

Degrees

  • Habilitation (Thesis: ‘Mechanics of Aging Concrete Structures’), University of Natural Resources and Life-Sciences Vienna, Austria, 2009
  • PhD in Civil Engineering (Grade: Summa cum laude / Highest Distinction, Thesis: ‘Modal Stiffness Identification for the Assessment of Reinforced Concrete Structures’), University of Natural Resources and Life-Sciences Vienna, Austria, 2009
  • Austrian ‘Diplom-Ingenieur’ degree equivalent to Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Grade: Summa cum laude / Highest Distinction), University of Natural Resources and Life-Sciences Vienna, Austria, 2006


Awards

  • Vienna Consulting Engineers Innovation Price for excellent research in structural engineering, awarded for the habilitation thesis ‘‘Mechanics of Aging Concrete Structures’, 2017
  • Teaching Award, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Austria, 2011
  • Award of Excellence by the Austrian ministry of economy and science for the exceptional performance during the PhD studies, 2009
  • IABSE Young Engineering Outstanding paper award, 2008
  • Klaus Fischer Price for the master dissertation ‘Probabilistic Methods and Vibration Based Approaches for the Performance Assessment of Concrete Bridges’, 2007
  • Appreciation Award by the Austrian Ministry of Science and Art for exceptional performance during the Master studies, 2006
  • Julius Kar Price for one of the best master students, 2006


Career

  • Professor (100% hoofddocent), Department of Structural Engineering, Ghent University, since October 2018
  • Director Christian Doppler Laboratory, Institute of Structural Engineering, University of Natural Resources and Life-Sciences Vienna, Austria, since Jan 2014
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow and Erwin Schrödinger Fellow at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA, April 2011-August 2013
  • Post-Doctoral Research, Institute of Structural Engineering, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria, May 2009-March 2011
  • Research Assistant, Institute of Structural Engineering, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria, May 2006-April 2009


Committees and working groups

  • Vice-Chair of ACI 209 (Creep and Shrinkage)
  • Vice-Chair of ACI 446 (Fracture Mechanics)
  • Chair of ACI 209D (Numerical Methods and 3D Analyses)
  • Member of EOTA WG Anchorage
  • Member of ACI 447 (Finite Element Analysis) and 355 (Anchorage)
  • Member of fib TG 2.1 (Serviceability), fib TG 2.6 (Composite Structures), fib TG 2.8 (Safety and Performance), fib TG 2.9 (Fastenings)
  • Member of IABSE WG 1.4 (Probabilistic Non-Linear Analysis)
  • Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Member of EMI properties of materials committee
  • Member of Central European Association of Computational Mechanics (CEACM)


Current teaching activities

  • Concrete Structures: Reinforced Concrete (E052412)
  • Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete (E052413)
  • Concrete Structures: Prestressed Concrete and Slabs (E052621)
  • Non-linear and Plastic Methods of Structural Analysis (E044571)

 

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