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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kay-Uwe Schober

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kay-Uwe Schober

School of Engineering | Department of Civil Engineering
Professor of Timber Engineering and Structural Design

Hochschule Mainz
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kay-Uwe Schober
Room H2.18
Holzstraße 36
55116 Mainz

Professor of Timber Engineering and Building Construction
Holzbauforschung Mainz, Timber and Plastics Research Group

Member of the Faculty Council, School of Engineering
Director of Civil Engineering Studies (BaBau)
Technical Committee Member presenting Mainz UAS in the German Association of
Departments of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering at Universities of Applied Sciences (GADCEE)


2009 - 2036

Full Professor of Timber Engineering and Building Construction 

Mainz University of Applied Sciences
Department of Civil Engineering
Head of Timber and Plastics Research Group

Research Interests
- Timber and composite structures, adhesives
- High-performance plastics for structural applications
- Structural assessment of timber
- Numerical modeling of wood-based systems

Current Research
- High-performance joints for timber structures
- Mechanical characterization of concrete-type adhesives
- Homemade bio-composites

- Member of Faculty Council, School of Engineering
- Director of Civil Engineering Studies
- Director of Industrial Engineering Studies in Construction

2012 - 2012

Visiting Professor at LTH, Lund University, Sweden 

Faculty of Engineering
Devision of Structural Mechanics
Lund University, Sweden

2009 - 2009

Professor of Timber Engineering and Sustainable Construction 

Aachen University of Applied Sciences
Faculty of Civil Engineering

2002 - 2009

Full-time Research Fellow in Timber Engineering 

Bauhaus-University of Weimar
Chair of Timber and Masonry Structures
Research in timber-concrete composite design, timber reinforcement, polymer material mechanics
2008 Doctorate in Timber Engineering and Composites (Dr.-Ing.) with the distinction magna cum laude

1999 - 2001

University Assistant for Structural Design 

Dortmund University of Technology
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Chair of Structural Design

since 1994

Self-employed professional work as Structural Engineer 

Planungsbüro Schober ¤ Architektur- und Tragwerksplanung (Lichtenstein/Dortmund)
Planungsbüro Schober ¤ Tragwerksplanung, Statik (Mainz/Erfurt)
Schober + Partner, Planungsgesellschaft im Bauwesen

1989 - 1994

Studies in Civil Engineering, specialization Structural Engineering 

Dresden University of Technology
Diploma Degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in Civil Engineering / Structural Design


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Modular and grouted joining technology for 2D trusses in round timber


Architectural and structural design algorithm for interactive planning


Verbundforschungsprojekt „Stoffliche Nutzung von Eichenschwachholz“


Kooperationsprojekt „Modulare Vergussknotentechnologie für ebene Fachwerkkonstruktionen aus Rundholz“


Kooperationsprojekt „Kontaktstoß-Sanierung mit Epoxidharz-Verbundwerkstoffen“


Kooperationsprojekt "Dicht vergossen: Neue Inlaytechnologie im Ingenieurholzbau"


Winter- und Sommersemester (BaBau1, BaICE1, BaBIM1, BaWI2)

Building Construction 1 (Schober/Bender/Kessler)

Structural design of public and residential buildings

Sommersemester (BaBau5, BaBau6), Wahlfach

Building Construction 2 (Schober/Chahade)

Structural design of industrial and high-rise buildings

Sommersemester (BaBau5, BaBau6)

Design of timber structures (Schober/Sari/Bender)

Wintersemester (MaBau)

Reinforcement and repair of timber structures (Schober/Sari/Bender)

Winter- oder Sommersemester (BaBau5, BaBau6, MaBau), Wahlfach

Computer Aided Engineering and Architecture (Schober/Chahade)

CAE, Visual Scripting for Rhinoceros 3D, Grasshopper para Rhinoceros

Sommersemester (MaBau), Wahlfach

Mauerwerksbau – Reinforcement and repair of masonry structures (Schober/Dinter)

Reinforcement and repair

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