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Manfred Bischoff

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil.

Head of Institute
Institute for Structural Mechanics


+49 711 685 66123

Pfaffenwaldring 7
70550 Stuttgart
Room: 1.004


  • 19881993: Student of Civil Engineering, University of Stuttgart
  • 1993: Diploma in Civil Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.)
  • 19931999: Research Associate at the Institute of Structural Mechanics (Institut für Baustatik), Prof. Dr.-Ing. E. Ramm, University of Stuttgart
  • 1999: Doctoral Degree from University of Stuttgart (Dr.-Ing.)
  • 11/199910/2000: Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley
  • 11/200003/2001: Postdoc at the Institute of Structural Mechanics, University of Stuttgart
  • 04/200103/2006: Research Associate and Deputy Head of "Lehrstuhl für Statik", Technische Universität München, Prof. Dr.-Ing. K.-U. Bletzinger
  • 03/2005: Habilitation (venia legendi for Statik)
  • Since 04/2006: Full professor and Head of the Institute for Structural Mechanics (Institut für Baustatik und Baudynamik), University of Stuttgart
  • Since 2006: Member of the admission committee for inspection engineers for building construction in the state of Baden-Württemberg
  • 20082012: Member of the Executive Council of GACM
  • 20132017: Member of the General Council of IACM
  • 20142019: Member of the directorate of the collaborative research center "Biological Design and Integrative Structures" (SFB-TRR 141)
  • Since 2016: Member of the Review Board of Architecture and Civil Engineering of the DFG, FK-410
  • Since 2017: Member of the directorate of the collaborative research center "Adaptive Hüllen und Strukturen für die gebaute Umwelt von morgen" (SFB 1244)
  • Since 2021: Deputy Speaker of the SFB 1244
  • Since 10/2021: Vice Rector for Research and Early Career Researchers at the University of Stuttgart


  • Non-linear computational structural mechanics
  • Theory of shells, modeling and analysis of shells with finite elements
  • Finite element technology, isogeometric finite elements
  • Non-linear stability analysis, path following methods
  • Structural optimization
  • Contact problems
  • Biomimetics
  • Adaptive structures
  • Model reduction and reanalysis


  • 2000: EUROMECH European Young Scientist Award
  • 2008: IACM Award for Young Scientists
  • 2012: Fellow Award der IACM
  • 2015: Highly Commended Paper Award, Engineering Computations, Emerald Literati Network (with A. Sorg)
  • 2017: Publication prize of the University of Stuttgart, Faculty for Civil and Environmental Engineering (with B. Oesterle and E. Ramm)
  • 2019: Teaching prize of the Faculty for Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Stuttgart


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