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Former Head of Institute

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Ekkehard Ramm
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Dr. h.c.

Institute for Structural Mechanics Room 1.119, 1. floor
Pfaffenwaldring 7
70550 Stuttgart

Phone: ++49 711 685-66124
Fax: ++49 711 685-66130


  • Structural and Engineering Mechanics
  • Static and Dynamic Analyses of Thin-walled Structures, in particular plates and shells
  • Stability and Ultimate Load Analyses (Metals, Reinforced Concrete, Geomaterials, FRP, Glass)
  • Linear and Nonlinear Finite Element Analyses
  • Finite Element Technology, Error Estimation and Adaptivity
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • Structural Optimization (Material, Shape, Topology, Formfinding)
  • History of Structures

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About Myself

  • born in Osnabrück (Lower Saxony)
  • grown up near Osnabrück and in Wiesbaden
  • studies of civil engineering at the Technical Universities of Darmstadt and Stuttgart
  • 1966 graduated with a Dipl.-Ing. Degree in Civil Engineering
  • 1972 PhD from University of Stuttgart
  • Grant of German National Sience Foundation (DFG) for Habilitation (1975) and 'Venia Legendi' (Right to teach)
  • 1972/73 Post-Doc at University of California in Berkeley
  • 1976 Associate Professor (C3) at 'Institut für Baustatik' University of Stuttgart
  • 1983-2006 Full Professor and Head of the Institute of Structural Mechanics
  • 1988 Founding of Consulting Office DELTA-X, Stuttgart, with Dr.-Ing. A. Burmeister
  • 1989 Visiting Professor University of California, Berkeley
  • 1991-1994 in addition: temporary Head of the Institute of Light-Weight Structures (IL) at University of Stuttgart
  • 1994 - 1999 elected member of the Committee for Collaborative Research Centres of the German National Science Foundation (DFG)
  • 1995 - 2000 elected member of 'Verwaltungsrat' University of Stuttgart
  • since 1997 member of the Academy of Sciences and Literature, Mainz
  • 2000 - 2003 elected member of 'Universitätsrat' University of Stuttgart
  • 2000 - 2008 President of the German Association for Computational Mechanics (GACM)
  • since 2000 member of Academia Europaea
  • since 2001 member of the Academy of Sciences, Heidelberg
  • since 2003 member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
  • 2004 Honorary Degree of the University of Calgary (Doctor of Law h.c.)
  • 2004 Honorary Degree of the Faculty for Civil Engineering and Geodesy at the Technical University of Munich (Dr.-Ing. E.h.)
  • since 2004 corresponding member of 'Austrian Academy of Sciences'
  • since 2004 corresponding member of 'Braunschweigische Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft' (BWG)
  • 2006 retiring from Head of Institute
  • 2008 member of US National Academy of Engineering (Foreign Associate)

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