Prof. Mike Schlaich
Mike Schlaich graduated with a Doctrate in Technical Sciences from ETH Zurich. He joined the structural engineering firm schlaich bergermann partner (sbp) in 1993. Today he is one of the Managing Directors.
He is also Professor of Structural Engineering and chairs the Department of Conceptual and Structural Design at the Technische Universität Berlin. His research work includes extradosed bridges, bending and fatigue of strands for bridge cables, carbon fibre tension elements, movable and adaptive structures, as well as the use of new materials such as infra-lightweight concrete as loadbearing insulation.
He has received numerous Awards, including the Deutscher Brückenbau Preis (German Bridge Award), The Balthasar-Neumann-Preis (Balthasar-Neumann Award) and The Deutscher Ingenierbaupreis (German Award for Structural Engineering). He is also the author of numerous publications including the book Footbridges, (Birkhäuser Verlag).