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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Dr. h.c. Werner Sobek

Principal investigator in A02 & B04

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E. h. Werner Sobek
Institut für Leichtbau Entwerfen und Konstruieren
Pfaffenwaldring 7 + 14
D-70569 Stuttgart

Phone: +49 (0) 711 685-66227
E-mail: werner.sobek@ilek.uni-stuttgart.de

Sobek

Education

1974 – 1980 Dipl.-Ing, Civil Engineering, University of Stuttgart. Supervisors: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E. h. Jörg Schlaich and Dr.-Ing. Switbert Greiner

Scientific degrees

1987 Dr.-Ing., Civil Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Advisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E. h. Jörg Schlaich

Work experience

1991 – 1994 Professor, Building Structures, University of Hannover

1992 Foundation of the Werner Sobek company

1994 – current Professor and head of Institute for Lightweight Structures, University of Stuttgart

2000 Merge with the former chair of Prof. Dr. Jörg Schlaich; foundation of the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK), University of Stuttgart

2003 – current Peer Review Engineer in Chicago (USA)

2007 – 2013 Member of the Executive Committee, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen (DGNB), (2008 – 2010 director)

2007 – 2008 Visiting professor, Harvard University, Cambridge/Massachusetts, and aac, Hamburg

2008 – 2014 Mies van der Rohe Professorship, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, Member of the foundation board Bundesstiftung Baukultur

01/2011 Guest Lecturer, National University of Singapore

01/2013 – current Member of the Board of Directors of the International Center for Culture and Technology Research (IZKT)

01/2013 – current Member of the editorial board of the International Journal of High-Rise Buildings (IJHRB)

Miscellaneous

Member of the supervisory board of the Federal Foundation for Building Design

Member of the editing committee, International Journal of Sustainable Building, Technology and Urban Development

President of the not-for-profit Stuttgart Institute for Sustainability e.V. (SIS)

Member of the Board of Overseers of Harvard University

2013 Order of Merit of the State of Baden-Württemberg

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