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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Gengnagel

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Christoph Gengnagel is professor for structural design and engineering at the School of Architecture at the Berlin University of the Arts. He studied structural engineering and architecture at the Bauhaus University Weimar and the Technical University Munich, where he earned his PhD in 2005. He is co-founder and director of the Hybrid Plattform – a transdisciplinary research unit between the UdK Berlin and the Technische Universität Berlin. In 2013, he has been awarded the Velux Visiting Professorship at CITA, Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. His principal areas of research focus on physical and digital prototyping of new structural- and material systems, new concepts for computational design and simulation techniques and on the potential of transdisciplinary research methods. Christoph Gengnagel has more than 20 years of professional experience as structural engineer and was co-founder and partner of a.k.a.ingenieure. In 2013, he became partner at Bollinger + Grohmann Ingenieure.

Research focuses on computer-aided structural design and the development of novel material systems.