Timber Engineering

Junior Professorship for

Materials, connections and digital manufacturing technologies

The mission of the group is to contribute to the research and development of innovative material systems and solutions for modern timber engineering. A key motivation is to increase the competitiveness of wood in the construction sector, i.e. to promote a more sustainably built environment. Measures such as optimization of resource efficiency or increase of longevity of timber structures are supported through modelling, simulation, and experimental testing. The group is affiliated to the Institute of Construction Materials (IWB) and to the Department of Timber Constructions at the Materials Testing Institute University of Stuttgart (MPA). We take part in the teaching curriculum of University of Stuttgart.

Under construction

Journal papers:

Cao, A.S.; Grönquist, P.; Frangi, A.: Catenary action in strip-reinforced wood and timber beams. In: Construction and Building Materials 385 (2023), No. 131422, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2023.131422

Koch, S.M.; Grönquist, P.; Monney, C.; Burgert, I.; Frangi, A.: Densified delignified wood as bio-based fiber reinforcement for stiffness increase of timber structures. In: Composites Part A 163 (2022), No. 107220, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2022.107220

Conference papers:

Füchslin, M.; Grönquist, P.; Stucki, S.; Mamie, T.; Kelch, S.; Burgert, I.; Frangi, A.: Push-out tests of wet-process adhesive-bonded beech timber-concrete and timber-polymer-concrete composite connections. In: Nyrud, A.Q.; Malo, K.A.; Nore, K. (Eds.): World Conference on Timber Engineering, Oslo 2023: timber for a livable future. Red Hook, NY.: Curran Associates Inc., 2023, pp. 3241-3247, http://dx.doi.org/10.52202/069179-0422

Other publications


Enrollment via C@MPUS. Course material made available via ILIAS.

Student Theses:

  • Jonah Schöneberg, Pushout-Versuche und Modellierung von Streckmetallverbindern in Buchen-Stabschichtholz für Holz-Beton Verbunddecken, Masterarbeit 2023 (Co-Betreuung ETH Zürich, Universität Stuttgart, RWTH Aachen)
  • Ric Zimmermann, Japanische Zimmermannsverbindungen als Inspiration für moderne erdbebengerechte mehrgeschossige Holzbauten, Masterarbeit 2023 (Co-Betreuung IWB/MPA und ICD)


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Philippe Grönquist

Jun.-Prof. Dr.



Rita Nirschl,

Materials Testing Institute, Timber Constructions

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