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Christian Louter is Professor of Structural Design & Building Engineering at the Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences at TU Delft. Christian holds a PhD degree from TU Delft on the topic of Structural Glass and has worked at EPFL, TU Delft and TU Dresden before re-joining TU Delft in 2022.

Next to his research and teaching activities, Christian is an Organiser of the international Challenging Glass Conference series, an Editor-in-Chief of the Glass Structures & Engineering journal (Springer), Editorial Board member of the Architecture, Structures and Construction journal (Springer) and member of several international committees.

Research interests

The research of Prof. dr. ir. Christian Louter and the group of Structural Design & Building Engineering focuses on the development of novel methods and strategies for the design and construction of safe, smart and sustainable structures. The research includes the following thematic areas:

  • Structural Safety, Resilience & Forensics
  • Digital Design & Production
  • Sustainable Design & Construction

Moreover, Christian has more than 15 years of research experience in the field of glass structures.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD thesis: Fragile yet Ductile - Structural Aspects of Reinforced Glass Beams, Delft University of Technology

Award Date: 18 Apr 2011

External positions

Professor, Technische Universität Dresden

1 Apr 201930 Jun 2022

Editor in Chief, Glass Structures & Engineering Journal

2015 → …

Post-Doctoral Researcher, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

1 Apr 201030 Sept 2015

Co-Organizer, Challenging Glass Conference

2008 → …


  • TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
  • Structural Design
  • Building Engineering


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