Folker H. Wittmann
Dr. rer. nat. Dr.-Ing. E. h.


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1936, April 20

Born in Karlsruhe, Germany, son of Afred Wittmann and Angela Wittmann, born Eder

1942 - 1946

Elementary school in Berghausen near Karlsruhe

1946 - 1955

High school at Karlsruhe (Markgrafen-Gymnasium Karlsruhe-Durlach)

1955 - 1958

Undergraduate studies in Physics and Mathematics at Karlsruhe University (TH), Karlsruhe

1958 - 1961

Graduate studies in physics at Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich (LMU); Diploma Thesis on optics

1961 - 1965

PhD-studies in nuclear physics at Munich University of Technology (TUM), Munich; PhD Thesis on Mößbauer Effekt

1965 -1 976

Head of Laboratory for Physics of Building Materials of the Institute for Concrete Structures (Massivbau), at Munich University of Technology, Munich


Habilitation for Physics of Building Materials at the Department of Civil Engineering of Munich University of Technology

1976 - 1980

Professor for Building Materials Science at Delft University of Technology and Head of the Laboratory for Building Materials, Delft, The Netherlands

1980 - 1988

Professor for Building Materials Science and Head of the Building Materials Testing Laboratory at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (Ecole Polytéchnique Fédérale de Lausanne, (EPFL)) Lausanne, Switzerland

1988 - 2001

Professor for Building Materials, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland

2001 -

Director of Aedificat Institute Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

2002 -

Professor and Head of the Centre for Durability and Sustainability Studies at Qingdao Technological University, Qingdao, China