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German structural engineer.

Biographical Information

Name: Mike Schlaich
Born in 1960 in , Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA, North America
Son of
Place(s) of activity:
1979 - 1981

Studies in civil engineering at the University of Stuttgart (pre-diploma),

1981 - 1985

Studies in civil engineering at the Suisse Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich, Switzerland (Dipl.-Ing. ETH)

1985 - 1989

Assistant at the Institute of Computer Science at the ETH with Prof. Anderheggen

Promotion (Dr. sc.techn.) "Computerunterstützte Bemessung von Stahlbetonscheiben mit Hilfe von Fachwerkmodellen"

1990 - 1993

Structural Engineer with FHECOR, Madrid, Spain.

Since 1993

Structural Engineer with Schlaich Bergermann und Partner.

Since 1999

Partner with Schlaich Bergermann und Partner.

2000 - 2004

Lecturer at the University of Stuttgart class "Bauen mit Seilen" (building with cables).

Since 2004

Professor at the Technical University of Berlin, Civil Engineering Department

Since 2005

Certified checking engineer in Germany.

Structures and Projects

Participation in the following structures & large-scale projects:

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  1. Liu, Xiaohan / Schauer, Thomas / Goldack, Arndt / Bleicher, Achim / Schlaich, Mike (2016): Accelerometer-based estimation and modal velocity feedback vibration control of a stress-ribbon bridge with pneumatic muscles. In: Journal of Physics: Conference Series, v. 744 (September 2016), pp. 012041.


  2. Romo, José / Schlaich, Michael / Corres, Hugo (1995): Análisis de grandes elementos de hormigón armado. Aplicación práctica del método de las bielas y tirantes. In: Hormigón y acero, v. 46, n. 195 (1st Quarter 1995), pp. 21-33.
  3. Bleicher, Achim / Schlaich, Mike (2008): Active vibration control with artificial pneumatic muscles for carbon fibre stress-ribbon bridge. Presented at: 17th IABSE Congress: Creating and Renewing Urban Structures – Tall Buildings, Bridges and Infrastructure, Chicago, USA, 17-19 September 2008, pp. 318-319.


  4. Schlaich, Mike (2004): Aktive und wandelbare Ingenieurbauten. In: Stahlbau, v. 73, n. 12 (December 2004), pp. 1001-1009.


  5. Schlaich, Jörg / Schlaich, Mike / Werwigk, Michael (1998): 3. Donaubrücke Ingolstadt. Planung und Konstruktion. Presented at: 3. Internationale Donaubrückenkonferenz, 3rd International Conference on Bridges across the Danube, 29-30/10/1998, Regensburg, Germany, pp. 327-337.
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