Chair of Building Materials Research under new management
On April 1, 2020, Professor Thomas Matschei was officially appointed Chair of Building Materials ibac at the Institute of Building Materials Research, ibac for short. He succeeds Professor Wolfgang Brameshuber, who passed away in 2016.
Between 2017 and 2020, Thomas Matschei was Professor for Concrete Materials and Repair of Concrete Structures at Dresden University of Applied Sciences.
Born in Thuringia, Matschei studied civil engineering at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. Supported by a scholarship from the nanocem research network, he completed his doctorate on the subject of "Thermodynamics of Cement Hydration" at the University of Aberdeen, supervised by Professor F. P. Glasser. Subsequently, he has held various positions, including as head of the New Cements and Binders division at LafargeHolcim, Switzerland, gaining extensive experience in research and development, application consulting, and marketing.
The global building materials industry is undergoing significant change. In times of new digital business models and science-based climate targets, it is more important than ever to drive forward the implementation of innovative, environmentally-friendly building materials solutions. I am looking forward to meeting this challenge together with the ibac team, developing and applying new approaches to carbon dioxide reduction along the entire building materials cycle and thus to further strengthening the national and international visibility of the Institute of Building Materials Research.
Professor Thomas Matschei
The Chair of Building Materials conducts interdisciplinary, practice-oriented research with particular focus on innovative binders as well as on environmentally-friendly concrete and building material systems and their application in the construction of energy and resource-efficient buildings. A key component is the development of basic material models to support our research activities. Furthermore, the Chair is a recognized testing, monitoring and certification body according to the State Building Code (LBO) as well as a notified certification body according to the EU Construction Products Regulation (BauPVO).