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"Nowadays, resource-efficient structural design plays a key role in the development of a sustainable built environment for our future"

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Patrick Teuffel is a Full Professor and Chair of Innovative Structural Design (ISD) at the Faculty of the Built Environment of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Patrick’s   vision for the research of ISD focuses on lightweight and adaptive structures, as well as the application of innovative materials, such as smart materials or bio-based materials.

In the context of lightweight and adaptive structures he is using numerical and experimental models to optimize the design and construction processes. In addition, he is conducting research for the development of 'smart skins' using textiles with integrated smart materials, which have variable properties in shape, stiffness, viscosity and transmission.. Based on this research, he is building a connection between structural design to building physics criteria such as light, acoustics and wind.

The research on bio-based materials focuses on innovative composite materials, based on hemp, flax or mycelium, in order to find new application in the built environment, such as the world-wide first pedestrian bio-based bridge, realised in Eindhoven in 2016.

Academic background

Patrick Teuffel studied civil engineering at the University of Stuttgart from 1991 to 1996 with a focus in Conceptual Structural Design. He began his career at Arup in London, where he was involved with the structural engineering of projects such as the Messehalle 3A in Frankfurt with Grimshaw Architects, Arnhem Central Station with UNStudio, IIT Student Campus in Chicago with OMA or the RAI in Amsterdam with Benthem Crouwel. From 1999-2003 he carried out his PhD, about the application of adaptive systems in architecture and engineering, at the University of Stuttgart.

In 2003 he founded Teuffel Engineering Consultants, an engineering consultancy with focus on building structures and façade as well as temporary and lightweight structures. Patrick has worked as a Senior Lecturer in Architectural Engineering at the University of Leeds and as Professor for Architectural Engineering at TU Delft, before he was appointed at TU/e in 2012.

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Footbridges Engineering & Materials Science
Composite bridges Engineering & Materials Science
Stiffness Engineering & Materials Science
Shape memory effect Engineering & Materials Science
Roofs Engineering & Materials Science
Composite materials Engineering & Materials Science
Redundancy Engineering & Materials Science
Lenses Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2018 2019

Bio based composite materials in Pavilion and Canopy design

Schröder, T., Klein, C., Klein, C., Gerrits, E., Blok, R., Teuffel, P. & Kuit, B.

1/04/1831/03/19

Project: Research direct

Research Output 2009 2019

Fluid architecture and flexible moulding

Pronk, A. D. C., 27 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 600 p.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)Academic

A vibration control strategy using variable stiffness joints

Wang, Q., Senatore, G., Kaymenaki, V., Habraken, A. P. H. W. & Teuffel, P. M., 2018, Proceedings of the IASS Symposium 2018: Creativity in Structural Design. 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Vibration control
Stiffness
Natural frequencies
Linear actuators
Force control

Design method for adaptive daylight systems for buildings covered by large (span) roofs

Heinzelmann, F., 12 Jun 2018, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 273 p.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)Academic

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Resource-efficient structural design

Blok, R., Habraken, A. P. H. W., Pronk, A. D. C. & Teuffel, P. M., 2018, Proceedings of the IASS Symposium 2018: Creativity in Structural Design. Mueller, C. & Adriaenssens, S. (eds.). p. 1-10

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Construction industry
Structural design
Natural resources
Raw materials
Energy utilization

Weltbekanntes Baudenkmal– Neues Prora auf Rügen

Teuffel, P. M. & Hillers, B., 2018, Ingenieurbaukunst ... made in Germany. 2019. Berlin: Ernst & Sohn, p. 118-125 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Prizes

Innovation Award "Biocomposite of the Year 2017", 3rd prize

Patrick Teuffel (Recipient) & Rijk Blok (Recipient), 6 Dec 2017

Recognition: OtherDiscipline relatedScientific

Footbridges
Foams
Innovation
Hemp fibers
Flax

Activities 2012 2018

Ressourcen-effizientes Entwerfen und Konstruieren von Tragwerken

Patrick M. Teuffel (Speaker)
5 Dec 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkProfessional

Brücke aus bio-basiertem Verbundwerkstoff

Patrick M. Teuffel (Speaker)
10 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkProfessional

Politecnico di Milano (External organisation)

Patrick M. Teuffel (Chair)
2018

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committeeScientific

Sonderforschungsbereich 1244: Adaptive Hüllen und Strukturen für die gebaute Umwelt von morgen

Patrick M. Teuffel (Consultant)
2017 → …

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancyScientific

2017 Annual Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS 2017), September 25-28, 2017, Hamburg, Germany

Patrick M. Teuffel (Organiser)
25 Sep 201728 Sep 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

Press / Media

Gevel 2018 Rotterdam

Patrick Teuffel

23/01/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Interview mit Tragwerksexperte Prof. Dr.-Ing. Patrick Teuffel

Patrick Teuffel

20/01/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Interview mit Tragwerksexperte Prof. Dr.-Ing. Patrick Teuffel

Patrick Teuffel

1/12/16

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Student theses

3Dflexmould: development of a self-supporting double curved glass dome

Author: El Ghazi, H. & Schuijers, N., 31 Aug 2015

Supervisor: Teuffel, P. (Supervisor 1), Pronk, A. (Supervisor 2) & Hermans, J. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

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Adaptive structures

Author: Slotboom, M., 31 Aug 2013

Supervisor: Teuffel, P. (Supervisor 1), Habraken, A. (Supervisor 2) & Robbemont, A. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

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Adaptive structures: dynamic active adaptability to minimise material use

Author: Sleddens, W., 31 Jan 2014

Supervisor: Teuffel, P. (Supervisor 1), Habraken, A. (Supervisor 2) & Hofmeyer, H. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Adaptive tensegrity pedestrian bridge

Author: Schmeitz, M., 31 Aug 2013

Supervisor: Teuffel, P. (Supervisor 1), Vastert, E. (Supervisor 2) & Habraken, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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