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1980 …2020
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Faas Moonen is an associate professor of Innovative Structural Design at the department of the Built Environment. Research in the area of Innovative Structural Design focuses Adaptive Structural Systems, Lightweight Structures, Life Cycle Design of Structures, Parametric Structural Optimisation, and Integrated Design of Structures. His research is involved in the Smart Cities program at TU/e.

Academic background

Faas Moonen obtained his MSc from the department of the Built Environment of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e, the Netherlands) in 1983. In 1984, after a short period as independent consultant in design and construction, he became a structural designer at Philips-AIB. In 1992, he was appointed assistant professor of Timber Structures at the department of the Built Environment at TU/e. In 2001, he was appointed associate professor in Innovative Structural Design at the same TU/e department. In 2001 he also obtained his PhD with his thesis "Ontwerp van een geïndustrialiseerde funderingswijze" (Developing an industrialized foundation), supervised by professors Harry Rutten and Leo Wagemans. From 2006 until 2013, Faas Moonen was director of Education at the TU/e department of the Built Environment. In 2011 he received the 55th TU/e Anniversary Award (theme Energy), in 2012 the Herman Wijffels Innovation Award, and in 2014 he was awarded the STW Design Prize.

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Projects 2017 2020

Research Output 1980 2020

Environmental analysis of concrete deep foundations: Influence of prefabrication, concrete strength, and design codes

Pujadas-Gispert, E., Sanjuan-Delmás, D., de la Fuente, A., Moonen, S. P. G. F. & Josa, A., 20 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 244, 11 p., 118751.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Cast in place concrete
Environmental impact
Dynamic loads
1 Citation (Scopus)
28 Downloads (Pure)

Environmental optimization of precast concrete beams using fibre reinforced polymers

van Loon, R. R. L., Pujadas, E., Moonen, F. & Blok, R., 5 Apr 2019, In : Sustainability. 11, 7, p. 1-12 2174.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Precast concrete
Reinforced concrete

GEM tower: English

Pujadas, E., van Schie, F., Lenaers, P., Lazauskas, M., Ungurys, S. & Moonen, F., 1 Jun 2019, 1 p.

Research output: Other contributionPopular

Open Access
Solar collectors
Waste disposal
Architectural design
153 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Sustainable development

Evaluation assessment carrousel : providing feedback in different stages of a problem-based learning-assigment

Moonen, S. P. G. & Veeger, T. T., 2016, Building our Future : Proceedings of the Integrated Design Conference ID@50, 29 June - 1 July 2016, Bath, United Kingdom. Emmitt, S. (ed.). Bath: University of Bath, p. 170-183 14 p.

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

Open Access


55th TU/e Anniversary Award, theme Energy

Faas Moonen (Recipient), 2011

Prize: TU/eOtherScientific

Herman Wijffels Innovatieprijs 2012

Faas Moonen (Recipient), 2012

Prize: OtherDiscipline relatedProfessional

SBIR-Grant, phase I, Ontwikkeling Standaard Duurzame Trekkershut

Faas Moonen (Recipient), 2010

Prize: OtherScholarshipsScientific

SBIR-Grant, phase II, ontwikkeling standaard duurzame trekkershut

Faas Moonen (Recipient), 2010

Prize: OtherScholarshipsScientific

STW Design Prize 2014

Faas Moonen (Recipient), 14 Jul 2014

Prize: NWOOtherScientific

Activities 1997 2017

  • 5 Contributed talk
  • 3 Workshop, seminar, course or exhibition
  • 1 Hosting an academic visitor

Summerlabb op Sail den Helder

Tom Veeger (Participant), S.P.G. Moonen (Participant)
22 Jun 201725 Jun 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesWorkshop, seminar, course or exhibitionPopular

Alison Pooley

Tom Veeger (Host), S.P.G. Moonen (Host)
29 Mar 201731 Mar 2017

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitorScientific

Noordeslag Eurosonic 2017

Tom Veeger (Participant), S.P.G. Moonen (Participant)
12 Jan 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesWorkshop, seminar, course or exhibitionProfessional

Sail Delfzijl

Tom Veeger (Participant), S.P.G. Moonen (Organiser)
21 Jun 201625 Jun 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesWorkshop, seminar, course or exhibitionPopular

lezing Fugro, Leidschendam

Faas Moonen (Speaker)
1 Jan 2001

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific


Architecture and technology

1/09/13 → …


Building Technology

1/09/12 → …


Design of structures

1/09/13 → …


Student theses

(ei)Land : een zoektocht naar stedenbouw en architectuur : van masterplan tot woningplattegrond

Author: Muijtjens, J., 31 Oct 2002

Supervisor: Moonen, S. (Supervisor 1), Kieckens, C. (Supervisor 2), Bosman, A. (Supervisor 2) & Rousseau, S. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

A_green_house: literatuurstudie : transparant overkapte ruimtes

Author: Moll, T., 30 Apr 2011

Supervisor: Brodruck, R. (Supervisor 1), Lindner, G. (Supervisor 2), Moonen, S. (Supervisor 2) & Willems, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Analysis Pavilion Vogelensangh

Author: Abdullaa, F., 30 Apr 2019

Supervisor: Voorthuis, J. (Supervisor 1), Schevers, J. (Supervisor 2) & Moonen, F. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


A sustainability driven facade system assessment: analyzing multiple facade systems and optimizing one facade system

Author: Mocking, S., 26 Feb 2019

Supervisor: Moonen, F. (Supervisor 1), Schilperoort, H. (Supervisor 2) & Offermans, E. M. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master


Autisme in vorm en gedrag: architectonisch onderzoek autisme

Author: Verschuren, L., 31 Dec 2014

Supervisor: Bekkering, J. (Supervisor 1), Colenbrander, B. (Supervisor 2), van Hoof, J. (Supervisor 2) & Moonen, S. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master