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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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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