Persönlicher Status und Werkzeuge

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Horst Baier

Professor emeritus since 31.03.2016

Contact Details

Business card in TUMonline

Academic Career and Research Areas

Prof. Baier’s (b. 1950) research activities cover fiber composite and material hybrid structures, adaptive/controlled structures (including those with large form variations) and large membrane and aerospace structures. He has also researched processes and algorithms for multidisciplinary design optimization including aeroelasticity and vibroacoustics, as a methodological framework. In addition to computer-aided simulation and optimization, his work involves developing lab models and performing a wide variety of mechanical and environmental tests (e.g. cryogenic and high temperatures).

After studying mechanical engineering at TU Darmstadt, he completed a research fellowship and a doctorate in multidisciplinary structure optimization. Prof. Baier worked for Dornier System in Friedrichshafen (now EADS-Astrium) between 1977 and 1997, focusing on the various technology aspects of mechanical systems. His roles included Senior Head of Department and latterly Chief Engineer. Prof. Baier has been a full professor at TUM since 1997.


  • Visiting Professor am Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) (2007)
  • Preis des IEEE für das beste Paper des Jahres im Journal „Antennas and wave propagation“
  • Honorarprofessor TU Darmstadt (1985)

Key Publications (all publications)

Rapp S, Kang L, Han J, Müller U, Baier H: „Deformation field estimation for a 2-dimensional structure using fiber bragg grating sensors“. Smart Materials and structures. 2009; 18(2).


Huber M, Petersson Ö, Baier H: “Knowledge-Based Modeling of Manufacturing Aspects in Structural Optimization Problems”. Advanced Materials Research. 2008; 43: 111-112.


Baier H, Huber M, Langer H: „Design optimization of hybrid material structures“. International Journal for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization. 2008; 10: 1007.


Datashvili L, Baier H, Encinar J, Legay H: „Mechanical Investigation of a Multi-Layer Reflectarray for Ku-Band Space Antennas”. Journal Aerospace Science and Technology. 2006; 10: 618-627.


Baier H, Huber M, Raffaellli L: „Modellbasierte Optimierung und experimentelle Charakterisierung der Thermo- und Kryo-Mechanik werkstoffhybrider Bauteile“.  Materialwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik. 2005; 36(6): 248-253.