Persönlicher Status und Werkzeuge

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Gehlen

Contact Details

Business card at TUMonline

Academic Career and Research Areas

Prof. Gehlen (b. 1966) researches in the field of construction materials. The objective of his work is to find ways to describe and predict the lifespan of mineral and metallic building materials taking exposure into consideration.

After studying chemistry and mineralogy in Bonn, he qualified as a civil engineer at RWTH Aachen in 1995. He went on to complete his doctorate at RWTH Aachen in 2000. After that, he founded an international engineering firm in Munich along with two partners. After accepting a Chair at the University of Stuttgart (2006), he succeeded Prof. P. Schießl at TUM in fall 2008. Prof. Gehlen is a member of several panels and committees in Germany and around the world. Since 2016 he is Dean of the TUM Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering.


  • Visiting professor at the China Building Material Academy (CBMA), Beijing, China (until 2020)
  • Recipient of a certificate of honor from TUM for "Excellence in teaching" (2017)
  • Fellowship for Innovation in University Teaching, Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, Joachim Herz Foundation (2012/2013)
  • Rüsch Research Prize, awarded by Deutscher Beton- und Bautechnik-Verein e.V. (2001)
  • Readymix Promotional Prize, awarded by Readymix Deutschland AG (2000)​

Key Publications (all publications)

Lowke D, Gehlen C: "The zeta potential of cement and additions in cementitious suspensions with high solid fraction". Cement and Concrete Research. 2017; 95: 195-204.


von Greve-Dierfeld S, Gehlen, C: "Performance-based durability design, carbonation, part 3: PSF approach and a proposal for the revision of deemed-to-satisfy rules". Structural Concrete. 2016; 17: 718–728.


Kränkel T, Lowke D, Gehlen C: "Prediction of the creep behaviour of bonded anchors until failure – A rheological approach". Construction and Building Materials. 2015; 75: 458-464.


Thiel C, Stengel T, Gehlen C: "Life cyle assessment (LCA) of road pavement materials". In: Eco-efficient construction and building materials: Life cycle assessment (LCA), eco-labelling and case studies. Editor: Pacheco-Torgal F, Cabeza LF, Labrincha J, Giuntini, A. Cambridge, England: Woodhead Publishing Limited, 2014: 368-403.


Gehlen C, Schießl P: “Probability-Based Durability Design for the Western Scheldt Tunnel”. Structural Concrete Journal of the fib P1. 1999; 2: 1-7.