Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralph Egermann

Honorary Professor at TUM since 2016


Restoration of historical


Professor Egermann studied civil engineering at the University of Stuttgart. He subsequently focused on the early history of suspension bridge construction as part of Collaborative Research Centre 64, ‘Long-span plane load-bearing structures’, under Professor J. Schlaich at the Institute of ”Massivbau”, also at the University of Stuttgart. In 1985 he moved to the University of Karlsruhe (now called the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), where, until 1992, he conducted research into test methods for the assess¬ment of historical masonry structures as part of Collaborative Research Centre 315, ‘Preserving of historic important buildings’. In 1994 Professor Egermann completed his doctoral research on “The Load-bearing Behaviour of multiple leaf masonry structures” under the supervision of Professor Wenzel at the Institute of Load bearing constructions. He then moved from the university to the structural engineering office “BfB · Büro für Baukonstruktio¬nen GmbH) in Karlsruhe, which also has located offices in Dresden and Schwerin. Since 2003 Professor Egermann as managing director is in charge of high-profile engineering projects both in Germany and abroad. Examples of these projects include protecting the Cathedral of San Rufino in Assisi against the impact of earthquakes and the restoration of the Stone Bridge in Regensburg.


  • Managing Director of the Büro für Baukonstruktionen GmbH (BfB), Karlsruhe Dresden Schwerin (since 2003)
  • Lecturer at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (deputy professorship in Structural Design (2008-2010)
  • Staff member at the Büro für Baukonstruktionen Wenzel Frese Pörtner Haller, Karlsruhe (since 1992)
  • Research Assistant at the University of Karlsruhe (1985-1992)