Prof. Dr. Karl G. Schütz

Honorary Professor at TUM since 2006


Bridge Construction and
Composite Structures


Professor Schütz studied civil engineering at TUM from 1979 to 1984, graduating as best student of the year. He majored in structural engineering, steel construction and structural mechanics. After completing his studies he became a member of the research staff and an academic counselor in TUM’s Department of Steel Construction (1984-1991). Professor Schütz earned his doctoral degree in 1988 and obtained his postdoctoral teaching qualification (habilitation) three years later.
He has been self-employed since 1991 as a partner at the engineering office of DR. SCHÜTZ INGENIEURE in Kempten. Since 1997 he has been a certified public appraiser, since 1998 a design certifying engineer and since 1999 a railroad engineering inspector. Furthermore, Professor Schütz is an expert planning engineer for concrete repair work. During the course of his career he has acquired extensive expertise in the performance of recurring building inspections to establish the compliance of concrete, steel and timber constructions. He has made a significant contribution to some 72 research reports, publications and presentations.


  • Railroad inspector, responsible for steel and composite structures (since 1999)
  • Design certifying engineer and expert appraiser for metal and timber structures (since 1998)
  • Certified public appraiser for timber constructions, steel constructions, large-scale bridge constructions and structural dynamics (since 1997)
  • Partner at the engineering office of DR. SCHÜTZ INGENIEURE (since 1991)
  • Member of the research staff in TUM’s Department of Steel Construction (1984-1991)


  • Prize for the best doctoral thesis awarded by Bund der Freunde der TUM e.V., an alumni association of TUM which roughly translates as “Friends of TUM”.(1989)
  • Recipient of an outstanding dissertation award from the Association of German Engineers (VDI) (1985)