Fischerwerke GmbH & Co. KG in Waldachtal is providing the University of Stuttgart with 1.3 million Euros for a period of six years for the establishment of the junior professorship (without tenure track) "Structural bonding in concrete and masonry construction" including equipment. This second junior professorship endowed by fischerwerke is planned as an interdisciplinary professorship to bring together the fields of materials science, adhesively bonded structural connections durability considerations. It will be located in the faculty at the Institute for Materials in Building (IWB).
The signing of the foundation contract by Professor E. h. Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Klaus Fischer, Senator E.h. E.h., and the Rector, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfram Ressel, took place yesterday, Thursday, April 22, 2021.
The special focus of the endowed junior professorship is on the development and establishment of load-bearing joints by bonding surfaces, as well as process reliability and durability of adhesively bonded connections. This also includes chemical, physical and analytical issues. Another unique selling point is the close cooperation with the Materials Testing Institute (MPA) of the University of Stuttgart as in the case of the junior professorship "Innovative Strengthening with Fastenings", endowed by fischerwerke Gmbh & Co. KG six years ago and filled with Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Akanshu Sharma.
fischerwerke GmbH & Co. KG
The fischer group of companies, headquartered in Waldachtal, Freudenstadt district, generated sales of just over 870 million euros in 2020 with approximately 5,200 employees worldwide. The family-owned company is represented by 49 of its own companies in 37 countries and exports to over 100 countries. It comprises the divisions fischer Fixing Systems, fischer Automotive Systems, fischertechnik, fischer Consulting and LNT Automation. (Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version))