Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Müller




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Scientific Career and Fields of Research

Prof. Müller (b. 1960) conducts research into structural dynamics and vibroacoustics. This covers vibrations and their interactions and the radiation of air-borne or structure-borne sound. Problems are examined at different scales in the low, mid and high frequency ranges. In the low-frequency range, typical for structural dynamics, the Chair’s researchers examine the dynamic soil-structure interaction by applying hybrid approaches. These combine simple analytic studies that are closely connected to the physical phenomena with current numerical models. In the mid and high frequency range, which is relevant for sound radiation within structures, statistical approaches are also used. A special focus is placed on modeling realistic boundary conditions, as they would occur in buildings or vehicles.

After studying civil engineering at TUM, Prof. Müller obtained his doctorate in 1989. He did his lecturer qualification in engineering mechanics (1993). From 1992 to 2004, he worked at a large engineering firm. While there, he was involved in all aspects of sound installation and vibration control as well as air pollution control. Covering a wide range of engineering disciplines, he managed the company for nine years. Prof. Müller is President of the European Association for Structural Dynamics (EASD). In 2009/10, he was Chairman of the Association for Civil Engineering and Geodesy (FTBG) and the umbrella association of Faculty Associations for Engineering and Computer Science (4ING e.V.). Prof. Müller is Chairman of the Education Committee of the Bavarian Chamber of Engineers – Civil and is actively involved in the Cusanuswerk Catholic scholarship body.

Curriculum Vitae

since 10/2014Senior Vice President of the TU München for Academic and Student Affairs
2010-2014Dean of the faculty Civil Engineering and Surveying
since 2004 Full professor, chair of structural mechanics in civil engineering, TU München
2000Degree apl. Professor at the TU München
1995–2004General manager and consulting engineer at Müller-BBM
1993–2004Lectures at the Technical University of Munich within the scope of the specialization in constructional mechanics and the master program computational mechanics: „Boundary Element Method“ and „Dynamics of Structures, Applications in Practice”
1993Habilitation degree (Dr.-Ing. habil.) thesis on the topic: „A method for coupling the boundary element method with analytical solutions“ (Prof. Grundmann, München, Prof. Werner, München), habilitation lecture: „Energy methods for the determination of the dynamic behaviour of finite structures with a high modal density“
1992-1995Consulting engineer at Müller-BBM GmbH in Planegg near München, fields of activity: structural dynamics, vibration control, vehicle vibrations, building acoustics
1991Visiting lecturer at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Service de Mécanique, Paris
1990–1992Postdoctoral scientific assistant at the chair of structural mechanics in civil engineering, TU München
1989Doctor degree (Dr.-Ing.) doctoral thesis on the topic: „A procedure for the investigation of soil-structure-interaction with respect to periodic loads“ (Prof. Grundmann, München, Prof. Heckl, Berlin)
1985–1989Scientific assistant at the chair of structural mechanics in civil engineering, TU München
1984Diploma (Dipl.-Ing.), TU München
1979 - 84'Studies of Civil Engineering at TU München, specialization in structural mechanics and steel construction

Awards and Functions

  • Spindler Prize 1984
  • ASIIN e.V. (accreditation agency): member of the board of directors
  • BAYIKA (Bavarian chamber of engineers): member of the assembly; head of the chambers´ board for education; liaison professor for the TU München
  • EASD (European Association for Structural Dynamics): President and chair of the executive board
  • EEDC (European Engineering Deans Council): member of the administrative council
  • VDI (association of German Engineers): member of the register commission for the engineering card
  • 4ING (association of the faculties for engineering and computer sciences): past-president and delegate
  • FTBG (association of faculties for civil engineering and surveying): past-president and member of the commission
  • AAM (Archive of Applied Mechanics): member of the editorial board
  • Cusanuswerk (scholarship body of the Catholic Church in Germany): liaison professor for the Munich universities and member of the selection panel

Selected Publications