Raimund Rolfes holds a Ph.D. degree in computational mechanics from Leibniz Universitaet Hannover, Hannover, Germany, and a second Ph.D. degree (habilitation for solid mechanics) from Technical University Dresden, Dresden, Germany. Rolfes has worked for 16 years in research on lightweight structures for the German Aerospace Center (DLR) where he was heading the structural analysis branch of the Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems. Since 2005 he serves as the Head of the Institute of Structural Analysis at Leibniz Universitaet Hannover. His research activities are focused on coupled dynamic analysis, structural health monitoring, hydrosound analysis of wind energy converters, and material and failure models for composites ranging from nano- to macroscale. Profeessor Rolfes serves as the Head of ForWind, the common wind energy research center of the universities of Bremen, Hannover, and Oldenburg, and the Head of the Hannover branch of the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy Systems (IWES). He is also a Member of the Board of the European Academy on Wind Energy (EAWE), Founding Member of the European Aeronautic Science Network Association (EASN), and Member of the joint program on wind energy of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA). He has published more than 150 scientific papers. He won the Best Paper Award of the International Journal on Structural Stability and Dynamics 2010 and is recipient of the Eric Reissner Medal of the International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences (ICCES) in 2012.
Biography Updated on 4 January 2014