Prof. Dr. Karsten Moritz

Modules Structural Design and Concept (Dimensioning), Pneumatic Structures

Personal Data


born in Hannover, Germany

Education/Professional Experience


Abitur, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany


Graduate Structural Engineer (Dipl.-Ing.), University of Hannover, Germany


Graduate Architect (Dipl.-Ing.), University of Hannover, Germany


Doctoral Examination (Dr.-Ing.), Thesis: ETFE-Foil as Structural Element, Technical University of Munich, Germany

Professional Activities and Research


Project Manager, OBERMEYER PLANEN + BERATEN GmbH, planning and consulting company for buildings, environment, traffic and technical equipment, department of architecture and building construction, Hannover, Germany


Structural Designer and Construction Engineer, Deputy Head of Engineering Department, KOCH MEMBRANE STRUCTURES GmbH (later: SKYSPAN EUROPE GmbH), Company for planning and building in the field of membrane structures, Rimsting, Germany; 10/1998: Secondment to TENSYS Ltd., Office for structural design and engineering in the field of lightweight Structures, Bath, U.K.


Assistant Professor, Research in the field of lightweight Structures, Technical University of Munich, Faculty of Architecture, Chair of Structural Design, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Barthel, Munich, Germany


Structural Engineer and Co-Owner, ENGINEERING + DESIGN Linke and Moritz GbR, Engineering Office for lightweight and Membrane Structures, Rosenheim, Germany


Director of Research & Development (R&D) incl. Test Laboratory, seele cover GmbH, Obing, Germany


Technical Director, seele cover GmbH, Obing, Germany

since 2016

Director of Research & Development (R&D), Taiyo Europe GmbH, Sauerlach, Germany

since 2011

Professor (hon.), Membrane Structures and Materials, University of Appplied Sciences, FH Anhalt, Dessau, Masterstudy of Membrane Structures, Lectureships: Structural Design Concepts (mandatory module, since 2006), Pneumatic Structures (optional module, since 2009), Dessau, Germany

since 2013

Reviewer for ETFE-foils, Specialist Journal: Construction & Buiding Materials, Elsevier Publishing, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

since 2013

Member of Scientific Board, CIMNE, International Conference “Structural Membranes”, Munich 2013, Barcelona 2015, Munich 2017, Germany/Spain