Research

The team of the Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering (CEE) conducts interdisciplinary research focusing on the application of advanced computing, information, and communication technologies to diverse problems of civil and environmental engineering. As society tries to cope with decaying infrastructure, environmental pollution and global climate change, major goals of our research are the development and the practical implementation of sustainable solutions to today's emerging societal and environmental problems.

Our team is at the forefront developing smart structural and environmental technologies, aiming to facilitate resilient infrastructure systems and to advance environmental protection. Integrating sensing, control, and information technologies, the CEE team members work at the boundaries between traditional civil/environmental engineering and related engineering disciplines, such as computer science, robotics, mathematics, material science, and electrical engineering.

We are working in close collaboration with industrial partners and with leading national and international research institutions. Our research is sponsored primarily by the German Research Foundation, the European Union, the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Thuringian Ministry for Economic Affairs, Science and Digital Society, and the Carl Zeiss Foundation. Our broad research portfolio is shown in more detail in the following list of research projects.