Michael Drass (29 years old) M.Eng. is educated as a civil engineer, finished his Master degree in structural engineering from University of Applied Sciences in Mainz, Germany. After his studies he began his PhD studies at the Technical University of Darmstadt at the Institute for structural mechanics and design, where he is particularly concerned with adhesive joints of all kinds in constructive glass construction. This is at the same time the subject of his nearly completed dissertation on „Constitutive Modelling and Limit State Analyses of Poro-Hyperelastic Materials“.
Miriam Schuster, born in 1990 in Luxembourg, studied Civil Engineering from 2009 to 2014 at University of Luxembourg and TU Darmstadt. She focused and specialized on structural engineering. After working in the Luxembourgish engineering office Schroeder&Associés she returned to TU Darmstadt in February 2016 as a researcher in the Institute of Structural Mechanics and Design under the supervision of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens Schneider. Her topic area is the mechanical behaviour of intact and broken laminated safety glass with a main focus on the polymeric interlayer modelling.
Steffen Müller-Braun, born in 1985 in Germany, studied Civil Engineering from 2006 to 2013 at TU Darmstadt with focus on structural engineering. After successful completion he worked as engineer for the Fast+Epp GmbH. At the end of 2014 he returned to the TU Darmstadt as research assistant at the Institute of Structural Mechanics and Design, led by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens Schneider. His topics are edge strength of glass and curved glasses.