Martin Botz is a research assistant at the Institute and Laboratory for sructural engineering at the University of German Armed Forces in Munich under the supervision of Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Geralt Siebert. He graduated with a Master of Science degree in civil engineering at the University of German Armed Forces in Munich in 2013. Before joining the research team of Prof. Siebert in 2016, he worked as EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) – officer in the German army. His research area is the field of structural glass engineering, especially the investigation of polymer interlayers used in laminated glass. The focus is on the material behavior of the interlayers in the postfractured state of laminated glass.