Eoin Casserly works as a structural engineer for schlaich bergermann partner in Stuttgart, with a focus on glass and facades. He has previously held positions in Ireland, Paris and New York, and has been involved in the design of projects in 11 countries. His professional interests include lightweight structures, new materials, and environmentally conscious design.
Eva Babic is a structural engineer in the Arup Façade Engineering team. She has experience in structural glass design, her projects ranging from an 11m tall shear wall to glass walkways and skylights. Eva enjoys bespoke challenges, designing from first principles and detailed computational analysis. She is passionate about architectural glass recycling and implementing circular economy principles in construction industry.
Fabio Favoino is an Assistant Professor of Building Physics and Technology in the Politecnico di Torino, Italy. His research focus on the integration of advanced high performance buidling envelopes in building, automotive and marine sector. He is a Co-author and active member of Cost Action TU1403 Adaptive Facades Network, of numerous international publications about the performance of different adaptive façade technologies. He had been working in the past 2 years with the façade team at Eckersley O’Callaghan, working on different façade and R&D projects in UK and overseas.
Ferdinand Grapperhaus is co-founder and CEO of PHYSEE Technologies. Having a MSc in Applied Physics, experience at the European Patent Office and a passion for innovation he has built the organisation to 30 FTE with a product portfolio in solar and smart technologies and projects throughout the Netherlands. Besides his role at PHYSEE, Ferdinand is member of the Economic Platform Delft and a digital leader for the World Economic Forum.
Mr. Gast, M.Sc., IWE studied civil engineering at the Technical University of Munich. As part of his master’s thesis, he did research on silicone adhesives at the University of the German Federal Armed Forces Munich. Since 2019 he works at Dr. Siebert Consulting Engineers.
Frank Seta is the President of Frank Seta & Associates, a pioneering firm in the building envelope industry. For over 35 years Frank has been involved in the design & engineering of thousands of building facades primarily in the NYC metro area. With a mastery of cutting edge glass specification and design implementation, Frank brings new & traditional concepts to GPD.
Franz Paschke (27 years old) was born in Frankfurt am Main and studied civil engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt (TUD), with a focus on structural engineering. In 2018 he worked in the Institute of Structural Mechanics and Design at the TUD dealing with the monitoring of Vacuum Insulated Glazing’s (VIG) that are installed in a building. In December 2018 he started work in the Vacuum Insulated Energy-Efficient Window Technology Hub at The University of Sydney under the supervision of Dr Cenk Kocer.
Frederico Figueiredo got his Master degree in Material Science Engineer in FCT-UNL Lisbon, scholarship for Project investigation for glass and ceramic. Post-Graduation in Façade Engineering by Civil Engineering Department LNEC, ANFAJE and European Façade Network (EFN). Worked in 2003 for Vitro as project technician, started working in 2005 for Pentagonal as project manager engineer, applied his work and know-how especially on construction of Glass facade systems.
Senior facade engineer Expert on curtain wall design and performance
Gabriele Pisano is a research fellow at the Construction Technologies Institute of the Italian National Research Council. He received his PhD at the University of Parma, under the tutorship of Prof. Royer Carfagni. His activity has been mainly focused on the research of micro-mechanically motivated models for characterizing the risk of collapse for glass elements. He published several papers on international journals, collaborating with European and American experts.
Georgia Ewen-Campen is a Senior Associate at Heintges Consulting Architects & Engineers P.C., a building envelope and curtain wall consulting firm. Since joining Heintges in 2008, she has enjoyed collaborating with Architects on technical facade designs responsive to increasingly challenging performance requirements. Her work includes customized facades across a range of scales and programs from retail storefronts to cultural institutions. Georgia holds a Masters degree in architecture from Columbia University.
Gesine Bergmann has been working for VDMA since 2017. The Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA) represents more than 3,200 member companies in Germany and Europe. Within VDMA she is responsible for the Forum Glass Technology. She studied Glass Technology at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg and used to work as a research engineer for the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the German Aerospace Center and the Research Association of the German Glass Industry.
Civil Engineering degree. Ph.D. in Structural Engineering. Professor of Structural Mechanics and Director of Graduate Studies in Mechanical Engineering, University of Parma, Italy. Adjunct Professor, University of Houston, TX, USA. Research Associate and member of the steering committee for structural standards of CNR (National Research Council of Italy). Italian delegate in CEN/TC 250/SC11 for the Eurocode on Structural Glass. Expert of the Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transportation for non-traditional structural materials.
Gordon Nehring, born in 1982 in Magdeburg, studied civil engineering at the University of German Armed Forces in Munich with a specialisation in structural engineering. Gordon received his Ph.D. on the topic ‘Design and form finding of cold bent shell structures of thin glass’ at the University of
German Armed Forces in Munich under the supervision of Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Geralt Siebert in the end of 2018. He investigated the potentials of use of cold bent thin glass for activating of additional load bearing capacity (as a spatial load bearing element). In addition, Gordon is Teacher on Building
Material Technology and Design Structures at the Bundeswehr Institute of Construction Engineering in Ingolstadt.
Graeme Debrincat is a façade and structural engineering specialist. For the past fifteen years, he has focused on the design of building envelopes, working as both specialist contractor and consulting engineer. Graeme is passionate about creating sustainable buildings, focusing on glass in construction and using circular economy principles for repair and adaption of existing and historic buildings and in new-build projects.
Graham Coult is the Technical Director of Eckersley O’Callaghan and has been working with glass for over 20 years. It is the creativity that is involved in this relatively new branch of structural engineering that has provided constant engineering challenges that continues to provide interest.
Gregor is an Associate at Eckersley O’Callaghan having joined as a structural engineer focusing on glass, timber, and performance based seismic design. Growing up working in a glass blowing studio, Gregor eventually combined his interest in glass and his studies in engineering by writing his thesis on the subject of hyperbolic glass shell structures.
Guillermo Garcia is a co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Heliotrope Technologies. His expertise in electrochromic coatings has led to co-authorships in over 20 patents & 8 peer reviewed journals associated to dynamic glazings. In 2013, he received a R&D 100 award for the development of the “universal smart window coating”. Guillermo holds a PhD & MS in mechanical engineering from UC Berkeley, BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Southern California, a Management of Technology certificate from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, and a Professional Engineering Leadership certificate from UC Berkeley.
Hans Kull is of Swiss origin, holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Mathematics from ETH. Hans was developing software for manufacturers for 20 years before moving to Australia, where in 2000 he founded Inmatic. Inmatic has a vast experience in manufacturing software for customised products, from order processing to production and machine integration. Hans’ book “Mass Customisation” explains the new chances and opportunities for manufacturers.
Helen has 25 years’ experience in glass technology and manufacturing, especially in functional coatings, insulating glass and thermal zone technology for fenestration. She has a Ph.D. in Surface Science from the University of Cambridge. At Technoform North America she focuses on business development and market education. She is an active member of many industry organizations, and is president of the Façade Tectonics Institute and vice president of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA).
Helle Foldbjerg Rasmussen holds a master in engineering from Technical University of Denmark. Helle has been working with daylight and indoor climate in buildings for the past 15 years. As head of technical support at MicroShade, she specializes in solar shading solutions for sustainable buildings /high-performance façades.