Richard Green PE, MIE Aust CP Eng, M ASCE Richard Green is a façade specialist with almost 30 years’ experience. He has projects in over 20 different countries covering a wide range of building types. High rise towers include Mahanakhon with OMA/ Ole Scherin, Shenzen Stock Exchange with OMA, Brookfield Place in Calgary with AFK/Dialogue and Ten Hudson Yards in New York with KPF. He has worked significant airport extensions in Melbourne and Sydney in Australia, Changi Airport in Singapore and was the lead designer for the façade of the Main Terminal Building of Helmut Jahn’s Bangkok International Airport. Richard has worked on cultural facilities on six continents, including such iconic buildings as the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center by Renzo Piano in Athens, Greece; the restoration of the Sydney Opera House, the Amazon Spheres with NBBJ; and, most recently, the refurbishment of the Seattle Space Needle with Olson Kundig. Richard is a Principal and the Global Technical Director for FRONT. His passion for design is enabled by his engineering expertise to assist some of the finest architects from around the world to fulfill their visions. Richard is also an international expert in glass design. He is currently the technical chair for the ASTM Structural Glass Committee, having also participated in the writing of the Australia Glass Standard (AS-1288), the ASTM Window Glass Standard (E-1300), a guest expert with participation in Eurocode 11 for Structural Glass Design, and currently represents the United States on ISO committees.
Riku Färm has a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Tampere University of Technology. He’s been working with Glaston for 4 years and currently he is working a as a product manager for laminating lines and quality measurement systems.
Professor Building Engineering of the Technical University of Delft. Structural Advisor at the engineering company ABT in the Netherlands. Has built a lot of glass structures al over the world, especially corrugated glass facades like into Casa da Music in Porto and the Museum at the Stream (MAS) in Antwerp.
Robert Moisy is a Senior Facade Engineer at Surface Design based in Sydney Australia. Robert leads the Façade Engineering team. Robert has developed a diverse background in facade technologies. His skills are underwritten by his structural engineering experience, Robert is a Chartered Structural Engineer and has worked on some of Australia’s leading projects including Crown Tower Barangaroo (77 stories), One Circular Quay towers (60 stories), Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, One Central Park, Sydney, 200 George Street for Mirvac, 100 Mount Street North Sydney, and Macquarie Banks USP.
Dr. / Managing Director at Bystronic Maschinen AG (CH)
Dr. Robert Prange is Managing Director of Bystronic Maschinen AG – one of the world’s leading suppliers of machinery for architectural, display and automotive glass processing. In this function he is responsible for the company’s portfolio of products for automotive and display glass processing. After his studies and Ph.D. at the university of technology (RWTH) Aachen in 1999 he worked in different industries before joining Bystronic glass in 2011. Since then he has extended the companies’ product portfolio into new markets for machining of display and functional glass and built up Bystronic glass’ expertise in thin glass processing.
Rory Back, from Liverpool, studied Chemistry at Durham from 2011-2014. He then joined NSG as a Technologist in the Thin Film Technology department, and was seconded to his current role in 2018 as the Incubator & Value-Added-Products Technical Manager. Rory works within the Incubator to develop new technologies, applications, and SME partnerships for glass. Rory is a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, including the Surface Coatings Interest Group.
Speaker is a Civil Engineer, a Master graduate from TU Dresden, Germany. Since 2016 he is working at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Dessau, Germany with Prof. Stefan Reich. He is experienced in FEM simulations and testing.
Sami Kelin is a product manager at Glaston. Mr Kelin has over 10 years’ practical experience in the tempering process and furnaces in several roles at Glaston.
Sarah is a software developer at A+W Software GmbH, the global market leader in software for glass and windows. She holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics with a focus on Optimization. In her time with A+W, she has met customers around the world, accompanied and optimized their production processes. She was also Business Development Manager in China. Today, she promotes tracking and tracing at A+W in close cooperation with customers.
Saverio Pasetto (MSc, FSFE) is Head of Façades at Skanska, a leading construction company and developer. He provides building envelope technical leadership while overseeing and coordinating the façade package management on all projects.
Saverio manages façade-related matters, from procurement to design, through production to final handover. He acts as a focal point for clients, designers and suppliers alike for Skanska façade related matters. This is supported by his considerable high-rise and complex façade know-how as well as over 20 years of varied experience in the industry.
Saverio is Chairman of the Society of Façade Engineering (SFE) and also serve on the Centre for Windows and Cladding Technology (CWCT) Board of which he is Deputy Chairman and technical committee member.
Sebastián Andrés López studied civil engineering at Technische Universität Darmstadt. During his studies he worked as student assistant for Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG and osd GmbH & Co. KG. Since his master degree in 2015 he is research assistant on the Institute of Structural Design of Universität Siegen. His research focuses on the lamination of different materials as a laminated safety glass with enhanced properties in case of security.
Prof. Dr. Şener Oktik is an applied physicist with academic/industrial research technological development (RTD) and teaching expertise in material science and coating technologies. He obtain a Ph.D. from Durham University (UK) in 1982 and has worked at each level of academic, industrial RTD and their management. He has been the CTO at Şişecam Group since January, 2012 and is author/co-author of over 100 publications and inventor/co-inventor of several world patents
Architect and contractor with 15+ experience in a wide range of scales, programmes and phases of architectural processes. Master in Advanced Architectural Design by the UPM, associate professor in UCLM. After collaborating with Herzog & de Meuron in Basel, Barcelona, Hamburg, Barcelona and Madrid, Sergio co-founded Estudio Periferia, a space for production of singular projects, from the first sketch to construction.
Serhat Oran is an industrial engineer and has a varied management background. He has worked in nearly every continent and is leading the global Glass and Material Handling operations for OLBRICHT since it was acquired in 2017 by the ALTINAY Technology Group.
Socrates studied MEng Civil Engineering at Imperial College and worked for 3 years at DNVGL as a Structural Engineer in the Oil and Gas industry designing offshore structures. He joined in 2016 the Future Infrastructure and Built Environment CDT in the University of Cambridge and is currently in his 2nd year of his PhD researching the structural response of laminated glass panels subjected to blast loads.
Sophie holds over 10 years of experience in the design of complex structures and facades. She joined Enclos in 2018. In her current role, Sophie is responsible for steering the Specialty Design team and its coordination with Enclos’ Sales and Engineering teams. Prior to joining Enclos, Sophie worked on international projects as a Senior Structural Engineer with Arup in New York where she contributed to the coordination of large design teams, complex geometry, big data management. Sophie also authored several research papers on structural glass and is actively involved in the development of US structural glass codes with ASTM.
Standardisation and testing department of the Glass Research Institute is one of the oldest glass expert facilities in Russia. I am working in the projects of the department for more than 25 years. My fields of expertise include numerical methods, mechanical testing, visual appearance testing etc. I took part as a speaker in all GPD Finland conferences from 2001 till 2015.
Stanley Yee, a LEED® Accredited Professional, is a facade design and construction specialist for Dow Silicones. Part of the Facade Engineering and Architectural Design Team, he works with industry stakeholders to collaboratively develop innovative applications and products that enable building enclosure design and performance. He has over 20-years experience in the building enclosure industry, working in curtain wall contracting and façade engineering/consulting. He earned his Building Engineering degree from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada and is an active member of various facade industry organizations and international Standards committees. Yee is currently a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Glass Association (NGA).
Stefan Goebel is the General Manager of Arnold Glas, Corp., an architectural glass firm with a strong focus on research and implementation strategies. Stefan heads up the N.A. branch of the Germany based firm and has more than 6 years’ experience in consulting architects and building owner on energy efficient and environmentally friendly architectural glass products in high performance buildings. Stefan is a certified passive house consultant and a part time professor for glass technologies at the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, City College NYC. He holds a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of applied Science, Cologne, Germany.
Stefan Goeddertz began his collaboration with Herzog & de Meuron in 2006. In 2008 he became an Associate of the firm. His focus is the building envelope. Among other projects, Stefan finished the building envelope of the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Germany; currently in charge of the building envelopes of M+, Hong Kong and Triangle, Paris, France.
Stefan studied at the Academy of Beaux arts, Nuernberg, Germany from 1991 to 1995, graduating with a Diplom Ingenieur. Between 1996 – 2006 he collaborated with Schneider + Schumacher, Frankfurt; Erik van Egeraat Architects, Rotterdam; Dominique Perrault Architecte, Paris; and Burckhardt & Partner, Zurich. He has developed and built various projects in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Spain, Netherlands, Russia, Hong Kong and South Korea.
Stefan Lück, born in 1968, is a gardener and owned a plant nursery founded by his father from 1993 to 2018. For 10 years he has been working on new, energy-efficient construction methods in which vacuum is used as thermal insulation. He filed patents, which got granted and took part in an R&D project about modular greenhouses with low vacuum insulation.
Stefan studied structural engineering and building management. He has worked as a structural engineer for several consultants and was a senior researcher at Technical University Dresden, research fields in structural glass and facades. Since 2014 he has been a Professor in Structural Engineering at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences being the head of the building envelope research group of Anhalt University with research focus on glass and facades.
Steffen Bornemann holds a Ph.D. in Polymer chemistry. For more than 20 years, he worked in different positions in polymer processing. Since 2009, he is employed at Folienwerk Wolfen GmbH, a German company producing customized polymeric films. Currently, he is responsible for research, development and quality assurance. He is involved in several publications and patents in polymer science and applications.
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.