Alexander Pauli studied civil engineering at the Technical University Munich, where he focused on structural engineering. Since September 2018 he works at the Institute for Structural Engineering at the University of the Bundeswehr Munich under the supervision of Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Geralt Siebert. His research topic is the modeling of the polymeric interlayers in the context of the residual load capacity of laminated safety glass in the fully broken state.

Educated as an architect and urban planner at the RWTH Aachen University, Germany, I was editor for ARCH+ and freelance journalist for various architectural magazines on and offline. Consequently I worked in several architectural practices; Rhinescheme (Beijing), ingenhoven architects (Dusseldorf, Sydney, Singapore) and Eller + Eller Architekten (Dusseldorf, Berlin, Moscow) to name a few, as project manager in different domains. With this background I joined Saint-Gobain Building Glass in 2012 as Architectural Specification Manager working not only on advising architects and facade consultants butr also on topics like Sustainability and BIM. In 2015 I joined the German marketing team as Product Manager for all coated glasses and Market Manager for the glass facade projects. Since 2019, I joined the Business Unit Facade as International Market Manager in Paris.

Anton Krumm is Product Line Manager at Corning Laser Technologies GmbH. Previously, he served many years in the laser and photonics industry in R&D, Engineering and Technology Management positions. Starting from his own contributions to the pioneering development and industrialization of diode-pumped solid-state lasers since the mid-1990s, Anton is strongly committed to creating industrial manufacturing solutions that give customers a competitive edge by leveraging the innovations and advances in laser technology, especially in the field of materials processing with ultrafast lasers.

Brian Koons, PE is a facade engineer with multidisciplinary expertise in the areas of structural mechanics, thermal/fluids, and engineering design. He has applied his engineering background to the areas of building science and architectural engineering with a primary focus on glass and aluminum exterior wall systems. As a building enclosure consultant for Klein and Hoffman, he works on existing buildings and new construction in Chicago and throughout the Midwest.

Bruce Nicol is an Architect with a long term interest in glass and glass technologies. After completing his Diploma in Architecture at the Mackintosh, Glasgow his first project was a ground breaking curved point fixed project at the Criterion, Piccadilly, which sparked a life long passion for the material. Whilst developing ideas for Point fixed IGUs during a year at Atelier Burgstaller, Salzburg, he continued to connect with glass processors Eckelt Glas, Austria. a subsequent initial period of 2 years in the glass factory at Eckelt was extended to 14 years whereby the team undertook many of the well known and prominent glass projects worldwide. Eg Chanel Tokyo, Prada, Tokyo, NYC TKTS Times Square, The Gherkin, London. Following stints at Arup Facades in London and Dow Corning he now holds the position of Head of Design at eyrise B.V. bringing visibility for Merck’s liquid crystal dynamic glazing to the design community.

The speaker studied civil engineering at the University of Stuttgart and started 1999 at Seele. There he worked as the head of the structural engineering department until 2009 and then changed to Sedak for special product development. 2012 he went to Glas Tösch where he is responsible for complex projects and product development. His special knowledge combines sophisticated engineering design with comprehensive expertise on gluing and laminating techniques.

Carles-Hug Bitlloch Martínez is the Structural Engineering Director at Bellapart. He has worked in several cutting-edge projects such as the Skylight of the Hotel Ritz (Madrid) or the Flagship Store on 54 Av. Montaigne (Paris), as well as the Woolbeding Glasshouse (England). Working in Bellapart since 2018, he studied Architecture and Structural Engineering at UPC (Barcelona) and has previous experience in structural engineering in Spain and Switzerland.