The Frankfurt Research Institute for Architecture - Civil Engineering - Geomatics (FFin) stands for research competence in planning, construction and operation in the Frankfurt Rhine-Main agglomeration.

Current FFin specialist groups are: New Mobility | Global Urbanization | Textile Lightweight Construction | Renewable Energies in Landmanagement | Municipal Policy as eGaming | SiReNe | Post-War Modernism

With its planning and construction-related disciplines, the Frankfurt Research Institute for Architecture - Civil Engineering - Geomatics demonstrates a special social responsibility for the sustainable structural development and well-being of people in urban and rural areas. Application-oriented research delivers results for resource-saving planning and development as well as an aesthetically pleasing design of the built environment.

Interdisciplinary research is one of the particular strengths of the scientists who are bundled in the Frankfurt Research Institute for Architecture - Civil Engineering - Geomatics and is reflected in the research fields of the institute:

 

The research institute is located in Frankfurt am Main, one of the largest knowledge nodes in Europe. Our Goal (German) is to initiate transfer processes between research and practice.

Contact Person

Dr.
Ulrike Reichhardt
Building Kleiststr. 1, Room E 84
Fax : +49 69 1533-2374

We organise congresses along the lines of our expertise in order to inform ourselves about scientific trends together with decision-makers, experts and multipliers from universities, administration, industry and trade, to network them and to initiate research and development projects in cooperation.

Expertise
Facility Management


 

Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Mazen Ayoubi

Expertise
Building materials science


 

Expertise
The impact of demographic change on public transport


 

M.Eng.
Andreas Dierking

 

Expertise
Innovative plus energy buildings, zero energy ports


 

Expertise
Human-Machine-Interaction, Artificial Intelligence


 

Prof. Dr.
Cornelia Eschelbach

Expertise
Laboratory for Industrial Metrology, Process Analysis and Process Optimization at Large Volume Metrology (Laser Tracker) and Industrial Metrology,
Parameter estimation, GUM application (Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement) and Monte Carlo simulation.

Prof.
Sebastian Fiedler

 

Expertise
Renewable energies, Innovative plus energy buildings, Climate design, Building envelope, Building services engineering

 

Expertise
Mobility


 

Prof. Dr. jur. Dr. phil.
Michel Friedmann

Expertise
Professorship for International Real Estate Valuation


 

M. Eng.
Andreas Gilbert

Expertise
Electric mobility, mobility stations, mobility management


 

Dr.
Kathrin Golda-Pongratz

Expertise
Non-European urban and settlement development, Informal urbanism, Migration and urban culture(s), Public space, Urban memory

 

Prof. Dr.
Peter Gotsch

 

Expertise
International Urban Research, Urban Growth, Patterns of Contemporary Urbanization


 

Prof. Dr.
Caroline Günther

Expertise
Urban planning and development, barrier-free systems, barrier-free planning and construction, national and international demographic development.

 

Expertise
Urban development, housing development, building development, identification processes, and change of meaning of buildings, gentrification research.

 

M.Sc.
Yaman Hebbo

Expertise
Urban planning, urban development and land management, "Rapid Planning" project team member


 

Expertise
Post-war Residential Areas


 

Prof. Dipl.-Ing.
Jean Hemskerk

Expertise
Building construction, energy supply through renewable energies (EE), making EE experienceable for small children, Phäno+, creative and spatial integration of wind power plants into the landscape context.
 

Prof. Dr.
Udo Hinterwäller

Expertise
Road construction and building material science; monitoring and certification of asphalt mixing plants, backfilling of district heating pipe trenches with temporarily flowable, self-compacting building materials.
 

Prof. Dr.
Achim Hitzel

Expertise
Construction operations, construction techniques, dispute resolution mechanisms.


 

M.Sc.
Dominic Hofmann

Expertise
Traffic planning, acceptance research on electromobility, mobility behavior.


 

Prof. Dr.
Monika Horster

Expertise
Urban water management, wastewater treatment, drinking water supply, waste management.


 

Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Michael Horstmann

Expertise
Textile reinforced concrete


 

Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Wolfgang Jung

Expertise
The architectural and urban heritage of classical modernism and postmodernism


 

Expertise
Geodata acquisition and geoinformation, laboratory for geoinformation, spatial information systems, geodata infrastructures, 3D geoinformation, evaluation strategies for laser scanning.

 

Prof. Dr.
Jeffrey Kenworthy

Expertise
Urban development, Global Cities Database in relation to motorised private transport, land use, population, jobs, economic development.

 

Prof. Dr.
Martina Klärle

Expertise
Renewable energies, location and potential analyses, development of sustainable energy regions, WIND AREA, SUN AREA, solar roof potential cadastre, ERNEUERBAR KOMM! Land management, sustainable inner village development, municipal spatial planning tasks in land management, feasibility studies.

Expertise
Geotechnical engineering, bank infiltration - interaction between extreme flooding and groundwater level, deep foundation by means of partial displacement systems - soil mechanics based assessment of load transfer. Visualisation of work processes in special foundation engineering.
 

Dr.-Ing.
Jochen Krimm, M.A.

 

Expertise
Acoustic effect of the façade in urban space


 

Prof. Dr.
Tine Köhler

Expertise
Development of rural areas


 

Prof. Dipl.-Ing.
Gerd Langhammer

Expertise
Bridge renovation, fastening in solid construction


 

Prof.
Lisa Lorenz

Expertise
Construction operation, urban development, holistic view of the city organism.


 

Prof. Dipl.-Ing
Claudia Lüling

Expertise
Renewable energies, building materials, materials with "added value" for architecture, energetically sensible and creatively sophisticated (composite) materials, product developments and product applications for semiconductor materials and textiles, foamed textile constructions.
 

Prof. Dr.
Therese Neuer-Miebach

Expertise
Urban and regional sociology, social structure, housing, municipal development planning


 

Dipl.-Ing.
Harald Peter

Expertise
solar simulation_architecture model analogies
 

Prof. Dr.
Michael Peterek

Expertise
Urban planning and development, investigation of the changes in an inner-city quarter, Ostend district atlas, urban development with a view to demographic change, sustainable urban planning, manifestations, uses and spatial structure of contemporary urban regions.
 

Prof. Dr.
Stefan Pützenbacher

Expertise
Environmental protection in urban land-use planning, soil protection in the development plan and building permit procedure, urban development in the vicinity of emergency facilities (hazardous substances according to SEVESO II/III) Urban life and noise, renewable energies (wind power/photovoltaics) vs. construction law

Dipl.-Ing. Architektin
Angelika Plümmer

Expertise
Interdisciplinary solution strategies in the field of barrier-free planning and construction. Survey of synergy potentials between the development of barrier-free systems and energy-conscious, sustainable planning, taking into account the respective social and cultural aspects. Building in a global context.

Prof.
Wolfgang Rang

 

Expertise
Rooms of light, light cocoon, design strategies, inner pictures


 

Dr. rer. pol.
Ulrike Reichhardt

Expertise
Urban development, Ostend district atlas, ways of use and spatial structures, manifestations, spatial perception and evaluation (aesthetics), spatial semiotics, communicative planning approaches (citizen participation), planning and design science.
 

M.Sc.
Susana Restrepo Rico

Expertise
Rapid Planning - sustainable infrastructure, environmental and resource management for highly dynamic metropolitan regions, participatory improvement programmes in Latin America

 

Prof. Dr. sc.
Volker Ritter

Expertise
Building systems technology, reducing of greenhouse gas emissions, increasing of building energy efficiency, building optimization, simulation of buildings and systems

 

Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Ulrich Roth

Expertise
Water demand, demographic change, climate change, sustainability in water management


 

Expertise
Building physics, building preservation and resource-optimised building.


 

Prof. Dipl.-Ing.
Gunnar Santowski

Expertise
Roads, traffic


 

M.Sc.
Nicole Šaravanja

Expertise
Geodata acquisition and geoinformation, GDI test platform, INSPIRE-kommunal, adaptation of data acquisition methods to municipal geoinformation systems.
Research Assistant in the Laboratory for Geoinformation

 

Prof. Dr.-Ing
Petra K. Schäfer

Expertise
Transport planning, public transport, intermodality and multimodality in transport, acceptance research on electromobility, mobility behavior, standardization.

 

Expertise
Post-war residential buildings


 

Prof. Dr.-Ing
Ulrich Schmidt

Expertise
Geodata acquisition and geoinformation, laboratory for engineering surveying and GNSS, network adjustment: Adjustment of large high-precision engineering networks for tunnel, track and bridge construction, deformation analysis: statistically verified proof of object movement.
 

Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Hans Jürgen Schmitz

Expertise
Renewable energies, innovative plus energy buildings, technical building equipment, building envelope, building services engineering.

 

Expertise
Building materials and material testing, concretes, coatings and measuring methods, evaluation of the surface texture of building materials, investigation of the weathering and corrosion condition of concrete components.
 

Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Robert Seuß

Expertise
Design, construction and operation of spatial data infrastructures, GDI test platform INSPIRE-kommunal, GDI-Südhessen, 3D geoinformation and 3D city models, strategic GIS management, municipal geoinformation systems.
 

Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Holger Techen

Expertise
Building materials, material testing, facade design, surface properties of glass, noise protection through facade design and surfaces as well as through structural arrangement.

 

Prof. Dr. habil.
Fabian Thiel

Expertise
Sustainability in property valuation


 

Prof. Dr.-Ing
René Thiele

Expertise
Geodata acquisition and geoinformation, international norms and standards for geodata and services, geodata infrastructure/INSPIRE, register structures, geostatistics and geoanalysis, 3D modelling, simulation systems.
 

Dr.
Linda Toledo

Expertise
Energy efficiency, sustainable buildings, post occupancy evaluation, climate change


 

Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Agnes Weilandt

Expertise
Parametric and generative design strategies for structures and facades


 

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil.
Antje Welker

Expertise
Urban water management, urban drainage, input of pollutants from the combined sewer system into surface waters, development of test methods for the decentralised treatment of precipitation runoff.

 

Florian Wiedmann

 

Expertise
Urban development and planning


 

M.Sc.
Philipp Winkemann

Expertise
Laboratory for Geoinformation, Geoinformatics, Geodata Infrastructures, Web Services, SensorWeb, 3D Geoinformation, 3D City Models, Geodata Acquisition via Laserscanning.

 

Board of Directors and Management

Prof. Dr. Hans Jürgen Schmitz
(Managing Director)
Prof. Dr. Martina Klärle
(Deputy Managing Director)
Prof. Dr. Petra Rucker-Gramm
(Deputy Managing Director)

Administrative Management

Dr. Ulrike Reichhardt
(Administrative Manager)

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