The German Socioety for Concrete and Construction Technology (DBV) awarded its annual Rüsch Research Award to Dr.-Ing. Martin Claßen on March 7th 2019. The Award was presented by DBV chairman Dr.-Ing. Matthias Jacob as part of the Society’s opening ceremonies of the German Construction Technology Conference in Stuttgart. Dr. Claßen received the award to his dissertation “On the structural performance of steel and concrete hybrid beams with rib shear connectors and large web opening”.

The evaluating committee commended the dissertation for not only treating especially significant questions but also for its exemplary preparation and its scientific excellence. It noted as well that the approaches and proposed solutions were capable of finding immediate practical application.

The DBV awards its award biannually to “especially outstanding scientific work”. Congratulations to Martin on this achievement!