Stefan Winter is a German civil engineer with a PhD in composite steel and concrete structures. He has dedicated his career to teach at prestigious universities and to research about diverse topics on timber construction, such as fire safety, multi-story structures, and sustainable and modern constructions.
He has not only been appointed professor of diverse courses on timber construction, but he has also worked at the Aalto University in Helsinki as part of the Finnish Distinguished Professorship program.
His career has led him to win several awards, such as the Bayerischer Holzbaupreis and the Best Project Award from ERA-NET, both in 2011.
His work is helping to shape the knowledge on wood as a construction material, since his investigation revolves around fire safety, sizing wood capacity in structures and the advantages for sustainable constructions.