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Christian Boller
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Christian Boller
Christian Boller

Prof. Dr. Christian Boller


Fraunhofer Institute for Non-Destructive Testing

Born December 22, 1954 in Jevnaker/Norway

1973, Abitur,Augustinerschule Friedberg/Hessen

1980, Diploma,Technische Hochschule Darmstadt

1988, Doctoral degree (Dr.-Ing.) with a thesis entitled

The Influence of Specimen Size and Surface Roughness on Fatigue Life Evaluation Based on Local Stresses and Strains

Technische Hochschule Darmstadt

1981 – 1986, Research assistant, Technische Hochschule Darmstadt

1984 – 1985, Scholarship (6 months),Fatigue Testing Division of the National Research Institute for Metals (NRIM), Tokyo/Japan

1987 – 1990, Research associate ,Battelle-Institut e.V., Frankfurt

1990 – 1993, Research engineer and senior research engineer at Daimler-Benz Aerospace AG (formerly Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm) Military Aircraft in Ottobrunn/Munich, responsible for smart structures technologies

1993 – 1997, Member of the Daimler-Benz Research and Technology Exchange Group, Daimler-Benz AG, Stuttgart

1998 – 2003, Chief engineer aircraft structures at DaimlerChrysler Aerospace (now EADS) Military Aircraft, Ottobrunn/Munich

1999 – 2003, Visiting Professor within the Aerospace Engineering Course at University of Sheffield/UK

2003 – 2008, Professor (Chair) in Smart Structural Design at the University of Sheffield/UK, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

Since 2008, Professor (Chair) in Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and Quality Assurance at Saarland University & Director of the Fraunhofer Inst. for NDT in Saarbrücken and Dresden

Memberships (a selection):

Fellow of the Institute of Physics

Member of the Components and Materials Evaluation Panel of the German Reactor Safety Society (since 2011)

Coopted scientific member of the advisory board of the German Society for Nondestructive Testing

Member of the Canadian Institute for NDE

Member of the Scientific advisory council for Materials and technical Systems – Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM)

Member of the Editorial Board of ‘Smart Materials and Structures’

Member of the Scientific Committee of the European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring

Member of the Scientific Committee of the Internat. Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring

Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Structural Health Monitoring


International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, Stanford, USA

Lifetime Achievement Award

Major Book Publications:

C. Boller & H. Janocha: New Trends in Smart Technologies; Fraunhofer-Verlag, 2013

C. Boller: Proc. of the 6th Euroepan Workshop on SHM; DGZfP-Publ., 2012

C. Boller, F.-K. Chang & Y. Fujino: Encyclopedia of Structural Health Monitoring; Vol. I – V; John Wiley & Sons, 2009

C. Boller & W.J. Staszewski: Proc. of the 6th Euroepan Workshop on SHM; DesTech Publ., 2004

W.J. Staszewski, C. Boller & G.R. Tomlinson: Health Monitoring of Aerospace Structures; John Wiley & Sons, 2003

C. Boller & T. Seeger: Materials Data for Cyclic Loading; 5 Vol.s; Elsevier Science Publ., 1987