Prof.dr.ir. T. Klein

Professor of Building Product Innovation
Department of Architectural Engineering + Technology

Tillmann Klein is professor of Building Product Innovation at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment.  The Chair of Building Product Innovation will focus on the conceptualisation and design of novel building products. The novelty of these products may lie in the uniqueness of the concept, in the novel use of materials, and in the use of novel materials.

Proper understanding of modern means of production and manufacturing (such as CNC production technology, additive manufacturing, use of robotics) and of (de)construction and (dis)assembly (such as stacking techniques, dry-montage, dismantling) is an essential boundary condition. Special attention is paid to circularity: building products should be renewable, reusable and recyclable.

The Chair is meant to develop knowledge, theory, methodology, process and practice of building product innovation. It will forward the area of building technology and architectural engineering, responding to urgent issues in science and society: design for sustainability, circularity, disasters and an aging society.

The Chair will be frontrunner in the field, a flagship for innovation in the built environment.

Tillmann Klein has been working for BK, Department of AE+T, since 2005, finished his PhD in 2013 and has worked for many years in architectural practice and building technology and lead the  Façade Research Group until now. He is editor of the Journal of Façade Design & Engineering and leads the Leasing Facades research project. He is guest professor at the Technical University of Munich.

Tillmann Klein