Dr.ir. T.A.C.M. van der Put
Tom van der Put was part of the faculty staff until some years ago when he retired. Because of his long and outstanding experience in timber research he is now a guest researcher in the Timber structures and Wood technology group. His research has played an important role in international standardization and he is author of numerous papers for the CIB/W18 Timber Structures working group. Many design rules in the Dutch design code as well as in Eurocode 5 came from his hand. Examples are stability rules and rules for failure at notches and joints with fasteners placed close to the loaded edge. He is now working on new publications based on previous unpublished work performed at the Stevin laboratory for timber research.