Dr.ir. H.R. (Roel) Schipper


Roel Schipper graduated in 1993 at the Faculty of Civil Engineering in Delft and worked for several years as practicing engineer in building physics and structural design consultancy. In 2008 he became lecturer-researcher, teaching various courses in structural and façade design and doing research in a wide range of topics. From October 2018 onwards, Roel has a part-time appointment at Imperial College London as Strategic Senior Teaching Fellow. His present interests are education innovation, parametric design, digital fabrication and damage investigation. 

Research interests

  • Digital fabrication in cement-based materials (RILEM)
  • Investigation of damage due to foundation degradation or seismic action (NCG-project)
  • Laboratory research in seismic capacity of masonry structures
  • Code Oranje foundation monitoring pilot for KCAF

Tutor for various project teams of Shock Safe Nepal (SSN), a student initiative to design earthquake-resilient houses in Nepal

Other activities

  • Member of IASS (International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures)
  • Co-founder of KCAF, the Dutch Knowledge Centre for Approach of Foundation problems
  • Member of NVBV (Netherlands-Flanders Building Physics Society)
  • Member of RILEM Technical Committee DFC on Digital Fabrication in cement-based materials

Roel Schipper

Lecturer / Researcher

Dr.ir. H.R. (Roel) Schipper

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