Robert Jockwer

UniversityChalmers University of Technology
DepartmentArchitecture and Civil Engineering
DivisionStrctural Engingeering
KeywordsTimber, Wood, Connections, Joints, Reinforcement, Reliability, Eurocodes, Circularity, Adaptation, Robustness, Tall timber buildings, Timber Buildings, Timber Structures, Wood-based materials

Website Chalmers University of Technology, in Swedish
Website Chalmers University of Technology, in English
Networks/thematic areasGlobal Sustainable Futures (GSF), Urban research (previously Urban Research Network)
SDG:s9. Industry, innovation and infrastruture, 11. Sustainable cities and communities, 12. Responsible consumption and production
RegionsEast Asia and Pacific , Europe and Central Asia, North America
CountryCanada, Kanada, Australia, Australien, Switzerland, Schweiz, Germany, Tyskland, Finland, Norway, Norge, Austria, Österrike, Croatia, Kroatien, Italy, Italien, Spain, Spanien

Reasearch / work
I am Assistant Professor for Timber Structures in the Group for Lighweight Structures at the Division of Structural Engineering at the Department for Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE) at Chalmers. I perform research in several fields including the structural behaviour of high-performance connections, the reliability of timber structures and connections, the reinforcement of timber structures, the robustness of tall timber buildings and also circularity in timber engineering. I am a member of the international committee for the revision of Eurocode 5 CEN TC250 SC5. My goal in research is to contribute with up-to-date knowledge and state of the art methods to the long tradition of using timber in high performance, efficient, sustainable and appealing structures in all our built environment. I don’t follow a fundamentalist “wood is good” approach but rather want to find the most suitable solutions and applications for timber and wood-based products in structures also in combination with other materials.