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    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Schmidt

    Bauingenieurwesen Bauingenieurwesen und Konservierung/Restaurierung Präsidialamt

    Stahlbau und Statik

    Altonaer Straße 25 | 99085 Erfurt | 5.2.16


    •    1970 born in Erlabrunn
    •    1993 Abitur at the Caroline Schlegel Gymnasium in Jena

    Academic Background
    •    2006 Universität Duisburg-Essen Doctorate in the Department of Civil Engineering, teaching area Structural Engineering
    •    1993-1999 Bauhaus Universität Weimar - Degree in Civil Engineering

    Professional Background
    •    2021-2023 University of Applied Sciences Erfurt - Vice-President for Academic Affairs
    •    2020-2021 University of Applied Sciences Erfurt - Head of the Mathematics and Science Centre
    •    2014-2021 University of Applied Sciences Erfurt - Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Conservation/Restoration
    •    2010-present University of Applied Sciences Erfurt - Faculty of Civil Engineering and Conservation/Restoration - Professor of Steel Construction and Structural Engineering
    •    2009-present International Specialist Welding Engineer
    •    2007-2009 Krebs und Kiefer - Project Manager for Steel Construction
    •    2006-2007 Engineering partnership Karvanek-Ebenau-Höffer - Project Engineer
    •    2000-2006 Universität Duisburg-Essen - Research Assistant inthe Department of Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering
    •    1999 IQ Haus AG, Neumarkt/Oberpfalz - Site Manager
    •    1987-1990 Carl Zeiss Jena - Apprenticeship as a Measurement and Control Technician

    Fields of Expertise

    • Calculation, dimensioning, design and execution of load-bearing structures, in particular steel construction
    • Renovation of steel structures
    • Optimization of steel structures, components and cross-sections using evolutionary strategies


    • Deutscher Verband für Schweißen und verwandte Verfahren e.V. (German Association for Welding and Related Processes)
    • Ingenieurkammer Thüringen (Thuringian Chamber of Engineers)


    • International Welding Engineer IWE
    • Authorized to verify stability (structural design) according to Thuringian building code


    • Award for outstanding personal commitment as a juror of the competition "Jugend forscht" (for young scientists)
    • Runner-up for the teaching award for "Digital Teaching in Summer Semester 2020"