Vita Sebastian Schmeer

Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Schmeer, born 1975, studied Civil Engineering with the specialization in "Structural Engineering" at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He graduated in 2002 with his thesis in the field of fiber composites at the EADS Corporate Research Center (nowadays Airbus). 

In 2003, he started to work at the Institute for Composite Materials as a research assistant, where he obtained his doctorate in 2009 in the field of "Experimental and Simulative Analysis of Induction Welded Hybrid Joints". He then worked as a team leader in the department "Design and Analysis". In 2011 he became a member of the Technology Transfer Team (TTT) of  IVW and in 2012 he became the research manager of the competence field "Mechanical Characterization & Modeling“. Since 2015, he is the Deputy Research Director of the department "Component Development".

Dr.-Ing. Schmeer is active in various leading positions in the field of national standardization for plastics at DIN. He has been part of the German delegation to the international ISO Plenary Meetings for many years and works on international standards for fiber-plastic composites.

Offices and Memberships

  • Member of the advisory board of the "Plastics" standards committee

  • Head of DIN Department 2 "Thermoset and thermoplastic molding compounds"

  • Chairman of the working group NA 054-02-02 AA "Reinforced plastics and curable resins" in the DIN standards committee "Plastics"

  • Chairman of the working group NA 131-02-01 AA "Composite materials" in the DIN standards committee "Aerospace"

  • Member of the German delegations to ISO Technical Committee "Plastics" TC61/SC13 "Composites and reinforcement fibrers" since 2017

  • Head of the AVK working group "Continuous fiber reinforced plastics

  • Member of Verein Deutscher Ingenieure VDI e.V. (since 2000)


Sebastian Schmeer

Deputy Research Manager Component Development & Manager Mechanical Characterization & Modeling

Special Expertise: Mechanical characterization of materials, components and joints (strain rate & temperature variable), DIN/ISO standardization, material behavior under multi-axiality (tension/compression and torsion), FEM simulation (mechanical), material model parameterization, validation of FE simulation models by experimental investigations, structural integrity, metal-fiber reinforced composites


  • Winner first place AVK innovation award Category: Innovative Products/Applications Offaxis-stable crash absorber made from thermoplastic FRP ("crash muffin")

Research focus and interests

  • Material characterization
  • Continuous fiber reinforced themoplastic composites
  • Energy absorption
  • Validation of simulation models


The list of publications is available here.


  • Schmeer, S.; Donhauser, T.; Kenf, A.; Brzeski, M.: Vorrichtung zum lösbaren Verbinden eines ersten Bauteils mit einem zweiten Bauteil. DE102017116253A1
  • Schmeer, S.; Scheliga, D.; Pfaff, T.; Schmidt, U.: Deformation element for absorbing kinetic energy, unit comprising such elements and a method for manufacturing such an element. EP000002705998A1; DE102012017802A1,
  • Schmeer, S.; Blaurock, J.; Schweighöfer, M.; Watz, R.: Assembly for connecting two components, in particular flange connection. EP000002292933A2; EP000002292933A3