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.
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)
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
The list of publications is available here.