Wolfram Schmidt


Wolfram Schmidt
Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)
Unter den Eichen 87 12205 Berlin, Germany


Brief biography

Wolfram Schmidt obtained a Dipl.-Ing. degree from RWTH Aachen and a PhD from Technical University of Eindhoven. He has been working at the Federal Institute for Materials Research and testing since 2005, where he is responsible for the laboratory for concrete rheology and chemical concrete admixtures.

He is secretary and board member of the German Rheological Society, member of fib and RILEM, where he has been participating in various technical committees related to flowable concrete and sustainable concrete technologies. In RILEM he is also member of the Bureau, the Development Advisory Committee and the Editorial Board of RILEM Technical Letters.

Besides the rheology focus he has been collaborating in research activities related to sustainable construction materials with partners from Africa for more than 10 years. He is initiator of various educational and scientific networking programmes, among others ISEE-Africa (Innovation Science, Engineering, Education), the ACCTA conference series (Advances in Cement and Concrete Technologies in Africa) and the pan-African interlaboratory proficiency testing scheme PACE-PTS. In 2018 he was awarded the German-African Innovation Incentive Award by Federal Minister Anja Karliczek for his research collaboration with Dr. Kolawole Olonade (University of Lagos) on the conversion of cassava wastes to supplementary cementitious materials and organic plasticizers for the reduction of water in concrete.

He is also involved in a variety of activities related to sustainable construction, one of which has been the GLOBE Global Consensus on Sustainability in the Built Environment.