Hannes is a Research Associate at the Department of Engineering. He is part of the UseLess group (https://www.uselessgroup.org) which is pursuing multi-disciplinary research into the sustainable use of materials, energy, and resources. Hannes graduated with an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, before obtaining a PhD at Imperial College London in Aeronautical Engineering.
During his PhD Hannes developed models for the loading and response of structures to generic pressure waves in air such as those caused by accidental explosions.
Hannes’ current research is across civil and environmental engineering and focusses on material efficiency in construction. He contributes to the development of a generative algorithm that enables the comparison of a large number of different options to design the same building in terms of embodied greenhouse gas emissions and cost.