Siegfried F. Stiemer
Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering
University of British Columbia
S.F. Stiemer has worked for more than thirty years highly successful in research and development in the engineering field covering aeronautical, civil, and production engineering. His academic achievements were recognized internationally by becoming Fulbright Fellow in Berkeley, USA, and A.v.Humboldt Scholar in Stuttgart, Germany. Dr. Stiemer was one of the early users of the C programming language, following up with many applications of own developments: stiffness matrix programs, educational multimedia projects, data acquisition and reduction of experimental testing of dynamic characteristics of buildings and bridges. He can be looked upon as a modern researcher emphasizing interdisciplinary issues of mostly practical value.
Adaptive structures (such as large telescopes and telescope enclosures), seismic retrofitting and rehabilitation of bridges, qualitative and semi-quantitative reasoning techniques, invention for wood composite structures, and entertainment ride safety systems, base isolation of structures and equipment