University Lecturer

Dianne van Hove


Dianne van Hove is an Assistant Professor in the Department of the Built Environment at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Her field of research covers several coherent aspects of material related structural engineering: steel structures, composite structures, aluminum structures and structural engineering and design in general. The focus of her academic work is in the field of thin-walled cross-sections (optimization, application in curtain walls), connectors (screws, headed stud connectors, pinned connectors), shear connections in composite floors and composite beams in particular. A number of design rules in Eurocode 4 is based on her research on the strength of headed stud connectors in composite beams and the deflection of continuous composite beams. <br/>Another focus implies applied research for the steel and aluminum industry, which is frequently based on a combination of experimental and numerical research. Dianne is also involved in the design and optimization of large span structures as well as the functional/structural design of medium-sized buildings.


Dianne van Hove obtained her MSc in Architecture, Building and Planning in 1988. Her thesis focused on the interaction between logistical and structural engineering in a complex building application (part of a hospital). In 1988 she was appointed as a research assistant in numerical engineering at TU/e, directly followed by an appointment as a scientist in applied research on steel structures and composite steel-concrete structures at TNO Bouw (formerly TNO-IBBC). <br/><br/>In 2008 Dianne was appointed as an assistant professor in aluminum structures and in 2012 her appointment was extended to assistant professor in steel and aluminum structures. <br/><br/>Dianne van Hove is a member of the Scientific Committee of Inalco (International Aluminum Conference) and a member of the Dutch TC11 (Technical Committee on composite steel-concrete structures).