Full Professor

Johan Maljaars


Johan Maljaars is a Full Professor and Chair of Aluminium Structures at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Johan’s expertise is in the structural performance of aluminium structures, fatigue and fracture of metal structures and structural fire resistance of aluminium structures. His research interests in the area of advanced steel and aluminium structures, fatigue and fracture, structural design, joining technology and design, computational mechanics, and damage and fracture mechanics. The research finds its way to practice through optimal response models and designs.


Johan Maljaars obtained his MSc with cum laude in Civil Engineering at Delft University of Technology in 2001. After this, he began his professional carrier at TNO, where he is currently workingas a Principal Scientist for metal structures. From 2004 to 2008 he combined this position with a PhD at TU/e, which he received with honors. In 2014 he was appointed full professor at the unit of Structural Design of the Department of the Built Environment. He is currently doing research into the reliability level of fatigue-loaded bridges, wind turbines and other structures. Johan publishes in journals such as the International Journal of Fatigue and Thin Walled Structures.

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