Address:Qingdao China

Christian Boller

Prof. Dr. Christian Boller


Fraunhofer Institute for Non-Destructive Testing






Born December 22, 1954 in Jevnaker/Norway


1973, Abitur,Augustinerschule Friedberg/Hessen


1980, Diploma,Technische Hochschule Darmstadt


1988, Doctoral degree (Dr.-Ing.) with a thesis entitled


The Influence of Specimen Size and Surface Roughness on Fatigue Life Evaluation Based on Local Stresses and Strains


Technische Hochschule Darmstadt


1981 – 1986, Research assistant, Technische Hochschule Darmstadt


1984 – 1985, Scholarship (6 months),Fatigue Testing Division of the National Research Institute for Metals (NRIM), Tokyo/Japan


1987 – 1990, Research associate ,Battelle-Institut e.V., Frankfurt


1990 – 1993, Research engineer and senior research engineer at Daimler-Benz Aerospace AG (formerly Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm) Military Aircraft in Ottobrunn/Munich, responsible for smart structures technologies


1993 – 1997, Member of the Daimler-Benz Research and Technology Exchange Group, Daimler-Benz AG, Stuttgart


1998 – 2003, Chief engineer aircraft structures at DaimlerChrysler Aerospace (now EADS) Military Aircraft, Ottobrunn/Munich


1999 – 2003, Visiting Professor within the Aerospace Engineering Course at University of Sheffield/UK


2003 – 2008, Professor (Chair) in Smart Structural Design at the University of Sheffield/UK, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering


Since 2008, Professor (Chair) in Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and Quality Assurance at Saarland University & Director of the Fraunhofer Inst. for NDT in Saarbrücken and Dresden


Memberships (a selection):


Fellow of the Institute of Physics


Member of the Components and Materials Evaluation Panel of the German Reactor Safety Society (since 2011)


Coopted scientific member of the advisory board of the German Society for Nondestructive Testing


Member of the Canadian Institute for NDE


Member of the Scientific advisory council for Materials and technical Systems – Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM)


Member of the Editorial Board of ‘Smart Materials and Structures’


Member of the Scientific Committee of the European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring


Member of the Scientific Committee of the Internat. Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring


Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Structural Health Monitoring




International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, Stanford, USA


Lifetime Achievement Award


Major Book Publications:


C. Boller & H. Janocha: New Trends in Smart Technologies; Fraunhofer-Verlag, 2013


C. Boller: Proc. of the 6th Euroepan Workshop on SHM; DGZfP-Publ., 2012


C. Boller, F.-K. Chang & Y. Fujino: Encyclopedia of Structural Health Monitoring; Vol. I – V; John Wiley & Sons, 2009


C. Boller & W.J. Staszewski: Proc. of the 6th Euroepan Workshop on SHM; DesTech Publ., 2004


W.J. Staszewski, C. Boller & G.R. Tomlinson: Health Monitoring of Aerospace Structures; John Wiley & Sons, 2003


C. Boller & T. Seeger: Materials Data for Cyclic Loading; 5 Vol.s; Elsevier Science Publ., 1987