University of Luxembourg RUES (Steel and Façade Engineering)

Core business

  • Research in steel and steel concrete composite structural load bearing elements for civil structural engineering applications
  • Research in connection methods for steel and steel concrete composite structures
  • Research in glass for load-bearing- and façade structural applications in building engineering
  • Research in mechanical silicone joining methods for glass to glass and glass to steel applications
  • Formulation of silicone material law for numerical simulation methods
  • Numerical simulation and laboratory testing facilities for the above mentioned topics

Major material / Production technologies projects

  • Facilities to work with steel, concrete, glass and silicone

Technical/technological capabilities

  • Capabilities to machine steel for structural civil engineering applications
  • Capabilities to manufacture composite steel and concrete building elements for testing with machining shop for steel, casting facilities for concrete and application of reinforcement)
  • Capabilities to assemble steel and glass hybrid structures
  • Capabilities for fully physical and material numerical simulations (Sofistik, Abaqus)

Main customers/collaborations

  • Arcelor Mittal (Lu)
  • Guardian (Lu)
  • Astron (Lu)
  • Paul Würth (Lu)
  • Ponts & Chaussées (Lu)
  • Spannverbund SA (Lu, De)
  • Universität Kassel (De);
  • Université de Liège (Be)
  • Steel Construction Institute (UK)
  • University of Stuttgart (De)
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University of Luxembourg RUES (Steel and Façade Engineering)

Head of faculty

Paul Heuschling

Creation date


Organisation type

Public Research Organisation




Research Unit in Engineering Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication
6, rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi
L-1359 Luxembourg


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Odenbreit
Tel: +352 46 66 44 52 82

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