After receiving his Dipl.-Ing. (M.Sc.) degree Bernhard Lechner joined the transportation infrastructure industry by working as a site manager of “Heilit+Woerner” construction company at the new Munich Airport (MUC). Beside other works the contract covered mainly the installation of the runways, taxiways and apron areas using concrete pavement technology. The environmental effects on such kind of pavements and the respective integration into the design tools for safe and sustainable airside infrastructure were focused by his doctoral thesis (Dr.-Ing. 1996, summa cum laude). Since 1998 he is senior researcher at the pavement and railway track laboratory and lecturer for road, airfield and railway design, construction and maintenance.
Beside teaching and research activities on international level Dr. Lechner is member of several boards and working groups to maintain his strong collaboration with transportation infrastructure industry, administration and academia. E.g. since 2012 he is the chairman of EU´s working group “Ballastless track systems” of CEN TC 256 SC1. This working group is actually implementing the first set of European standards for ballastless track systems.
Technische Universität München, Dr.-Ing. (Ph.D.) in civil engineering, 1996
Technische Universität München, Dipl.-Ing. (M.Sc.), 1990
Innovative road and rail infrastructure based on an integrated, multidisciplinary system approach
Modelling, simulations and measurements of dynamic interactions between vehicle and rail infrastructure with respect to safety and travelling comfort e.g. the impact of track quality (alignment and stiffness) to high speed train runs.
Utilization of synergetic effects in road and rail infrastructure research e.g modular electrified roadway for dynamic wireless charging based on rail slab-track technology.
Ceremony on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Technical University of Munich in the Herkulessaal of the Munich Residence
Group photo in front of press wall; v.l.n.r .: Ilse Aigner, Bavarian Minister of State for Housing, Construction and Transport; Dieter Reiter, Lord Mayor of Munich; Olaf Scholz, Federal Minister of Finance; Prof. Dr. W. A. Herrmann, President of the Technical University of Munich; Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier; Dr. Markus Söder, Bavarian Prime Minister; Prof. Dr. Marion Kiechle, Bavarian Minister of State for Science and Art