"Hello" from the new one

  Prof. Fuentes in his new office Copyright: © Martin Feinendegen Prof. Fuentes in his new office

I just recently started my new job as Professor of Geotechnical Engineering and Director of the Institute at RWTH Aachen University.

Prof. Ziegler has left an institute full of talented, hard-working, people that are very well organised and provide a very steady platform onto which to build our new vision. The tran-sition has been made very easy by Prof. Ziegler and I am extremely grateful for this. This ishis home so he will always be welcome here.

The new teaching term starts next week, again with the added difficulties of not being able to see and interact with our students in the normal way, but we will do our best to deliver the best possible teaching given the circumstances. The most important thing is to stay healthy so please look after yourselves.

Changes will be introduced slowly, with a new name of the institute, new lines of research, a newly refurbished lab with new equipment, new website, new structure and a new vision, so please stay tuned with us.

They say the sky is the limit but for our Chair reaching new depths seems more appropriate!

Cheers for now!

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Raul Fuentes