Head of Department
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Dr. Peter Brandstätt was born in 1959, completed his school education in Germany (Gymnasium Winnenden) and then studied at the Hochschule für Technik HfT Stuttgart, Dipl.-Ing. (FH) for building physics) and England (University of Southampton, ISVR, M.Sc. Sound and Vibration). Afterwards scientific assistant at the Chair of Structural Building Physics at the University of Stuttgart in the field of technical acoustics and doctorate (University of Southampton, ISVR, Ph.D. on “Low frequency noise in ventilation systems”).
From 1997, permanent position as research assistant at the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP in Stuttgart in the Acoustics Department, from 1999 Group Leader Technical Noise Control and from 2008 additionally Group Leader Vehicle Acoustics. Since 2016, head of the Acoustics Department at Fraunhofer IBP.
Since 1999, he has also been a lecturer at the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences HfT in the Department of Fundamentals and Building Physics. Lectures there with a focus on sound fields in ducts, absorber and silencer development.
The application of building physics principles is the foundation of the research and development work of the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP. In addition to classic building physics topics such as acoustics, energy efficiency, indoor climate, hygiene and sensor technology, building material recycling and hygrothermics, the institute conducts research on a wide range of projects with high social relevance. For example, it is about integrally designing schools or work spaces, making flying more environmentally friendly or exploring the energy potential of entire cities. Other focal points include analysing products, processes and services from an ecological, economic, social and technical point of view and subjecting them to holistic balancing.