Dr.  Heidrun Boegner-Balz


Personal Data


born in Bad Urach

Academic Studies


Phd Doctorate
Dr.-Ing. at the Institute for Construction Materials Science at the University of Stuttgart: “Pre-stressed structures made of coated fabrics and the role of the shear behaviour for the formation of doubly-curved surface of plane strips“


Civil Engineering, University of Stuttgart,
Diploma Thesis „Development of a simple Impact Sensor and Correlation of Impact Properties to the mechanical Properties of decomposed and non-decomposed natural stones with the aid of a neuronal net” for the BMBF (former German Ministery of Education and Research) -Project “Stone degradation”

Occupational Activities

since 2021

Appointed Professor of Civil Engineering at University of Applied Scienes Stuttgart


DEKRA Automobil GmbH: Head of Laboratory for Technical Textiles and Films, Head of acknowledged testing, inspection and certification body (PÜZ) BWU 43


DEKRA Industrial International GmbH: Manager Branch Office Stuttgart, Head of acknowledged testing, inspection and certification body (PÜZ) BWU 43


Labor Blum, Stuttgart: Managing Director, Head of acknowledged testing, inspection and certification body (PÜZ) BWU 43

since 2006

Visiting professor at the University of Applied Science HS Anhalt for „Membrane and Building Physics“


Labor Blum, Stuttgart: Structural Engineering, Labor Dr.-Ing. habil. Rainer Blum, Stuttgart

Responsible for textile architecture and acoustics:

  • Officially accredited Testing, Inspection and Certification Body
  • Testing of Mechanical Behaviour of coated fabrics and films
  • Quality Assessment
  • Material developments of coated fabrics
  • Acoustics and Thermal Behaviour

Active Memberships

since 2015

Guest member of the group of experts for membranes and films at the German Institute for Building Technology (DIBt)

since 2009

Working Member of CEN TC 248 WG 4
Working Member of CEN TC 250 WG 5
and national mirror groups

since 2004

Vice President partly chair person of the „Tensinet Association“

Research Projects


EU-Research project ISIMEM


EU-Project “TENSINET”, an interdisciplinary network of international specialists to establish technical guidelines for textile architecture


Integrated EU-Research project CONTEX-T


EFRE-research project „Polar Bear“


AiF research project „Defining a new design concept for ETFE cushions based on a new material law“


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