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Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

Urs Meier’s accomplishments in the application of fiber reinforced polymers in civil engineering have had a tremendous impact on the field; indeed, he has received many accolades and worldwide recognition for his pioneering work. Especially noteworthy is his work on the post-strengthening of civil structures with carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) strips, which has been successfully implemented at a growing rate worldwide, and the application of CFRP stay-and post-tensioning cables. Urs Meier has been a prolific researcher and engineer with more than 280 publications to his credit. He has received numerous international best paper and technical innovation awards for excellence for his research and development contributions. He has also developed a number of worldwide recognized patents within the field. These days he is involved in a project of a large railway bridge that will be suspended exclusively on CFRP tendons.