Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Raimund Rolfes is a professor of structural analysis, head of the Institute of Structural Analysis of Leibniz Universität Hannover since 2005.  He has more than two decades of experience in developing and validating advanced numerical tools for composite materials and structures. Formerly he was the head of the structural analysis department at DLR in Braunschweig. Prof. Rolfes participated in various large international and German research and industry projects on composite structures for aircraft, space and wind energy applications.  He has contributed to more than 200 scientific publications, including more than 50 peer-reviewed papers in international journals.