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The Faculty mourns the loss of Professor Dr.-Ing. Atilla Ötes (* 30.01.1953 † 21.10.2023)

© D.Podehl​/​TU Dortmund

Prof. Atilla Ötes joined the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering at TU Dortmund University in 1997 as Professor of Structural Design. After completing his doctorate in Darmstadt, the Istanbul-born scientist worked as a structural engineer in Frankfurt am Main and on numerous projects abroad before accepting a position at what was then the University of Dortmund. He was involved as Dean of Studies in his faculty and played a decisive role in shaping the Dortmund model of cooperative education in architecture and civil engineering, which is still practiced today, for more than 20 years. Until his retirement in 2018, his research was primarily dedicated to the earthquake-resistant construction of masonry buildings.

TU Dortmund University has lost a dedicated and highly esteemed colleague in Professor Atilla Ötes. We will honor his memory. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family.