Dr.-Ing. habil., Universitätsprofessor i.R.

Bernhard Steinauer

University Professor retired

Bernhard Steinauer
Lehrstuhl und Institut für Straßenwesen


Building: 2130 Bauingenieurwesen

Room: 208

Mies-van-der-Rohe-Straße 1

52074 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 25220
Fax: +49 241 80 22141
Professional background
1965 - 1969 studied at the Technical University of Munich
1971 - 1972 Dealer's office Bavaria with state examination
1973 - 1982 Head of Department at Landshut Road Construction Authority
1983 - 1985 Highway Directorate North Bavaria Nuremberg
Planning reference for the new construction of the A 7 Autobahn Würzburg - Ulm
1985 - 1987 Highway Directorate North Bavaria
Area manager for entertainment and operations
1987 - 1991 Highway Directorate South Bavaria
Head of the road traffic authority and responsible for traffic engineering - Development of a road surface management with the focus on grip measurements and their assessment for traffic safety
1991 Promotion at the University of Munich-Neubiberg: "Stochastic and periodic bumps on roads"
1991 - 1995 Planning Director at the motorway authority of Southern Bavaria. Responsible for the construction of the A 96 Munich - Kempten and the B 2 new Munich - Garmisch with tunnel Farchant.
1994 Habilitation at the University of Munich-Neubiberg: "Harmonization between trafficability status and road standard"
1995 Speaker at the Ministry of the Interior in Munich
since Okt. 1995 Holder of the Department of Roads, Earth and Tunnel Construction and Director of the Institute of Roads Aachen (ISAC, RWTH Aachen)
ab 2010 Guest professor at Southeast University Nanjing / China Press release


    Collaboration in research committees, trade associations and associations

    • PIARC Technical Committee (T.C.) 4.2
    • Member of the German delegation of the DACH organization
    • Delegate of the Research Society for Road and Traffic Research (FGSV) in the Scientific Council of the Working Group of Industrial Research Associations "Otto von Guericke" e.V. (AiF)
    • Head of the working group "Karolingisches Aachen"
    • Member of the program committee VDI

    Research Company for Road and Transport (FGSV)

    • Working Committee 2.1 "Motorways (Member)
    • Steering Committee 3.0 "Traffic management and traffic safety" (Member)
    • Working Group 3.5.4 "Securing Workstations" (Member)
    • Working Committee 3.8 "Equipment and operation of road tunnels" (Member)
    • Working Committee 3.9 "Accident Investigations, Safety Measures" (Head)
    • Steering Committee 4.0 "Vehicle and Roadway" (Member)
    • Working Committee 4.3 "Surface Properties" (ladder)
    • Working group 4.3.2 "Flatness" (guest)
    • Working group 4.3.3 "Roughness" (leader)
    • Working Committee 4.8 "Dimensioning & standardization of traffic area attachments" (Member)

    Other Activities

    • Expert for the Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe
    • Expert for land courts
    • Expert for road and traffic engineering issues
    • Head of Building Materials Testing Center certified according to "RAP-Stra"