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Matthias Schubert, Ph.D.

Managing Director

Matthias Schubert has been Managing Director of Matrisk GmbH since 2009 in a managerial and operational role. Previously, he worked at the Institute for Structural Analysis and Construction at ETH Zurich as a research associate in the Risk and Safety in Engineering group. The focus of his work there was on risk analyzes for technical systems, statistical methods and time series analyses. Matthias Schubert studied civil engineering at the RWTH Aachen University and received his doctorate from the ETH Zurich. In addition to project work, he has been conducting several publicly funded research projects at Matrisk since 2009 and always strives to implement the most modern approaches from research in practice. Matthias Schubert specializes in risk assessments and decision analysis for engineered systems, including natural hazard risks, tunnel safety, industrial risks, offshore risks, and reliability and risk assessments in the automotive and aerospace industries. Matthias Schubert has been a board member of the Joint Committee on Structural Safety (JCSS) since June 2017, has been a member of the SIA Standards Commission 260 since October 2020 and is active in teaching.

Katharina Fischer, Ph.D.

Katharina Fischer has been a member of the Matrisk GmbH team since 2014. Previously, she worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Structural Engineering at ETH Zurich in the Risk and Safety as well as the Steel, Timber and Composite Construction Groups. As part of her research work, she dealt with reliability theory, decision-making under uncertainty and the analysis of fire risks. Katharina Fischer studied engineering management at the TU Braunschweig and holds a doctorate from ETH Zurich.

Oliver Kübler, Ph.D.

Oliver Kübler joined Matrisk in 2019 as an expert in risk and reliability modeling and decision support. His goal is to help infrastructure owners make the best use of limited resources while taking acceptable risks. Before joining Matrisk, he worked as a natural catastrophe (nat cat) expert for a reinsurance company that assesses nat cat risks worldwide. He also benefits from his experience as a structural engineer and risk analyst in Scandinavia.

Paul-Remo Wagner, Ph.D.

Paul-Remo Wagner has been with Matrisk since 2022 as a risk and reliability modeling expert. He received his doctorate in 2021 from the Chair of Risk, Safety and Uncertainty Quantification at ETH Zurich on the development of surrogate models. Prior to that, he studied civil engineering and researched the development of novel seismic protection methods and the modeling of shape memory alloys. As a developer of the UQLab software platform he also has extensive experience in Bayesian methods for model calibration and software development.

Claudia Schuler has been supporting Matrisk GmbH as a fiduciary expert since 2015 in all administrative matters. Her many years of experience in the areas of accounting, management and tax consulting relieve the organization and significantly simplify internal processes.

Prof. Michael Havbro Faber, Ph.D.

Michael Havbro Faber, co-founder of Matrisk, is Professor of Risk-Based Decision Making in Engineering at Aalborg University, Denmark. Prior to his current academic position, he was Head of the Department of Civil Engineering at DTU, Denmark and Full Professor at ETH Zurich. In addition to his academic career, he has extensive practical experience in the application of methods from structural reliability theory, load analysis, structural design, assessment of existing structures and risk-based inspection and maintenance planning in the civil engineering, offshore and aviation sectors.

Prof. Jochen Koehler, Ph.D.

Jochen Köhler has been working for Matrisk since 2007 and became a partner in 2008. He has great expertise and experience with structural reliability analysis and risk analysis in civil engineering. In addition to his employment at Matrisk, Jochen Köhler worked as a research assistant and postdoc at ETH Zurich. He has been a professor at the NTNU in Trondheim, Norway since 2012.

Prof. Daniel Straub, Ph.D.

Daniel Straub is a co-founder of Matrisk GmbH and a leading expert in engineering system health assessments and natural hazard risk analysis and management. Daniel Straub is a professor at TU Munich, where he leads the Engineering Risk Analysis Group.

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