Bernd Kröplin, German engineer and academic, Died at 74

Bernd-Helmut Kröplin was born on November 11, 1944, in Schleswig, and died on January 1, 2019.

He is a German engineer and academic.

After a trade apprenticeship as a bricklayer, he studied Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Braunschweig in 1977 and received a Ph.D. for a thesis on the elastoplastic stability of steel bridges.

In 1979 Kröplin received a Heisenberg Scholarship of the German Research Community DFG and in 1982 Kröplin received an appointment as a professor at the University of Dortmund “Applied numerical methods”.

From 1988 to 2010 he was dean of the Institute for Statics and Dynamics of Aerospace Structures of the University of Stuttgart.

In 1999 Kröplin and three employees received the Körber European Science Prize.

With the prize money of 1.5 million passing the target, they were asked to produce telecommunication platforms that were stationary at 20 km above the ground.

Mr. Bernd-Helmut Kröplin was from September 1996 to March 2002 Chairman of CargoLifter AG, a high-hazard high-remunerate innovation adventure which was halted when it was clear there was no business practicality in a sensible time period.

When his finances became tighter, Kröplin took a more active management role in technology development.

As a researcher of high-quality, he became intrigued by the possibility that consciousness could have an effect on water.

He sponsored a number of experiments which have been published in book form with many, pictures.

He passed away at 74 years old.