Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Hartmut Pasternak from the Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus, Germany, is involved in teaching, research and design of steel structures for more than 30 years. He is member of several National and International Committees (e.g. full member of the ECCS Technical Committee 8 “Structural Stability”). He has participated in numerous research projects (e.g. on thin-walled members, welding stresses and adhesive bonded joints). Under his supervision 17 PhD ́s were completed. Prof. Pasternak has more than 170 publications in Journals and at Conferences and is co-author of five books in German and English on steel structures. Moreover, he is the editor of the journal “Bauingenieur” for steel structures.