Dr. A.J.M. Leijten

Curriculum Vitae

Born 16 March 1952


Lower Technical School           1965-1968, Carpenter diploma

Middle Technical School,          1968-1970, Civil Engineering Structures

Higher Technical School,          1970-1975, Diploma Building Technique

Delft University of Technology   1975-1981, Diploma Masters Civil Engineering


Delft University of Technology   1998 -  PhD in Civil Engineering titled,

(TU-Delft)                              Densified veneer wood reinforced timber

joints with expanded tube fasteners.


1984 – 2004 Researcher at Chair of Timber Structures, Fac. Civil Eng. TU-Delft later changed to Steel & Timber Structures.




- Awarded a research grant of the Delft University Fund to perform structural timber research 1982-1983,

- In 1985 employed at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, TU-Delft, Section Timber Structures as Associate professor.

- In 1995 awarded the Royal IBC-price for his research on timber connections.

- Initiated and managed European wide research projects, presented research results in numerous conferences and guest lectures.

- Jury member of Timber Innovation Price 2000.

- Technical secretary of the Dutch Structural Timber Code committee 1988.

- Chairman of the Dutch Structural Timber Code committee since 1990.

- Member of the Dutch society of Timber designers.

- Dutch representative in Cost-action E8 and E24 (reliability of timber structures) of the European Community. Member of CIB/W18, RILEM-MTE ,

IUFRO-s 5.02, ISO/TC165 and Dutch representative in European Standardisation CEN/TC124 – Structural Timber.

- Head of Dutch delegation in European standardization CEN/TC124 – Timber Structures.

- Convenor of CEN/TC124/WG1 – Test methods of the Comitee of European Standardization.

- Selected as one of the five code writer of Eurocode 5 – Design of Timber Structures.

- Spend a 6 month sabbatical at University of British Columbia, dep. Civil Engineering, 2002

- Participated in a prise winning research project “the Development of a timber Guardrail” with the Dutch public prise for building 2005.

- Scientific committee member of the 9th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2006