Adjunct Professorships

AICES has means to establish adjunct professorships in the area of computational engineering science. Through these positions, selected scientists and technical managers from the industry are offered part-time adjunct appointments at RWTH Aachen University to create a novel and intensive interaction between the university and industry. The adjunct professors should spend a full day per week in Aachen, and are involved in teaching, advising Ph.D. students, and information exchange with AICES academic staff and students. In return, part of the salary of the adjunct professor is paid from the AICES budget.

In mid-2007, Dr. Andreas Schuppert—head of the Competence Centre "Computational Solutions" at Bayer Technology Services—was appointed as the first AICES Adjunct Professor, with all the faculty rights in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the RWTH Aachen.

AICES is interested in establishing further industrial adjunct professorships, primarily in the fields of mathematics, computer science, materials technology and georesources. In case of interest, please contact us.


  • AICES salary support allows the Adjunct Professor to devote up to 20% of time to far-looking research activities.
  • AICES research environment of 15 university institutes and 13 Junior Research Groups offers many interaction and problem-solving opportunities.
  • AICES focus on broadly-defined inverse problems addresses issues that are expected to be the focus of industrial design practice in the coming decade.
  • AICES operates own 320-CPU Xeon cluster, high-resolution VR facility, and has access to some of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe operated by the Jülich Supercomputing Centre.
  • AICES 3-person Service Team offers help with workshop organization, student recruiting, and settling in Aachen.
  • AICES organizes soft-skills training for all doctoral students, including those advised by the Adjunct Professors.
  • Operating since late 2006, AICES attracts excellent international applications for doctoral positions in a variety of computational science and engineering fields.