Katharina Immel M.Sc.

Katharina Immel M.Sc.

Member

Funding: SSD/ERC

Advisor / Co. Advisor

Prof. Sauer / Prof. Haïat

Thesis Title

Numerical Modeling of the Adhesive Contact at the Bone-Implant Interface

Contact

AICES Graduate School
RWTH Aachen University
Schinkelstr. 2
D-52062 Aachen, Germany

Office: room 431a
Phone: +49(0)241 80 99 138       Fax: +49(0)241 80 628 498
Email: immel@aices.rwth-aachen.de

Education

Since 04/2017 Ph.D. student at AICES Graduate School, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Since 04/2017 Ph.D. student at Laboratoire Modélisation et Simulation Multi Echelle,
Université Paris-Est Créteil, France
10/2014 - 11/2016 Master of Science in Computational Engineering Science,
RWTH Aachen University, Germany
10/2010 - 09/2014 Bachelor of Science in Computational Engineering Science,
RWTH Aachen University, Germany
 

Professional Career

Since 04/2018 Research Assistant at AICES Graduate School, RWTH Aachen University
04/2017 - 03/2020 Docteur ingénieur at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
04/2017 - 03/2018 Teaching Assistant at AICES Graduate School,
RWTH Aachen University, Germany
02/2014 - 09/2016 Student research assistant at Chair for Computational Analysis of Technical Systems, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
10/2013 - 01/2014 Intern at Altair Engineering Inc., Cologne, Germany
11/2011 - 06/2013 Student research assistant at Chair for Computational Analysis of Technical Systems, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
 

International Work Experience

10/2018 - 07/2020 Research Assistant and PhD Student on site full-time at Laboratoire Modélisation et Simulation Multi Echelle, Université Paris-Est Créteil, France

Research Interests

artificial organs and implants, biomedical engineering, computational mechanics, friction and adhesion, interface modelling, isogeometric analysis, multiscale simulation

I am part of the Computational Contact and Adhesion Mechanics group at AICES and the Biomechanics group of the Laboratory for Multiscale Modeling and Simulation at U-PEC.

Conference Presentations

  • 91th GAMM Annual Meeting 2020/21, virtual conference (2021)
  • 14th WCCM & 8th ECCOMAS 2020, virtual conference (2021)
  • GAMM FA Computational Biomechanics 2020, Bad Staffelstein, Germany (2020)
  • MESIGA, Aachen, Germany (2019)
  • 5th ECCOMAS Young Investigators Conference, Krakow, Poland (2019)
  • 8th GACM Colloquium on Computational Mechanics, Kassel, Germany (2019)
  • International Conference on Nonlinear Solid Mechanics, Rome, Italy (2019)
  • 90th GAMM Annual Meeting 2019, Vienna, Austria (2019)
  • EUROMECH Colloquium: 594 Bone Remodeling, Nancy, France (2018)
  • 89th GAMM Annual Meeting 2018, Munich, Germany (2018)
 

Refereed Journal Publications

  • K. Immel, V. Nguyen, A. Dubory, C. Flouzat-Lachaniette, R. A. Sauer, G. Haiat, "Determinants of the primary stability of cementless acetabular cup implants: A 3D finite element study", submitted
  • K. Immel, T. X. Duong, V. Nguyen, G. Haiat, R. A. Sauer, "A modified Coulomb's law for the tangential debonding of osseointegrated implants", BMMB 19:1091–1108 (2020), [download preprint]
  • M. Raffa, V. Nguyen, E. Tabor, K. Immel, V. Housset, C. Flouzat-Lachaniette, G. Haiat, "Dependence of the primary stability of cementless acetabular cup implants on the biomechanical environment", JOEIM 233(12):1237–1249 (2019)

Conference Proceedings and other Publications

Theses

Stabilized Finite Element Method for Simulation of Shear-Dependent Platelet Reactions in Medical Applications,
Master Thesis, Chair for Computational Analysis of Technical Systems,
RWTH Aachen University, Germany 2016
An Introduction to Computational Modeling of Lung Failure and Current Approaches,
Master Seminar Thesis, Aachen Institute for Advanced Study in Computational Engineering Science, RWTH Aachen University, Germany 2016, [download pdf]
CFD-Based Hemolysis Prediction of FDA's Benchmark Blood Pump,
Bachelor Thesis, Chair for Computational Analysis of Technical Systems,
RWTH Aachen University, Germany 2014
 

Voluntary Commitment

  • I am a member of the SIAM student chapter Aachen. You can check out our activities here.
  • I am a former member of the students council of the faculty of mechanical enginnering. They provide a lot of information, assistance, and activities for students. You can find them here.