Alexander Zimmerman M.Sc.

Alexander Zimmerman M.Sc.

Member

AICES

Advisor / Co. Advisor

Dr. Kowalski/Prof. Dr. Frank

Thesis Title

Predictive modeling and simulation of phase-change processes with applications in cryosphere geophysics

Contact

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

Office: Room 431 a (Rogowski building, 4th floor)

Email: zimmerman@aices.rwth-aachen.de

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Education

M.Sc. Simulation Science, RWTH Aachen University

B.Sc. Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State University

 

Timeline:

10/2014 - (1/2020) Fast-Track doctoral student at AICES Graduate School, RWTH Aachen University, Germany


10/2014 - 11/2016 Masters student at German Research School for Simulation Science, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Electives: Uncertainty Quantification, High Performance Matrix Computations, Computational Differentiation, Isogeometric Analysis, Fluid-Structure Interaction, Finite Elements in Fluids, Aerothermal Design of Space Transportation Systems, Lab project: Parallel Performance Optimization of a Chromatography Simulation and Design Tool.

7/2015 - 5/2016 Graduate Research Assistant (Hiwi), Chair for the Computational Analysis of Technical Systems (CATS), RWTH Aachen, Germany Developing a software library for Isogeometric Analysis

6/2011 - 8/2011 Undergraduate Research Assistant, Chair for the Computational Analysis of Technical Systems (CATS), RWTH Aachen, Germany
Computational aeroelasticity (fluid-structure interaction), turbulence modeling, flow separation feature extraction


8/2008 - 5/2012 Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State University, United States

Professional Career

9/2012 - 9/2014 Aeronautical Engineer, Advanced Programs, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, United States. Hypersonic aerothermodynamics, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), trajectory design optimization, trained engineers in Fortran and Matlab programming
5/2010 - 5/2011 Intern - Systems Engineer, 787-9 Systems Integration, Boeing Commercial Aircraft, United States. Systems engineering, project management, software engineering, composite material testing, FAA qualification and certification
8/2009 - 5/2012 Peer Mentor, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State University, United States. Aided students, prepared and graded assignments and exams, trained students in Fortran and Matlab programming
Received 2012 Excellent Contribution Award
1/2009 - 12/2009 Academic Tutor, Math Department, Iowa State University, United States
5/2009 - 8/2009 Intern - Structural Engineer, KC Engineering P.C., United States
6/2008 - 8/2008 Intern - Structural Engineer, KC Engineering P.C., United States

Research Interests

Follow my research activities at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Alexander_Zimmerman

Coming from a background in the development and application of computational fluid dynamics (CFD), my current research involves the development of models and methods for the simulation of mass and heat transport in phase-change materials. Most of my recent work has contributed to my open source project Phaseflow.