Second AICES Fast- Track student Aravind Balan has passed his doctoral exam

Aravind Balan received his doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering from AICES Graduate school. He is the second Fast- track student. This program offers a highly interdisciplinary fast- track research oriented training program, where the start of the doctoral research overlaps with the Master thesis work.

On May 2nd, he defended his doctoral thesis about “ Adjoint- based hp-adaptivity on anisotropic meshes for high-order compressible flow simulations”.

Now he works as a postdoctoral researcher at CERFACS in Toulouse, France.

Congratulations Aravind !

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Dahmen co- organizes workshop on high-dimensional problems in Venice

From May 2nd to May 6th, the workshop on Challenges in High-Dimensional Analysis and Computation took place on San Servole Island, Venice. Prof Dr. Wolfgang Dahmen co- organized this conference together with Gérard Biau (UPMC, Paris), Albert Cohen (UPMC, Paris) and Ronald DeVore (Texas A&M, College Station), Its supported by ERC- Adv project and excellence initiative of RWTH Aachen University.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together experts from varioius fields like analysis, computational harmonic analysis, statistics, information based complexity, approximation theory and to initiate discussions on the current challenges and possible solutions for high-dimensional analysis and computational tasks.

Prof. Dr. Florian Wellmann starts project at the Transregional Collaborative Research Centre SFB TR32 (Patterns in Soil-Vegetation-Atmosphere-Systems)

The aim of the new project with the title “Identification and Simulation of Subsurface Soil Patterns from Geophysical Measurements” is to combine geophysical measurements with novel mathematical and statistical methods for a better characterization and an optimised prediction of patterns and structures in the subsurface. The project combines theoretical developemnts, as well as additional geophysical measurements to validate predcitions on test sites of the Forschungszentrum Jülich.

Principal Investigators are Prof. Dr. Florian Wellmann (AICES) and Prof. Dr. Jan van der Kruk (Research Center Jülich). The project is financed until the end of the TR32 (December 2018). Dr. Hui Wang, who currently works at AICES on a postdoctoral fellow grant, will take on the position in this project.

DFG Project „SFB - Transregio 40“ extended for 2 years

The projects name is „Technological Foundations for the Design of Thermally and Mechanically Highly Loaded Components of Future Space Transportation Systems.“

It deals with liquid rocket propulsion systems and their integration into the space transportation system. Instead of atmospheric re-entry of re-usable space transportation, the main focus lies on the specific problems of rocket propulsion systems.

There are several universities and institutes involved in this project, amongst others RWTH Aachen University and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Dahmen . The project has now been extended for 2 more years.

RWTH Aachen is involved in 2 Kopernikus Projects

The Kopernikus Projects aim for a conversion of the energy system. This will take 10 years and is a cooperation of science, economy and civil society, which try to find a technological and economic solution. Until 2025 the energy concepts are supposed to work on a big scale. There are 230 partners working on those projects. The RWTH Aachen AVT institute is involved in two of those projects.

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April 2016