Science Prize of the City of Freising for Prof. Marek Behr and Prof. Heiko Briesen

With the "Wissenschaftspreis Weihenstephan der Stadt Freising", the scientists from Technical University of Munich (TUM) and RWTH Aachen University were awarded a prize of 12,000 euros for their joint research. The research team of Prof. Heiko Briesen, Chair for Process Systems Engineering at TUM (and a former AICES Young Researcher) and Prof. Marek Behr, Chair for Computational Analysis of Technical Systems at RWTH Aachen University, received the award for their collaborative work on "Structure Formation of Collodial Aggregates."
The two scientists found new ways to describe the multi-scale processes involving colloidal particles interacting with fluid flows by means of state-of-the-art simulation techniques and high-performance computers. The results enable the optimization of production processes in the food and pharmaceutical industry. The project is being carried out in the framework of the DFG focus program SPP 1273 "Colloidal Process Technology".

Location: Stadt Freising
Date: July 2011

Arianna Bosco becomes the third AICES fellow to pass her doctoral defense

Arianna Bosco received her BS in Mathematical Engineering from Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Faculty of Engineering in 2005 and her MS in Mathematical Engineering in Politecnico di Torino, Faculty of Engineering, Italy in 2007. She started as an AICES fellow in December 2007, working on her thesis, "Reynolds Stress Model for Hypersonic Flow“, advised by Dr. Birgit Reinartz, Prof. Marek Behr, Ph.D. and Prof. Dr. Siegfried Müller. She is the third fellow of AICES to receive her doctoral degree. Congratulations!

Location: Graduate School AICES
RWTH Aachen University
Date: May 27, 2011
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The second lecture of the Charlemagne Distinguished Lecture Series was delivered on May 2, 2011 by Prof. Endre Süli, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. His lecture on "Analytical and Computational Challenges in Navier-Stokes-Fokker-Planck Systems" was attended by a large audience of researchers and students.
SuperC, RWTH Aachen
May 2011

The first CAMMP @ RWTH

CAMMP is organized by Prof. Martin Frank, MathCCES; Prof. Ahmed E. Ismail, Molecular Simulations and Transformations; and Dr. Nicole Faber, AICES Graduate School. The Computational and Mathematical Modeling Program (CAMMP) brought together students and faculty from both high schools and university to introduce the basics of computational modeling through hands-on exploration. Working intensively over the course of a week, students, with contributions from the teachers and university researchers, constructed solutions to challenging mathematical problems drawn from real-world scenarios.

Youth Hotel Nideggen, Germany
May 2011

Volkswagen Stiftung Fellowship for Edoardo Di Napoli

Dr. Edoardo Di Napoli is the recipient of the fellowship "Computational Sciences" awarded annually by the Volkswagen Foundation to the best cross-disciplinary research projects. The fellowship lasts two years and will allow Dr. Di Napoli to work on the completion of an innovative project focusing on methods to improve Density Functional Theory simulations. The project will be realized in collaboration with scientists from AICES and the Jülich Supercomputing Center, where Dr. Di Napoli will be based.

Volkswagen Stiftung
April 2011
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