Prof. Dr. Anupam Saxena does a research stay at RWTH Aachen University

Within the framework of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Prof. Dr. Anupam Saxena will do a three months’ research stay at RWTH Aachen, beginning in May.

The stays purpose is, to continue the academic cooperation with his German specialist colleagues.

His hosts will be the Department of Mechanism Theory and Dynamics of Machines with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Corves, as well as the AICES Graduate School with Prof. Dr. Sauer.

Prof. Dr. Anupam Saxena has been to Aachen before, in July 2016, where he gave a seminar within the framework of the EU Regional School.

We are very pleased to welcome Prof. Dr. Saxena in Aachen, again.


May 2017

DFG granted new Research Training Group

The German Research Foundation, DFG, has granted two of RWTH Aachen's proposals. The University will establish the research training group "Energy, Entropy, and Dissipative Dynamics" in October 2017.

Important topics include energy minimization, properties of energy landscapes, maximization of energy dissipation, and entropy production as a selection criterion in time-dependent situations. The research projects focus on different applied models such as moment models in gas dynamics, hyperbolic conservation laws, kinetic partial differential equations, flows on networks, Landau-Lifshitz equations, and the models of geometric knot theory.

Eight RWTH professors will contribute to the Research Training Group.Three of them are also AICES Principal Investigators: Prof. Dr. Manuel Torillhion, Prof. Dr. Michael Herty, Prof. Dr. Martin Frank. Ten doctoral candidates are financed by the German Research Foundation, DFG for short, which will provide a total of 3.4 million euros. Spokesperson for the Research Training Group is Professor Michael Westdickenberg from the Chair for Mathematics (Analysis) at RWTH Aachen University. 

Excellence Initiative Explained in RWTH Video

The RWTH has a video series called “Erklärs mir RWTH”, where it explains different topics, belonging to the RWTH and its work. One of those topics is the excellence initiative. This video is showing us an interview with Prof. Marek Behr and Dr. Nicole Faber which should give an insight, into the complex work of our Graduate School and how engineering and natural sciences can be combined with mathematics and computer science. The Graduate School was founded around ten years ago within the framework of the Excellence Initiative.

AICES Fellow Lorenzo Zanon Has Passed His Doctoral Exam

Lorenzo Zanon

Lorenzo started as AICES Fellow in 2011 and received his doctoral degree in April 2017. His research on Model Order Reduction for Nonlinear Elasticity: Applications of the Reduced Basis Method to Geometrical Nonlinearity and Finite Deformation, has been advised by Prof Dr. Veroy-Grepl and Prof. Rozza.

Lorenzo will stay with us as an AICES postdoctoral associate.

Congratulations Lorenzo!

April 2017


AICES Fellow Thang Xuan Duong Has Passed His Doctoral Exam

Thang Xuan Duong

Thang started as AICES Fellow in 2011 and received his doctoral degree in April 2017. His research on Efficient Contact Computations Based on Isogeometric Discretization, Mortar Methods and Refined Boundary Quadrature, has been advised by Prof Dr. Sauer.

Thang will stay with us as an AICES postdoctoral associate.

Congratulations Thang!

April 2017