Prof. Dr. Bob Svendsen appointed to the Chair of Material Mechanics

He received his Masters Degree in Geophysics from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California in 1982, and his PhD Degree in Geophysics from the same institution in 1987.   From 1987 to 1988 he worked as a postdoc in ice mechanics at the ETH Zürich. From 1989 to 1995 he was a research assistant and lecturer in the Department of Mechanics at the Technical University (TU) Darmstadt. In 1992, he earned his habilitation degree in the same department. From 1995 to 2000 he worked as a senior researcher at the Federal Institute for Material Research and Testing in Berlin. During this time, he also lectured in the Institute of Mechanics at the TU Berlin. In 2000 he was appointed as Professor of Mechanics in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the TU Dortmund. He has been appointed to the newly created Chair of Material Mechanics at the RWTH Aachen University starting November 1. His research interests include: material science, material modeling, continuum mechanics, simulation.

Prof. Dr. Nicolas Gauger appointed as Professor for Computational Mathematics

Prof. Dr. Nicolas Gauger received his Master in Mathematics (Dipl.-Math.) from University of Hannover in 1998, and his Ph.D. in Mathematics (Dr.rer.nat.) from TU Braunschweig in 2003. From 1998 to 2010 he was Research Scientist in the field of Numerical Methods for Aerospace Science at German Aerospace Center DLR in Braunschweig. Furthermore, he was appointed as Junior Professor at the Department of Mathematics of the Humboldt University in Berlin from 2005 to 2010. As Professor for Computational Mathematics at the Department of Mathematics and the Center for Computational Engineering Science (CCES) at RWTH Aachen University, his research areas are:
Nonlinear Optimization, Numerical Optimization, Aerodynamic Shape Optimization in Multidisciplinary Design Context, Partial Differential Equations, Adjoint State Equations, Computational Fluid Dynamics, and Algorithmic Differentiation.

2nd International Conference on Computational Engineering

The 2nd International Conference on Computational Engineering is a conference organized by the Graduate School of Computational Engineering (GSC CE) at TU Darmstadt together with the International Graduate School of Science and Engineering (IGSSE) at TU München and the Aachen Institute for Advanced Study in Computational Engineering Science (AICES) at RWTH Aachen. It provides a meeting place for researchers and practitioners working on computational methods in all disciplines of engineering and applied mathematics.

Location: darmstadtium conference center next to Darmstadt University
Date: October 4-6, 2011, Darmstadt
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Prof. Dr. Manuel Torrilhon appointed as Professor of the Chair for Mathematics (CCES)

Prof. Dr. Manuel Torrilhon received his Dipl.-Math. in Engineering Physics from Technical University Berlin in 1999, and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from ETH Zurich in 2003. He worked as a Post-Doc in Hong Kong and at Princeton, before returning to ETH Zurich as Assistant Professor in the Seminar for Applied Mathematics during 2006-2010. As a new professor in the Department of Mathematics and the Center for Computational Engineering Science (CCES) at RWTH Aachen University, his research focuses on mathematical modeling and numerical simulation of gases and plasmas based on kinetic transport theory, magnetohydrodynamics and other multiphysics and multiscale approaches.

Best Paper Award at IPCC

The paper "Identifying the root causes of wait states in large-scale parallel applications" published by David Böhme, Markus Geimer, Lukas Arnold and Prof. Felix Wolf has been selected for the Best Paper Award of the International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP). This is great news for the first author David Böhme, a fellow of AICES Graduate School.

Location: Aachen
Date: September 14, 2010
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