Nima Siboni and Arvind Balan are the first SiSc Master's degree holders

Nima Hamidi Siboni and Aravind Balan become the first AICES fellows to pass their Master's Colloquium in Simulation Sciences

Nima Hamidi Siboni gave his Master's Colloquium on the topic "Statistical and quantum mechanical simulation of interstitials in metals: Mechanisms and constraints for superabundant vacancy formation", supervised by Dr. Martin Friak.
Aravind Balan gave his Master's Colloquium on the topic "Implementation and Validation of a New Spectral Difference Method for Conservation Laws Using Raviart-Thomas Elements", supervised by Prof. Georg May, Ph.D..

Location: German Research School for Simulation Sciences, RWTH Aachen University
Date: December 13 and 20, 2010

Prof. Karen Veroy-Grepl elected to the “Junges Kolleg der Nordrhein-Westfälischen Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste“

Karen Veroy-Grepl is a Junior Professor for "Hochleistungsrechnen ingenieurmässiger Modelle" in the faculty of Civil Engineering (FK3). She joined the AICES Graduate School as a Junior Research Group Leader in September 2009. Her research interests are: reduced-basis methods, particularly for applications in elasticity and fluid flow; reduced-order modeling for optimization and inverse problems; coupled and multiphysics applications.

Location: Akademie der Wissenschaften, Düsseldorf
Date: January 2011

Zohreh Ebrahimi becomes the first AICES fellow to pass her doctoral defense

Zohreh Ebrahimi received her Bachelor of Science in Mechancial Engineering from Shiraz University in Iran in 2003 and her Master of Science in Computational Mechanics of Materials and Structure (COMMAS) from University of Stuttgart, Germany, in 2007. She started as an AICES fellow in July 2007, working on her thesis, "Phase-Field Simulation of Grain Growth in Casted Eutectic TiFe,“ advised by Dr. Joao Rezende and Prof. Bührig-Polazcek. She is the first fellow of AICES to receive her doctoral degree. Congratulations!

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.