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Resume

Work
Experience

2019 - Now

Assistant Professor / Group Leader

Institute of General Mechanics,

RWTH Aachen University, Germany

2019 - Now

Independently Assigned Lecturer

In several Bachelor and Master programs,

Institute of General Mechanics,

RWTH Aachen University, Germany

2016 - 2019

PostDoc Position / Group Leader

Institute of General Mechanics,

RWTH Aachen University, Germany

2015- 2016

PostDoc Position / Lecturer

Institute of General Mechanics,

RWTH Aachen University, Germany

2014 - 2015

PostDoc Position / Lecturer

Institute for Mechanics and Structural Dynamics, Vienna University of Technology,  Austria

2014 - 2015

Construction Engineer

Design of light-weigh structures (part time)

Richard Woschitz Constructions, Vienna, Austria

2009 - 2014

Praedoc Position / University Assistant

Institute for Mechanics and Structural Dynamics, Vienna University of Technology,  Austria

2009 - 2010

Junior Researcher

Institute for Technical Mechanics, Johannes-Kepler University Linz,  Austria

2009 - 2014

Construction Engineer (part time)

Construction, structural design, supervision

Research stays

05/2022 - 07/2022

Research fellow at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

Visiting Michael Falk, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Professor of Computational Materials Science, Professor of Physics, and Dean of Undergraduate Education.

Education

2021

Habilitation procedure started

RWTH Aachen University, Germany

2014

Doctor of Science (PhD) / Dr.techn.

Vienna University of Technology, Austria

2009

Master of Science (MSc) / Dipl.-Ing.

Vienna University of Technology, Austria

2009

High-School Graduation

Humanistic Secondary School

Awards, Grants and Fellowships

2021

Open Seed Fund 2021

Engineering Amorphous Graphene,

Funder: Federal Ministry of Education and Research, 46 580 €

2021

Theodore von Kármán Fellowship

The potential energy landscape of glasses

2020

Seed Fund 2020

Predicting Elementary Mechanical Events,

Funder: Federal Ministry of Education and Research, 45 670 €

2014

PhD graduation with distinction

Vienna University of Technology

2010

MSc graduation with distinction

Vienna University of Technology

Research experience

  • 38 publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

20 as first, corresponding or last author, and18 as co-author

(listed in Web of Science by Clarivate Analytics)

As first, corresponding and/or last author
Year
Journal
Impact factor

2022

  • Physical Review B

  • Computational Mechanics

  • Examples and Counterexamples

3,908

4,014

na

2021

  • Scripta Materialia

  • Frontiers in Built Environment

  • Computational Mechanics

  • Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics

5,611

2,200

4,014

4,430

2020

  • Extreme Mechanics Letters

  • Materials Science and Engineering: A

  • Sensors

  • Mechanics Research Communications

  • Materialia

4,567

5,234

3,576

2,254

na

2019

  • Engineering Structures

  • Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids

  • Computational Materials Science

  • Earthquakes and Structures

4,471

3,531

3,300

2,018

2018

  • Computational Mechanics

  • Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics

  • Acta Mechanica

4,014

4,430

2,698

2017

  • Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics

  • Mechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines

  • Bauingenieur

4,430

2,286

0,908

<2017

  • Acta Mechanica

2,286

As co-author
Year
Journal
Impact factor

2022

  • Thin-Walled Structures

  • The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology

  • Frontiers in Materials

  • Applied Sciences

4,442

3,226

3,515

2,679

2021

  • Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering

6,756

2020

  • Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering

  • Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering

  • Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology

  • Journal of Materials Science

  • Physical Review E

  • Mechanics Research Communications

  • Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing

  • Medical Engineering and Physics

6,756

6,756

5,890

4,220

2,529

2,254

2,602

2,242

2019

  • Journal of Biomechanics

  • Mechanics Research Communications

  • Acta Mechanica

  • Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing

  • Archives of Mechanics

2,712

2,254

2,698

2,602

1,380

2018

  • Thin-Walled Structures

  • Computational Materials Science

  • Shock and Vibration

4,442

3,300

1,543

  • 33 Conference proceedings

10 as first, corresponding or last author, and 23 as co-author

  • 2 Book chapters

  • 26 Presentations at international Conferences

  • Invited presentations

2021

Invited speaker at the SimTech Seminar on Model Reduction and Data Techniques for Surrogate Modelling, University of Stuttgart.

Presentation title: "Model Order Reduction Strategies in Structural Mechanics: A Selection of Eigenvalue-Analysis-Based and Data-Driven Approaches"

2020

Invited speaker at the Colloquium at the Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck-Society.

Presentation title: "On the mechanical behavior of network glasses -- elementary plastic events"

2019

Invited speaker at the Colloquium at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Braunschweig.

Presentation title: "Simulation of fracture of amorphous solids on the nanoscale"

2018

Invited lecturer at the Chinese Delegation, advanced training, RWTH Aachen University, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

Presentation title: "Model order reduction of nonlinear systems"

2017

Invited lecturer at the 3rd German-Chinese summer school, RWTH Aachen, Section 2: Mechanical systems, dynamics, and control.

Presentation title: "Model order reduction of nonlinear structures"

Teaching experience

  • Teaching at RWTH Aachen University

Mechanics III (English, Bachelor)

Independently assigned lecturer

WS2020/21 -- Now

Mechanics III Tutorial (English, Bachelor)

Independently assigned lecturer

WS2020/21 -- Now

Modelling and Simulation (English, Bachelor, Master)

Independently assigned lecturer

WS2017 -- Now

Model Order Reduction in Structural Mechanics (English, Master)

Independently assigned lecturer (own course)

SS2017 -- Now

Reliable Simulation in the Mechanics of Materials and Structures (English, Master)

Independently assigned lecturer

SS2018

Mechanics II Exercise (German, Bachelor)

WS2016/17

Mechanics III Exercise (German, Bachelor)

SS2016

Mechanics I Lecture (Replacement, German, Bachelor)

WS2018/19 -- Now

Mechanics III Lecture (Replacement, German, Bachelor)

SS2018 -- Now

  • Teaching at Vienna University of Technology

Mechanics I (German, Bachelor)

Assigned teaching associate

SS2010 -- SS2014

Mechanics II (German, Bachelor)

Assigned teaching associate

WS2010/11 -- WS2015/16

Structural Dynamics (English, Master)

Support

SS2012, SS2013

Committees, Memberships,
and Organizations

2020 -- Now

Organizing Committee of the GAMM2022 in Aachen

Together with Prof. Bernd Markert (Head of the Institute of General Mechanics, RWTH Aachen University), Prof. Stefanie Reese (Head of the Institute of Applied Mechanics, RWTH Aachen University), and Prof. Jaan Simon

2019 -- Now

Member of the GAMM

2019

Chairman at the GAMM 2019 in Vienna

2019

Chairman at the GAMM 2018 in Munich

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