Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Markert

Institutsleiter 

Institut für Allgemeine Mechanik
Templergraben 64
52062 Aachen

1. OG, Raum 114

CURRENT POSITIONS
Okt. 2016 Prodekan für Lehre der Fakultät für Maschinenwesen, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Jan. 2016 Executive Board Member of proRWTH, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Sep. 2015 Rector’s Delegate for Alumni, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Sep. 2015 Concurrent Professor at Nanjing Forestry University, China
Feb. 2015 Honorary Adjunct Professor at Department of Engineering and Science, University of Agder, Norway
Aug. 2013 Scientific Director of the International Master Programme in Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering (CAME) at RWTH International Academy gGmbH, Germany
Aug. 2013 Full Professor and Director of the Institute of General Mechanics (IAM) at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
PREVIOUS POSITIONS
2013 Adjunct Professor (apl. Prof.) at University of Stuttgart, Germany, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering
2002–2013 Tenure Senior Lecturer at Institute of Applied Mechanics (Civil Engineering), University of Stuttgart, Germany, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering
1998–2002 Research Associate and Assistant Lecturer at Institute of Applied Mechanics (Civil Engineering), University of Stuttgart, Germany
UNIVERSITY EDUCATION
Jul.2005 Doctoral degree (Dr.-Ing.) with distinction from University of Stuttgart, Germany
Jan.1998 Diploma degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in Civil Engineering from University of Stuttgart, Germany
SCIENTIFIC AND OCCUPATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
2010–2013 Privatdozent (PD) for Mechanics at University of Stuttgart, Germany
Jun.2010 Habilitation in Mechanics (facultas docendi and venia legendi), University of Stuttgart, Professorial thesis: "Weak or Strong: On Coupled Problems in Continuum Mechanics"
Sep.2008 Elected Participant of the English for Teaching Seminar 2006, Maryland English Institute, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
2007–2013 Participating Young Researcher, Stuttgart Research Center and Cluster of Excellence (EXC310) in Simulation Technology (SimTech), University of Stuttgart, Germany
Sep.2001 Participant of the Advanced School Biomechanics of Soft Tissue, Centre International des Sciences Mécaniques (CISM), Udine, Italy
Dec.2000 Visiting Researcher at Department of Biomedical Engineering, Materials Technology (dr. ir. Jacques Huyghe), Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Jul.1999 Participant of the Advanced School Bone Cell and Tissue Mechanics, Centre International des Sciences Mécaniques (CISM), Udine, Italy
FELLOWSHIPS, PRIZES AND AWARDS
Oct. 2015 Recipient of the Royal Token from Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn for personal commitment to the Thai-German Graduate School (TGGS) of Engineering, King Monkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand
2014–2015 Appointed German Co-Chair of the Brazilian-German Frontiers of Science and Technology (BRAGFOST) Symposia of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Sep.2009 Invited Participant of the 1 st Indo-German Frontiers of Engineering (INDOGFOE) Symposium of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, IIT Madras, Chennai, India
May.2006 Finalist of the award to the Europe-wide best PhD thesis 2005 of the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS)
TEACHING ACTIVITIES
2013 Full Professor – Engineering Mechanics (Core Courses on Statics, Elastostatics, Dynamics) for more than 4000 Bachelor Students per year and Advanced Elective Courses (Biomechanics, Inelasticity, Porous Media etc.) for national and international Master Students, RWTH Aachen University, Institute of General Mechanics, Germany
2002–2013 Senior Lecturer / Privatdozent – Mechanics (Core and Elective Courses), University of Stuttgart, Institute of Applied Mechanics (Civil Engineering), Germany
ORGANISATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS (selection)
Mar. 2015 Section Organiser Coupled Problems, 86th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM), ca. 1000 participants, Lecce, Italy
Sep. 2012 Minisymposium Organiser Computational Biomechanics – Porous Media, 6th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (ECCOMAS), ca. 2000 participants, Vienna, Austria
INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
2013 Professorial Member of the Examination Board and from 2014 of the Faculty Council and Strategy Committee of Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
2009–2013 Non-professorial Member of the Election Committee of the Elite BSc programme Simulation Technology, University of Stuttgart, Germany
2005–2013 Non-professorial Member of several Faculty Committees of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Germany
COMMISSIONS OF TRUST
2015 Reviewer of an ERC Advanced Grant - 2014, European Research Council, Belgium
2013 Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Coupled Systems and Multiscale Dynamics
2013 Scientific Committee Member, ECCOMAS Thematic Conferences on Coupled Problems
2013 Academic Advisory Board: GACM Colloquium on Computational Mechanics
2012 Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Coupled Systems Mechanics
2012 Scientific Committee Member, Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements
2012 Jury Member (Examinateur) of Dissertation Committee at l’École National Supérieur des Mines de Paris, Spécialité Mécanique, France
2010 Reviewer for German Research Foundation (DFG), Germany
2010 Reviewer for Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR), Luxembourg
2005 Peer Reviewer for several International Scientific Journals in the fields of Mechanics, Biomechanics, Computational Methods, Engineering Applications and related fields
MEMBERSHIPS OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES
2013 Charter Member of the GAMM Phase-Field Modelling Activity Group
2013 Member of the International Society for Porous Media (InterPore)
2011 Member of the German Society of Biomechanics (DGfB)
2010–2013 Associate Member of the International Research Training Group NUPUS
2003–2014 Charter Member of the GAMM Biomechanics Activity Group
2004 Member of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM)
1998–2004 Junior member of the Association of German Engineers (VDI)
RESEARCH MONOGRAPHS AND EDITED BOOKS

  • Ehlers,  W.  &  Markert,  B.  (Editors)  (2012)  Continuum  Biomechanics.  Proceedings  of  the  3 rd   GAMM Seminar  on  Continuum  Biomechanics,  Report  II-21,  Institute  of  Applied  Mechanics  (Civil  Engineering), University of Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Markert, B. (Editor) (2011) Advances in Extended and Multifield Theories for Continua. Lecture Notes in
    Applied and Computational Mechanics, vol. 59. Springer, Berlin.
  • Markert,  B.  (2010)  Weak  or  Strong:  On  Coupled  Problems  in  Continuum  Mechanics.  Professorial
    Dissertation (Habilitation), Report II-20, Institute of Applied Mechanics (Civil Engineering), University of
    Stuttgart, Germany, ISBN 3–937399–20–8.
  • Ehlers,  W.  &  Markert,  B.  (Editors)  (2005)  Continuum  Biomechanics.  Proceedings  of  the  1 st   GAMM Seminar  on  Continuum  Biomechanics,  Report  II-14,  Institute  of  Applied  Mechanics  (Civil  Engineering), University of Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Markert,  B.  (2005)  Porous  Media  Viscoelasticity  with  Application  to  Polymeric  Foams.  Dissertation, Report II-12, Institute of Applied Mechanics (Civil Engineering), University of Stuttgart, Germany, ISBN 3–937399–12–7.
INVITED PRESENTATIONS (selection)

  • Trends  in  Continuum  Biomechanics  and  Mechanobiology,  Special  Invited  Lecture,  The  Sirindhorn International  Thai-German  Graduate  School  of  Engineering  (TGGS),  King  Mongkut's  University  of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand, 17. February 2015.
  • Coupled Multifield Modeling of Materials. Plenary Lecture, International Research Training Group (IRTG 1627)  Virtual  Materials  and  their  Validation:  German-French  School  of  Computational  Engineering (ViVaCE), Computational Science Workshop Berlin, Germany, 16. October 2014.
  • Coupled Problems of Continuum Mechanics – Modeling and Simulation of Porous Media. Plenary Lecture, 1 st  Seminar of the Graduate School Simulation-based Microstructure Design (SiMiDe), University Duisburg–Essen, Germany, 14. November  2013.
  • Advanced  Continuum  Approaches  in  the  Biosciences.  Invited  Speaker,  Centre  Européen  de Calcul Atomique  et  Moléculaire  (CECAM)  Workshop  on  Structure-Property  Relationships  in  Hierarchical
    Biocomposites, CECAM-HQ-EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, 16. – 18. July 2012.
  • Theory  and  numerics  of  the  strongly  coupled  problem  of  wave  propagation  in  unbounded  porous  media. Keynote Lecture, ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Coupled Problems, Kos Island, Greece, 20. – 22. June 2011.
  • Multiscale  aspects  in  biomechanics  and  mechanobiology.  Invited  Speaker,  Centre  Européen  de  Calcul Atomique  et  Moléculaire  (CECAM)  Workshop  on  Multiscale  Computational  Biomechanics,  CECAM-ETHZ, Zurich, Switzerland, 14. April 2011.
  • Modeling and simulation of spheroidal tumor growth. Plenary Lecture, ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Modelling of Heterogeneous Materials with Applications in Construction and Biomedical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic, 25. June 2007.
  • Continuum  biomechanics  with  applications  to  spinal  discs  and  tumor  growth.  Invited  Presentation, Division of Material and Computational Mechanics, Department of Applied Mechanics, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, 22. March 2007.
  • A general polyconvex strain-energy function for fiber-reinforced materials. Sectional Keynote Lecture, GAMM Annual Meeting and Conference, Université du Luxembourg, Luxembpourg, 28. March – 1. April 2005.
  • Multiphase  modelling  of  soft  tissues  at  finite  strains.  Keynote  Lecture,  14 th   European  Society of Biomechanics  (ESB)  Conference,  Minisymposium  on  Multi-Phase  Modelling,  ’s-Hertogenbosch,  The Netherlands, 4. – 7. July 2004.