CV

 

» Education

05/2007 - 10/2012

RWTH Aachen University, Institute of General Mechanics (Germany)
Doktor der Ingenieurwissenschaften (Dr.-Ing., Doctor of Engineering Science)
• PhD thesis: “Acoustic and Mechanical Properties of Viscoelastic, Linear Elastic, and Nonlinear Elastic Composites” (with distinction, summa cum laude, Oct. 29. 2012)
• PhD presentation: “High-Temperature Creep of Nickel Base γ-γ′ Superalloys”

01/2005 - 05/2005

Texas A&M University (USA)
One semester (DAAD scholarship)
• Numerical Methods
• Turbo Machines
• Project Work

10/2001 - 01/2007

Ruhr University Bochum (Germany)
German Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (equivalent to a Master’s Degree)
• Thesis: “Numerische Homogenisierungsstrategien in der nichtlinearen Kontinuumsmechanik (Numerical homogenization strategies in the field of nonlinear continuum mechanics)”

» Work Experience

04/2021 RWTH Aachen University, Chair and Institute of General Mechanics (Germany)
Research Associate
• Research in Biomechanics and Mechanobiology
• Lectures & exercise courses in different fields of mechanics
09/2020 - 12/2020 Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences
• 21-120: Differential and Integral Calculus
(for computer science and biological science students)
• 21-256: Multivariate Analysis
(for business administration students)
04/2017 - 08/2020 Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
Postdoctoral Research Associate
• Project title: “New mathematical models for the large strain swelling response of biological tissues: applications to edema, inflammation, and pregnancy”
(QNRF NPRP 8-2424-1-477)
02/2016 - 02/2017 Qatar University, Center for Advanced Materials
Assistant Research Professor
• Research on composites (QUUG-CAM-CAM-15/16-3)
01/2013 - 08/2015 Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
Postdoctoral Research Associate
• Project title: “New mathematical models for the large strain swelling response of
biological tissues” (QNRF NPRP 4-1138-1-178
05/2007 - 12/2012 RWTH Aachen University, Institute of General Mechanics (Germany)
PhD Student & Research Associate (“Wissenschaftlicher Angestellter”)
• Lectures & exercise courses in different fields of mechanics
• Research on the acoustic and mechanical properties of composites
04/2012 - 05/2012 Beijing Jiaotong University (China)
Lecturer “Mechanics of Materials” for international students (four weeks)
11/2003 - 01/2007 Ruhr University Bochum, Chair of Engineering Mechanics (Germany)
Student Research & Teaching Assistant
• Exercise courses (different fields of mechanics)
• Experiment control & programming

» Awards

2014 Borchers Badge of the ”Freunde und Förderer der RWTH Aachen e. V.” foundation (awarded for passing the doctoral examination “with distinction”)
2005 DAAD/German Academic Exchange Service scholarship to study at Texas A&M University (USA)

» Teaching Experience

Fall 2020 21-256 Multivariate Analysis, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
Fall 2020 21-120 Differential and Integral Calculus, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
2016 Mechanical Modeling of Composites II: Modeling in a Continuum Mechanics Framework, Qatar University
2016 Mechanical Modeling of Composites I: Introduction to Mechanical Modeling, Qatar University
April 2012 Mechanics of materials for international students (four weeks), Beijing Jiaotong University
WT 2012/13 Dynamics, RWTH Aachen University - Institute of General Mechanics
ST 2012 Mechanics of materials, RWTH Aachen University - Institute of General Mechanics
WT 2011/12 Dynamics, RWTH Aachen University - Institute of General Mechanics
ST 2011 Mechanics of materials, RWTH Aachen University - Institute of General Mechanics
WT 2010/11 Dynamics, RWTH Aachen University - Institute of General Mechanics
ST 2010 Mechanics of materials, RWTH Aachen University - Institute of General Mechanics
WT 2009/10 Dynamics, RWTH Aachen University - Institute of General Mechanics
ST 2009 Mechanics of materials, RWTH Aachen University - Institute of General Mechanics
WT 2008/09 Statics, RWTH Aachen University - Institute of General Mechanics
ST 2008 Mechanics of materials, RWTH Aachen University - Institute of General Mechanics
WT 2007/08 Statics, RWTH Aachen University - Institute of General Mechanics
ST 2007 Mechanics of materials, RWTH Aachen University - Institute of General Mechanics
ST 2006 Mechanics of materials, RWTH Aachen University - Institute of General Mechanics
WT 2005/06 Statics/dynamics, RWTH Aachen University - Institute of General Mechanics
ST 2005 Mechanics of materials, RWTH Aachen University - Institute of General Mechanics
WT 2004/05 Statics/dynamics, RWTH Aachen University - Institute of General Mechanics
ST 2004 Mechanics of materials, RWTH Aachen University - Institute of General Mechanics