» University Education

Juli 2005 Doctoral degree (Dr.-Ing.) with distinction from University of Stuttgart, Germany
Januar 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
Jnui 2010 Habilitation in Mechanics (facultas docendi and venia legendi), University of Stuttgart, Professorial thesis: "Weak or Strong: On Coupled Problems in Continuum Mechanics"
September 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
September 2001 Participant of the Advanced School Biomechanics of Soft Tissue, Centre International des Sciences Mécaniques (CISM), Udine, Italy
Dezember 2000 Visiting Researcher at Department of Biomedical Engineering, Materials Technology (dr. ir. Jacques Huyghe), Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Juli 1999 Participant of the Advanced School Bone Cell and Tissue Mechanics, Centre International des Sciences Mécaniques (CISM), Udine, Italy

» 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 / Private Lecturer – Mechanics (Core and Elective Courses), University of Stuttgart, Institute of Applied Mechanics (Civil Engineering), Germany

» Organisation von wissenschaftlichen Tagungen (Auswahl)

March 2015 Section Organiser Coupled Problems, 86th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM), ca. 1000 participants, Lecce, Italy
September 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

» Commission of Trust

2015 Reviewer of an ERC..... Muss bitte noch übersetzt werden
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» Membership 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)