Participation in new SFB 1394
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) is establishing ten new Collaborative Research Centres (CRCs) to further support top-level research in German universities. One of the new Collaborative Research Centre is The CRC "Structural and Chemical Atomic Complexity: From Defect Phase Diagrams to Material Properties"
Prof. Benjamin Berkels was one the applicants for the Collaborative Research Centre "Structural and Chemical Atomic Complexity" (SFB 1394), which was proposed by RWTH Aachen University together with the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung. In the SFB, Benjamin Berkels is heading Project A04 "Crystal Analysis of High Resolution Image Data". Moreover, he is heading the integrated research training group.
The funding was officially granted by the DFG in November 2019. If you want to read more about it click here.
AICES Fellow Jeyashree Krsihnan passed Her Doctoral Exam
Jeyashree Krishnan started as an AICES Fellow in 2015 and received her doctoral degree on December 16, 2019. Her research on „Introduction to Autonomous Driving", has been advised by Prof. Andreas Schuppert.
Stefanie Elgeti started at ILSB, University of Technology in Vienna
AICES Associated Junior Research Group Leader Prof. Stefanie Elgeti was offered a Professorship for leightweight design at TU Vienna. She started there in October 2019. Her path to simulation science started with a diploma in Mechanical Engineering, majoring in "Manufacturing Techniques for Microsystems". In 2011, she completed her PhD thesis with the topic "Free-Surface Flows in Shape Optimization of Extrusion Dies". This was followed in the year 2016 by her habilitation on "CAD-Conforming Finite Element Methods in Engineering Design". Since 2011 she is also an Associated Junior Research Group Leader at AICES.
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RWTH Aachen University now recognized as a University of Excellence
RWTH Aachen University is among the winners chosen to receive funding from the federal and state governments for the next seven years in the framework of the Universities of Excellence funding line. RWTH Aachen University is therefore one out of the eleven German universities in the competition now recognized as a University of Excellence. Funding has been granted for an initial period of seven years starting January 1, for the following Cluster proposals: “The Fuel Science Center – Adaptive Conversion Systems for Renewable Energy and Carbon Sources”, “Internet of Production” and “ML4Q – Matter and Light for Quantum Computing” – the latter in partnership with the University of Cologne and the University of Bonn.
With its proposal titled “The Integrated Interdisciplinary University of Science and Technology. Knowledge. Impact. Networks.“ and on the basis of the on-site visit in January of this year, RWTH was able to convince the international panel of experts appointed by the Joint Science Conference of the Federal Government and State Governments (GWK).
At the core of RWTH’s proposal is the convergence of knowledge, methods, and insights, which allows researchers to thoroughly comprehend complex systems and then develop improved versions.
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IRTG Student Nicole Nellesen won Student Poster Competition Award
IRTG student Nicole Nellesen won the “2019 Student Poster Competition Award” in “Mathematical Models” at the USNCCM15. The name of her poster is “Certified Reduced Basis Methods in 3D-VAR Data Assimilation” and her advisor is Prof. Veroy-Grepl. The sponsor of the award is the journal CAMWA (Elsevier).
The US National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM15) took place in Austin, TX from July 28 - August 1, 2019. The Congress was organized by the USACM. Computational engineers and scientists worldwide from government, academia, and industry participated in the congress. It featured plenary and semi-plenary speakers, several honorary mini-symposia, more than seventy-five organized mini-symposia with keynote lectures and contributed talks and exhibits from various sponsors.