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Hermann Matthies

Head of Institute of Scientific Computing


Technische Universität Braunschweig

D-38092 Braunschweig, Germany


Research Interests

Coupled Problems, Fluid-Stucture Interaction, Computational Multiphysics and Multiscale Problems, Computational Stochastic Problems, Uncertainty Quantification and Propagation, Parametric Problems, Inverse Problems and Bayesian Updating.

Education Profile

  • Ph.D. (6/1978) Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA. Thesis: “Problems in Plasticity and Their Finite Element Approximation”.
  • Dipl.-Math. (9/1976) Mathematics, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany. Thesis: “Ljusternik-Schnirel´mann Theory and Non-Linear Eigenvalues Problems”.

Professional Profile

  • 1995 – present: Institute of Scientific Computing, TU Braunschweig, Professor and Director of Institute
  • 2011: Visiting Professor Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejon/ Südkorea
  • 2008: Visiting Professor University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane, Australia
  • 2007: Professeur Invité, École Normale Supérieure (ENS) de Cachan, Paris, France
  • 1996 – 2006: Director of University Computing Centre, TU Braunschweig

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • Committee for Wind Turbines, Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik (DIBT), 1988 – 1993
  • Joint Committee on Structural Safety, 1990 – 1995
  • Fellow, International Association for Computational Mechanics
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
  • IEEE Computer Society
  • Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI)
  • Editorial Board, Computers & Structures, 2001 - 2006
  • Editorial Board, SIAM Journal for Numerical Analysis, 2007 – 2010

Awards

  • 2010 Highly Commended Award, Emerald LiteratiNetwork
  • 2008 Most Cited Author 2005 – 2008, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
  • 2004 Fellow, International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM)
  • 2003 J. Tinsley Oden Scholarship, ICES, University of Texas at Austin
  • 2000 DAAD-CSIR Invited Professor Scholarship
  • 1976 – 1978 DAAD Scholarship