Prof. Timon Rabczuk

Curriculum vitae

Personal data

                    Name: Timon Rabczuk
                    Home Institution: the Bauhaus University of Weimar, Weimar, Germany

Study and Civil Service

12/1997                Dipl.-Ing. in Structural Engineering, University of Karslruhe, Germany                                                                                                                                    

Professional Experience

02/1998-12/2001 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (Scientific co-worker) at the ’Institute of Concrete Structures and    Materials Science’ at the University of Karlsruhe with Prof. J. Eibl
1999-12/2001 In charge of the Finite Element Software ABAQUS
01/2002-02/2002   Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (Postdoctoral Fellow) at the Fraunhofer Institut fur Kurzzeitdynamik-Fraunhofer (Ernst Mach) with Prof. K. Thoma
01/2002 PhD-defense: Numerische Untersuchungen zum Fragmentierungsverhalten von Beton mit Hilfe der SPH-Methode (Numerical analysis of concrete fragmentation using SPH)
02/2002-09/2005 Postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Group of Computational Mechanics, Evanston, Illinois, USA with Prof. T. Belytschko
07/2002-09/2005 Chief system administrator of the tamlab (computer lab) group at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA
10/2005-01/2007 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (Postdoctoral fellow) at the Chair of Computational Mechanics, Department of            Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Munich, Germany with Prof. W.A. Wall
02/2007-02/2009 Senior Lecturer at the University of Canterbury, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Christchurch, New Zealand
Since 02/2009 Univ.-Professor at the Bauhaus University of Weimar, chair of Computational Mechanics, Institute of Structural Mechanics, Department of Structural Engineering, Weimar, Germany
Since 2010 Director of the Institute of Structural Mechanics

Membership and awards


Since08/2003        Member of USACM (United States Association of Computational Mechanics)                                                                              
Since 09/2004 Member of IACM (International Association of Computational Mechanics)
 07/2005  Awarded Marie-Curie Intra-European Fellowship (not used)
   Editorial Board member of ’KSCE-Journal of Civil Engineering’, ’Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering’ (invited by Dr. Xiaoying Zhuang), ’Asian  Journal  of  Computational  Engineering’  (invited  by  Prof.  Hung Nguyen-Dang), ’Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics’ and ’International Journal of Computers’
Since 03/2012 Assistant Editor of ’Computational Mechanics’
Since 01/2014 Editor in Chief of ’International Journal of Modern Mechanics’


Professional Services

     Reviewer for more than 40 journals (such as International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering- since 02/2002, International Journal for Impact Engineering- since 05/2004, International Journal of Solids and Structures-since 04/2005, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids-since 09/2007, Finite Elements in Analysis and Design since 04/2008, Computer Physics Communications-since 05/2008, Numerical Methods for Partial Dierential Equations-since 05/2008, Engineering Fracture Mechanics-since 05/2008, Journal of Computational Physics  since 09/2008, International Journal of Damage Mechanics-since 04/2009, Computers & Structures-since 08/2009, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering since 11/2009, Computational Mechanics since 07/2010, Computational Material Science since 09/2010, Composite Structures since 02/2011, International Journal of Fracture since 08/2011).
      Reviewer, organizer of mini-symposia and session chair for several conferences.

Since06/2007        My research code is used by the ’Korean Expressway Corporation’
Since 10/2009 Reviewer for the German Research Foundation (DFG)
2009 Organizer and host of the ’International Workshop: Technology and Society: Simulation Methods-Extreme Events: Modeling, Analysis and Prediction’, 7.10-9.10, Weimar
2009 Editorial Board member (invited by Prof. Topping) of the Seventh International Conference on Engineering  Computational Technology, Valencia, 2010
2011 Editorial Board member (invited by Prof. Topping) of the Eighth International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology, Dubrovnik, 2012
2012 Reviewer  for  the  ERC  (Advanced  ERC-grant  2012)  and  CSF  (Czech Science Foundation)
14.3-15.3.2012 Host of the ’Open-FOAM Workshop’
2013 Reviewer for the Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering at the Academy of Finland


Research Grants: EU - FP7


 ERC-CoG (5 years, 2,000,000 Euro): Computational Modeling and Design of Lithium-ion Batteries (COMBAT), start: 1.6.2014.                 

2013  Coordinator and Scientist in Charge of the Marie-Curie International Incoming Fellowship (IIF) of Dr. Xiaoying Zhuang (2 years, 160,000 Euro) contract negotiations: Computational Multiscale Modeling of Hydraulic Fracturing for shale gas development (HYDROFRAC), start envisioned: 1.7.2014.
2011  Coordinator of the FP7-ITN (Initial Training Network): Integrating Numerical Simulation and Geometric Design Technology (INSIST), 3,850,000 Euro (4 years), 12 ESRs (3 years each) and 2 ERs (30 months), 3 industrial partners and 3 academic partners, start 1.1.2012.
2010  Coordinator of the FP7-IRSES grant MultiFrac (4 years,  250,000 Euro), start 1.7.2011.

Research Grants: DFG

2013                       DFG grant RA 1946/17-1 (1 year): International Collaboration (Tongji University, China): Ein dreidimensionales thermo-mechanisches Rissmodell basierend auf PU-Methoden, start: 1.1.2014
2013  DFG grant RA 1946/16-1 (3 years): Eine dreidimensionale Mehrskalenmethode zur Modellierung von Materialversagen in Nano-Verbundwerkstoen, start: 2013
2012 DFG grant RA 1946/14-1: International Collaboration (Jordan): Physics based virtual surgery approach using the point collocation method of finite spheres
2011 DFG grant RA 1946/10-1 (3 years): Eine elektro-mechanische XFEM-Formulierung fur Vorwartsprobleme und inverse Probleme, start: 22.12.2011
2011 DFG grant RA 1946/8-1 (2 years): Eine MD-XFEM Kopplung zur Simulation von quasi-sprodem Materialversagen, start: 1.2.2012
2011 DFG grant PO 405/13-1: Europaische Nachwuchsakademie (1 year): ’Multiscale methods for fracture in nanocomposites’, start 1.12.2011 (Dr. Yan- cheng Zhang)
2010 DFG grant RA 1946/5-1 (3 years): Eine neue netzfreie Methode zur Modellierung von duktilem Materialversagen, start 1.4.2011
2009 DFG grant RA 1946/4-1: Workshop Technology and Society: Simulationsverfahren-Forschung fur die Gesellschaft (6000 Euro)
2009 DFG grant RA 1946/3-1 (3 years): Robuste FSI-Verfahren fur versagende dunne Strukturen, start 1.3.2010
2009 Aufnahme als Antragsteller im Graduiertenkolleg ’Bewertung gekoppelter numerischer Partialmodelle im konstruktiven Ingenieurbau’

Research Grants: BMBF and DAAD

2012             DAAD PPP Spanien-Fracture of thin shells due to fluid-structure interaction: Joint Project with Prof. Marino Arroyo and Prof. Yongxing Shen,  UPV (Barcelona)
 2011  BMBF SUA 10/042-Mehrskalen Simulation zum Bruchverhalten von Polymer-Nano-Partikel Verbundwerkstoffen:  Joint Project with Prof. Jacob Muthu,  WITS
 2010  ARC-DAAD-Multiscale Methods for Fracture: Joint Project with Prof. Stephane Bordas, Cardiff University

Research Grants: TMBWK

 2010 TMBWK Seldibau: Selbstdiagnostizierende Bauwerke ( 395,000 Euro)

Research Interests

Computational Mechanics (Computational Solid Mechanics and Computational Fluid-Structure-Interaction)
Computational Materials Design
Numerical Methods, in particular Extended Finite Element and Meshfree Methods, Isogeometric Analysis
Constitutive Modeling
Material Instabilities, Fracture, Strain localization
Biomechanical Engineering