Invited Lectures

Invited Lectures

Carmen Rodrigo

Monolithic Solution of Mixed-dimensional Models in Fractured Porous Media by Multigrid Methods

Carmen Rodrigo obtained her PhD in Applied Mathematics with distinction and with the European mention at the University of Zaragoza in 2010. Her PhD was also selected by SEMA (Spanish Society of Applied Mathematics) as finalist of the 2010 ECCOMAS PhD Award. Currently, she has an Associate Professor position at the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Zaragoza. Dr. Rodrigo’s main area of research is numerical methods for partial differential equations, primarily the development and analysis of iterative methods for the solution of the systems of algebraic equations that are obtained after discretization. Her research interests include the study of flow problems in rigid, deformable and fractured porous media, with an emphasis on stable discretizations and efficient solvers for this type of problems. Due to her research career, in 2015 she was honored with the SEMA Award “Antonio Valle” to Young Researchers. Since 2017 she is Group Member of the European Committee of Young Investigators of ECCOMAS (EYIC).
h-index: 7

Aleksandra Ziaja-Sujdak

The relevance of numerical methods in structural evaluation and SHM

Aleksandra Ziaja-Sujdak obtained her PhD from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2016 under the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme. Her work was concerned with Structural Health Monitoring of cylindrical structures using ultrasonic guided waves. Currently she works as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Robotics and Mechatronics at AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków. Her research interests include Nondestructive Testing, Laser Ultrasound and SHM.
h-index: 3

Alexander Popp

Isogeometric Mortar Methods for Optimal Weak Patch-Coupling and Contact Analysis in Finite Deformation Elasticity

Since 2018 Alexander Popp is Full Professor of Computer-Based Simulation at the University of the Bundeswehr Munich (Germany) and Founding Co-Director of the Institute for Mathematics and Computer-Based Simulation (IMCS). He received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2012 for his work on computational contact mechanics. His research interests cover a broad range of topics in computational mechanics with a focus on finite element formulations for solid and contact mechanics, coupled interface and multi-physics problems as well as methods of parallel software development and high performance computing (HPC), with applications ranging from biomedical engineering to aerospace and manufacturing technologies. International collaborations have led him to visiting professor and visiting scholar appointments at the University of Tokyo (Japan), Columbia University (USA) and IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (Italy). He has served as Secretary General of the German Association for Computational Mechanics (GACM) and is currently Chairman of the Young Investigators Committee of the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS).
h-index: 14

David Weinberg

Remarks on additive manufacturing constraints in topology optimization

David Weinberg is currently a Senior Software Architect for Autodesk and was the former President/CEO and Founder NEi Software from 1991 to 2014 until the acquisition of NEi by Autodesk in May 2014. He was the primary developer for NEi Nastran and currently leads the team of developers for Autodesk Nastran. He also developed the Autodesk Nastran in-CAD product while at NEi. His current work focus at Autodesk is the development of advanced topology optimization using Autodesk Nastran. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He has over 30 years’ experience in FEA simulation working both as a user for several large Aerospace companies and as a developer.

Yoyo Hinuma

Automated generation of nonpolar and stoichiometric slab-and-vacuum models of crystals and evaluation of surface properties

Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. Specializes in first principles calculations on semiconductors and insulators with a strong interest in surface properties. Currently an assistant professor at Chiba University, Japan after working at University of California, San Diego, USA and Kyoto University, Japan.
h-index: 17

Brian Staber

Stochastic analysis, simulation, and identification of hyperelastic constitutive equations

Obtained a Ph.D. in Mechanics at the University of Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée in 2018. His work was concerned with the construction, simulation and identification of stochastic models in finite elasticity. Currently a postdoctoral fellow at Safran-Tech and Centre des Matériaux in France. His research interests include the broad fields of uncertainty quantification, computational mechanics and non-smooth mechanics.
h-index: 6

Yasin Toparlar

From environmental fluid mechanics to the energy demand of individual buildings

Dr. Yasin Toparlar has graduated from Bogazici University in 2010 with a B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering and in 2012 from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) with an M.Sc. degree in Building Physics and Services. In 2013, he has started his Ph.D. research in TU/e and Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO) and defended his thesis (cum laude) in 2018. He has published 18 peer-reviewed international journal papers and 12 conference papers and he is currently a reviewer for eight international journals. Parallel to his own research, he has been the co-supervisor of two Ph.D. students and four M.Sc. students. In 2018, he was awarded by the Royal Institute of Engineers with the Hoogendoorn Award for Fluid Mechanics, which is given annually for the best Ph.D. thesis in the Netherlands in the field of fluid mechanics. Currently, he is a Project Leader at the Dutch consultancy firm Deerns on data analytics and smart buildings.
h-index: 8

Rohan Soman

Opportunities for funding for young researchers: A national and EU perspective

Dr Soman is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Fluid Flow Machinery, Polish Academy of Sciences in Gdansk Poland. Dr Soman finished his PhD in 2016 from the same institute. He was recently awarded the Start fellowship which is awarded to the Top 100 promising researchers in Poland under the age of 30. He was the only non-Polish national to be awarded this prestigious fellowship in 2018. He has 18 peer-reviewed journal publications, 2 book chapters, and more than 25 papers in conference proceedings. He has has been cited 172 times. His research interests include: structural health monitoring, data fusion, optimization of sensor placement. His current research interests include fibre optic based strain monitoring, data fusion, digital twinning as well as Optimization of sensor placement. He also serves as the Chair of the Marie Curie Alumni Association Polish Chapter. Under that capacity he is actively involved in the outreach activities for generating awareness among the general public about careers in research. He actively promotes mobility among scientific careers and considers popularization of science as one of his hobbies.
h-index: 8

NAWA – The Polish National Agency For Academic Exchange

Access to funding for young researchers