The XFEM-research project ended in 2013. This section of the website is no longer maintained. The members of the project have successfully graduated. The head of the former research group, Thomas-Peter Fries, is now professor for structural analysis at Graz University of Technology in Austria.

Members of the project

Project leader


Thomas-Peter Fries

Internally funded Phd-students


Alaskar Alizada

Henning Sauerland

Malak Baydoun

Nikolai Weber

Externally funded Phd-students


Kwok-Wah Cheng

Safdar Abbas

Thomas-Peter Fries (fries@tugraz.at)