Organizers

All lectures and tutorials are given by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Zilian and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas-Peter Fries.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Zilian

Research Unit in Engineering Sciences,
University of Luxembourg

Andreas Zilian studied Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Berlin from which he graduated in 2001. Awarded with a scholarship by the German Research Foundation (DFG), he joined the Graduate Doctoral School "Interaction of Structure and Fluid" at the Technical University of Braunschweig. After completion of his PhD in 2005, Dr. Zilian became invited post-doctoral researcher at the Conservatoire National des Art et Métiers (CNAM) in Paris. The development of enriched finite element technologies for the simulation of multi-physics problems and investigation of efficient discrete descriptions of evolving discontinuities in a level-set context together with the realisation of the XFEM-concept in the framework of space-time finite elements is one of his research focuses. In 2006 he was appointed Assistant Professor at the Institute for Structural Analysis at TU Braunschweig and became Executive Director and Dean of Studies of the international Master programme Computational Sciences in Engineering. Prof. Dr. Andreas Zilian holds the chair of Statics and Structural Analysis at the University of Luxembourg since September 2011.

The homepage of Prof. Zilian is found here.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas-Peter Fries

Institut for Structural Analysis,
Graz University of Technology

Thomas-Peter Fries studied at the Technical University of Braunschweig in Germany under supervision of Prof. Hermann G. Matthies. In his dissertation, he developed a coupled meshfree/meshbased method for complex fluid-structure interaction problems. Dr. Fries was a post-doctoral fellow at the Northwestern University in Chicago, USA, in the research group of Prof. Ted Belytschko. From 2006-2012, Dr. Fries was head of an independent junior research group with the title "Numerical methods for discontinuities in continuum mechanics", funded by the Emmy-Noether program of the German Research Foundation (DFG). After working in industry at Schlumberger for more than a year, he was appointed Professor for Structural Analysis at the Technical University of Graz (Austria) in April 2013.

The homepage of Prof. Fries is found here.

Thomas-Peter Fries (fries@tugraz.at)