For other chairs involved in the programme in Computational Science and Engineering, have a look at the involved research groups.

Professor Luding

Stefan Luding studied Physics at the University Bayreuth, Germany, on reactions on complex and fractal geometries. He continued his reasearch and moved to Freiburg for his PhD on Simulations of dry granular materials in the group of polymer physics and then spent his PostDoc time in Paris IV, Jussieu, before he joined the group of Computational Physics in Stuttgart, where he did his habilitation in 2008. In 2001, Stefan Luding moved to DelftChemTech in the Netherlands as Assoc. Prof. Particle Technology, and since 2007 he holds the chair on MultiScale Mechanics (MSM) in the faculty of engineering technology, CTW, and the research institute MESA+, at the University of Twente, Netherlands. His ongoing research is on fluids and solids, particles and their contacts, granular materials and powders, bio- and micro-fluidic systems, and modern composite and self-healing materials (for example ceramics or asphalt). This involves experiments and a variety of multi-scale theory and modeling approaches as:

  • Microscopic/discrete vs. continuous approaches for fluids & solids
  • Micro-Macro transition to derive constitutive relations for continuum theory and applications with FEM/CFD

Stefan Luding is refereeing scientific papers for many journals across multiple disciplines and is since 1998 Managing Editor-in-Chief of the journal Granular Matter. He has published more than 200 papers, proceedings and books in total and is member of several international working parties related to granular materials and powders, as well as president (since 2005) of the Association that organizes the 4-yearly major conference in the field: Powders & Grains, which recently took place in July, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.