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Christoph AdamUniv.-Prof. Dr. Christoph Adam
Department of Basic Sciences in Engineering Sciences
Unit for Applied Mechanics
Reserach area(s): Computational Mechanics, Dynamics
Personal webpage

Collaborators: Franosch, Haltmeier, Hofstetter, Rauch

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Christoph Adam is professor of Applied Mechanics and head of the Unit of Applied Mechanics at the University of Innsbruck. His research interests include seismic safety of structures, modeling of linear and non-linear structures subjected to dynamic loads, structural vibration control, vibration propagation in buildings and soil, and vibration measurement and data interpretation in the lab and on-site.

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Thomas FranoschUniv.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Franosch
Institute for Theoretical Physics
Bio and Nano Physics Group
Reserach area(s): Bio and Nano Physics Simulations
Personal webpage

Collaborators: AdamKendl, Ostermann, Rauch

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Professor Franosch leads the Bio and Nano Physics group at the Institute for Theoretical Physics. His research encompasses complex transport phenomena in crowded environments, the non-equilibrium physics of self-propelled particles, the glass transition of strongly confined liquids, thermophoresis of colloidal particles, and the elastic and dynamic properties of polymers.

 

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Günter HofstetterUniv.-Prof. Dr. Günter Hofstetter
Department of Basic Sciences in Engineering Sciences
Unit of Strength of Materials and Structural Analysis
Reserach area(s): Computational Mechanics, Soils & Concrete
Personal webpage

Collaborators: Adam, Haltmeier, Lackner, Ostermann

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Günter Hofstetter is dean of the Faculty of Engineering Sciences and head of the Unit of Strength of Materials and Structural Analysis at the Institute of Basic Sciences in Engineering Science at the University of Innsbruck. The focus of the scientific activities of Günter Hofstetter and his group is on basic and applied research in the fields of structural analysis and strength of materials, and of numerical methods related to these areas. Main emphasis is laid on the development and application of models for numerical simulation of the load-carrying behaviour of structures up to failure and on validation of these models by experimental methods.

In particular, the scientific contributions comprise

  • numerical modelling of the nonlinear material behaviour of concrete and of concrete structures, complemented by experimental investigations for validating numerical models,
  • experimental investigation and numerical simulation of rehabilitation and strengthening measures of existing concrete structures by adding concrete overlays,
  • numerical modelling of the nonlinear material behaviour of intact rock and of rock mass aiming at numerical simulations of the excavation of deep tunnels,
  • numerical modelling of partially saturated soils targeted on numerical simulations of geotechnical problems in the framework of multi-phase formulations and,
  • technology transfer of research results for solving demanding problems in engineering practice.

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Wolfgang RauchUniv.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Rauch
Department of Infrastructure Engineering
Unit of Environmental Engineering
Reserach area(s): Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics in Urban Water Systems
Personal webpage

Collaborators: Adam, Franosch, Harders, Lackner, Rotach

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Wolfgang Rauch is professor at the Institute of Infrastructure Engineering. His research focus lies on smoothed particle hydrodynamics, which is an applied and established computational fluid dynamics (CFD) technology in other disciplines (e.g. astrophysics), whereas the technology has currently not been applied in urban water engineering. Problematic issues are the large computational burden of the method and the numerical stability of the code in connection with multiphase problems.

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Supervisors with no available positions at the DP DOCC

Lukas Einkemmerassoz. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Lukas Einkemmer, BSc MSc PhD
Department of Mathematics
Numerical Analysis Group
Reserach area(s): Numerical Analysis, Scientific & High Performance Computing
Personal webpage

Collaborators: Kendl, Kissmann, Ostermann, Reimer

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Lukas Einkemmer is an Associate Professor at the Department of Mathematics at the University of Innsbruck. He is a member of the Numerical Analysis Group with research interests in numerical analysis and scientific computing, focusing on: Time integration of partial differential equations, splitting methods, exponential integrators, parallelization and scalability, and applications in physics.


 

Markus HaltmeierUniv.-Prof. Dr. Markus Haltmeier
Department of Mathematics
Applied Mathematics Group
Reserach area(s): Inverse Problems, Parameter Identification and Object Recognition
Personal webpage

Collaborators: Adam, Hofstetter, Kendl, Liedl, Ostermann, Probst, Rotach

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The Applied Mathematics Group of Markus Haltmeier at the Department of Mathematics performs interdisciplinary research in the fields of inverse problems, parameter estimation and signal and image processing. Thereby the group focuses on a balance between theoretical analysis and the development of algorithms, which can be applied to real-world applications.


 

Matthias HardersUniv.-Prof. Dr. Matthias Harders
Department of Computer Science
Interactive Graphics and Simulation Group
Reserach area(s): Visualisation and Interaction
Personal webpage

Collaborators: Einkemmer, Lackner, Rauch

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Matthias Harders is professor at the Department of Computer Science. In February 2014 he established the Interactive Graphics and Simulation (IGS) group at the University of Innsbruck. The scientific focus of the group is on methods and algorithms in the areas of physically-based simulation, computer haptics and virtual/augmented reality. Further research addresses human-computer interaction and multi-modal data visualisation. The main application area of the developments has so far been in the medical domain.


 

Alexander KendlUniv.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Kendl (Programme Coordinator)
Department of Applied Physics and Ionphysics
Complex Systems Group
Reserach area(s): Complex Systems
Personal webpage

Collaborators: Einkemmer, Franosch, Haltmeier, Kissmann, Ostermann, Rotach, Scheier

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Alexander Kendl is Associate Professor at the Institute for Ion Physics and Applied Physics at the University of Innsbruck. His research interests are in nonlinear dynamics, turbulence and structure formation, plasma physics and fusion research, and computational physics.


 

Ralf KissmannAssoz. Prof. Dr. Ralf Kissmann
Institute of Astro- and Particle Physics
Computational Astroparticle Physics Group
Reserach area(s): Computational Astro-, Astroparticle and Space Physics
Personal webpage

Collaborators: Einkemmer, Ostermann, Reimer

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Associated Professor Ralf Kissmann leads the computational astroparticle phyics group at the Institute of Astrophysics. His research interests are in the modelling of different astrophysical systems relevant for the acceleration of high-energy cosmic rays. In particular he is working on:

  • numerical simulations of cosmic ray transport
  • numerical modelling of astrophysical fluids
  • the combination of the above topics in a single simulation framework.

In this context there are two numerical codes currently developed in the group: the Picard code for the investigation of cosmic-ray transport and the Cronos code for simulation of (magneto-) hydrodynamical fluids.


 

Roman LacknerUniv.-Prof. Dr. Roman Lackner
Department of Structural Engineering and Material Sciences
Unit of Material Technology
Reserach area(s): Material Technology
Personal webpage

Collaborators: Harders, Hofstetter, Rauch

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Roman Lackner is head of the Unit of Material Technology at the Institute for Construction and Material Science at the University of Innsbruck. The focus of the scientific activities of Roman Lackner and his group is on basic and applied research in the field of material mechanics, especially within the framework of multiscale modeling. In particular, the scientific contributions comprise,

  • experimental characterization of the material's behavior at different length scales (Roman Lackner is head of the NanoLab at the University of Innsbruck)
  • homogenization techniques for upscaling physical material properties involving both analytical and numerical methods
  • material optimization both as regards the production process and the in-service performance
  • durability analysis of materials when subjected to chemical/physical attack.


 

Klaud LiedlUniv.-Prof. DDr. Klaus Liedl
Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Institute of General, Inorganic and Theoretical Chemistry
Reserach area(s): Computational Life Sciences
Personal webpage

Collaborators: Haltmeier, Probst

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Klaus Liedl and his research group focus on the development and application of computational methods to rationalize and predict chemical and biochemical phenomena at a molecular level. This comprises scientific areas such as molecular dynamics simulations, quantum mechanical calculations and chemo- and bioinformatics. The group both develops molecular force fields and data analysis methods and applies existing methods to explain experimental results and to guide future experiments.


 

Alexander OstermannUniv.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Ostermann (Deputy Coordinator)
Department of Mathematics
Numerical Analysis Group
Reserach area(s): Numerical Analysis
Personal webpage

Collaborators: Einkemmer, Haltmeier, Hofstetter, Kendl, Kissmann, Franosch, Probst

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Alexander Ostermann is head of the Department of Mathematics, chair of the Numerical Analysis Group and head of the Research Area Scientific Computing. His research interests include numerical analysis and scientific computing, in particular: time integration of partial differential equations, exponential integrators, splitting methods, engineering mathematics, sensitivity analysis, and geometry.


 

Michael Probstao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Probst
Institute for Ion Physics and Applied Physics
Numerical Chemistry Group
Reserach area(s): Computational Chemistry
Curriculum vitae

Collaborators: Haltmeier, Liedl, Ostermann, Scheier

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Michael Probst is professor at the Institute for Ion Physics and Applied Physics at the University of Innsbruck. His Computational Chemistry and Molecular Physics group investigates properties and reactions of neutral and charged clusters and molecules. His fields of research are: elucidation of reaction mechanisms by combined quantum-(thermo)chemical and molecular dynamical calculations and simulations, visualisation methods, metastable anions, electro- and physical chemistry of electrolytes.


 

Anita Reimerassoz. Prof. Dr. Anita Reimer
Department of Theoretical Physics
Theoretical High Energy Astrophysics
Reserach area(s): Theoretical High Energy Astrophysics and Astroparticle Physics
Personal webpage

Collaborators: Einkemmer, Kissmann

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The research group of Anita Reimer studies the physics of cosmic high energy sources and phenomena with particular focus on solving the quest for the origin of the ultrahigh energy cosmic rays. Here the multi-messenger approach (leading to gamma-ray, neutrino and cosmic-ray astrophysics), and a detailed understanding of hadronic interactions, particle and photon propagation and radiation processes from non-thermal particle distributions is central.
We engage in the development of models for high energy cosmic sources such as black hole sources (e.g., jetted Active Galactic Nuclei), stellar binary systems involving massive stars, etc., including particle acceleration processes. We also study the source content of diffuse radiation fields and the impact of low energy diffuse radiation fields on high energy photon and particle propagation.


 

Mathias RotachUniv.-Prof. Dr. Mathias Rotach
Department of Atmospheric and Cryospheric Sciences
Dynamic Meteorology group
Reserach area(s): Atmospheric Modelling
Personal webpage

Collaborators: Haltmeier, Kendl, Rauch

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Mathias Rotach is professor at the Institute of Atmospheric and Cryospheric Sciences. One of the major research areas at this is atmospheric numerical modelling. Themes are in both short-term (weather) and long-term (climate) modelling. As an overarching goal the members of the institute aim at a better understanding of atmospheric exchange processes over mountainous terrain. For the statistical downscaling of coarse-resolution climate information (what the global centres presently can provide) for point applications the team presently plans to develop a so-called ‘weather generator’ for which in many instances spatial correlations of meteorological parameters are required.


 

Paul ScheierUniv.-Prof. Dr. Paul Scheier
Department of Applied Physics and Ionphysics
Nano-Bio-Physics workgroup
Reserach area(s): Nano-bio physics
Personal webpage

Collaborators: Kendl, Probst

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Professor Paul Scheier is head of the working group Nano-Bio-Physics at the Institute for Applied Physics and Ionphysics. His research focuses on experimental cluster and nano physics, mass spectrometry and ion spectroscopy, helium nano droplets and laboratory astro chemistry. Recent work addresses the multicenter growth of dopant cluster ions in highly-charged helium nanodroplets.



Funding

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 847476.

Co-funded by the European Union

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