Short CV/Education and training

  • 1971 – 1981
    State school in Lviv, Ukraine

  • 1981
    Abitur (A-levels) with distinction in Lviv, Ukraine

  • 1981 – 1986
    Studied mathematics at Ivan Franko State University in Lviv

  • 1986
    Diplom degree with distinction

  • 1986 – 1997
    Engineer, and later research associate, at the Institute of Applied Problems of Mechanics and Mathematics, Soviet Academy of Sciences, USSR

  • 1988 – 1989
    State examinations for the field of mechanics

  • 1994
    Doctorate

  • 1998 – 2000
    Language studies at the University of Freiburg, Germany

  • 1998 – 2000
    Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials, Freiburg

  • 2000 – 2009
    Research associate at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

  • Since 2009
    Heisenberg fellowship

Selected publications

  • Piat R., Sinchuk Y.: Thermal Conductivity Design for Locally Orthotropic Materials. Key Engineering Materials, 577-578, 437-440 (2014).

  • Sinchuk Y., Roy S., Gibmeier J., Piat R., Wanner A., Numerical study of internal load transfer in metal/ceramic composites based on freeze-cast ceramic preforms and experimental validation, Materials Science & Engineering, A 585, 10-16 (2013).

  • Dietrich S., Gebert J.-M, Stasiuk G., Wanner A., Weidenmann K. A., Deutschmann O., Tsukrov I., Piat R.: Microstructure Characterization of CVI-Densified Carbon/Carbon Composites with Various Fiber Distributions, Comp. Sci. and Tech.,72(15),1892-1900 (2012).

  • Piat R., Sinchuk Y., Vasoya M., Sigmund O.: Minimal compliance design for metal?ceramic composites with lamellar microstructures. Acta Materialia, 59(12) , 4835-4846, (2011)

  • Drach B., Tsukrov I., Gross T., Dietrich S., Weidenmann K., Piat R., Böhlke T.: Numerical modeling of carbon/carbon composites with nanotextured matrix and 3D pores of irregular shapes, J. of Solids and Structures, 48(18), 2447-2457, (2011).



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Numerical microstructure optimisation of melt-infiltrated metal-ceramic composite materials

  • Microstructure modelling of carbon-carbon composite materials

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the faculty council (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), 2007 – 2008 and 2004 – 2006

  • Guest-editor of a special issue of Composites Science and Technology and a special issue of Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 2007

  • Bad Herrenalb, Germany, international workshop on "Research in Mechanics of Composites", 2006

  • "Non-linear problems and diffusion equations" workshop, 2002

  • Took part in organising the "Treatment of Corners in Layered Structures" workshop, 2001

Additional qualifications

  • Visiting researcher at the University of Aberdeen (UK) in the research group of Dr. M. Kashtalyan and Prof. Y. Guz (working in the areas of mechanics, numerical analysis, and composites), 2012, 2013 (for a total of 5 weeks)

  • Visiting researcher at the University of New Hampshire in the research group of Prof. I. Tsukrov (working in the area of micromechanics), 2009, 2011, 2013 (for a total of 5 weeks)

  • Visiting researcher at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, in the research group of Prof. Z. Yosibash (research field: p-FEM, biomechanics and fracture mechanics), 2010

  • Research group director, since 2010

  • Visiting researcher at DTU (Lyngby, Denmark) in the research group of Prof. O. Sigmund (research field: microstructure optimisation), 2009

  • Visiting researcher at the University of New Hampshire in the research group of Prof. I. Tsukrov (research field: micromechanics), 2009

  • Visiting researcher at the French Institute for Advanced Mechanics (IFMA) with Prof. Y. Lapusta, Clermont-Ferrad, France (working in the area of numerical modelling of composites), 2006 (one month)


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