Short CV/Education and training

  • 1975 – 1984
    Viktoria Luise Gymnasium (grammar school), Hamelin, Germany

  • 1984 – 1990
    Studied civil engineering at the University of Hannover, Germany

  • 1986 – 1989
    Student assistant at the Institute of Construction Mechanics and Numerical Mechanics, University of Hannover

  • 1990
    Diplom degree

  • 1991 – 1995
    Lecturer at the Institute of Mechanics, Darmstadt University of Technology

  • 1994
    Doctorate

  • 1995 – 1996
    Visiting researcher in the Department of Civil Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, USA

  • 1996 – 1998
    Senior lecturer at the Institute of Mechanics, Darmstadt University of Technology

  • 1997
    Visiting researcher at the Centre for Research in Computational and Applied Mechanics, University of Cape Town, South Africa

  • 1998 – 1999
    Senior lecturer at the Institute of Construction Mechanics and Numerical Mechanics, University of Hannover

  • 1999 – 2000
    Chief engineer at the Institute of Construction Mechanics and Numerical Mechanics, University of Hannover

  • 1999
    Visiting researcher in the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geotechnology, University of Rome, Italy

  • 2000
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) for the field of mechanics

  • 2000 – 2005
    Professor in the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Numerical Mechanics and Simulation Technology at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

  • 2005 – 2009
    Professor at the Institute of Solid Mechanics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, at Braunschweig University of Technology

  • Since 2009
    Professor at the Institute of Applied Mechanics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University

  • 2009
    Offer of a professorship in mechanics in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2010
    Declined the above-mentioned offer

Selected projects

  • Model-adaptive simulation strategies for monitoring weak points and estimating the longevity of structures.

    Funding: German Research Foundation (DFG) (Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 477: Ensuring the viability of structures with the help of innovative structural surveillance)

    Collaboration with Braunschweig University of Technology, inter alia

    Contact person: S. Reese Realistic finite element modelling of woven and thin-walled

  • Nickel-Titan stents

    Funding: industry

    Contact persons: J. Frischkorn, S. Reese

  • Modelling and experimental research of cartilaginous and osseous materials in the nasal area

    Collaboration with Bonn University Hospital and Braunschweig University of Technology

    Contact person: S. Reese

  • Finite element modelling of shape-memory polymers

    Contact person: S. Reese

  • Stability properties of new reduced-integration finite elements

    Contact person: S. Reese

  • Longevity forecast for nozzle structures under flow strain

    Funding: DFG (TR 40: Designing thermally and mechanically stress-resistant components for future space transport systems)

    Collaboration with Braunschweig University of Technology, Technical University of Munich, University of Stuttgart

    Contact person: V. Tini, S. Reese

  • New material models and finite element technologies for the thermomechanical analysis of subtractive manufacturing

    Collaboration with Braunschweig University of Technology

    Contact person: I. N. Vladimirov, S. Reese

  • Anisotropic modelling of sheet metals in forming technology

    Contact person: M. Pietryga, I. N. Vladimirov, S. Reese

  • Development of new technologies for the numerical simulation of quasistatic/dynamic combined forming techniques for aluminium alloys and steel

    Funding: DFG (PAK 343: Method planning for quasistatic/dynamic combined forming processes)

    Collaboration with Dortmund University of Technology, University of Hannover

    Contact person: Y. Kiliclar, I. N. Vladimirov, S. Reese

  • Enhancing the dimensional accuracy of sheet metal components by means of model-based path planning for robot-based sheet metal forming

    Funding: DFG (SPP 1180: Predicting and influencing the interactions between structures and processes)

    Collaboration with Ruhr University Bochum

    Contact person: Y. Kiliclar, M. Pietryga, I. N. Vladimirov, S. Reese

  • Process-integrated powder-coating by means of radial-axial rolling of rings

    Funding: Volkswagen Foundation (Innovative methods for manufacturing functional surfaces)

    Collaboration with Ruhr University Bochum

    Contact person: J. Frischkorn, S. Reese

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the general council, International Association of Computational Mechanics, since 2009

  • Member of the senate and the executive committee of the German Research Foundation (DFG), mechanics section, since 2008

  • Associate editor of the journal Mechanics Research Communications, since 2008

  • Member of the editorial board for the journal Archive of Applied Mechanics, since 2008

  • Member of the executive council of the German Society for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, since 2007

  • Liaison to students from the German National Academic Foundation at Braunschweig University of Technology, 2007 – 2009

  • Spokesperson for the research concentration in General Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Braunschweig University of Technology, 2007 – 2009

  • Chairperson of the consortium council for the "Corporation ConRuhr" (liaison office in New York), 2005

  • Member of various selections committees of the German National Academic Foundation, 2004 – 2007

  • Dean of studies for the international Master's course in Computational Engineering at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, 2003 – 2005

  • Managing director of the Institute of Mechanics, Ruhr University Bochum, 2002 – 2005

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