Honorary Member

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Popp

Alexander Popp is Full Professor of Computer-Based Simulation at the University of the German Federal Armed Forces Munich (UniBw M) and Director of the Institute for Mathematics and Computer-Based Simulation (IMCS). His research covers a broad range of topics in computational mechanics with a focus on finite element formulations for solid and contact mechanics, coupled interface and multi-physics problems as well as methods of parallel software development and high performance computing (HPC).

Address Institute for Mathematics and Computer-Based Simulation
Universität der Bundeswehr München
Werner-Heisenberg-Weg 39
85577 Neubiberg
Germany
Contact Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Popp
Phone: + 49 (0)89 6004 3410
Fax: + 49 (0)89 6004 4136

Professional Career

  • 2007 - 2012 | Research Assistant, Institute for Computational Mechanics, Technical University of Munich (Germany)
  • 2012 - 2017 |Postdoctoral Researcher / Deputy Head of Institute, Institute for Computational Mechanics, Technical University of Munich (Germany)
  • 2015 | Visiting Research Fellow, The University of Tokyo (Japan)
  • 2017 | Visiting Associate Research Scientist, Columbia University in the City of New York (USA)
  • 2017 | Visiting Professor, IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (Italy)
  • 2017 | Research Group Leader, ZD.B Junior Research Group, Technical University of Munich (Germany)
  • 2018 - today | Full Professor of Computer-Based Simulation, University of the German Federal Armed Forces Munich (Germany)
  • 2014 - today | Technology Consultant for CAE, AdCo Engineering GW GmbH, Garching (Germany)

Expertise

  • Computational Solid and Structural Dynamics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Multiphysics / Coupled Problems
  • Contact Mechanics and Tribology
  • Multiscale Modeling
  • Finite Element Formulations for Beams and Shells
  • Isogeometric Analysis (IGA)
  • Stochastic Modeling and Uncertainty Quantification
  • High Performance Parallel Computing (HPC)
  • CAE Software Development

Selected Honors and Awards

  • 2018 | ECCOMAS O.C. Zienkiewicz Award for Young Scientists in Computational Engineering Sciences
  • 2017 | Center Digitisation.Bavaria (ZD.B) Junior Research Group Award
  • 2016 | Elected as Chairman of the ECCOMAS Young Investigators Committee

  • 2016 | Daimler and Benz Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
  • 2016 | DAAD Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Japan

Publications

Author of more than 50 scientific publications, most of them in peer-reviewed international journals, and others in conference proceedings, reports, etc.
Invited speaker at more than 50 international conferences, workshops and scientific meetings.

For a complete list of publications, see https://www.unibw.de/imcs-en/team/popp