I am active in the following research areas:
- Applied Mechanics,
- Stability Theory,
- Composite Structures, and
- Damage Mechanics.
My research comprises
- structural instability phenomena in lightweight construction with
particular emphasis on composite (FRP) structures,
- the analysis of the interaction between structural instability and
- theoretical derivations towards efficient modelling approaches
capable of determining post-buckling paths during damage
- novel hybrid material concepts towards improving specific
strengths of lattice core sandwich panels.
Prizes / Honours / Grants
- Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (09/2019-08/2021) awarded by the European Commission, project title: DamBuckler
- Dr.-Klaus-Körper Prize of GAMM 2018 (International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, PhD prize), "In appreciation for an excellent dissertation in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics"
- Scholarship of the European Society for Composite Materials for the participation at the Summer School on Fatigue and Damage Mechanics of Composite Materials, 2015
- Full scholarship for the Master of Engineering programme from the Centre for Advanced Composite Materials (CACM), The University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2012
- University of Bath, Materials and Structures Centre (Prof Richard Butler, Dr Andrew Rhead, Dr Mark Nielsen)
- University of Aberdeen, Centre for Micro- and Nanomechanics (Prof Maria Kashtalyan)
- Vienna University of Technology, Institute of Lightweight Design and Structural Biomechanics (Dr Melanie Todt)