On the hyperlinked pages below you can find some brief descriptions of fields I did work on. academia and/or industry. I have tried my very best to write these in a way to make them interesting for a bigger audience including interested persons, students as well as colleagues from the scientific community.

During my time at the work group in Essen I get in touch FEM during my Diploma thesis and FEA & CFD during my PhD-Thesis and Post-Doc phase. In general I do not perform any research in FEM anymore but I am still interested in these methods and the application in Modelica, Code Generation, Parallelisation and as models for Simulation Data Mining and User Assistance Systems in simulation tools.
Beyond this I interested in the simulation of ecology systems even if do find much opportunity to do that. Majorly I am interested in the aspect to couple a numerical FEM-Simulation with agent based simulations and in the simulation of systems with a memory effect.

I came in touch with the topics above during my industrial time dealing with code generation for real time simulation purpose. The application area is mainly HIL test in the automotive industry but some aspects fit well to other application areas as well.

Notes and Tutorials

These pages in the list below contain some some useful tutorials and notes. In general they are only available in German.

Literary Supplement & Motto

From: Douglas Adams - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.


"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
attributed to - maybe incorrectly - Benjamin Franklin


Elves seldom give unguarded advice, for advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill.
Gildor Inglorion ; From: J.R.R.Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings.