Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang A. Wall
- Room 1205
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: +49 (0) 89 289 15300
- Fax: +49 (0) 89 289 15301
Institute for Computational Mechanics
Technical University of Munich
85748 Garching b. München
Wolfgang A. Wall is full Professor and founding Director of the Institute for Computational Mechanics at the Technical University of Munich. Born near Salzburg (Austria), he studied at the University of Innsbruck and received his PhD from the University of Stuttgart. Among others he acted as founding director of the Munich School of Engineering and is co-founder of the companies AdCo EngineeringGW and Ebenbuild GmbH. Wolfgang A. Wall has received several esteemed awards and serves on a large number of prestigious boards. He currently also serves as Rector of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences (CISM) in Udine (Italy) and is member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences as well as of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
A short CV (as pdf) of Professor Wall can also be found here.
Research interests of Wolfgang A. Wall and his group can be described as “application motivated fundamental research” in a broad range of areas in computational mechanics, with applications spanning all fields of engineering and the applied sciences. With a strong basis in a variety of advanced single field problems (like computational solid, fluid and transport dynamics), the current focus lies on coupled multifield and multiscale problems (like fluid-structure interaction, contact dynamics, thermo-structure interaction, electro-chemo-mechano-thermo interaction, opto-acoustics, porous media, multiphase transport, etc.) as well as on computational biophysics (on sub-cellular and cellular scale) and biomedical engineering (like modelling of respiratory and cardiovascular systems, cancer growth, etc.). In all these areas his group covers the full spectrum from advanced modeling and the development of novel computational methods to sophisticated software development and application-oriented simulations on high performance computing systems. Meanwhile, their research activities also include optimization, inverse analysis, uncertainty quantification, machine learning as well as experimental work. In collaboration with leading researchers worldwide as well as national and international industrial partners, LNM expedites projects at the front line of research.
More details: A (never up to date) overview on current research can be found here and a list of publications can be found here in a pdf version or on our webpage it is given here (peer-reviewed journal publications) and here (also including other publications, like books etc.).
Wolfgang A. Wall is a dedicated academic teacher and teaching activities cover a large spectrum of courses, that are very well received by students (at least concluding from the number of teaching awards received). The spectrum ranges from large (up to 1000 students) first year courses to small and specialized graduate courses.
An overview of current teaching activities can be found here.
|1983||Matura, Höhere Technische Bundeslehranstalt Salzburg (A), (with distinction)|
|1991||Graduation (Dipl.-Ing.) from University of Innsbruck (A), (with distinction)|
|1999||Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.), University of Stuttgart (advisor: E. Ramm), Thesis: Fluid structure interaction with stabilized finite elements, (with distinction ‘summa cum laude’)|
Professional career, employment history
|1983||-||1984||Engineer in engineering consulting office, Salzburg (A)|
|1990||Visiting researcher, Princeton University (USA)|
|1992||-||1994||University assistant, Institute of Mechanics, University of Innsbruck (A)|
|1994||-||1997||DFG doctoral scholar – GK “Modeling and discretization methods for continua and fluids”, University of Stuttgart|
|1997||-||1999||Research assistant and team leader, Institute for Structural Mechanics, University of Stuttgart|
|1999||-||2003||Vice head of Institute for Structural Mechanics, University of Stuttgart|
|2003||-||Full Professor (Ordinarius) for Computational Mechanics, Founding Director of Institute for Computational Mechanics, Technical University of Munich|
|2010||-||2012||Founding Director of Munich School of Engineering|
|2011||Co-Founder of company AdCo EngineeringGW GmbH|
|2012||Founding Director of Center for Computational Biomedical Engineering, CBME|
|2019||Co-Founder of company Ebenbuild GmbH|
Appointments, elected positions (selection)
|2004||-||Member of Executive Council of German Association for Computational Mechanics (GACM)|
|2004||-||Member of General Council of International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM)|
|2003||-||Honorary Member of Technology Network Alliance (TechNet)|
|2006||-||Member of Scientific Council of International Centre for Mechanical Sciences (CISM), Udine, Italy|
|2008||-||2018||Member of Selection Committee “Landesforschungspreis Baden-Württemberg” (most prestigious (highest endowment) state research award in Germany)|
|2008||-||Member of Foundation Board of Timoshenko-Föppl-Foundation|
|2008||-||2012||Vice-President of German Association for Computational Mechanics (GACM)|
|2010||-||Member of ECCOMAS CFD Committee|
|2011||-||2012||Member of Advisory Council of TUM President for German Excellence Initiative|
|2011||-||2017||Member of the Advisory Council of TUM Institute for Advanced Studies|
|2011||-||Member of the Munich School of Engineering Executive Board|
|2012||-||Chairman of ECCOMAS (European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering) CFD Committee|
|2012||-||2018||Member of Executive Council of International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM)|
|2012||-||2016||Member of Advisory Council of the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre|
|2012||-||Member (co-opted) of ECCOMAS Executive Council|
|2013||-||2016||President of German Association for Computational Mechanics (GACM)|
|2014||-||2017||Member of Founding Board of the TUM School of Bioengineering|
|2014||-||Board Member for Research & Technology of Graz University of Technology (TU Graz, Austria)|
|2015||-||Corresponding Member Abroad of Austrian Academy of Sciences|
|2015||-||2017||Editor-in-Chief of International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids|
|2015||-||Member of ERC Advanced Grant Panel|
|2016||-||Member of TUM Appointment and Tenure Board|
|2017||-||Rector of International Centre for Mechanical Sciences (CISM), Udine, Italy|
|2017||-||Member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences|
|2019||-||Member of the Technical Scientific Council of Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (Centre for Materials and Coastal Research)|
|1986||-||1988||Excellency in Studying Awards (~ top 1%)|
|1991||Best graduation ever in Civil Engineering at Innsbruck University|
|1988||-||1991||Scholar of “Pro Scientia“|
|1994||European Academic Software Award|
|2000||Fritz-Peter-Müller Award, University of Karlsruhe|
|2000||Rotary Award for doctoral thesis, Stuttgart|
|2005||-||Many (Golden) teaching Awards (from TUM students)|
|2008||Fellow Award of the International Association of Computational Mechanics|
|2011||Chuo University (Tokyo) Guest professorship Award for outstanding international scientists|
|2012||IACM Computational Mechanics Award|
|2013||Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Medal|
|2015||Elected as Corresponding Member abroad of Austrian Academy of Sciences|
|2016||Prandtl Medal (ECCOMAS)|
|2017||Elected as Member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences|
|2018||EUROMECH Fellows Award (European Mechanics Society)|
|2019||Several high rank awards for our start-up Ebenbuild in top federal and Bavarian start-up competitions|
Regularly invited as plenary & keynote lecturer at major international conferences in Computational Mechanics, Computer Methods in Applied Science and Engineering, Biomechanics & Biomedical Engineering, etc. Numerous high level awards in research (like Richard-von-Mises award, ECCOMAS Best PhD award, etc.) and teaching (like teaching award of the free state of Bavaria, several teaching awards at TUM, etc.) by scientific co-worker.
Editorial Activities (selection)
- Editorial Board member of International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, IJNME
- Editorial Board member of Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, CMAME
- Editorial Board member of International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, IJNMF
- Editorial Board member of International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, IJNMBE
- Editorial Board member of Advanced Modelling and Simulation in Engineering Sciences, AMSES
- Editorial Board member of Acta Mechanica
- Editorial Board member of International Journal for Coupled Systems Mechanics, CSM
- Editorial Board member of Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures
- Editor of Springer Book Series CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences – Courses and Lectures
Regular reviewer for roughly 40 international scientific journals. Regular reviewer for a variety of national and multi-national funding agencies, research centres, international universities and governments.
A multitude of publications in peer-reviewed international journals (top journals in the fields), more can be found here or here.
- Scopus lists over 250 publications with an h-index of 38
- ISI (Web of Science) lists over 240 publications with an h-index of 35
- Google scholar lists an h-index of 54 and an i10-index of 170
Co-Author of textbook series on Engineering Mechanics (available in German and in English; the German version (now in its' 14th edition) is the best selling (across all disciplines/publishers) technical textbook series in German language). or here
PI in a multitude of research projects funded by different national and international funding agencies (e.g. German Science Foundation (DFG), European Science Foundation etc.) as well as in a variety of research projects directly funded by industry.
And many further services in Scientific and Academic Communities.