Current Research:

  • Discretization Methods (FEM, BEM, Meshless Approaches)
  • Fluid/Structure Interaction
  • Acoustics
  • Soil/Structure Interaction
  • Wave Propagation
Since 2012 President of Northern Institute of Technology Management, Hamburg
2010 - 2013 President of the German Acoustical Society
Since 2008 Coordinator of the TUHH Research Center Aeronautics
Since 2005 Deputy Head of the Research Training Group "Harbours for Container Ships of Future Generations"
2005 - 2010 Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College, UK
Since 2003 Founder and CEO of Novicos GmbH, Hamburg
Since 2003 Head of the Institute of Modelling and Computation, Hamburg University of Technology
Since 2001 Member of the Steering Committee of the Acoustics Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Science
2001 - 2005 Vice-President Research of the Hamburg University of Technology
2000 - 2001 Dean of Mechanical Engineering, Hamburg University of Technology
1999 - 2004 Head of the Research Training Group "Ocean Engineering Structures"
Since 1997 Professor for Mechanics, Hamburg University of Technology
1996 - 1997 Head of the Department "CAE-Services" at IABG
1992 - 1996 Head of the Section "Acoustics, Wave propagation and Scientific Software" at IABG
1989 - 1992 Research Associate at IABG mbH, Ottobrunn
Jan 1988 - Feb 1989 Research Associate and Visiting Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Department of Civil Engineering), Cambridge, USA. Research Topic: Coupling of FEM and BEM
1987 - 1989 Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Dr. H. Antes, Ruhr-University Bochum (Grant by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)
18.11.1986 Doctoral degree (Dr.-Ing., equivalent Ph.D.), Thesis Title: "On the calculation of the dynamical interaction between structures and their environment using transient boundary integrals", Ruhr-University Bochum
1983 - 1987 Research Fellow with Prof. Dr. H. Antes, Ruhr-University Bochum
25.08.1983 Diploma degree (Dipl.-Ing., equivalent M.Sc.)
1980 - 1983 Research Assistant with Prof. Dr. G. Schmid, Ruhr-University Bochum
1978 - 1983 Undergraduate studies in civil engineering,
Ruhr-University Bochum
Since 1983 More than 300 publications in the above mentioned research areas

Member of several national and international societies.