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Teaching faculty

  • Academic Coordinators
  • Dr. Jeanette Hussong
    Jun.-Prof. J. Hussong, Head of the Research Group Multiphase Flows, Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB), Academic Director of the ME program at VGU.
  • Sebastian Blahout
    2015 - present: Doctoral student, AG Lasermesstechnik der
    Mehrphasenströmungen, Chair of Hydraulic Fluid Machinery, Institute for Thermo- and Fluiddynamics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

    2013 - 2015: Master of Science (M.Sc.), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

    2010 - 2013: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
    Field expertise:
    - Fluid Mechanics/Microfluidics
    - micro-PIV methods in microfluidic multiphase flows
    - heat transfer mechanisms in microfluidic multiphase flows
  • Dr. Joerg Franke
    1987-1994 studied Mechanical Engineering at University Karlsruhe (TH), 1994 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) at University Karlsruhe (TH), 1998 Dr.-Ing. University Karlsruhe (TH), 1998-2000 Lecturer University Siegen, 2000-2012 Senior Lecturer University Siegen, 2008-2011 Interim Chair of Fluid Mechanics University Siegen, 2012-2017 Lecturer cum Academic Coordinator at VGU, since 2017 Senior Lecturer cum Academic Coordinator at VGU Field expertise:
    Fluid Mechanics; Computational Fluid Mechanics; Computational Wind Engineering; Verification, Validation and Uncertainty Quantification in Scientific Computing
    Taught courses:
    University Siegen:
    1998-2012 Computational Fluid Dynamics (Diploma, MSc), 2000-2012 Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (Diploma, MSc), 2008-2011 Fluid Mechanics (Diploma, BSc), 2009-2012 Applied Fluid Dynamics (BSc), 2009-2012 Gas Dynamics I (Diploma, MSc), 2009-2012 Computer Methods in Fluid Technology (BSc), 2009-2011 Advanced Fluid Dynamics I (MSc)

    Fluid Dynamics (MSc, CompEng), Computational Fluid Dynamics (MSc, CompEng), Computational Wind Engineering (MSc, CompEng), Numerical Simulation (MSc, MSST)
  • Lecturers
  • Andreas Kilzer
    Prof. apl. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Kilzer
  • Andreas Ostendorf
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Andreas Ostendorf
  • Dr. Chan Thai Truyen Dai
    Academic Career: PhD in Wireless Communications at Aalborg University, Denmark (2012); Postdoctoral Researcher at The French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Spatial Planning, Development and Networks (IFSTTAR) (2013) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) (2014-2017); Lecturer in Digital Systems at VGU since 2017. Field expertise:
    Physical layer security in wireless communications

    Cooperative/relaying communications

    Vehicle-to-vehicle communications

    Communication for high-speed vehicles.
    Taught courses:
    Digital Circuit Design
  • Daniel Juhre
  • Eckhard Weidner
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eckhard Weidner
  • Georg Hasemann
  • Dr. Han Tran Duc
    - PhD in Engineering Mechanics, University of Texas at Austin, 2010
    - MSc in Mechanics of Construction, University of Liege, 2001
    - BSc in Civil Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture, 1997
    Academic career
    - Senior Lecturer at Vietnamese-German University, 2014-present.
    - Postdoc at University of New Mexico, USA, 2011-2013
    - Teaching Assistant at University of Texas at Austin, USA, 2005-2010
    Field expertise:
    Numerical methods (FEM, BEM, MPM);
    Computational fracture mechanics;
    Sea ice modeling.
    Taught courses:
    Finite Element Methods in Linear Structural Mechanics;
    Fracture Mechanics;
    Application of FEM Technology;
    Mechanics A.
  • Hartmut Zadek
    Academic Career: Dipl. (1993) at Technical University of Berlin; Dr.-Ing. (1999) at Technical University of Berlin; Director of Department of Logistics at Institute of Logistics and Material Flow Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg since 2008.

    Industrial Experience: Project Management at ZLU GmbH, Berlin (1999-2002); Partner and Co-Founder of Visality Consulting GmbH, Berlin (2003-2007); Member of Advisory Board of the Federal Logistics Association (BVL) (2003-2008); Member of Traffic Committee, IHK Magdeburg since 2009; Member of Logistics Advisory Council of Saxony-Anhalt since 2010.

    Field of Expertise: Planning methods and tools in logistics; Technical logistics; Sustainability, resource conservation and energy efficiency in logistics; Design and planning of logistical process flows, systems and networks; Supply chain management; Lean management/lean logistics; Business field planning and corporate strategies for logistics and transport service providers; Process chains for supply, production, trade, logistics and transport service providers; Procurement logistics and production supply; Distribution networks and order fulfillment; Transport logistics; Disposal logistics, recycling and waste management; Start-up management; Project management; Change management.

    Awards: Konrad Mellerowicz Prize, 1999.
  • Hermann Rottengruber
  • Dr. Ho Xuan Thinh
    - BSc in Chemical Engineering, Bach Khoa University, Hochiminh City, Vietnam, 1994-1998;
    - MSc in Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer, INPG, Grenoble, France, 2001-2002;
    - PhD in Applied Physics, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway, 2005-2009;
    - Lecturer in Process Engineering;
    - Reviewer for journals of Physics of Fluids, Communications in Computational Physics, Applied Energy, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Journal of Power Sources, Energy Conversion and Management, etc.;
    - Doing research in the fields of Computational Fluid Dynamics.
    Field expertise:
    - Fluid flows involving chemical reactions (solid oxide fuel cells, hydrogen storage)
    - Multiphase flows (gas-liquid flows, transport of polydisperse particles)
    - Particle-based numerical methods for fluid flows
    Taught courses:
    Fluid Mechanics, Heat and Mass Transfer (at BKU)
    Physics (at VGU)
  • Holm Altenbach
    Date of birth: 08. May 1956
    Place of birth: Leipzig, Germany
    Marital Status: married, two children, three grandchildren

    1962 – 1974 School in Magdeburg and Halle
    1974 Abitur (approx. A Level) in Mathematics and Natural Sciences
    1974 – 1980 Leningrad Polytechnic Institute, Faculty of Physics and Mechanics
    1980 Diploma (approx. MSc) in “Dynamics and Strength of Machines” (Diploma Thesis: Stability of a Three-layered Strip, Final Grade: With Distinction)
    1980 – 1995 Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg Assistant, Senior Assistant)
    1983 Leningrad Polytechnic Institute: Candidate of Engineering Sciences (Dr.-Ing., approx. PhD) - A Timoshenko-type Theory for Inhomogeneous in the Thickness Direction Elastic Shells (Supervisor Prof. Dr. V.A. Pal'mov)
    1984 Facultas docendi in “Engineering Mechanics” at the Magdeburg University, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
    1987 Leningrad Polytechnic Institute: Doctor of Engineering Sciences (, Habilitation) - The Direct Approach in the Theory of Viscoelastic Shells
    1992 Krupp-Award (Visiting Scientist at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Faculty of Civil Engineering)
    1993 Privatdocent (approx. Lecturer) at the University of Magdeburg in “Mechanics of Materials”
    1995 Appointment at the Lausanne Polytechnic (Switzerland) - Professorship in Structural Mechanics
    1995 Außerplanmäßiger Professor at the University of Magdeburg
    1995 Appointment at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg - Professorship in Engineering Mechanics
    1996 – 2011 Full Professor (C4) at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
    1996 – 1998 Acting director of the Institute of Materials Science at the University Halle-Wittenberg
    1998 – 2000 Vice-dean of the Faculty of Engineering Sciences at the University Halle-Wittenberg
    2000 – 2006 Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Sciences
    2006 – 2011 Acting Director of the Centre of Engineering Sciences (which has a Faculty status)
    1991 - 1996 Visiting Professor at the Kharkov Polytechnic Institute (Ukraine, 1991, 1996), at the University of Technology Bratislava (1993, Slovakia) and at the University of Technology Riga (1996, Latvia)
    2003 Gold Medal of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (University of Technology Lublin)
    2004 – to date Managing Editor of the Journal of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (ZAMM)
    2004 Semko Medal (Kharkov State University of Technology)
    2005 – to date Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics
    2008 Doctor honoris causa (Dr.h.c.) at the National Technical University “Kharkov Polytechnic Institute”
    2011 – to date Full Professor (C4) at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg
    2011 Fellow of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Sciences (visiting scientist at Nagoya university)
    2014 Doctor honoris causa (Dr.h.c.) at the Ovidius University Constanta (Romania)
    2015 – to date Acting director of the Institute of Mechanics at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg
    2015 Professor at St.Petersburg State Polytechnical University “Peter the Great” (Russia)
    2016 Doctor honoris causa (Dr.h.c.) at the Vekua Institute Tbilisi (Georgia)
    2016 Professor at St.Petersburg State Polytechnical University “Peter the Great” (Russia)
    2016, 2017 Visiting Professor at the Griffith University (Gold Coast, Australia)
    Field expertise:
    Continuum Mechanics (Creep Mechanics, Damage Mechanics, Binary Media, Foams)

    Structural Mechanics (Beams, Plates, Shells, Thin-walled Structures, Laminates and Sandwiches)

    Strength Theories
    Taught courses:
    Mechanics A2 B1
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hung Nguyen Quoc
    - B.E. in Mechanical Engineering (1997) Polytechnic University of Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam;
    - European M.Sc. in Mechanics of Construction (2001), University of Liege, Belgium;
    - PhD in Solid Mechanics and Manufacturing Engineering (2009), Inha University, South Korea.
    Field expertise:
    Smart materials and structures, Fluid Mechanics, Structure Optimization, Vibration control, Intelligent Control Systems, High frequency jetting dispenser.
    Taught courses:
    1) Vector mechanics (Statics, Dynamics)
    2) Fluid mechanics
    3) Automatic control systems
    4) Modern control systems
    5) System dynamics
    6) Structural dynamics and vibration
    7) Technical English
    8) Strength of materials
    9) Industrial robots
    10) Linear algebra
    11) Digital engineering
    12) CNC machining
    13) CAD/CAM technology
    14) Machinery mechanics
    15) Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
    16) Advanced Engineering Maths
    17) Manufacturing Process
    18) Hydraulics and Pneumatics systems
  • Johanna Eisenträger
    Field expertise:
    Mechanics of Mixtures,
    Viscoplasticity of Steel Alloys,
    Identification of Parameters for Physically Nonlinear Material Models,
    Finite Element Method with User-Defined Elements
    Taught courses:
    Mechanics A and B
  • Karl Grote
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karl Grote
  • Klaus Hackl
    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Klaus Hackl
    Academic Career: Dipl. Mathematics (1985) at University of Heidelberg; Dr. rer. nat. (1988) at RWTH Aachen; Habilitation (1997) at Graz University of Technology; Professor at Ruhr-University Bochum since 1999.
    Field expertise:
    Theory of materials; Numerical methods in mechanics and structural mechanics.
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