Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kai-Uwe Bletzinger

Module Numerical Theory
Bletzinger

Personal Data

June 14th, 1958

Birthday

Education

1978-1984

Civil Engineering, Universität Stuttgart

1981-1982

Civil Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada

1984

Diploma thesis ’summa cum laude’

1990

Doctoral thesis ’summa cum laude’, Universität Stuttgart; subject: “Shape optimization of shells and membranes”; Reviewers: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ekkehard Ramm, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Linkwitz

Professional career

1984-1996

Scientific co-worker of Prof. Dr.-Ing. E. Ramm, Institut für Baustatik, Universität Stuttgart, Germany

1996-1999

Professor (C3) for „Numerical Structural Mechanics“, Universität Karlsruhe

since 1999

Professor (C4), Chair of Structural Analysis, Department of Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Technische Universität München

since 2001

Coordinator of the international and interdisciplinary MSc program “Computational Mechanics at the Technical University of München”

since 2006

Principal Investigator and member of the academic board of the International Graduate School for Science and Engineering at TU München

since 2008

Member of DFG (German research foundation) research board 410 (Fachkollegium) “Statik und Kontinuumsmechanik”

Research interests

  • Computational mechanics, non-linear finite element methods
  • Structural optimization, form finding and patterning, optimal control, robust design
  • Fluid-Structure-Interaction, optimization of coupled problems
  • Shells and membranes (theory, modelling, simulation)

Awards

  • Best diploma thesis, “Emil Mörsch Studienpreis”, 1984
  • Best dissertation, Preis der Freunde der Universität Stuttgart 1990, Rotary award 1990
  • Golden ring of honours, Verein Deutscher Ingenieure (VDI), 1995
  • Tsuboi proceedings award, IASS, 2011

Memberships

  • Verein Deutscher Ingenieure, VDI (honorary member)
  • Member of American Society of Civil Engineers, ASCE
  • International Association for Computational Mechanics, IACM
  • German Association for Computational Mechanics, GACM
  • Gesellschaft für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik, GAMM
  • International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures, IASS
  • International Society of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization,ISSMO

Publications and Editorial activities

  • Since 2000 more than 100 publications
  • Review editor Journal of Multidisciplinary and Structural Optimization
  • Member of editorial board of several international journals