Course Management

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Klaus Hackl

Course Director

Diploma in Mathematics (1985); Heidelberg, Dr. rer. nat. (1988), RWTH Aachen; Habilitation (1997), TU Graz; Professor at Ruhr-University Bochum since 1999;

Research Interests: Theory of materials, numerical methods in mechanics and structural mechanics


Tel: (+49)(0)234 / 32 - 26025

Prof. Hackl's Homepage

Computational Engineering Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB)


Dr. Trần Đức Hân

Course coordinator

Diploma in Civil Engineering (1997), Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture; European M.Sc. in Mechanics of Construction (2001), University of Liege, Belgium; Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics (2010), University of Texas at Austin, USA. 

Research Interests: Numerical methods (FEM, BEM, MPM); Computational fracture mechanics; Sea ice modeling.


Tel: (+84) (0) 650 222 0990 - 137

Dr. Trần Đức Hân's Homepage


Prof.Dr –Ing. Matthias Baitsch

Diploma in Civil Engineering (1997), TU Dortmund; Dr.-Ing. (2003), Ruhr-University Bochum, at VGU since 2009;

Research Interests: High-order finite element methods, design optimization, object-oriented numerics and project-based teaching.


Prof. Baitsch's Homepage

Dr.-Ing. Jörg Franke

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (1994), University Karlsruhe (TH); Dr.-Ing. (1998), University Karlsruhe (TH); Lecturer (Wiss. Assistent) (1998 - 2000), Senior Lecturer (Oberingenieur) (2000 - 2012), Interim Full Professor for Fluid Mechanics (Vertretungsprofessur) (2008 - 2011), University Siegen; at VGU since 2012.

Research Interests: Fluid mechanics; Computational Fluid Mechanics; Computational Wind Engineering; Verification, validation and uncertainty quantification in scientific computing.


Dr. Franke's Currliculum Viate

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Detlef Kuhl

Diploma in Aeronautics and Astronautics (1992), TU-Stuttgart; Dr.-Ing. (1996), TU-Stuttgart; Research associate Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Department of Aeronautics, London (1997); Research associate, Ruhr-University Bochum (1998-2007); Professor at University Kassel since 2007;

Research Interests: Nonlinear stuctural dynamics, Galerkin time stepping methods, multi-field problems, tensegrity structures.


Prof. Kuhl's Homepage

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Lê Khánh Châu

Diploma in Mechanics (1979), Moscow; Dr. rer. nat. (1983) Lomonossow Moscow State University; Habilitation (1986) Moscow; Habilitation (1996) Ruhr-University Bochum; Professor in Bochum since 2004.

Research Interests: Fracture in brittle materials, micromechanics and microstructures.


Prof. Lê Khánh Châu's Homepage

Prof. Dr. techn. Günther Meschke

Diploma in Civil Engineering (1983), Vienna University of Technology, Austria; Dr. techn. (1989), Vienna University of Technology, Austria; Research associate Stanford University (1991); Professor at Ruhr-University Bochum since 1998.

Research Interests: Computational structural mechanics, multi-phase and multi-field models, durability of concrete structures, fracture and damage in brittle and quasi-brittle solids, simulation in tunneling and biomechanics.


Prof. Meschke's Homepage

Institute for structural mechanics - RUB

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tamara Nestorović

Diploma (1994) and Scientific degree Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering – Control Systems (2000), both at University of Niš, Serbia; Dr.-Ing. (2005), Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany; Professor at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, since 2008.

Research Interests: Overall design and control of smart structures, active vibration and noise reduction, experimental identification and real-time control, development of robust controllers based on FE-models.


Prof. Nestorović's Homepage

Research group mechanics of adaptive systems - RUB

Prof. Dr.-Ing Timon Rabczuk

Diploma in Civil Engineering (1997), University of Karlsruhe; Dr.-Ing. (2002), University of Karlsruhe; Research associate (2002 - 2005), Northwestern University (with T. Belytschko); Research associate (2005 - 2007), Technical University of Munich; Senior Lecturer (2007 - 2009), University of Canterbury, New Zealand; Professor at Bauhaus University Weimar since 2009.

Research Interests: Meshfree methods, strain smoothing in FEM and XFEM, fracture mechanics.


Prof. Rabczuk's Homepage

Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Inform. Karlheinz Lehner

Diploma in Computer Science (1986), TU Dortmund; Dr.-Ing. (1991) Ruhr-University Bochum; Working at the Institute for Computational Engineering, Ruhr-University Bochum.

Research Interests: Distributed and Parallel Computing, Knowledge-Based Systems in Engineering Applications.


Dr. Lehner's Homepage

Dr.-Ing. Trịnh Bạch Tuyết

Diploma in Civil Engineering, HCM city University of Architecture, Vietnam (1998); European M.Sc. Mechanics of Construction (EMMC), University of Liege, Belgium (2001); Dr.-Ing, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany (2009); Working  at the Institute of Mechanics, Ruhr-University Bochum.

Research Interests: Inelasticity, microstructures, strain localization, enhanced finite elements.


Dr. Trịnh Bạch Tuyết's Homepage

Dr. Phạm Thành Dương

BSc in Mathematics and Education, Pedagogy University of Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam (2004); Master in Mathematics and Education, La Trobe University, Australia (2007); PhD in Mathematics, the University of New South Wales, Australia (2011); Postdoctoral candidates, Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, Bonn University, Germany (2011 – 2013).

Research Interests: Numerical Analysis, Computational Mathematics, Finite Element Methods, Boundary Element Methods, Stochastic Partial Differential Equations.


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyễn Quốc Hưng

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.

Research Interests: Smart materials and structures, Fluid Mechanics, Structure Optimization, Vibration control, Intelligent Control Systems, High frequency jetting dispenser.


Prof. Nguyễn Quốc Hưng's Homepage

Dr. Khiếu Hữu Lộc

B.E. in Aerospace Engineering (2004), HoChiMinh City University of Technology, Viet Nam; M.S.E. in Aerospace Engineering (2007), The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, U.S.; Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering (2012), The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, U.S.

Research Interests: Numerical Methods in Fluid Mechanics (Finite Volume, Finite Element), Rarefied Gas Dynamics.


M.Sc. Lê Tùng

BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science, Ho Chi Minh City University of Science, Viet Nam (2012); Master in Applied Mathematics, University of Tours, France (2014).

Research Interests: Numerical Analysis, Computational Mathematics, Adaptive Finite Element Methods, Partial Differential Equations

Email: Lê Đức Thắng

Mr Thang was awarded a Master of Computational Science by HCMC University of Technology. He joined us from 3rd January 2017 and reports directly to Assc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Quoc Hung, Vice Dean of Engineering.

Email: Trần Thị Nhung

Ms Nhung was awarded a Master of Computational Engineering by VGU. She joined us from 3rd January 2017 and reports directly to Dr. Tran Duc Han, Coordinator cum Lecturer of CompEng Program.