Former Fellows – Outgoings
Bernd HentschelCopyright: RWTH Aachen
Senior researcher and deputy head of the Teaching and Research Area Virtual Reality and Immersive Visualization
University of Oregon, Eugene, USA
Professor Hank Childs, PhD
Duration of the Stay
Four weeks in April 2017
Dr. Bernd Hentschel went to the University of Oregon as a Theodore von Kármán Fellow in the spring of 2017. During his stay there, he worked with other researchers in the group "Computing and Data Understanding at eXtreme Scale, CDUX" in the field of visualization of extremely large data sets.
A full interview with Bernd Hentschel is available online.
The work in Hank's team can in essence be described by two words: open and straightforward. (...) I was welcomed with open arms and was able to quickly join in the work on site and contribute to the research. Made possible by the funding, my research stay was a great success – on a personal level as well as professionally. Hank and I agree that we have started a collaboration that will stay with us for a long time to come. Many thanks!
Linda HildebrandCopyright: Ivo Mayr
Junior Professor for Recycle-Friendly Construction at RWTH Aachen University, Faculty of Architecture
Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, University of California, Los Angeles
Professor Deepak Rajagopal
Duration of the Stay
March to April 2017
In the spring of 2017, Linda Hildebrand visited UCLA, the University of California at Los Angeles. During her five-week research stay, she collaborated with scientists from the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and contributed to research and teaching in the areas of life-cycle assessment methodology and data structures.
At UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, or IoES, I mostly worked with Professor Deepak Rajagopal, who is passionate about researching and teaching eco-balance assessment. The collaboration with my colleagues there was very open. Typically I work with architects and engineers, who are concerned with many topics aside from environmental ones, and so it was really stimulating to work at an environmental institution. The exchange of American and European perspectives proved to be very fruitful for both parties.
A full interview with Linda Hildebrand is available online.
Dawei WangCopyright: Dawei Wang
Postdoc at the RWTH Aachen University Institute of Highway Engineering – ISAC, Faculty of Civil Engineering. After receiving his post-doctoral lecturing qualification from RWTH in 2017, he was appointed as a professor at the Harbin Institute of Technology, China.
Department of Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University, China
Si Yuan und Qinyan Xing
Duration of Stay
Professor Dawei Wang visited the Department of Civil Engineering at Tsinghua University, China, as a Theodore von Kármán Fellow in the spring of 2017. During his stay, among other activities, he set up a research group focusing on the numerical simulation of highly stressed roads and runways for aircraft as well as mechanically and thermally stressed pavements. Furthermore, he gave a lecture on the topic of "Construction Technology for Traffic Infrastructures."
As with my first stay at Tsinghua in 2015, I sought to further promote the collaboration between the two universities, in the form of joint publications, events, projects, and to intensify the exchange of researchers and students […]. One of my personal highlights was to see that the Chinese students take a strong interest in Germany. Many of them would like to get to know Germany and RWTH with the help of an exchange program. For this reason, it is important to me to promote intercultural exchange.
A full interview with Dawei Wang is available online.
Lutz PauliCopyright: Dr. Lutz Pauli
Postdoc at the Chair for Computation Analysis of Technical Systems, head of the modelling structural unit in the Computational Science and Engineering Profile Area or CompSE
Cardiovascular Biomechanics Computation Lab, CBCL for short, at Stanford University, California, USA
Professor Alison Marsden
Duration of Stay
March to May 2017
Dr. Lutz Pauli went to Stanford University in the US as a Theodore von Kármán Fellow in the spring of 2017. During his two-month stay he worked with researchers at the Cardiovascular Biomechanics Computation Lab, CBCL, on more efficiently including simulation processes into the surgical process.
I believe the idea of integrating simulation processes into surgical processes possesses a lot of potential, which is why I wanted further training in this field. Thanks to the Theodore von Kármán Fellowship I had funding to pursue this training. […] At the end of my stay we had many ideas for future collaboration. We are currently submitting a project proposal for the first collaboration together with a company in Aachen that is developing a new cardiac support system.
Sabina JeschkeCopyright: Peter Winandy
Professor of Mechanical Engineering at RWTH Aachen and Head of the institute cluster IMA/ZWL & ifU
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
Professor Mitchell M. Tseng
Duration of Stay
October to November 2014
Sabina Jeschke went to the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology as a RWTH Fellow in the fall of 2014. During her four-week research stay, she gave a lecture on the topic "Big Data – On Distributed Artificial Intelligence " at the engineering department and began plans for research collaboration with HKUST in the field of mobile robotics. A joint Master's program offered by RWTH, HKUST, and MIT was also initiated.
Aside from the intensive scientific discussions with Mitch Seng and his students, which provided me with valuable input for my research, the entire atmosphere at HKUST was very inspiring.
Many thanks to RWTH, the organizers and designers of the Theodore von Kármán-Fellowship Program, who made these informative experiences possible in many ways. The good organization of the program made the application, grant, and settlement process regarding the scholarship very simple – I'd recommend it to anyone! Thank you!
A full interview with Sabina Jeschke is available online.