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Christian Linder received the Richard von Mises Prize

March 18, 2013; Dominic Zäh

Christian Linder (SimTech Junior Professor for Micromechanics of Materials until December 2012) has been awarded this year’s Richard von Mises Prize. The International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM) honours Christian Linder for his accomplishments in the field of micromechanical modeling of materials and the development of efficient numerical methods on different scales.

Right from the start, Christian Linder has been closely connected with SimTech’s work and vision: Since 2008 he worked on improving material design by developing new micromechanical motivated material models and new predictive numerical tools to determine their properties and failure onset. After his habilitation "Computational Modeling of Micromechanical Phenomena in Solid Materials", he took up the position of assistant professor at the Stanford University, where he continues his work in the Department for Civil & Environmental Engineering.

Since 1989 the Richard von Mises Prize is awarded every year during the GAMM Annual Meeting. The aim of the prize is to reward and encourage young scientists, whose research represents a major advancement in the field of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics.