Seminar of Prof. Jim Jenkins, Cornell University and Prof. Holger Steeb, Stuttgart University

Donna Fitzsimmons

Dear all,  

You are all invited to the seminar of Prof. Jim Jenkins and Prof. Holger Steeb.  

Location: Horsttoren 1300

Date: Thursday 26-09-2019

Time: 15:00 - 17:00 


Name: Prof. Jim Jenkins, Cornell University

Title: Fluidity, Anisotropy and Velocity Correlation in Collisional Granular Flows


Jenkins received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University and a PhD in Mechanics from the Johns Hopkins University. After post-doctoral years in France and Scotland, he joined the Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at Cornell University, where he occupied every academic rank and served as Chair. He is presently the Walter S. Carpenter, Jr. Professor of Engineering Emeritus. His interests in granular materials evolved from his dissertation research on liquid crystals and other anisotropic fluids; and, for the past thirty years, he has been engaged in developing models to describe their static and dynamic behavior.


Name: Prof. Holger Steeb, Stuttgart University

Title: Imaging porous media - X-Ray tomography, related experiments and numerical methods based on CT-data (especially single- and multi-phase flow)


Holger got his Dr.-ing. in 2002 from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, where he worked for one additional years as a postdoc in the SFB 404 at the Institute of Mechanics. In 2002 he joined the Saarland University, Germany, where he worked as a researcher and lecturer. In 2008 he obtained his habilitation im "Mechanics" (venia legendi) from the Saarland University. In 2008, he joined the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands as an Assistant Professor for Multi Scale Mechanics. In 2009, he moved to the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, working as a full Professor of Continuum Mechanics. Since 2016, Holger is Professor for Continuum Mechanics at the University of Stuttgart, Germany in the faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering and fellow of the Stuttgart Centre for Simulation Sciences (SimTech). Holgers' research interests are about continuum mechanics, multi-scale mechanics and coupled problems in porous media, which he studies theoretically numerically and experimentally. Holger is editor of the Springer book series Advances in Geophysical and Environmental Mechanics and Mathematics - AGEM2