PD Dr. Steffen Brinckmann

Former member
Department Structure and Nano- / Micromechanics of Materials
+49 2461/61-4851

Main Focus

  • Tribology induced evolution of the metal microstructure and the microasperities
  • Development of a concurrent multiscale model of dislocation and molecular dynamics in 3D
  • Micromechanical insitu shear-experiments and related simulations to investigate plasticity
  • Fracture and fatigue simulations of real metal microstructures

Curriculum Vitae

Since Feb. 2020: Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (Germany)

Jan. 2013 – Jan. 2020: Max-Planck Institut für Eisenforschung (Germany)
Group Leader on experimental Nanotribology

Jan. 2009 – Dec. 2012: Ruhr University Bochum (Germany), School of Mechanical Engineering
Junior Group Leader in Interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Materials Simulation (ICAMS)

Aug. 2007 – Dec. 2008: California Institute of Technology (USA), Department of Materials Science
Postdoctoral Research Associate  in Nano-/ Micromechanics

May 2005 – Aug. 2007: Purdue University (USA), School of Mechanical Engineering
Postdoctoral Research Associate in numerical and experimental solid mechanics

Jan 2001 - Apr. 2005: University of Groningen (The Netherlands), Department of Applied Physics
PhD student in numerical solid mechanics

Aug 2000 - Jan. 2001: University of Delft (The Netherlands), Department of Mechanical Engineering
PhD student in numerical solid mechanics

Oct. 1995 – Jul. 2000: University of Hanover (Germany), Department of Civil Engineering
Diplom- thesis in numerical solid mechanics

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