Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Phone: +49 (89) 2180-4214
Fax: +49 (89) 2180-4205
Currently, I am an assistant professor of seismology at LMU Munich. My research interests include:
My post-doctoral research focused on the development and application of the software package SeisSol for the simulation of realistic strong ground motions as well as for fundamental earthquake physics with dynamic rupture sources based on non-linear friction laws. SeisSol recently reached performance beyond the “magical” one petaflop/s mark
SeisSol is a high-order accurate Discontinuous Galerkin method implemented on unstructured meshes to solve forward wave propagation problems in realistic media with complex geometry. The project was integrated in the existing European-wide training network ‘QUantitative estimation of Earth’s seismic sources and STructure’ (QUEST) and ‘Advanced Simulation of Coupled Earthquake and Tsunami Events’ (ASCETE).
I conducted my PhD studies at the Swiss Seismological Service at ETH Zurich, Switzerland collaborating closely with Caltech, USA and KAUST, Saudi Arabia. My main interest were dynamic rupture styles and their transitions in elastic media and including off-fault damage from computational spectral element simulations.
I am also interested in theoretical material science. I was working on atomistic simulations of solid-phase epitaxial regrowth of amorphous germanium at the Institute of Ion Beam Physics and Materials Research at the Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf.
My publication impact is listed here .