Latest News

At this point, we report on current topics, dates and other news directly from the division.

Workshops and Seminars

Practical applied research and method development require constant communication with the world of industrial application. This means know-how transfer from the institute to industry as well as feedback from users and calibration of new methods according to their practical relevance.

Of course, this is done in our cooperation projects. But we decided to establish an additional broad and open instrument: Advanced technology courses for engineers in the industry.

We offer the following events at regular intervals:


Chargeable Advanced Training Seminars

Technology Webinars free of charge

Fairs, Conferences and Symposia

The experts of our department regularly attend trade fairs, conferences and meetings and are speakers at the various events.

Here you can find the current dates:


Recurring Seminars

Seminars of the Division »Mathematics for Vehicle Engineering« 2024

This year, the division »Mathematics for Vehicle Engineering« is once again offering three further training seminars:


Kaiserslautern / Conference / 12.03. – 14.03.2024

International Commercial Vehicle Technology Symposium 2024

The conference includes approx. 50 technical papers and poster presentations focusing on international trends and technological developments in the commercial vehicle industry.


Hannover / Fair / 18.03. – 21.03.2024

Tire Technology Expo 2024

The Tire Technology Expo is the central European conference and trade fair for tire manufacturing technologies. Our colleagues from the team »Simulation of Tires«, will be on site. Together with the Fraunhofer IIS, they will be providing information about our research at the stand. Our expert Axel Gallrein will be part of one of the courses on March 19, 2024 and explain our product »CDTire«.


Magdeburg / Conference / 18.03. – 22.03.2024

GAMM Annual Meeting 2024

The Society for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM) is an association for the promotion of scientific work. The conference offers an ideal opportunity for international exchange for scientists. Our colleagues from the division »Mathematics for Vehicle Engineering« and the departments »Transport Processes« and »Flow and Material Simulation« will be present with several talks.


Udine, Italy / Conference / 14.05. – 16.05.2024


We will be at the VI-grade ZERO PROTOTYPES Summit again this year! Our colleagues Dr. Christoph Burkhart, Francesco Calabrese and Alberto Tanzi from our tire team will be on site with a stand and will be presenting the software tool »CD Tire«.


Lisbon, Portugal / Congress / 03.06. – 07.06.2024

ECCOMAS Congress 2024

The ECCOMAS Congress provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest developments in the field of scientific computing in engineering.

Experts from our division »Mathematics for Vehicle Engineering« will be on hand to give presentations and offer exciting insights into their research work.


Munich and digital / Symposium / 04.06. – 05.06.2024 plus 2024

We will be at the 15th International Munich Chassis Symposium plus 2024. Our colleagues Tim Rothmann, Dr.-Ing. Christoph Burkhart, Dr. Sebastian Emmerich, Dr. Manfred Bäcker and Francesco Calabrese from the division »Mathematics for Vehicle Engineering« will be on site with their own exhibition stand and a presentation. 


Madison, Wisconsin, USA / Conference / 09.06. – 13.06.2024

International Conference on Multibody System Dynamics

The IMSD conference is a biennial series that serves as a meeting place for the international multibody community. Our colleagues from the division »Mathematics for Vehicle Engineering« will give a presentation at the conference.

News and Press Releases


Short News / 11.04.2024

Paper on the Development of Exoskeletons

The paper »Multibody Dynamics and Optimal Control for Optimizing Spinal Exoskeleton Design and Support« by Monika Harant from the division »Mathematics for Vehicle Development« is one of the top 10 most downloaded articles in 2023.


Podcast Streuspanne – Statistics and Their Curiosities / 25.03.2024

»Streuspanne-Lexicon« – B for Binomial Distribution

Today's »Streuspanne-Lexicon« entry is about what you need the binomial distribution for and what it actually is. As usual: explained briefly and clearly – in under five minutes.


Kurznews / 19.03.2024

»Featured ECMI Node Kaiserslautern«

Das European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI) hat einen eigenen Blog rund um News aus der europäischen Mathe-Community. Alle zwei Wochen ist ein anderer Ort so genannter »Featured ECMI Node« und für Neuigkeiten zuständig. Seit dieser Woche posten wir gemeinsam mit dem Fachbereich »Mathematik« der Rheinland-Pfälzische Technische Universität Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU) aus Kaiserslautern. Hier geht’s zur Website inklusive Blog:


Press Release / 05.03.2024

Digital Twin for All Process Steps in Battery Production

Optimizing batteries is one of the most important tasks for industry and science. The simulation of battery models has been part of our daily business for years.

The Ministry of Science and Health is now supporting a new project that models the entire manufacturing process.


Interview / 10.08.2023

Interview with Dr. Christine Biedinger

In the Mathematical Research Data Initiative (MaRDI), we are committed to creating a permanent, freely available and accessible store of knowledge. Our colleague Dr. Christine Biedinger from the division "Mathematics for Vehicle Engineering" is one of the participants. She deals with complex application problems and with a lot of data from the automotive industry. What does that mean in practice and for MaRDI? Answers in the Interview:

Streuspanne – Our Blog and Podcast on Statistics

Our mathematicians and statisticians Sascha Feth and Jochen Fiedler present exciting news, fun facts and interesting background knowledge about statistics, mathematics and our tool Jurojin and their work behind it in the blog and podcast »Streuspanne – Statistik und ihre Kuriositäten«. 

The Jurojin software can be used to plan and statistically evaluate fatigue tests.


Podcast and Blog Overview

Job Offers

Student Assistants

We are always looking for scientific assistants as support in projects from the industry and research.

Master Thesis

Do you have an own idea for a thesis? Also, this is a welcomed alternative. In this case, please submit your proposed topic within an unsolicited application, so that we can assess whether the proposed topic suits in our core competences.

Ph.D. Positions

The division Mathematics for Vehicle Engineering offers Ph.D. positions in various interesting research areas.


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