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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.


Press Release / 29.02.2024

Testing and Analyzing Composite Materials With Fraunhofer Expertise

JEC World describes itself as the »Festival of Composites«, as composites professionals from all over the world gather under its roof in Paris every year. Researchers from the Fraunhofer ITWM will also be there. We present testing and analysis methods for composite materials at the joint Fraunhofer stand from March 5 to 7 2024.


Press Release/ 05.02.2024

Completion of the EU Project »ALMA«

In the EU project »ALMA – Advanced Light Materials and Processes for the Eco-Design of Electric Vehicle«, nine European organizations worked on developing more energy-efficient and sustainable vehicles.

The project was completed in February.


Press Release / 27.11.2023

Developing Optimal Foam Components With Simulation

The Foam Expo trade fair, which takes place in Stuttgart from December 5 to 7, promises new connections and new insights. Our researchers are taking the latter literally: the FOAM software enables insights into the microstructure of a wide variety of foams. The tool will be presented in Hall 1 at Booth 250.



Strasbourg, France / Conference / 13.05. – 16.05.2024

International Advanced Automotive Battery Conference AABC Europe

AABC Europe 2024 is an international conference focusing on battery technologies. Dr. Falco Schneider and Dr. Jochen Zausch from the department »Flow and Material Simulation« will be on site and will each give a presentation.


USA, Pittsburgh / Conference / 19.05. – 23.05.2024

SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science

Our colleague Amartya Chakrabortty from the department »Flow and Material Simulation« will be on site and give a lecture on the topic »Asymptotic Analysis of a Composite Plate with Matrix Pre-strain«.


Kaiserslautern / University Information Event / 08.06.2024

Tag der Mathematik (Day of Mathematics)

As an institute, we will be represented with an information booth where we will present career opportunities and everyday working life at the Fraunhofer ITWM. Experts from the departments will also give four presentations under the motto »Mathematics in Thirty Minutes – A Quick Insight Into the Exciting World of Applied Mathematics at the Fraunhofer ITWM«.


Stuttgart / Congress / 18.06. – 20.06.2024

The Battery Show Europe

The Battery Show Europe offers participants the opportunity to discover the latest products and solutions from the battery industry. Our experts Dr. Joachim Jonuscheit, Dr. Konrad Steiner, Dr. Falco Schneider and Dr. Jochen Zausch will be on site with an exhibit and presentations on the topics of layer thickness measurement of the electrode coating, cell and production process simulations.


Scientific Staff, Project Manager, Software Developer

If you are interested in solving interesting, up-to-date modeling and simulation tasks for complex technical-scientific questions in the industrial environment, you should contact us.

In current projects with the industry, we are concerned with the flow-dynamic design of filter materials and filter systems, the simulation-based development of fuel cell and battery materials and the thermomechanical behavior of modern composite and hybrid materials.

They work on the latest developments in the efficient numerical treatment of multiscale models for the virtual design of materials and products and can contribute to the development of user-friendly simulation tools.

From all applicants, we expect confident handling of modern programming languages, preferably C ++, interest or experience in software development and object-oriented software design as well as good German and English language skills.


Doctoral Candidates

The department »Flow and Material Simulation«  enables to graduate in a variety of interesting fields of application:

  • AI-assisted multi-scale framework for optimal infiltration of fiber-reinforced composites
  • Asymptotic analysis and simulation-based design of additively manufactured material structures and technical textiles
  • Deep Material Networks for multi-scale simulation of composites and metamaterials
  • End-to-end modeling and simulation of the production and application behavior of foams as damping or insulation materials
  • Data-supported multi-scale modeling, simulation and optimisation of apparatus and processes in separation technology (filtration, separation, treatment)
  • Highly efficient battery simulation models for the regional, usage-dependent online prediction of energy requirements of electric vehicles

More information can be found here.


Graduate Assistant

In addition, our department has interesting tasks for scientific assistants from the main study course in mathematics, engineering sciences or physics. Expect basic knowledge and interest in computational simulation and / or programming competency.


The remuneration takes place after consultation.