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Press Release / 27.7.2022

Minister Hands Over Funding Certificate for »MultiskalenBEV«

[only available in German]
In the project »MultiskalenBEV«, researchers are focusing on customized and intelligent solutions in the virtual product development of e-vehicles. The project is funded by the Ministry of Science and Health of Rhineland-Palatinate. Yesterday, Minister Clemens Hoch handed over the funding certificate.


BMBF Brochure / 26.7.2022

Battery Research Brochure

The new german brochure »Battery Research in Germany – Materials, Processes, Cell Manufacturing« from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) provides an overview of selected initiatives and various projects. Our expert Dr. Jochen Zausch is included with a statement on battery research and computer simulations on page eight. [only available in German]


InnoVisions / 21.6.2022

Faster with Quantum Algorithms

The development of new composite materials is precision work. The micrometer-sized structures of the high-performance materials must later ensure the functionality, durability and safety of complex components for aircraft fuselages, wind turbine rotors or in buildings. We already have excellent mathematical methods. One problem lies with computation time. Is the solution quantum computing? Will it soon make everything much faster? [only available in German]



Short news / 23.5.2022

Application »MePrecise« in the final

Our institute director Prof. Dr. Anita Schöbel is co-speaker at the future cluster initiative »Clusters4Future«. The focus of our competition contribution »MePrecise« is on ultra-precision and microtechnologies. The final selection will take place in summer 2022. 


Short News / 23.3.2022

ALMA-Project Video

Our experts Dr. Konrad Steiner and Dr. Hannes Grimm-Strele talk in the video as part of the »Meet the Partners« campaign about what makes the ALMA project so special, what expertise we bring to the project and why we as partners are convinced that this will bring us a little closer to more sustainable driving. 


Textil Network Article / 12.1.2022

Virtual Quality Inspection for Filter Nonwovens

[Only available in German]

Nonwoven production received more public attention than ever, because the technical textile is crucial for infection control. The ultra-fine nonwoven products are produced in meltblown processes. An team of the Fraunhofer ITWM is optimizing the entire production chain in the ProQuIV project.

Press Release / 29.10.2021

4D printing: Heat Shrinks Printed Objects

Printed polymers that change their shape once in a predefined way when heated? This is now possible thanks to a 4D printing technology developed in the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Programmable Materials CPM. 4D manufacturing technologies can be used where workpieces are only to fulfil their task after forming, e.g. in the fields of medical technology, mechanical engineering, automotive or aviation industries. We are part of the Fraunhofer Cluster CPM and provide mathematical simulations for the design of the demonstrator.


Press Release / 6.10.2021

Indoor Air: How to Eliminate Viruses Effectively?

This question is now becoming more important as fall approaches. Efficient indoor air purification is essential, especially in schools. Fraunhofer researchers are investigating and optimizing various filter and air purification techniques in the AVATOR project. We are in the project consortium.


Press Release / 20.9.2021

Improve Infection Control Clothing

Nonwoven production received more attention than ever before from the general public in Corona times, because the technical textile is crucial for infection protection. The ultra-fine nonwoven products are manufactured in so-called meltblown processes. A cross-departmental team is optimizing the entire production chain in the »ProQuIV« project. 


Press Release / 26.7.2021

Tracking Down Aerosols

How do infectious aerosols spread in supermarkets, airplanes, and other indoor areas where large numbers of people congregate? Researchers from 15 Fraunhofer institutes are investigating this in the »AVATOR« project. We are on board and developing a multiscale simulator.


Short news / 19.7.2021

Test TexMath now!

From now on a demo version of our software tool "TexMath" for the simulation of technical textiles is ready for use and can be tested by interested parties. The team "Technical Textiles" of our department "Flow and Material Simulation" has developed the software solution and is available for inquiries!



Graz, Österreich, Konferenz / 19.09. –21.09.2022

4th Graz Battery Days

Die Konferenz ist dem Wissensaustausch zwischen internationalen Fachleute für elektrochemische Energiespeicherung gewidmet und befasst sich mit Tools und Herausforderungen der Lithium-Ionen-Batterietechnologie. Unser Kollege Dr. Jochen Zausch aus der Abteilung »Strömungs- und Materialsimulation« wird hierzu ein Vortrag halten.


Darmstadt and Online / Congress / 27.09. – 29.09.2022

Materials Science and Engineering Congress 2022

MSE 2022 is the international congress for materials science and engineering in Germany. The scientific programme features well-known experts and up-and-coming young researchers. Our colleagues from the department »Flow and Material Simulation« will be present with lectures.


Berlin / Conference / 28.09. – 29.09.2022

»FUTURAS IN RES« Conference: The Quanten Breakthrough

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is hosting the third international science and technology conference in its »FUTURAS IN RES« series on the topic of »The Quantum Breakthrough«. Our institute director Prof. Dr. Anita Schöbel will moderate the conference together with the institute director of the Fraunhofer IOF. In addition, our colleague Dr. Matthias Kabel will hold a workshop.


Kaiserslautern, Workshop / 04.11.2022

Day of Process Engineering 2022

The 6. interdisciplinary exchange of expertise between the TU Kaiserslautern and departments of the Fraunhofer ITWM will take place on November 4, 2022. The event is organized by the High Performance Center »Simulation and Software Based Innovation«.


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.