A Short Interview with Head of Department Konrad Steiner

»It never gets boring or even routine«

Konrad Steiner joint the ITWM in 1996 and has been head of the department "Flow and Material Simulation" since 1999.

1. What makes working in the ITWM so special? What do you like the best?

The change and variety of application questions from very different industries and the cooperation with researchers of very different disciplines that give ever-new insights and pose exciting research questions: It never gets boring or even routine.

2. What was your personal highlight experience at the institute?

In the year 1999, after the successful evaluation as Fraunhofer Institute, the ITWM was permanently established and the
current department “Flow and Material Simulation” was founded.

3. If you had to describe the department in three words, which would that be?

  • flow (and)
  • material
  • simulation