Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Popp

has held the professorship in Computer-Aided Simulation in the Department of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science since January 2018 and, together with Prof. Dr. Thomas Apel, is in charge of the reorientation of courses taught at the Institute of Mathematics and Computer-Aided Simulation (formerly: Institute of Mathematics and Civil Engineering Informatics).

Until the end of 2017, Prof. Popp worked as a TUM Junior Fellow and junior research group leader at the Technical University of Munich, where he also received his doctorate in 2012. His research covers a wide range of topics in computational science and engineering, with a focus on nonlinear finite element methods for solid and structural mechanics, coupled multiphysics problems, software development and high performance computing.

Collaborations with international research partners led him to the University of Tokyo (Japan), Columbia University (USA) and the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (Italy) as a visiting professor and scientist. Prof. Popp was Secretary General of the German Association for Computational Mechanics (GACM) and is currently Chairman of the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS).