Stefan Sandfeld

Prof. Dr. Stefan Sandfeld

Prof. Dr. Stefan Sandfeld

Professor of Micromechanical Materials Modelling

Lampadiusstrasse 4, 09599 Freiberg, Julius-Weisbach-Bau, Room 125

Telephone +49 3731 39-4138
Stefan [dot] Sandfeldatimfd [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de

Scientific career

Since 2017Chair of Micromechanical Materials Modelling, Institute of Mechanics and Fluid Dynamics, TU Bergakademie Freiberg
2012 - 2016Senior scientist ("akademischer Rat") and group leader of the research group "Deformation of heterogeneous materials", Institute of Materials Simulation, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
2011 -2012Senior Scientist and group leader, Computational Materials Science, IAM-CMS(Prof. Gumbsch), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), Germany
2011Visiting scientist at Florida State University, Department of Scientific Computing (Prof. A. El-Azab), USA
2010 - 2011Post-doctoral researcher at IAM-CMS, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
2010PhD degree from College of Science and Engineering, The University of Edinburgh, UK; 
PhD Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Michael Zaiser
2007 - 2010Research associate at IAM-CMS, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology,Germany
2006 - 2007Early stage researcher in the European Marie Curie Research Training Network SizeDepEn, at The University of Edinburgh, UK
2005Research associate, Fraunhofer Institut für Werkstoffmechanik, Freiburg, Germany
2005MSc degree in "Computational Mechanics of Materials and Structures" from Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Germany
2003Dipl.-Ing. (FH) degree as civil engineer from the University of Applied Sciences, Köln, Germany

Institutional and Professional Responsibilities

since 2017Chair of the DGM Arbeitskreis "3D Data Science" (Fachausschuss Materialographie)
2017Editor of the journal "MRS Advances"
Since 01/2017Chair professor "Micromechanical Materials Modelling",  
Dean of Study for the international MSc program "Computational Materials Science" at the TU Freiberg
2015 - 2016Member of the study commissions "Computational Engineering" and  of the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
2012 - 2016Deputy Head of the Institute of Materials Simulation, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, FAU; 
member of the study commissions "Material Science and Engineering", FAU


since 2015Member of the "European Materials Modelling Councils" (EMMC)
since 2015Member of "The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society" (TMS), USA
since 2014Member of the "German Society for Materials Science e.V." (DGM), Germany
since 2013 - 2016Member of the Excellence Cluster "Engineering of Advanced Materials", FAU