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Computational engineering

The Computational Engineering Group's main objective is to provide complementary expertise in solid and fluid mechanics from continua to discontinua. The Group leads a growing cohort of researchers at doctoral and post-doctoral level and delivers world-class research-led modules to UL’s student population, at all levels.

The team has been collaborating with most actors within Luxembourg. Computational Engineering is at the centre of the Computational Science Priority area of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM) and the Team is leading this priority. The researchers have been active in Software Engineering, leading to some of the most tangible deliverables of their research. For example, their codes on SourceForge are downloaded approximately 2,500 times a year. In parallel, they have built Industry-Academia Partnerships with leading Software Engineering companies in order to commercialise the outcome of their research efforts and thus directly impact industry. For example, some of their work is now implemented within the commercial software toolbox Diffpack, developed by inuTech GmbH, in the form of an extended discrete element and extended finite element toolbox (XDEM, XFEM).

The professors in the team have attracted over 7 million euros in competitive funding since 2007 including an ERC Starting Grant (Stephane Bordas), several Marie- Curie Grants (ITN, Career Integration, Industry-Academia Partnerships) in collaboration with over 150 institutions worldwide. Yearly, the team produces approximately 20 to 30 international papers in the best journals. Those papers and the PhD/post-docs producing them are consistently and regularly awarded international prizes.


Stéphane Bordas

Bernhard Peters

Andreas Zilian