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Research groups

RWTH Aachen University, with an annual budget of about 840 million euros, employs ca. 8500 people. With its 44,000 students it is one of the largest technology-oriented universities in Germany, maintaining strong links to German and international industrial companies. Forschungszentrum Jülich is the largest research laboratory in Germany, with an annual budget of about 525 million euros, employing 5,800 people. All professors working at Jülich are also lecturing at neighboring universities. Together, RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich represent one of the largest complexes for research and education in Europe.

About 40 groups and institutes are currently involved in research with intensive use of computer simulation techniques. Simultaneously, the scientists make great efforts to advance existing methods and to develop new techniques and simulation tools. All research groups have access to the most advanced computing equipment like massively parallel supercomputers or advanced visualization methods.

The below listed research groups may serve as host institutions for doctoral work within the doctoral offers of the German Research School for Simulation Sciences.

Aero- and Hydrodynamical Engineering
Prof. Marek Behr, Computational Analysis of Technical Systems, Aachen
Prof. Wolfgang Schröder, Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics, Aachen

Chemical and Process Engineering
Prof. Jochen Büchs, Biochemical Engineering, Aachen
Prof. Reinhold Kneer, Heat and Mass Transfer, Aachen
Prof. Wolfgang Marquardt, Process Systems Engineering, Aachen
Prof. Michael Modigell, Mechanical Process Engineering, Aachen

Energy Engineering
Prof. Heinz Pitsch, Combustion Technology, Aachen
Prof. Rahim Nabbi, Institute for Energy and Climate Research, Jülich
Prof. Detlev Reiter, Plasma Physics, Jülich
Prof. Detlef Stolten, Electrocemical Process Engineering, Jülich

Robotics and Applied Medical Engineering
Prof. Jürgen Roßmann, Man-Machine-Interaction, Aachen
Prof. Thomas Schmitz-Rode, Applied Medical Engineering, Aachen

Prof. Stefan Blügel, Quantum Theory of Materials, Jülich 
Prof. Paolo CarloniComputational Biophysics, Jülich
Prof. Gerhard Gompper, Theoretical Soft-Matter and Biophysics, Jülich 
Dr. Erik Koch, Computational Materials Science, Jülich 
Prof. Thomas Lippert, Jülich supercomputing Centre, Jülich 
Prof. Ulf-G. Meißner, Theory of strong interactions, Jülich 
Prof. Eva Pavarini, Strongly Correlated Electron Systems, Jülich
Prof. Walter Selke, Condensed Matter Physics and Computing, Aachen

Prof. Richard Dronskowski, Solid-State and Quantum Chemistry, Aachen
Prof. Arne Lüchow, Theoretical Chemistry, Aachen

Materials Science
Prof. Bob Svendsen, Material Mechanics, Aachen
Prof. Günter Gottstein, Physical Metallurgy and Metal Physics, Aachen
Prof. Dierk Raabe, Microstructure Physics and Metal Forming, Aachen

Biotechnology and Structural Biochemistry
Prof. Wolfgang Wiechert, Biotechnology, Jülich
Prof. Dieter Willbold
, Structural Biochemistry, Jülich

Prof. Christoph Clauser, Applied Geophysics and Geothermal Energy, Aachen
Prof. Martin Riese, Chemistry and Dynamics of the Stratosphere, Jülich
Prof. Harry Vereecken, Chemistry and Dynamics of the Agrosphere, Jülich
Prof. Andreas Wahner, Chemistry and Dynamics of the Troposhere, Jülich

Computer Science
Prof. Paolo Bientinesi, Automation and High-Performance Computing, Aachen
Prof. Leif Kobbelt, Computer Graphics and Multimedia, Aachen
Prof. Torsten Kuhlen, Virtual Reality, Aachen
Prof. Uwe Naumann, Software and Tools for Computational Engineering, Aachen
Prof. Thomas Seidl, Data Management and Data Exploration, Aachen

Prof. Wolfgang Dahmen, Numerical Mathematics, Aachen
Prof. Martin Frank, Mathematics CCES, Aachen
Prof. Sebastian Noelle, Numerical Mathematics, Aachen
Prof. Arnold Reusken, Numerical Mathematics, Aachen
Prof. Manuel Torrilhon, Mathematics CCES, Aachen

Further information may be obtained through the listed web pages. Most of the listed institutes and groups are members of the Jülich Aachen Research Alliance (JARA).