LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Dr. Timon Rabczuk is Professor at Bauhaus University Weimar in Germany and Head of the Computational Mechanics Group at Ton Duc Thang University in Vietnam. He has spent a 4-year stint in as a postdoctoral fellow at the Computational Mechanics group of Professor Ted Belytschko at Northwestern University, Evanston, USA and for more than a year at the Technical University of Munich before he was appointed as Senior Lecturer at Canterbury University in New Zealand. In 2009, he joined Bauhaus University Weimar as Chaired Professor of Computational Mechanics and in 2014 he became the head of the Computational Mechanics Group at Ton Duc Thang University.
Professor Rabczuk’s research is on the interface between computational science, engineering, mechanics, applied mathematics and material science. His most recent interest is machine learning based solutions of partial differential equations, nonlocal operator methods, two-dimensional materials and integrated computational material engineering.
Professor Rabczuk has contributed substantially to his field of research internationally. He is the author or co-author of more than 400 ISI articles which have been cited by more than 19,000 times. He is an ISI highly cited researcher in the category of ‘Engineering’ and ‘Computer Science’. He is among the top tier scientists in the world as evidenced by his H-index of 72 according to ISI. Apart from other international honors, since 2015 he has been a member of the EU Academy of Sciences.
In addition, he has contributed to the profession through his roles as editor-in-chief of CMC-Computers, Materials & Structures; associate editor of International Journal of Impact Engineering, and executive editor of Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering. He has mentored 16 PhD graduates and is currently leading a research group of 38 PhD-students and postdoctoral fellows.