Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil.
Stefanie Reese
PI of M03 

RWTH Aachen University
Institute of Apllied Mechanics
Mies-van-der-Rohe-Str. 1
52074 Aachen



+49 241 80 – 25000



+49 241 80 – 22001





Career after graduation


  • Offer for the Manufacturing Centre of Technology/Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Modelling and Simulation of Complex Systems at the University of Birmingham (UK)

since 11/2009

  • Full Professor at the RWTH Aachen University, Department of Civil Engineering, Institute of Applied Mechanics

10/2005 – 10/2009

  • Full Professor at the Technische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina at Braunschweig, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Solid Mechanics

04/2000 – 09/2005

  • Associate Professor at the Ruhr University Bochum, Department of Civil Engineering, Computational Mechanics and Simulation Technology

11/1998 – 03/2000

  • Chief Engineer at the Institute of Structural and Computational Mechanics of the University of Hannover

08/1997 – 09/1997

  • Research stay at the University of Capetown, South Africa (cooperation with Professor Reddy)

10/1996 – 10/1998

  • Scientific Assistant at the Institut für Mechanik der technischen Universität Darmstadt

10/1995 – 09/1996

  • Research stay at the University of California at Berkeley, USA (cooperation with Professor Govindjee)

02/1991 – 09/1995

  • Scientific Coworker at the Institute of Mechanics (Professor Wriggers) of the Technische Universität Darmstadt


  • Ordinary Member of the National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
  • Ordinary member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts
  • Member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Material Forming
  • Member of the Strategy Board of RWTH Aachen University
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineerin
  • Member of the General Councils of the International Association of Computational Mechanics (IACM), 2009 – 201
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Archive of Applied Mechanics
  • Associate Editor of Mechanics Research Communications, 2008 – 2013
  • Member of the senate and the Hauptausschuss of the German Science Foundation (DFG), 2008 – 2014
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Gesellschaft für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik (GAMM), 2007-2012
  • Corresponding Member of the Braunschweigischen Wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft



  • Elected to one of the 25 most influential female engineers in Germany (election coordinated by the deutsche Ingenieurinnenbund e.V.)


  • ASME Best Paper Award in Materials and Material Systems


  • Offer for a professorship of Mechanics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich


  • Award of the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, donated by the publisher de Gruyter


  • Walter Kalkhof-Rose memorial award of the Akademie der Wissenschaften und Literatur Mainz for excellent scientific achievements


  • Award of the Vereinigung von Freunden der Technischen Universität Darmstadt for excellent scientific achievements

1995 – 1996

  • Research grant of the German Research Foundation

1987 – 1990

  • Scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation