Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Rauch

Research interests

  • Computational modeling of cell migration
  • Poromechanics
  • Computational Multiphysics / Coupled Problems
  • Fluid-Structure-Interaction (FSI)
  • Fluid-Porous-Structure-Interaction (FPSI)
  • Immersed Finite Element Methods
  • Cell Mechanics
  • Biochemical Signaling and Mechanotransduction
  • Modeling of Chemical Reaction Networks
  • Modeling of Biochemo-Mechano-Interactions

Supervised Student Projects / Theses

  • A Nonlinear, Anisotropic Material Model for Cells Including Active Cytoskeletal Contractility,
    Semesterarbeit, Jonas Eichinger, 2014
  • Improving the Interface Accuracy and Benchmarking of a Dirichlet-Neumann Coupled Immersed Fluid-Structure Interaction Algorithm, Considering Compressible Structures,
    Master Thesis, Jonas Eichinger, 2015
  • Computational Models for the Interaction of Biochemical and Mechanical Processes during Cell Migration: Development, FEM Implementation, and Simulation,
    Master Thesis, Johannes Hermann, 2015
  • Immersed Finite Element Method for Fluid Structure Interaction on Deformable Fluid Meshes,
    Semesterarbeit, Sebastian Fritsch, 2015
  • Affinity vs. Non-Affinity of the Deformation of Cross-Linked Biopolymer Bundle Networks,
    Bachelor Thesis, Esra H. Gündüz, 2015
  • A Biochemo-Mechano Coupled Model for Chemotactic Cellular Growth,
    Master Thesis, Bettina Müller, 2016
  • A Finite Element Model for Endo- and Exocytosis of Proteolytic Enzymes during Mesenchymal Cell Migration,
    Semesterarbeit, Roxana C. Künzel, 2016
  • Implementation and Validation of a Partitioned Solver for Fluid-Porous-Structure-Interaction,
    Semesterarbeit, Vincent Karas, 2016
  • Finite Element Analysis of Cell Polarization in Cancer Metastasis,
    Semesterarbeit, Fabian Bauer, 2016
  • Added-Mass Instabilities in Finite Element Simulations of Fluid-Structure Interactions,
    Bachelor Thesis, Daniel Paukner, 2016
  • A Computational Finite Element Model for Anisotropy in Extracellular Matrices,
    Master Thesis, Naeimeh Hosseini, 2016
  • A Computational Biochemo-Mechano Coupled Finite Element Model for Cell Adhesion,
    Master Thesis, Marcus Fackler, 2016
  • Finite Element Analysis of Protrusion Formation in Response to External Stimuli,
    Semesterarbeit, Felix Roesler, 2017
  • Material models for Living Cells: Modeling, Implementation, and Finite Element Simulation,
    Semesterarbeit, Melanie Porzenheim, 2017

Student Assistants

  • Jonas Eichinger (2015)
  • Vyshakh Unnikrishnan (2016)
  • Patrick Killian (2016)

Articles in Peer-Reviewed International Journals

  • Rauch A.D., Vuong A.-T., Yoshihara L., Wall W.A.: A coupled approach for fluid saturated poroelastic media and immersed solids for modeling cell-tissue interactions; submitted.
  • Vuong A.-T., Rauch A.D., Wall W.A.; A biochemo-mechano coupled, computational model combining membrane transport and pericellular proteolysis in tissue mechanics; Proc. R. Soc. A 473:20160812; doi:10.1098/rspa.2016.0812 (published March 8, 2017)

Peer-reviewed Proceedings Articles

  • Rauch A.D., Vuong A.-T., Yoshihara L., Wall W.A. (2015): "A Novel Framework for a Comprehensive Computational Model for Mesenchymal Cell Migration in 3D Tissues", 4th International Conference on Computational and Mathematical Biomedical Engineering, June 29 - July 1, 2015, Paris (France)
  • Rauch A.D., Vuong A.-T., Yoshihara L., Wall W.A. (2017): "Towards a Comprehensive Computational Framework for the Finite Element Simulation of Biochemo-Mechano Coupled Processes during Cell Migration", ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Multiscale Problems in Biomechanics and Mechanobiology, September 11-13, 2017, Vienna (Austria)


  • since 2013, Member of International Graduate School of Science and Engineering (IGSSE) and research associate at the Institute for Computational Mechanics (Lehrstuhl für Numerische Mechanik), TUM, Germany, Project: BioMat07 - Cell Migration Modeling http://www.igsse.tum.de/research/by-area/biomaterials.html
  • 2013, diploma (Dipl.-Ing.), Mechanical Engineering, TUM, Germany