Dr.-Ing. Kei Müller

Alumnus of the International Graduate School of Science and Engineering (IGSSE)


Research interests

  • Biomechanics
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Fluid-structure interaction, flow-induced vibrations
  • Modeling and simulation of biopolymer networks
  • Viscoelastic properties of crosslinked actin networks
  • Investigation of structural polymorphism in biopolymer networks
  • Beam contact


  • Biomechanik (SoSe 2012, SoSe 2013)
  • Engineering Solutions for Biomedical Problems (SoSe 2014)

Articles in Peer-Reviewed International Journals

Peer-reviewed Proceedings articles

  • Müller KW, Cyron CJ, Maier C, Bausch AR, Wall WA (2012): A Computational Approach for the Stochastic Analysis of Biopolymer Networks, European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences Young Investigators Conference, Aveiro, Portugal, April 24 - April 27, 2012
  • Wall WA, Cyron CJ, Klöppel T, Meier C, Müller KW (2011): Coupled Problems on the cellular and sub-cellular scale, IV International Conference on Computational Methods for Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering, Kos Island, Greece, June 20 - June 22, 2011

Conferences (Presentations w. abstract & Posters)


Supervised student projects / theses

  • Jonas Nitzler: A novel constitutive model for Ti-6Al-4V selective laser melting based on a microstructural material representation, Master's Thesis
  • Maximilian Grill: Development of a finite element formulation for potential-based interactions of slender continua and its application to biopolymer physics, Master's Thesis (finished)
  • Christoph Kocher: Modeling crosslinker properties of Heavy-Mero-Myosin for the application in rheological simulations, HiWi (finished)
  • Evelyn Flesch: The effect of actin chirality on the self-assembly of actin networks, term paper (finished)
  • Anna Birzle: Modeling the power stroke of Heavy-Mero-Myosin in active actin networks, term paper (finished)
  • Julian Riba: A new crosslinker model: development of a 4-node Reissner beam element with interpolated nodal positions, Term Paper  finished
  • Anja Bestler: Development and Evaluation of Contact Formulations for Slender Structures, Bachelor thesis, finished
  • Christian Roth: Top down construction of linear octrees for contact detection in biopolymer networks, term paper (finished)
  • Philipp Johne: Refinement of octree-based search algorithms for efficient contact and proximity detection in biopolymer networks, student project (finished)
  • Weiwei Wang: Post-Processing and Visualization using Blender, student project (finished)
  • Rebecca Kächele: Approximation of the filament overlap in the computer simulation of large Actin networks without contact, student project (finished)
  • Max von Danwitz: Visualization of smooth Beam geometries and Beam Contact using Splines, student project (finished)



  • 2018-          Project Lead, Project "Ebenbuild" (EXIST-Forschungstransfer)
  • 2016-2017 Research Staff Member at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, USA
  • 2015 Sr. R&D engineer at AdjuCor GmbH
  • 2010-2014 Research Associate at the Institute for Computational Mechanics (Lehrstuhl für Numerische Mechanik), TUM, Germany
  • November 2009 Diplom-Ingenieur (diploma), Mechanical Engineering, TUM, Germany