Julia Hörmann, M.Sc.



Research Interests

  • Cardiac solid mechanics
  • Cardiac electrophysiology
  • Hybridizable Discontinuous Galerkin Methods
  • Medical image processing
  • Registration


Supervised Student Projects

  • Discretization and Implementation of Level Set Equation using Hybridizable Discontinuous Galerkin Method, Term Paper, 2017
  • Influence of Varying Shapes of Fibrous Tissue on Atrial Electrophysiology and Contractility under Standard Ablation Strategies, med. Dissertation, 2017
  • Large Simulation Study for Estimation of Atrial Electromechanical Performance under Standard Ablation Strategies, med. Dissertation, 2017
  • Influence of Pericardial Boundary Conditions on Systolic Cardiac Function in Mechanical Simulations, Term Paper, 2017
  • Image-Based Estimation of Atrial Fiber Orientation for Personalized Modeling of Cardiac Electromechanics, Term Paper, 2016
  • Efficient Time Integration for Electrophysiology in the Heart, Bachelor's thesis, 2015
  • Estimation of the Electrical Diffusivity Distribution in Cardiac Tissue, Bachelor's thesis, 2015


Articles in Peer-Reviewed International Journals

  • Hoermann, J.M., Pfaller, M.R., Bertoglio, C., Wall, W.A. Automatic Estimation of Atrial Fiber Orientations for Patient-Specific Modeling of Cardiac Electromechanics using Image-Registration (in preparation)
  • Hoermann, J.M., Bertoglio, C., Kronbichler, M., Pfaller, M.R., Chabiniok, R. and Wall W.A. An adaptive Hybridizable Discontinuous Galerkin approach for cardiac electrophysiology. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering (submitted)
  • Hoermann, J.M., Bertoglio, C., Nagler, A. et al. Cardiovascular Engineering Technology (2017). Multiphysics Modeling of the Atrial Systole under Standard Ablation Strategies. 8: 205. DOI
  • Regenbrecht, H., McGregor, G., Ott, C., Hoermann, S., Schubert, T., Hale, L., Hoermann, J., Dixon, B. and Franz, E. Out of reach? - A novel AR interface approach for motor rehabilitation. In: The 10th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Basel, Switzerland; 2011:219–228.
  • Regenbrecht, H., Hoermann, S., McGregor, G., Dixon, B., Franz, L., Ott, C. Hale, L., Schubert, T., Hoermann, J. Visual Manipulations for Motor Rehabilitation. Computers & Graphics, Elsevier Science 2012; 36(7):819–834.


Peer-Reviewed Proceedings Articles

  • Hoermann, J.M., Bertoglio, C., Wall, W.A. Discontinuous approximations for electrophysiology problems, 4th International Conference on Computational and Mathematical Biomedical Engineering - CMBE2015, P. Nithiarasu and E. Budyn (Eds.), Cachan, France, 29 June-1 July, 2015


Selected Presentations

  • “Hybridizable Discontinuous Galerkin Approximation of Cardiac Electrophysiology”, Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing Conference (PASC 16), EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland, June 08-10, 2016
  • “Modeling Cardiac Electrophysiology and its Clinical Applications”, Computational and Mathematical Biomedical Engineering (CMBE 15), ENS Cachan, Paris, June 29 - July 1, 2015
  • “Discontinuous Galerkin approximations for cardiac electrophysiology”, Latest Advances in Cardiac Modeling (LACM), German Heart Center Munich, March 12-13, 2015





  • since 2014, Research Associate at the Institute for Computational Mechanics (Lehrstuhl für Numerische Mechanik), TUM, Germany
  • 2013, Master of Science (M.Sc.), Mathematics in Science and Engineering, TUM, Germany