Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang A. Wall


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    Institute for Computational Mechanics
    Technical University of Munich
    Boltzmannstr. 15
    85748 Garching b. München

Wolfgang A. Wall is full Professor and founding Director of the Institute for Computational Mechanics at the Technical University of Munich. Born near Salzburg (Austria), he studied at the University of Innsbruck and received his PhD from the University of Stuttgart. Among others he acted as founding director of the Munich School of Engineering and is co-founder of the companies AdCo EngineeringGW and Ebenbuild GmbH. Wolfgang A. Wall has received several esteemed awards and serves on a large number of prestigious boards. He currently also serves as Rector of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences (CISM) in Udine (Italy) and is member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences as well as of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

Short CV

A short CV (as pdf) of Wolfgang A. Wall can also be found here and some information also on his Scopus, Publon or Google scholar page.

Research Interests

Research interests of Wolfgang A. Wall and his group can be described as “application motivated fundamental research” in a broad range of areas in computational mechanics, with applications spanning all fields of engineering and the applied sciences. With a strong basis in a variety of advanced single field problems (like computational solid, fluid and transport dynamics), the current focus lies on coupled multifield and multiscale problems (like fluid-structure interaction, contact dynamics, thermo-structure interaction, electro-chemo-mechano-thermo interaction, opto-acoustics, porous media, multiphase transport, etc.) as well as on computational biophysics (on sub-cellular and cellular scale) and biomedical engineering (like modelling of respiratory and cardiovascular systems, cancer growth, etc.). In all these areas his group covers the full spectrum from advanced modeling and the development of novel computational methods to sophisticated software development and application-oriented simulations on high performance computing systems. Meanwhile, their research activities also include optimization, inverse analysis, uncertainty quantification, machine learning as well as experimental work. In collaboration with leading researchers worldwide as well as national and international industrial partners, LNM expedites projects at the front line of research.

More details: A (never up to date) overview on current research can be found here and a list of publications can be found on our webpage here (peer-reviewed journal publications) and here (also including other publications, like books etc.) or a (possibly outdated) list in a pdf version here.


Wolfgang A. Wall is a dedicated academic teacher and teaching activities cover a large spectrum of courses, that are very well received by students (at least concluding from the number of teaching awards received). The spectrum ranges from large (up to 1000 students) first year courses to small and specialized graduate courses.

An overview of current teaching activities can be found here.


1983 Matura, Höhere Technische Bundeslehranstalt Salzburg (A), (with distinction)
1991 Graduation (Dipl.-Ing.) from University of Innsbruck (A), (with distinction)
1999 Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.), University of Stuttgart (advisor: E. Ramm), Thesis: Fluid structure interaction with stabilized finite elements, (with distinction ‘summa cum laude’)

Professional career, employment history

1983 - 1984   Engineer in engineering consulting office, Salzburg (A)
1990       Visiting researcher, Princeton University (USA)
1992 - 1994   University assistant, Institute of Mechanics, University of Innsbruck (A)
1994 - 1997   DFG doctoral scholar – GK “Modeling and discretization methods for continua and fluids”, University of Stuttgart
1997 - 1999   Research assistant and team leader, Institute for Structural Mechanics, University of Stuttgart
1999 - 2003   Vice head of Institute for Structural Mechanics, University of Stuttgart
2003 -     Full Professor (Ordinarius) for Computational Mechanics, Founding Director of Institute for Computational Mechanics, Technical University of Munich
2010 - 2012   Founding Director of Munich School of Engineering
2011       Co-Founder of company AdCo EngineeringGW GmbH
2012       Founding Director of Center for Computational Biomedical Engineering, CBME
2019       Co-Founder of company Ebenbuild GmbH

Appointments, elected positions (selection)

2004 - 2020   Member of Executive Council of German Association for Computational Mechanics (GACM)
2004 -     Member of General Council of International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM)
2003 -     Honorary Member of Technology Network Alliance (TechNet)
2006 -     Member of Scientific Council of International Centre for Mechanical Sciences (CISM), Udine, Italy
2008 - 2018   Member of Selection Committee “Landesforschungspreis Baden-Württemberg” (most prestigious (highest endowment) state research award in Germany)
2008 -     Member of Foundation Board of Timoshenko-Föppl-Foundation
2008 - 2012   Vice-President of German Association for Computational Mechanics (GACM)
2010 -     Member of ECCOMAS CFD Committee
2011 - 2012   Member of Advisory Council of TUM President for German Excellence Initiative
2011 - 2017   Member of the Advisory Council of TUM Institute for Advanced Studies
2011 - 2017   Member of the Munich School of Engineering Executive Board
2012 - 2020   Chairman of ECCOMAS (European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering) CFD Committee
2012 - 2018   Member of Executive Council of International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM)
2012 - 2016   Member of Advisory Council of the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre
2012 - 2020   Member (co-opted) of ECCOMAS Executive Council
2013 - 2016   President of German Association for Computational Mechanics (GACM)
2014 - 2017   Member of Founding Board of the TUM School of Bioengineering
2014 -     Board Member for Research & Technology of Graz University of Technology (TU Graz, Austria)
2015 -     Corresponding Member Abroad of Austrian Academy of Sciences
2015 - 2017   Editor-in-Chief of International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids
2015 - 2020   Member of ERC Advanced Grant Panel
2016 -     Member of TUM Appointment and Tenure Board
2017 -     Rector of International Centre for Mechanical Sciences (CISM), Udine, Italy
2017 -     Member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences
2019 -     Member of the Technical Scientific Council of Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon GmbH (Geesthacht)



Chairman of Technical Scientific Council of Helmholtz Centre Hereon GmbH (Centre for Materials and Coastal Research)


-     Member of Munich Institute of Biomedical Engineering (MIBE)


-     Member of Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI)



Core Member of Munich Data Science Institute (MDSI)



Supervising lecturer of Austrian Study Foundation


-     Core Member of Institute on Materials, Energy and Process Engineering (MEP)



Member of Advisory Board of Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ)


-     Member of Presidential Strategic Advisory Board of Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities


Awards (selection)

1986 - 1988   Excellency in Studying Awards (~ top 1%)
1991       Best graduation ever in Civil Engineering at Innsbruck University
1988 - 1991   Scholar of “Pro Scientia“
1994       European Academic Software Award
2000       Fritz-Peter-Müller Award, University of Karlsruhe
2000       Rotary Award for doctoral thesis, Stuttgart
2005 -     Many (Golden) teaching Awards (from TUM students)
2008       Fellow Award of the International Association of Computational Mechanics
2011       Chuo University (Tokyo) Guest professorship Award for outstanding international scientists
2012       IACM Computational Mechanics Award
2013       Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Medal
2015       Elected as Corresponding Member abroad of Austrian Academy of Sciences
2016       Prandtl Medal (ECCOMAS)
2017       Elected as Member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences
2018       EUROMECH Fellows Award (European Mechanics Society)

Several high rank awards for our start-up Ebenbuild in top Bavarian, federal and European start-up competitions

2021       European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant
2022       JSCES Grand Prize (highest award from the Japan Society for Computational Engineering and Science)

Regularly invited as plenary & keynote lecturer at major international conferences in Computational Mechanics, Computer Methods in Applied Science and Engineering, Biomechanics & Biomedical Engineering, etc. Numerous high level awards in research (like Richard-von-Mises award, ECCOMAS Best PhD award, etc.) and teaching (like teaching award of the free state of Bavaria, several teaching awards at TUM, etc.) by scientific co-worker.

Editorial Activities (selection)

  • Editorial Board member of International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, IJNME
  • Editorial Board member of Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, CMAME
  • Editorial Board member of International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, IJNMF
  • Editorial Board member of International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, IJNMBE
  • Editorial Board member of Advanced Modelling and Simulation in Engineering Sciences, AMSES
  • Editorial Board member of Acta Mechanica
  • Editorial Board member of International Journal for Coupled Systems Mechanics, CSM
  • Editorial Board member of Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures
  • Editor of Springer Book Series CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences – Courses and Lectures

Reviewing activities

Regular reviewer for roughly 40 international scientific journals. Regular reviewer for a variety of national and multi-national funding agencies, research centres, international universities and governments.


A multitude of publications in peer-reviewed international journals (top journals in the fields), more can be found here or on Scopus, Publon or Google scholar.

  • Scopus lists over 300 publications with an h-index of 52 (and an i10-index of 176)
  • ISI (Web of Science) / publons lists over 280 publications with an h-index of 49 ( i10: 158)
  • Google scholar lists an h-index of 69 (i10: 239)

Co-Author of textbook series on Engineering Mechanics (available in German and in English; the German version (now in its' 14th edition) is the best selling (across all disciplines/publishers) technical textbook series in German language). or here

Research funding

PI in a multitude of research projects funded by different national and international funding agencies (e.g. German Science Foundation (DFG), European Research Council (ERC), European Science Foundation etc.) as well as in a variety of research projects directly funded by industry.

And many further services in Scientific and Academic Communities.