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Godehard Sutmann Appointed Professor at Ruhr University Bochum

Dr. Godehard SutmannProf. Dr. Godehard Sutmann

In 1998, Godehard Sutmann began his research work at JSC. Since then, he has been working in the field of computational science with a focus on scalable particle-based simulation methods. Since 2003, he has lectured regularly on the Jülich campus of Aachen University of Applied Sciences and has been a member of a number of national and European projects. As of July 2017, Sutmann was appointed professor for High-Performance Computing in Materials Science at Ruhr University Bochum where he is associated with the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. He is situated at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Materials Simulation (ICAMS) where scale-bridging techniques are developed and applied to materials. Aside from his work at JSC, Sutmann has been associated with ICAMS since 2012 when he took up work as head of a group for HPC, which was funded by ThyssenKrupp Steel. The focus of the group has been the efficient parallelization of codes developed at ICAMS and the development of new parallelization schemes. In order to exploit HPC architectures most efficiently, dynamic and adaptive load balancing techniques have been developed for different simulation protocols. In his new position, Prof. Sutmann will strengthen the joint work of JSC and ICAMS to advance the field of scalable methods for particle simulations and scale bridging. According to the Jülich model, Prof. Sutmann will lecture and supervise academic research projects at Ruhr University Bochum while also continuing his work at JSC. This will help strengthen JSC’s relations with its academic partners.
JSC wishes Godehard all the best in his new position!

JSC News No. 251, 18 July 2017