Professor Siegfried Schmauder achieved the degree Dipl.-Mathematics (information technology) in the Mathematics Department, University of Stuttgart in 1981, and in 1988 he achieved the doctor of science degree in Materials Science at University of Stuttgart. From 1994 he is Professor of Strength of Materials and Materials Sciences at University of Stuttgart. He was the Acting Director of the Institute for Materials Testing, Materials Science and Strength of Materials (IMWF), and of the Institute of Thermal Turbo machinery and Machinery Laboratory (ITSM). His research interests are: Computational methods in applied sciences and engineering; Finite elements, analytical methods; Materials modelling on nano-, meso-, micro- and macromechanical scales as well as experiments to investigate microstructure/property-relationships in heterogeneous materials.
Prof. Schmauder started his career as Scientific Assistant at Max-Planck-Institute for Metals Research in Stuttgart in 1982. From 1988-89 he is representative Leader Group Electron Microscopy at Max-Planck-Institute for Metals Research in Stuttgart. From 1991 - 94 he is Leader of the Group Structural Mechanics in Max-Planck-Institute for Metals Research. During the period 2004-2008 he was a member of the Council of the Collaborative Research Center 381 “Characterization of Damage in Fiber Reinforced Composites using Non-Destructive Methods”.
Prof. Schmauder was a guest professor at University of Tokyo, Japan in 1996; a DAAD guest professor at Academy of Sciences in Tomsk, Russia in 1997; a guest professor at Science University of Tokyo in 1999 and at University of Kyoto, Japan in 2004. He was awarded the JSPS-Research Fellowship, University of Tokyo, Japan, 1989 -1990. He received the Medal of the University of Tokyo in 1989. He was awarded a DFG-Research Fellowship for University of California in the period 1990-1991. Professorship was offered to him from the German University of Cairo (GUC) in 2014, from the University of Bochum, Germany in 2007 and from University of Rostock, Germany in 2005.
Prof. Schmauder was Co-Editor of the International Journal of Computational Materials Science from 2003 until 2013 and he is Editorial Board member of the Journal of Physical Mesomechanics since 1998. He has distinguished Community and University Services as a member of numerous comities. He was Organizer and Chairmen of 26 International Workshops on Computational Mechanics of Ma¬te¬rials and chairman, organizer or member of the organizing committee of more than 10 conferences. Prof. Schmauder supervised more than 30 dissertations and he is external examiner of Universities Oxford, Lille, Ecole Polytechnique Saclay, Université Paris 13 – Paris Nord, Karlsruhe, Dresden, Jena, Bochum, Hamburg, and Freiberg. Ha gave more than 180 invited oral presentations at conferences, workshops etc. He authored or co-authored more than 500 papers, 4 book chapters and 3 books.