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HELLMICH,Christian
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn.
Christian HELLMICH
Position:
Institutsvorstand
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Vorstand des Institutes für Mechanik der Werkstoffe und Strukturen

Lehre (TISS)

 

Aktuelle Forschungsprojekte

Projekt

Innovative materials solutions for Transport, Energy and Biomedical sectors by strengthening integration and enhancing research dynamics of KMM-VIN

Multiscale poro-micromechanics of bone materials, with links to biology and medicine

 

 

Abgeschlossene Forschungsprojekte

Projekt

 
MySPINE - Functional prognosis simulation of patient-specific spinal treatment for clinical use
Immersion in the Science Worlds through the Arts

Prediction of Macroscopic Mechanical Properties of Wood from Microstructure and Chemical Composition

ISWA - Material Characterization by an Ultrasonic Method

TUNCONSTRUCT - Technology Innovation in Underground Construction

Computational Model for Assessment of Protection Systems for Buried Steel Pipelines Endangered by Rockfall

KMM-NoE - Knowledge-based Multicomponent Materials for Durable and Safe Performance

Bone Biomechanics

BIO-CT-EXPLOIT - Innovative simulation tool for bone and bone biomaterials, based on enhanced CT-data exploitation

Polyfelt - Untersuchung der Eignung von Geotextilien zum Schutz der Korrosionsschutzschichte von erdverlegten Stahlrohrleitungen während des Einbaus und des Betriebs von Erdöl- und Erdgas-Pipelines

 

 

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Biographical Information

Name:

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Christian HELLMICH

Academic degree:

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn.

Date of birth:

November 23, 1971

Place of birth:

Langenfeld, Germany

Nationality:

Austrian

Marital status:

married [Dr. Regina Hellmich (Pötsch)]

Children:

3 children (Clara, Eva, Alma)

 

Education

09/1979 - 06/1999:

Conservatory of Music, Eisenstadt, Austria - Violin:

several regional and national prizes

09/1982 - 06/1990:

Federal High School, Eisenstadt, Austria (graduation with distinction)

10/1990 - 11/1995:

Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Vienna, Austria,

Civil Engineering (graduation with distinction)

12/1995 - 08/1999:

TU Wien, Doctoral Studies (graduation with distinction)

01/2004:

TU Wien, Habilitation (Venia Docendi Univ.-Doz. for strengths of materials and biomechanics)

 

Awards

1993:

award for excellent performance as a student granted by the Department of Civil Engineering of Vienna University of Technology

1996:

award for excellent performance as a student granted by the Department of Civil Engineering of Vienna University of Technology

2001:

elected member of Massachusetts Insitute of Technology Chapter of Sigma Xi, The Research Society

2004:

Kardinal Innitzer Advancement Award (Kardinal-Innitzer-Förderungspreis) of the Archbishopry of Vienna

2005:

Science Award of the Province of Lower Austria (Anerkennungspreis des Landes Niederösterreich für Wissenschaft)

2007:

Poster Award of the German Society for Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine (together with C. Kober, B. Erdmann, R. Sader, H.-F. Zeilhofer)

2008:

Zienkiewicz Award for Young Scientists in Computational Engineering Sciences of the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS)

2010:

ERC Starting Grant of the European Research Council (ERC)

2011:

Member of Young Academy of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Junge Kurie - ÖAW)

2012:

Walter L Huber Research Prize of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

2014:

Fellow of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (F.EMI)

 

Scholarship

11/1999:

holder of a scholarship of the Max Kade Foundation for a one-year stay at MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA, as postdoctoral fellow

06/2001:

extension of the Max Kade scholarship for 6 months

 

Work Experience

09/1993:

Trainee, Westhausser Consulting Engineers, Salzburg

07/1994:

Trainee, Waagner Biro Company, Vienna, Department for Construction of Steel Bridges

09/1995 - 12/1995:

Graduate Assistant, Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Institute for Strength of Materials (IFF)

01/1996 - 04/1996:

Research Assistant, TU Wien, IFF

05/1996 - 09/1999:

University Assistant, TU Wien, IFF

10/1999 - 05/2000:

Military Service, Construction Department of the Vienna Military Headquarters

06/2000 - 08/2000:

University Assistant, TU Wien, IFF

06/2000:

extension of the contract, "provisorisches Dienstverhältnis", US-equ.: Assistant Professor)

09/2000 - 02/2002:

on leave from TU Wien: Max Kade Postdoctoral Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

03/2002 - 12/2003:

University Assistant, TU Wien, IFF

01/2004:

Universtätsdozent, TU Wien, IFF

03/2004:

Associate Professor, TU Wien, IFF (until 9/2004), then Institute for Mechanics of Materials and Structures (IMWS)

04/2011:

Full Professor in Strength of Materials and Numerical Mechanics, TU Wien, Institute for Mechanics of Materials and Structures (IMWS) 

04/2011-12/2011:

Vice Director, TU Wien, IMWS

01/2012:

Director, TU Wien, IMWS

 

Activities Abroad

08/1996, 09/1997, 10/1998:

Visiting Scholar, Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris, France

09/2000 - 02/2002:

Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT/CEE, Cambridge, USA

11/2002, 12/2003, 11-12/2005, 3/2008:

Visiting Scholar, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Marne-la- Vallée, France

11-12/2005

8/2006,

Visiting Scholar, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy

7/2007, 8/2012:

03/2009:

Visiting Scholar, University of Bath, Bath, UK

06/2010:

Visiting Professor, Université Paris-Est, Marne-la-Vallée, France

05/2013:

Visiting Professor, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy

05/2014:Visiting Professor, Erlangen University, Germany

06/2014:

Visiting Professor, Reykjavik University, Iceland

03/2016:Visiting Professor, Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France

 

Languages

German

(mother tongue)

English

(fluent)

French

(advanced knowledge)

 

Scientific and Engineering Societies

since 2001:

Elected member of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Chapter

since 2003:

Associate member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

since 07/2012:

Full member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

since 2004:

Member of European Society of Biomechanics (ESB)

since 01/2005:

Member of Materials Research Society (MRS)

since 2007:

Member of Governing Council of European Virtual Institute on Knowledge-Based Multifunctional Materials - KMM-VIN

since 10/2008:

Member of Board of Directors and President-Elect of International Association IA-CONCREEP Creep, Shrinkage, and Durability of Concrete and Concrete Structures

10/2008-08/2013:

President elect, IA-CONCREEP

01/2011-04/2015:

VICE Chair of Materials, Physical and Nanosciences COST Action MP1005 "From nano to macro (design, processing, characterization, modeling) and applications to stem cells regenerative orthopedic and dental medicine (NAMABIO)"

10/2011:

Member of Central European Association for Computational Mechanics - National Chapter of Austria

since 09/2012:

Member of TERMIS-Tissue Engineering & Regerneration Medicine International Society

 

Editorships

  • Associate Editor of Journal of Engineering Mechanics (ASCE) - SCI (since 2004)
  • Guest Editor (together with Dinesh Katti) Journal of Engineering Mechanics (ASCE), 135 (5), May 2009: Special Issue on Mechanics of Biological and Bioinspired Materials and Structures
  • Corresponding Editor of CMES - Computer Methods in Engineering & Sciences - SCI (since 2011)
  • Guest Editor (together with Pasquale Vena) of CMES, 87 (5/6), October 2012: Two Special Issues on Mechanical Characterization and Modeling of Tissues and Biomedical Materials Across Different Length Scales (since 2011)
  • Editor-in-Chief of MCB-Molecular & Cellular Biomechanics - SCI (since 2013)
  • Co-editor in Chief of Journal of Nanomechanics and Micromechanics (ASCE) (since 2014)
  • Guest editor (together with Dinesh Katti) of MRS Bulletin 40, April 2015, on Multiscale Mechanics of Biological, Bioinspired, and Biomedical Materials (since 04/2015)

Editorial Board Member

since 2004:

International Journal of Mechanics and Solids

2007-2010:

Open Mechanical Engineering Journal

2007-2011:

Open Mechanical Engineering Reviews

2007-2011:

Open Mechanical Engineering Letters

since 2008:

Open Construction and Building Technology Journal

since 2008:

Open Corrosion Journal

since 2010:

Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering - SCI  

since 2011:

ISRN Applied Mathematics

since 2012:

Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry

since 2014:

Journal of Micromechanics and Nanomechanics (ASCE)

 

 

Scientific Committees

  • Committee on Material Properties of the American Society of Civil Engineers Engineering Mechanics Institute (ASCE-EMI) (since 2001, control group member 2002-2009, Vice Chair 2004-2006, Chair 2006-2009)
  • Committee on Poromechanics of ASCE-EMI (since 2002,control group member and Chair since 2009)
  • Committee on Biomechanics of the GAMM (Society for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics) (since 2003, founding member)
  • Committee on Modeling Inelastic/Multiscale Behavior of ASCE-EMI (since 2007)
  • Committee on Biomechanics of ASCE-EMI (since 2009, Vice-Chair since October 2013)
  • Technical Committee on Numerical Modeling of RILEM (Réunion Internationale des Laboratoires et Experts des Matériaux, Systèmes de Construction et Ouvrages) (since 2011)
  • Committee on Molecular Scale Modeling and Experimentation of ASCE-EMI (since 2013, founding member)

 

Reviewing for Scientific Competions

  •  Graduate Student Awards at MRS Fall Meetings 2004, 2006, and 2008

 

Reviewing for peer-refereed journals

  • AAPS Journal (SCIE)
  • Acta Biomaterialia (SCIE)
  • Acta Geotechnica
  • Acta Materialia (SCI)
  • Acta Mechanica (SCI)
  • Advanced Materials (SCI)
  • Advances in Applied Ceramics (SCI)
  • Advances in Engineering Software
  • Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
  • Annals in Biomedical Engineering (SCI)
  • Applied Surface Science (SCI)
  • Arabian Journal of Geosciences
  • Archive of Applied Mechanics (SCI)
  • ASME Journal of Energy Ressources Technology
  • Bioinspired, Biomimetic, and Nanobiomaterials
  • Biomacromolecules (SCI)
  • Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology (SCIE)
  • Biomedical Materials (SCIE)
  • Bioresources (SCI)
  • Bone (SCI)
  • Biotechnology Progress (SCI)
  • Cement and Concrete Research (SCI)
  • Cement and Concrete Composites (SCIE)
  • Central European Journal of Chemistry (SCIE)
  • Central and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly (SCIE)
  • Chaos - an Interdisciplinary Journal on Nonlinear Science
  • Chemical Engineering Communications (SCI)
  • CMES - Computer Methods in Engineering & Sciences (SCI)
  • Composite Structures
  • Colloids and Surfaces A (SCI)
  • Computational Materials Science (SCI)
  • Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine (SCIE)
  • Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering (SCI)
  • Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (SCIE)
  • Computers and Concrete (SCIE)
  • Computers and Geotechnics (SCIE)
  • Computers and Structures (SCI)
  • Computers in Biology and Medicine (SCI)
  • Concrete Science and Engineering
  • Connective Tissue International (SCI)
  • Crystal Growth and Design (SCI)
  • Engineering Structures (SCIE)
  • European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering
  • Experimental Techniques (SCIE)
  • Express Polymer Letters
  • Fuel (SCI)
  • Geomechanics and Tunneling
  • International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering (SCI)
  • International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering (SCI)
  • International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics (SCI)
  • International Journal of Biological Macromolecules (SCI)
  • International Journal for Physical Sciences (SCIE)
  • International Journal of Applied Mechanics
  • International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials
  • International Journal of Damage Mechanics (SCIE)
  • International Journal of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
  • International Journal of Mechanical Sciences (SCI)
  • International Journal of Non-linear Mechanics (SCI)
  • International Journal of Solids and Structures (SCI)
  • Journal of Applied Physics (SCI)
  • Journal of Biomechanical Engineering - Transactions of the ASME (SCI)
  • Journal of Biomechanics (SCI)
  • Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (SCI)
  • Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics (SCI)
  • Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine (SCI)
  • Journal of Engineering Mechanics - ASCE (SCI)
  • Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry (SCI)
  • Journal of Materials Research (SCI)
  • Journal of Materials Science (SCI)
  • Journal of Mechanics (SCIE)
  • Journal of Medical Engineering
  • Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials (SCIE)
  • Journal of Nanomechanics and Micromechanics
  • Journal of Porous Media (SCI)
  • Journal of the American Ceramics Society (SCI)
  • Journal of the Royal Society Interface (SCI)
  • Journal of Structural Biology (SCI)
  • Journal of Theoretical Biology (SCI)
  • KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering (SCIE)
  • Langmuir (SCI)
  • Marine Drugs
  • Materials Chemistry and Physics (SCI)
  • Materials and Design
  • Materials (SCIE)
  • Materials Letters (SCI)
  • Materials Performance & Characterization
  • Materials Research Express
  • Materials Science and Engineering C (SCIE)
  • Materials and Structures - Matériaux et Constructions (SCIE)
  • Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials (SCIE)
  • Mechanics of Materials (SCI)
  • Mechanics Research Communications (SCI)
  • Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing (SCIE)
  • Medical Engineering and Physics (SCI)
  • Nature Communications (SCI)
  • Nuclear Engineering and Design (SCIE)
  • Open Construction and Building Technology Journal
  • Open Corrosion Journal
  • Open Mechanical Engineering Journal
  • Open Mechanical Engineering Letters
  • Polymer (SCI)
  • Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics (SCI)
  • Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (SCI)
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society A - Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences (SCI)
  • Royal Society Interface (SCI)
  • Scientific Research and Essays (SCI)
  • Strain (SCIE)
  • Transport in Porous Media (SCI)
  • Tunneling and Underground Space Technology (SCIE)
  • Ultrasonics (SCI)
  • Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
  • Wood Science and Technology (SCI)
  • Zeitschrift für angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik (SCI)

 

Reviewing for Science Foundations

  • The Austrian Agency for International Mobility and Cooperation, Science, and Research (OEAD), Vienna, Austria
  • The Czech Science Foundation (CACR), Prague, Czech Republic
  • The European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
  • The French National Research Agency (ANR), Paris, France
  • The German Science Foundation (DFG), Bonn, Germany
  • The Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes (anvur), Rome, Italy
  • The National Science Center, Cracow, Poland
  • The Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT), Lisbon, Portugal
  • The Kentucky Science Foundation, Lexington, KY, USA
  • The Ministry of Education, Hellenic Republic
  • The Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
  • The Swiss Science Foundation (FNSNF), Berne, Switzerland
  • The Wellcome Trust, London, UK 

 

Chairmanships of International Conferences and Workshops

  • Organizer of
    WORKSHOP ON TAILORING FUNCTIONALLY GRADED BIOMATERIALS within the Network of Excellence Knowledge-based Multicomponent Materials for Durable and Safe Performance granted by Framework Program 6 of the European Commission, Vienna, Austria, February 2006
  • Co-organizer of
    KMM-VIN WORKSHOP ON TISSUE ENGINEERING, Venice, Italy, January 2007, together with F. Rustichelli (Universita Politecnica delle Marche)
  • Co-Chairman of
    ECCOMAS THEMATIC CONFERENCE ON COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN TUNNELING EURO-TUN 2007 Vienna, Austria, August 2007, together with J. Eberhardsteiner (TU Wien), G. Beer (TU Graz), H.A. Mang (TU Wien), G. Meschke (Ruhr Universität Bochum), W. Schubert (TU Graz)
  • Co-Chairman of
    ECCOMAS MULTIDISCIPLINARY JUBILEE SYMPOSIUM ON NEW COMPUTATIONAL CHALLENGES IN MATERIALS, STRUCTURES, AND FLUIDS together with J. Eberhardsteiner (TU Wien), H.A. Mang (TU Wien) Chairman ofthe Ninth IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering - BioMed 2012, Innsbruck, Austria, February 15-17, 2012
  • Chairman of
    the 2nd Joint Meeting of COST Action MP1005, FROM NANO TO MACRO BIOMATERIALS AND APPLICATIONS TO STEM CELLS REGENERATIVE ORTHOPEDIC AND DENTAL MEDICINE (NAMABIO), Vienna, Austria, September 4-5, 2012
  • Chairman of
    FIFTH BIOT CONFERENCE ON POROMECHANICS, Vienna, Austria, 2013
  • Chairman of                                                                                       COST MP1005 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON REGERNERATIVE DENTISTRY AND ORTHOPAEDICS - REDEOR, Venice, Italy, March 25-27, 2015, together with F. Rustichelli (Università Politecnica delle Marche)


  • Chairman of
    10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CREEP, SHRINKAGE, AND DURABILITY MECHANICS OF CONCRETE AND OTHER QUASI-BRITTLE MATERIALS - CONCREEP 10 Vienna, Austria, 2015

 

Member of Committees of International Conferences

  • Member of Scientific Committee of III European Conference on Computational Solid and Structural Mechanics - ECCM 2006, Lisbon, Portugal, June 2006
  • Member of Scientific Committee of ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Modelling of Heterogeneous Materials with Applications in Construction and Biomedical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic, June 2007
  • Member of Scientific Committee of CONMOD 08 - Concrete Modeling, Delft, The Netherlands, May 2008
  • Member of Scientific Review Board of 16th Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics ESB 2008, Lucerne, Switzerland, July 2008
  • Member of Scientific Advisory Committee, 3rd International Symposium on Nanotechnology in Construction, Prague, Czech Republic, May 2009
  • Member of Scientific Committee of International Symposium on Computational Structural Engineering, Shanghai, China, June 2009
  • Member of Scientific Committee The Fourth Biot Conference on Poromechanics, New York, NY, USA, June 2009
  • Member of Scientific Committee CONMOD 2010 - Symposium on Concrete Modeling, Lausanne, Switzerland, June 2010
  • Member of Scientific Committee, ECF 18 - European Conference on Fracture, Dresden, Germany, August/September 2010
  • Member of Program Committee 4th VIENNESE BIOMATERIALS SYMPOSIUM, Vienna, Austria, November 2010
  • Member of International Organization Committee EUROPEAN SYMPOSIUM ON BIOMATERIALS AND RELATED AREAS, EURO-BIOMAT, Jena, Germany, April 2011
  • Member of Scientific Committee EMI 2011 - Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute, Boston, MA, USA, June 2011
  • Member of Local Organizing Committee of EUROMECH Solid Mechanics Conference (ESMC 2012), Graz, Austria, July 2012
  • Member of Technical Advisory Panel of COMPLAS 2011 - COMPUTATIONAL PLASTICITY XI - FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS, Barcelona, Spain, September 2011
  • Reviewer for the WORLD TUNNEL CONGRESS 2012, Bangkok, Thailand, May 2012
  • Member of Scientific Committee of EMI 2012 - CONFERENCE OF THE ENGINEERING MECHANICS INSTITUTE, Notre Dame, IN, USA, June 2012
  • Member of Scientific Committee of ESB 2012 -18th CONFERENCE OF THE EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF BIOMECHANICS, Lisbon, Portugal, July 2012
  • Member of Local Advisory Board THIRD TERMIS WORLD CONGRESS 2012 - "TISSUE ENGINEERING AND REGENERATIVE MEDICINE", Vienna, Austria, September 2012
  • Member of Local Organizing Committee ECCOMAS 2012 - European Congress on Computational Mechanics in Applied Sciences and Engineering, Vienna, Austria, September 2012
  • Member of Scientific Committee of  the 2013 ANNUAL MEETING OF THE GERMAN SOCIETY FOR BIOMECHANICS, Neu-Ulm, Germany, May 2013
  • Member of Scientific Committee of EMI 2013- ENGINEERING MECHANICS INSTITUTE CONFERENCE, Evanston, IL, USA, August 2013
  • Member of Scientific Committee of  the 5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTATIONAL BIOENGINEERING, Leuven, Belgium, September 2013
  • Member of International Scientific Committee of the EMI 2014 - ENGINEERING MECHANICS INSTITUTE CONFERENCE, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, August 2014
  • Member of Scientific Committee of CONMOD14 - CONCRETE MODELING, Beijing, China, October 2014
  • Member of International Scientific Committee of EMI 2015 International Conference, Hongkong, China, January 2015
  • Member of Scientific Committee of the 2015 ANNUAL MEETING OF THE GERMAN SOCIETY FOR BIOMECHANICS, Bonn, Germany, May 2015
  • Member of International Scientific Committee of EMI 2015 - Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, Palto Alto, CA, USA, June 2015
  • Member of Scientific Committee of COMPLAS XII - 13th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTATIONAL PLASTICITY, FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS, Barcelona, Spain, September 2015
  • Member of Scientific Committee of the 6th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTATIONAL BIOENGINEERING, Barcelona, Spain, September 2015
  • Member of Scientific Committee of the International Conference on Biomedical Technology (ICBT 2015), Hannover, Germany, October 2015
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the VI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COUPLED PROBLEMS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (COUPLED PROBLEMS 2017), crete, Greece, June 2017.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the XIV INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTATIONAL PLASTICITY, FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS (COMPLAS 2017), Barcelona, Spain, September 2017.

 

Organization of Symposia at International Conferences

  • Co-organizer of Minisymposium on Hierarchically Strutured Biological Materials at GAMM - Jahrestagung (Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics), Padua, Italy, March 2003, together with Prof. F.Ulm (MIT)
  • Co-organizer of Minisymposium on Computational Micromechanics of Hard Biological Tissues at Second MIT Conference on Computational Solid and Fluid Mechanics, June 2003, Cambridge, MA, USA, together with Prof. F.Ulm (MIT)
  • Co-organizer of 2nd Symposium on Biologically Inspired Materials at 16th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, Seattle, WA, USA, July 2003, together with Prof. D. Katti (Univ. of North Dakota) and Dr. E. Macari (NSF)
  • Co-organizer of 3rd Symposium on Biologically Inspired Materials at 17th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, Newark, DE, USA, June 2004, together with Prof. D. Katti (North Dakota State University)
  • Co-organizer of Minisymposium on Computational Micromechanics of Biological Materials, at 6th World Congress Computational Mechanics, Beijing, China, September 2004, together with Prof. F.Ulm (MIT)
  • Co-organizer of Symposium Y: Mechanical Properties of Bio-inspired and Biologica Materials, at Materials Research Society (MRS) Meeting 2004, Boston, MA, USA, November/December 2004, together with Profs. K. Katti (North Dakota State Univesity) and F.-J. Ulm (MIT), and C. Vines (UC Merced)
  • Co-organizer of Minisymposium on Biomechanics of Hard and Soft Tissues at Third MIT Conference on Computational Solid and Fluid Mechanics, June 2005, Cambridge, MA, USA, together with Prof. F.Ulm (MIT)
  • Co-organizer of 4th Symposium on Biologically Inspired Materials at MCMAT2005 Mechanics and Materials Conference, Baton Rouge, LO, USA, June 2005, together with Prof. D. Katti (North Dakota State University)
  • Co-organizer of Minisymposium on Computational Mechanics of Civil and Bioengineering Materials and Structures - The Nano-to-Macro Perspective at VIII International Conference on Computational Plasticity (COMPLAS VIII), Barcelona, Spain, September 2005, together with Prof. H.A. Mang (TU Wien)
  • Co-organizer of Minisymposium on Nano-to-Macro Characterization of Hard and Soft Biological Tissue: The Contribution of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics at The 2006 Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM), Berlin, Germany, March 27-31, 2006, together with B. Markert (Stuttgart University)
  • Organizer of Symposium on Multiscale Mechanics of Biological Materials and Other Natural Composites at III European Conference on Computational Solid and Structural Mechanics, Lisbon, Portugal, June 2006
  • Co-organizer of 5th Symposium on Biologically Inspired Materials at US National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Boulder, CO, USA, June 2006, together with Prof. D. Katti (North Dakota State University)
  • Co-organizer of Symposium DD: Mechanics of Biological and Bio-inspired Materials at 2006 Fall Meeting of the Materials Research Society (MRS), Boston, MA, USA, November/December 2006, together with Prof. D. Katti (North Dakota State University), Prof. C. Viney (Univ. of Califonia Merced), Dr. U. Wegst (Max Planck Institute Stuttgart)
  • Co-organizer of 6th Symposium on Biologically Inspired Materials at 18th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, Blacksburg, VA, USA, June 2007, together with Prof. D. Katti (North Dakota State University)
  • Co-organizer of Minisymposium on Mathematics and Mechanics in Structural and Functional Biology at 6th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics ICIAM 2007, Zürich, Switzerland, July 2007, together with Prof. R. Krause (Bonn University) 
  • Co-organizer of Minisymposium on Shifting to Performance-Based Design as a Tool for Improving Lining Structural Sefety and Serviceability at ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Computational Methods in Tunneling EURO-TUN 2007, Vienna, Austria, August 2007, together with Prof. O. Rio (Institute E. Torroja) and H. Otremba (HochTief)
  • Co-organizer of Workshop on Biomechanics, Linz, Austria, December 2007, together with Prof. U. Langer (Linz University, Austria) as part of the Radon Special Semester on Quantitative Biology Analyzed by Mathematical Methods, organized by the Radon Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • Co-organizer of 7th Symposium on Biologically Inspired Materials at The Inaugural Int. Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute, Minneapolis, MN, USA, May 2008, together with Prof. D. Katti (North Dakota State University)
  • Co-organizer of Minisympsium on Computational Micromechanics of Biological and Bio-Inspired Materials and Structures at 8th World Congress on Computational Mechanics WCCM VIII, Venice, Italy, June/July 2008, together with Prof. D. Katti (North Dakota State University)
  • Co-organizer of Symposium Z: Mechanics of Biological and Biomedical Materials at 2008 Fall Meeting of the Materials Research Society (MRS), Boston, MA, USA, November/December 2008, together with P. K. Katti (North Dakota State University), Prof. U. Wegst (Drexel University, Philadelphia), and Prof. R. Narayan (North Carolina State University)
  • Co-organizer of 8th Symposium on Biologically Inspired Materials at the 2009 Joint ASCE-ASME-SES Conference on Mechanics and Materials, Blacksburg, VA, USA, June 2009, together with Prof. D. Katti (North Dakota State University) 
  • Co-organizer of Symposium on New Trends in Microporomechanics at The 2009 Joint ASCE-ASME-SES Conference on Mechanics and Materials, Blacksburg, VA, USA, June 2009, together with Dr. B. Pichler (Vienna University of Technology) and Prof. L. Dormieux (Ecole des Ponts - Paris Tech)
  • Organizer of Symposium on Mathematical Modeling of Biomedical Materials: at the Crossroads of Mechanics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology at EUROMAT 2009 - European Congress and Exhibition on Advanced Materials and Processes, Glasgow, UK, September 2009
  • Co-Organizer of Minisymposium on Constitutive Models for Support Materials at EUROTUN 2009 - ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Computational Methods in Tunneling, Bochum, Germany, September 2009, together with Dr. B. Pichler (Vienna University of Technology) and Prof. J. Eberhardsteiner (Vienna University of Technology)
  • Co-Organizer of Contributes Sessions on Biomechanics at GAMM 2010 - 81st ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETY FOR APPLIED MATHEMATICS AND MECHANICS, Karlsruhe, Germany, March 2010, together with Prof. U. Nackenhorst (Hannover University)
  • Co-Organizer of Minisymposium on Multiscale Modeling of Engineering Materials at WCCM 2010 - WORLD CONGRESS ON COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS, Sydney, Australia, July 2010, together with Dr. P. Pivonka (University of Western Australia)
  • Co-Organizer of Minisymposium on New Trends in Microporomechanics, at EMI 2010 - ENGINEERING MECHANICS CONFERENCE, Los Angeles, CA, USA, August 2010, together with Dr. B. Pichler (TU Wien), Prof. L. Dormieux (ParisTech)
  • Co-Organizer of the 9th Symposium on Biological and Biologically Inspired Materials, at EMI 2010 - ENGINEERING MECHANICS CONFERENCE, Los Angeles, CA, USA, August 2010, together with R. Ballarini (University of Minnesota), M. Buehler (M.I.T.), L. Dorfmann (Tufts University), Dr. Katti (North Dakota State University)
  • Co-Organizer of Oliver Coussy Memorial Symposium, at EMI 2010 - ENGINEERING MECHANICS CONFERENCE, Los Angeles, CA, USA, August 2010, together with F.-J. Ulm (M.I.T.), Y. Abousleiman (Oklahoma University), A. Cheng (University of Mississippi)
  • Organizer of Minisymposium on Fracture of Biomaterials, at 18th EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON FRACTURE, Dresden, Germany, August/September 2010
  • Co-organizer of Symposium OO: Multiscale Mechanics of Hierarchical Biological, Bioinspired, and Biomedical Materials at 2010 Fall Meeting of the Materials Research Society (MRS), Boston, MA, USA, November/December 2010, together with Prof. M. Buehler (M.I.T.), Prof. K. Katti (North Dakota State University), Prof. U. Wegst (Drexel University, Philadelphia), and Prof. R. Narayan (North Carolina State University)
  • Co-organizer of 10th Symposium on Mechanics of Biological and Biologically Inspired Materials, at EMI 2011 - ENGINEERING MECHANICS CONFERENCE, Boston, MA, USA, June 201, together with M. Buehler (M.I.T.), L. Dorfmann (Tufts University), R. Ballerini (University of Minesota), D. Katti (North Dakota State University)
  • Co-organizer of Minisymposium on Micromechanics of Porous Materials, at EMI 2011 - ENGINEERING MECHANICS CONFERENCE, Boston, MA, USA, June 2011, together with Prof. B. Pichler (TU Wien) and Prof. L. Dormieux (Ecole des Ponts - Paris Tech)
  • Co-organizer of Minisymposium on Computational Challenges in Multiscale Inelasticity and Instability at COMPLAS 2011: COMPUTATIONAL PLASTICITY XI - Fundamentals and Applications, September 2011, together with H. Mang (Vienna of Technology)
  • Co-organizer of Symposium on Mechanical Characterization and Modeling of Tissues and Biomedical Materials at all Length Scales, at EUROMAT 2011 - EUROPEAN CONGRESS AND EXHIBITION ON ADVANCED MATERIALS AND PROCESSES, Montpellier, France, September 2011, together with L. Petrini and P. Vena (Politecnico di Milano)
  • Co-organizer of Special Session on Multiscale Biomechanics and Mechanobiology, at the NINTH IASTED INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING - BioMed 2012, Innsbruck, Austria, February 2012, together with S. Scheiner (Vienna University of Technology)
  • Co-organizer of Session series on Structural Mechanics, at GAMM 2012 - the 83rd ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETY OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS AND MECHANICS, Darmstadt, Germany, March 2012, together with M. Schagerl (Linz University)
  • Co-organizer of Symposium on Multified, Multiscale, and Coupled Problems, with Applications in Science and Engineering, at ICCES'12 - INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTATIONAL & EXPERIEMENTAL ENGINEERING AND SCIENCES, Chania, Crete, Greece, April/May 2012, together with J. Sladek (Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava)
  • Co-organizer of 11th Symposium on Biological and Biologically Inspired Materials, at EMI/PMC 2012 JOINT CONFERENCE OF THE ENGINEERING MECHANICS INSTITUTE AND THE 11th ASCE JOINT SPECIALTY CONFERENCE ON PROBABILISTIC MECHANICS AND STRUCTURAL RELIABILITY, Notre Dame, IN, USA, June 2012, together with D. Katti (North Dakota State University)
  • Co-organizer of Symposium honoring Prof. Zdenek Bazant, at EMI/PMC 2012 JOINT CONFERENCE OF THE ENGINEERING MECHANICS INSTITUTE AND THE 11th ASCE JOINT SPECIALTY CONFERENCE ON PROBABILISTIC MECHANICS AND STRUCTURAL RELIABILITY, Notre Dame, IN, USA, June 2012, together with B. Pichler (Vienna University of Technology), F.J. Ulm (M.I.T.), G. Meschke (Ruhr University Bochum)
  • Co-organizer of Mini-Symposium on Biot's Vision of unifying natural sciences through engineering - an update, at EMI/PMC 2012 JOINT CONFERENCE OF THE ENGINEERING MECHANICS INSTITUTE AND THE 11th ASCE JOINT SPECIALTY CONFERENCE ON PROBABILISTIC MECHANICS AND STRUCTURAL RELIABILITY, Notre Dame, IN, USA, June 2012, together with Y. Abousleiman (Oklahoma University) and B. Pichler (Vienna University of Technology)
  • Co-organizer of Mini-Symposium on Computational Biomechanics, at ECCOMAS 2012 EUROPEAN CONGRESS ON COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN APPLIED SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING, Vienna, Austria, September 2012, together with D. Pahr (Vienna University of Technolgy), B. v. Rietbergen (Eindhoven University of Technology), B. Markert (Stuttgart University), P. Zysset (Bern University), G. Holzapfel (Graz University of Technology)
  • Co-organizer of Special session on Mathematical Modeling in Biomedical Engineering: Current Trends and Challenges, at TENTH IASTED INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING - BIOMED 2013, Innsbruck, Austria, February 2013, together with H.v. Oosterwyck (KU Leuven), N. Filipovicz (University of Kragujevac), St. Scheiner (TU Wien)
  • Co-organizer of Mini-Symposium on Coupled Modelling on Tissue Mechanics, at ADVANCES IN COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS - A CONFERENCE CELEBRATING THE 70th BIRTHDAY OF THOMAS J.R. HUGHES, San Diego, CA, USA, February 2013, together with B. Schrefler (Padua University)
  • Co-organizer of Mini-Symposium on Multiscale Poromechanics of Geomaterias and Biomaterials, at 5th BIOT CONFERENCE ON POROMECHANICS, Vienna, Austria, July 10-12, 2013, together with B. Pichler (Vienna University of Technolgy), A. Giraud (Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine), X. Chateau (Ecole des Pont - Paris Tech)
  • Co-organizer of 12th Symposium on Biological and Biologically Inspired Materials, at EMI 2013 CONFERENCE OF THE ENGINEERING MECHANICS INSTITUTE, Evanston, IL, USA, August 2013, together with D. Katti (North Dakota State University)
  • Co-organizer of Mini-Symposium on Cementitious Materials: Experiments and Modeling Across the Scales, at EMI 2013 CONFERENCE OF THE ENGINEERING MECHANICS INSTITUTE, Evanston, IL, USA, August 2014, together with B. Pichler (TU Wien), F.-J. Ulm (M.I.T.), J. van Mier (FramCos), G. Meschke (Ruhr University Bochum)
  • Co-organizer of Mini-Symposium on Multiscale Poro-Micro-Mechanics of Bio- and Geomaterials, at COMPLAS XIII 13th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTATIONAL PLASTICITY, Barcelona, Spain, September 3-5, 2013, together with B.Pichler (Vienna University of Technology)
  • Co-organizer of Symposium on Advances in Mechanics of Biological and Bio-inspired Materials, at 2013 MRS FALL MEETING, Boston, USA, December 1-6, 2013, together with K. Katti (North Dakota State University), N. Rahbar (Worcester Poloytecnic Institute), C. Tamerler (University of Kansas)
  • Co-organizer of Mini-Symposium on Multiscale Techniques, at 7th WORLD CONGRESS OF BIOMECHANICS, Boston, USA, July 6-11, 2014, together with P. Pivonka (University of Melbourne), R. Mueller (ETH Zurich), and B.v.Rietbergen (Eindhoven University of Technology)
  • Co-organizer of 13th Symposium on Biological and Biologically Inspired Materials, at EMI 2014, CONFERENCE OF THE ENGINEERING MECHANICS INSTITUTE, Hamilton, ON, Canada, August 2014, together with D. Katti (North Dakota State University)
  • Co-organizer of 2nd Minisymposium on Cementitious Materials: Experiments and Modeling Across the Scales, at EMI 2014 CONFERENCE OF THE ENGINEERING MECHANICS INSTITUTE, Hamilton, ON, Canada, August 2014, together with B. Pichker (TU Wien), F.-J. Ulm (M.I.T.), G. Pijaudier-Cabot (Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour), G. Meschke (Ruhr University Bochum)
  • Co-organizer of Minisymposium on Mechanics in an Interdisciplinary, Multiphysics Environment, Transforming Materials Sciences and Biology, at 2015 ANNUAL MEETING OF GAMM (INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF APPLIED MECHANICS AND MATHEMATICS), Leece, Italy, March 23-27,2015, together with W. Wall (TU Munich)
  • Co-organizer of 14th Symposium on Biological and Biologically Inspired Materials, at EMI 2015 CONFERENCE OF THE ENGINEERING MECHANICS INSTITUTE, Palo Alto, CA, USA, June 2015, together with D. Katti (North Dakota State University)
  • Co-organizer of 3rd  Minisymposium on Cementitious Materials: Experiments and Modeling Across the Scales, at EMI 2015 CONFERENCE OF THE ENGINEERING MECHANICS INSTITUTE, Palo Alto, CA, USA, June 2015, together with B. Pichler (TU Wien), F.-J. Ulm (M.I.T.), G. Pijaudier-Cabot (Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour), G. Meschke (Ruhr University Bochum)
  • Co-organizer of Minisymposium on Multiscale Biomechanics, at ESMC2015 - 9th EUROPEAN SOLID MECHANICS CONFERENCE, Madrid, Spain, July 2015, together with S.-I. Murtada (Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm), and I. (University of Zagreb)
  • Co-organizer of Minisymposium on Musculoskeletal Mechanics: Experimental and Modeling Techniques, at ICBT 2015 - SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, Hannover, Germany, October 2015, together with M. Marino (Hannover University), G.e Vairo (University of Rome Tor Vergata), and P. Wriggers (Hannover University)