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Holger Steeb

Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Institute of Applied Mechanics, Chair II


Pfaffenwaldring 7
70569 Stuttgart


His research interests include multi-scale and multi-field modeling, numerical simulation of porous media on different space and time scales, and the experimental characterization of porous and microstructured materials. Mr. Steeb uses both direct numerical simulations, multiphase continuum theories, and continuum theories with numerical homogenization approaches and multiscale finite element methods, whereby the results obtained are validated by means of modern experimental characterization methods.

Education and Degrees

  • 2008 Habilitation in Mechanics (Venia Legendi in Mechanics), Saarland University, Saarbrücken
  • 2002 Doctoral degree (Dr.-Ing.), University of Stuttgart
  • 1990 - 1995 Graduation in Civil Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.), University of Stuttgart

Professional Career

  • 2015 - present Full Professor (W3) for Continuum Mechanics at the Institute of Applied Mechanics, University of Stuttgart
  • 2009 - 2015 Full Professor (W3) for Continuum Mechanics at the Institute for Computational Engineering, Ruhr-University Bochum since
  • 2008 Assistant Professor (now Guest Professor), Multi-Scale Mechanics, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
  • 2004 - 2004 Post-Doc Fellow (through EU-RTN), Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Physics, NTUA Athens, Greece
  • 2002-2008 Researcher & Lecturer, Chair of Applied Mechanics, Saarland University, Saarbrücken
  • 2001-2002 Researcher (SFB 404), Institute of Mechanics, University of Stuttgart
  • 1996-2001 Teaching assistant, Institute of Structural Mechanics, University of Stuttgart

Collaborative Research Center

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