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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Fabian Duddeck

Academic Career and Research Areas

Professor Duddeck (*1965) conducts research on the development of numerical methods for the simulation and optimization of structures, focusing on methods for parameter, shape, topology, layout, and material optimization of nonlinear and dynamic problems (acoustics, crash). New approaches for material modeling (composites, biomaterials) and the evaluation of aleatory and epistemic uncertainties (flexibility, robustness, reliability) complement these activities, often in the context of multi-physics and multi-disciplinary applications.

Prof. Duddeck studied civil engineering at TUM, earning his Diplom (1990) and Dr.-Ing. in Mechanics (1997) there. After a postdoc period at Ecole Polytechnique/Palaiseau and at TUM, he acquired his postdoctoral teaching qualification (Habilitation) in 2001. He later held an R&D position in industry (BMW) and served as lecturer at TUM. In 2005/6, he served as Reader (Associate Professor) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and as Maître de Conférences at Ecole des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC). In 2010, he was appointed Professor for Computational Mechanics at TUM.


  • Spindler Award for the Diplom degree (1991)

Key Publications (all publications)

Fender J, Duddeck F, Zimmermann M: “Direct computation of solution spaces”. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization. 2017; 55(5): 1787-1796.


Duddeck F, Hunkeler S, Lozano P, Wehrle E, Zeng D: "Topology optimization for crashworthiness of thin-walled structures under axial impact using hybrid cellular automata". Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization. 2016; 54(3): 415-428.


Hesse SH, Lukaszewicz DH-JA, Duddeck F: "A method to reduce design complexity of automotive composite structures with respect to crashworthiness". Composite Structures. 2015; 129: 236-249.


Duddeck F: "Multidisciplinary optimization of car bodies". Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization. 2008; 35(4): 375–389.


Duddeck FME: "Fourier BEM – Generalization of Boundary Element Methods by Fourier Transform". Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics. Berlin Heidelberg, Deutschland: Springer, 2002.