Academic Career and Research Areas

Prof. Grosse conducts research in the field of non-destructive testing. This field includes quality assurance, inspection and structural health monitoring of components, facilities and structures. Applications are in the field of civil and mechanical engineering and materials such as concrete, metal, stone and fiber composites (especially CFRP). Other areas of work include research into additive materials, fracture processes in biomechanics (bones) together with Klinikum rechts der Isar or objects of our cultural and technical heritage (e.g. together with the Munich museums). In 2020, he used his methods to investigate the Cheops Pyramid of Giza (Egypt) together with Cairo University.

Prof. Grosse studied geophysics (University of Karlsruhe). He did his doctorate and lecturer qualification at the University of Stuttgart. In 2005/2006 he worked as visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley. His research area was acoustic emission testing und wireless sensor networks for structural health monitoring. He was then appointed associate director and later provisional director of the material testing laboratory at the University of Stuttgart. In 2010, he was appointed associate professor at TUM. This was a joint appointment of the Departments of Civil Geo and Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Since 2011, he has held the Chair of Non-destructive Testing and he has been a member of the board of management of the Center for Building Materials (cbm).

Awards

  • Elected member in the board of trustees of the Deutsches Museum (since 2018)
  • Publication Award of the Acoustic Emission Working Group, Princeton, New Jersey, USA (2012)
  • First “Kiewit Lecture” of the Oregon State University, USA (2006)

Snoeck D, Malm F, Cnudde V, Grosse CU, Van Tittelboom K: "Validation of Self-Healing Properties of Construction Materials through Nondestructive and Minimal Invasive Testing". Advanced Materials Interfaces. 2018; 5(17): 1800179.

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Grumbein S, Minev D, Tallawi M, Boettcher K, Prade F, Pfeiffer F, Grosse CU, and Lieleg O: "Hydrophobic Properties of Biofilm-Enriched Hybrid Mortar". Advanced Materials. 2016; 28(37): 8138-8143.

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Große CU, Ohtsu M: Acoustic emission testing in engineering. Heidelberg: Springer, 2008.

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Große CU, Reinhardt HW, Finck F: “Signal-based acoustic emission techniques in civil engineering”. J. Mat. in Civ. Eng. 2003; 15(3): 274-279.

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Cruz Hidalgo R, Große CU, Kun F, Reinhardt HW, Herrmann H: “Evolution of percolating force chains in compressed granular media”. Phys. Rev. Let. 2002; 89(20): 205501/1-205501/4.

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