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Jun. Prof. Dr. Nina Gunkelmann

Professur für Computational Material Sciences/Engineering


2007-2012      Studies of physics with minor computer science, University of Kaiserslautern 

Erasmus Scholarship, Joseph Fourier University Grenoble

2012 - 2014 

Scientific employee (Institute of Multiscale Simulation (Friedrich-Alexander- University Erlangen-Nürnberg)

2014-2015 PhD studies, University of Kaiserslautern (SFB 926 Scholarship) 
2016 Doctoral degree 
2016-2017 Post-doctoral position (Institute of  Materials Simulation - Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg) 
2017 Post-doctoral position  (Institute of Mechanics and Fluid Dynamics - Freiberg University of Mining and Technology)  
seit 2017  

Junior professor for Computational Material Sciences/Engineering at the Clausthal University of Technology (ITM) 


Awards  and Membership

since 2011 Member, Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG) 
2015 Poster prize, Granular Matter in Low Gravity, Erlangen 
since 2016 Member, Alumni-Vereinigung Physik der Technischen Universität Kaiserslautern. 

Highlighted paper, Low-velocity collisions of chondrules: How a thin dust cover helps enhance the sticking probability, Astron. Astrophys. 599:L4

since 2017 Member, Gesellschaft für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik (GAMM) 
  Member, Deutscher Hochschulverband 
since 2018 Member, Clausthaler Förderkreis für Angewandte Mechanik 


Adolf Martens Prize for one of the best works in the field of materials science, materials research and testing



  • Molecular dynamics and discrete element simulations of heterogeneous materials (polycrystalline iron, iron alloys, aluminum and aluminum oxides, metallic foams and granular materials) to characterize the material properties under high pressure conditions (e.g. plastic deformation, compaction etc.)
  • Characterization of dislocation structures and plasticity with multiscale methods

Publications can be found here

Phone: +49 5323 72-5214
Fax: +49 5323 72-2203

Arnold-Sommerfeld-Straße 6,
Room 310
38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld Germany