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Rudolf Weeber
Phone:+49 711 685-60458
Fax:+49 711 685-63658
Email:Rudolf.Weeber _at_ icp.uni-stuttgart.de
Address:Rudolf Weeber
Institute for Computational Physics
Universität Stuttgart
Allmandring 3
70569 Stuttgart

Currently, my work is focussed on magnetic gels and elastomers. They are soft elastic materials, into which magnetic particles are embedded. Through the interplay of the elasticity of the matrix and the magnetic properties of the particles, the sample's shape and elasticity can be controlled by means of external magnetic fields. Predicting this behaviour accurately is, however, rather difficult, as, typically several effects are at work at the same time. We approach the topic using computer simulations, as they allow for precise control of individual aspects of the models, and we can study the relevant mechanisms separate from each other.

I am also involved in work on nanoparticles in a flow and micro-rheology, in particular, the irreversible agglomeration of soot particles in turbulent flow as well as the study of local jamming effects in optical tweezer experiments.

I am interested in the development of simulation software and am a contributor to the ESPResSo molecular dynamics package.



  • 2000: Abitur with majors in politics and physics
  • 2000 - 2008: Studies of physics at the University of Stuttgart
Specializations: Simulation methods, electronic structure of condensed matter
Diplomarbeit: "Dynamical simulation of colloids and their interactions" concerning local jamming effects in optical tweezer experiments.
Advisor: J. Harting
  • 2008: Research assistant at the Insitute for Computational Physics, University of Stuttgart
Work on fluid-particle coupling schemes in SRD/MD simulations
  • 2008: Intern at the German Aerospace Center in the Department of Systems Analysis and Technology Assessment
Agent-based simulations on the market integration of renewable energies
  • 2008 - 2009: Researcher in the same group
  • 2009 - 2015: Doctoral researcher at the Institute for Computational Physics and in the graduate school of the Stuttgart Research Center for Simulation Technology, University of Stuttgart
Thesis: "Simulation of novel soft magnetic materials"
Advisor: C. Holm
  • since 2015: Postdoc in the same group
Work on magnetic gels and elastomers