Field of Work
Prof. Schmauder’s activities focus in particular on research and development work in the area of microstructure mechanics, multi-scale modeling, material and component testing, material development and optimization, as well as component reliability and design. Experimental and numerical investigation techniques are applied to steels, light alloys, fiber composite materials on a metal and polymer basis, metal/ceramic composite materials, hard metals and coatings. The investigative focus is on microstructure modeling and nanosimulation with a view to examining the correlation between material structure and material properties as well as shedding light on the phenomena that occur at grid level that are important in terms of elastic and plastic material and damage response. Future areas of application are in the field of medical technology.
Siegfried Schmauder, born in 1956, has been professor for strength of materials and materials technology at the University of Stuttgart since 1994. Here he is in charge of the Microstructure Department at the Institute for Materials Testing, Materials Science and Strength of Materials (MPA). He previously held various senior positions at the University of Stuttgart. From 1991 to 1994 he was the head of the Structural Mechanics Group, while from 1988 to 1989 Schmauder was deputy head of the Electron Microscopy Group, both at the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research in Stuttgart. He has several connections with Japan: he won a medal for a talk he gave at the University of Tokyo entitled “Stress Analysis of Metal/Ceramic Composites”, he received a research scholarship from the same university and was also appointed visiting professor at the University of Kyoto.