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Dr.-Ing Patrick Kurzeja

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+49 231 755-5714

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Institute of Mechanics

Department of Mechanical Engineering

TU Dortmund

Leonhard-Euler-Straße 5

D-44227 Dortmund

Raum 143

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ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-2469-6394


Curriculum Vitae

since 04/2017 Senior Researcher, Institute of Mechanics, Technical University Dortmund, Germany
04/2022 - 09/2022 Substitute Professor, Technical Mechanics - Structural Mechanics, University of Bremen, Germany
03/2016 - 03/2017 Postdoctoral Researcher, Computational and Statistical Physics, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
03/2015 - 02/2016 Postdoctoral Researcher, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, USA
01/2014 - 02/2015 Postdoctoral Researcher, Continuum Mechanics, Ruhr-University, Germany
06/2011 - 07/2011 Research Exchange, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Princeton University, USA
03/2010 - 12/2013 Research Assistant, Continuum Mechanics, Ruhr-University, Germany
Mechanical Engineering, Ruhr-University, Germany
10/2008 - 08/2014 B. Sc. Mathematics, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
10/2005 - 02/2010 Dipl.-Ing. Mechanical Engineering, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany


Courses at TU Dortmund

  • Mechanik I (WS 21/22)
  • Mechanik C/III (WS 19/20, WS 22/23)
  • Mechanik D/IV (SS 18, SS 19)
  • Technische Mechanik (WS 17/18, WS 18/19)
  • Finite Element Methods II (SS 18)
  • Nonlinear Continuum Mechanics (SS 17, SS 19)
  • Introduction to the Theory of Materials (SS 20, SS 21)
  • Finite Inelasticity (WS 20/21, WS 21/22)

Supervision of project, bachelor and master theses

We offer plenty of topics for student's theses, topics can be found here. Please note, that the attendance of advanced courses at our institute is advantageous and almost necessary for a successful execution.



  • Continuum modelling of atomistic surfaces
  • Damage modelling in case-hardened steel
  • Rheology of dilute suspensions
  • Structural Instabilities and their influence on attenuation
  • Oscillating flow and fluid clusters
  • Wave propagation in partially saturated porous media


  • Numerics: Finite Elements, Multi Particle Collision Dynamics (MPC)
  • Mathematical methods: Stochastic multiscale modelling, Variational formulations
  • Experiments: 3D printing and polymer casting, vibration and sound measurements, high-speed camera measurements, cyclic tensile testing