Stephan Lange is a research associate at the chair of engineering mechanics / continuum mechanics at the University of Kassel. He studied in a dual program, leading to a diploma in Mechanical Engineering and a vocational education, during the semester break, as an industrial mechanic. He finishes the program in 2012 with the diploma thesis on „Simulation of crack growth in plain structures with interfaces and experimental validation“. After that, he joined the group of engineering mechanics / continuum mechanics at the University of Kassel and graduated in 2017 with a Ph.D. thesis on „Investigation of the constitutive behavior of ferroelectric, ferromagnetic and multiferrroic solids at multiaxial multiphysyical loads based on condensed models“ under the supervision of Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Andreas Ricoeur.
His research interests are the investigation of the constitutive behavior of smart materials, advancement of the condensed method (e.g. implementation of the homogenization procedure into a FE framework or consideration of thermo-electro-mechanical effects) and other analytical homogenization techniques.