In 2013, Johanna Waimann received her M. Sc. degree in civil engineering at the Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany. In the following, she started her PhD under the supervision of Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Klaus Hackl and PD Dr.-Ing. Philipp Junker at the Institute of Mechanics of Materials at the same university. Her doctoral study on the variational modeling of irreversible effects during the solid/solid phase transformation in polycrystalline shape memory alloys (SMA) and in so-called TRIP-steels was completed by the defense of her thesis in November 2018.
Since January 2019, Johanna Waimann works as a chief engineer at the Institute of Applied Mechanics at the RWTH Aachen university. Her research still comprises the variational modeling of SMA and TRIP-steels but is also extended by multi-scale approaches for the modeling of process signatures under mechanical, thermal and chemical influence.