Richard studied Civil Engineering Sciences and Structural Engineering at Graz University of Technology, receiving his M.Sc. in 2018.
He then joined the Institute of Structural Analysis as a research and university assistant under Prof. Thomas-Peter Fries, working on Modelling and Simulation of Aortic Dissection, a joint project with the Graz Center of Computational Engineering on Mechanics. Within this project, his research focused on the design and application of efficient and accurate finite element schemes for fluid-structure interaction and related subproblems in the context of hemodynamics. In 2022, Richard defended his doctoral thesis on „Generalised Newtonian Fluids in Cardiovascular Fluid-Structure Interaction“, for which he was awarded the Dr.-Klaus-Körper-Preis 2023 and the CEACM Young Researcher Award 2023.
Currently, Richard is a post-doctoral fellow in the group of Prof. Martin Kronbichler, chair of High-Performance Scientific Computing at University of Augsburg, and continues his work on numerical methods targeting incompressible (multi-phase) flow, non-Newtonian fluids, hyperelastic tissue models and their application in the medical and engineering context.