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Daniel Rixen

Daniel Rixen, born in 1967, received his engineering degree in Electromechanics and doctoral degree in Applied Sciences from the University of Liège (Belgium), at the Laboratoire de Techniques Aéronautiques et Spatiales (LTAS). He also holds a master degree in Aerospace Vehicle Design from the College of Aeronautics in Cranfield (UK). After a post-doctoral stay at the University of Colorado (Center for Aerospace Structures), he was appointed in 2000 as professor on the chair of Engineering Dynamics at the Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands). Since 2012 he leads the chair of Applied Mechanics at the Technical University of Munich (Germany).

His research focuses on the dynamics of mechanical systems and covers the fields of numerical methods, experimental techniques, multiphysics and mechatronics. A significant part of his research involves partitioning problems in order to apply parallel computing, model reduction techniques or experimental substructuring. He regularly collaborates with industry to apply theoretical developments to real-life applications (automotive, aerospace, wind energy, ....). Since 2012, his research field also includes robotics and humanoids.