Max Hodapp, postdoc


I have graduated in 2013 from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, in mechanical engineering with specialized subjects in theoretical continuum mechanics. During my Diploma thesis and post-graduate work as a research assistant, I have worked on GPU-accelerated algorithms for high-performance reduced basis homogenization methods. Afterward, I changed the topic and went further down in the length scale: During my PhD at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) I have been working on concurrent atomistic-to-continuum coupling methods using Green function techniques which, in addition, allow for discrete dislocation plasticity in the continuum domain. This work has been acknowledged by the Swiss Community for Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (SWICCOMAS) with the 2019 SWICCOMAS award for one of the two best PhD theses in 2018 and a nomination as the Swiss-based candidate for the 2018 ECCOMAS PhD thesis award on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering.

At Skoltech I am working on machine-learning interatomic potentials, active learning algorithms and atomistic-to-continuum coupling in the group of Prof. Shapeev with the aim to perform large-scale atomistic simulations at an acceptable computational cost in order to predict microstructural material properties.

Main articles:

1) Fritzen, F., Hodapp, M., Leuschner, M., 2014. GPU accelerated computational homogenization based on a variational approach in a reduced basis framework. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 278, 186–217.  [doi] 2) Fritzen, F., Hodapp, M., 2016. The finite element square reduced (FE2R) method with GPU acceleration: towards three-dimensional two-scale simulations. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 107 (10), 853–881. [doi] 3) Anciaux, G., Junge, T., Hodapp, M., Cho, J., Molinari, J.-F., Curtin,W., 2018. The coupled atomistic/discretedislocation method in 3d part i: Concept and algorithms. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 118, 152 – 171. [doi]
4) Hodapp, M., 2018. On flexible Green function methods for atomistic/continuum coupling. Ph.D. thesis, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), 207 p. [doi
5) Hodapp, M., Anciaux, G., Molinari, J.-F., Curtin,W., 2018. Coupled atomistic/discrete dislocation method in 3d part ii: Validation of the method. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 119, 1 – 19. [doi]
6) Hodapp, M., Anciaux, G., Curtin, W. A., 2019. Lattice green function methods for atomistic/continuum coupling: Theory and data-sparse implementation. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, in press. [doi]