simulation group

Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) | University of Freiburg

We are an academic research group that develops and applies simulation methods for solids that deform and fluids that flow. Our simulations span from the atom to the continuum. We have a particular obsession with friction, adhesion, and wear. The group is headed by Prof. Lars Pastewka.

recent publications


  1. Analytic elastic coefficients in molecular calculations: Finite strain, nonaffine displacements, and many-body interatomic potentials
    Jan Grießer, Lucas Frérot, Jonas A. Oldenstaedt, Martin H. Müser, and Lars Pastewka
    Phys. Rev. Mater. 7, 073603 (2023)
  2. Confinement-induced diffusive sound transport in nanoscale fluidic channels
    Hannes Holey, Peter Gumbsch, and Lars Pastewka
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 131, 084001 (2023)
  3. Entropic stress of grafted polymer chains in shear flow
    Jan Mees, Thomas C O’Connor, and Lars Pastewka
    J. Chem. Phys. 159 (2023)
  4. Molecular simulations of sliding on SDS surfactant films
    Johannes L Hörmann, Chenxu Liu, Yonggang Meng, and Lars Pastewka
    J. Chem. Phys. 158 (2023)
  5. Yielding under compression and the polyamorphic transition in silicon
    Jan Grießer, Gianpietro Moras, and Lars Pastewka
    Phys. Rev. Mater. 7, 055601 (2023)