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Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Christian Linder

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Christian Linder is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and, by courtesy, of Mechanical Engineering. In his research he advances modeling aspects, numerical algorithms, and visualization tools to improve the performance and reliability of simulations to (i) understand physical mechanisms in materials, (ii) create innovative sustainable building materials and structures, and (iii) enable upscaled devices and engineered systems of the environment. In-house (iv) computational method development in the area of Computational Mechanics and Computational Materials Science constitutes the foundation of our research.

Dr. Linder received his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UC Berkeley, an MA in Mathematics from UC Berkeley, an M.Sc. in Computational Mechanics from the University of Stuttgart, and a Dipl.-Ing. degree in Civil Engineering from TU Graz. Before joining Stanford in 2013 he was a Junior-Professor of Micromechanics of Materials at the Applied Mechanics Institute of Stuttgart University where he also obtained his Habilitation in Mechanics. Notable honors include a Fulbright scholarship, the 2013 Richard-von-Mises Prize, the 2016 ICCM International Computational Method Young Investigator Award, the 2016 NSF CAREER Award, and the 2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).


Habilitation, University of Stuttgart, Mechanics (2012)
PhD, UC Berkeley, Computational Mechanics (2007)
MA, UC Berkeley, Mathematics (2006)
MSc, University of Stuttgart, Computational Mechanics of Materials and Structures (2003)
Dipl.-Ing., Graz University of Technology, Civil and Environmental Engineering (2001)


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