Institute of Computational Physics (ICP)

We are the specialists in computer simulations. The close collaboration with our partners results in convincing simulation results that generate customer value.«

Dr. Andreas Witzig, Institutsleiter

At the ICP, a team of physicists, mathematicians and engineers works on applying methods and results from basic research to problem areas in industry.

For over 20 years, the ICP has been developing multiphysics computer models on the basis of finite element methods, which can be used, for example, to simulate crowd flows at large events such as the Street Parade or research the stability of ultra-thin solar cells. In addition to this, the ICP operates a laboratory for optoelectronics to develop optoelectronic materials and new optical measurement methods.

Together with its partners from the worlds of research  and industry, the ICP works on solutions for concrete problems, such as how coatings can be measured contact-free and how ageing processes in fuel cells can be halted.

To learn more about the ICP please visit our German homepage.

Research reports


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An ensemble Monte Carlo simulation study of water distribution in porous gas diffusion layers for proton exchange membrane fuel cells


Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage, submitted Peer reviewed.

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Electrothermal Simulation of Large-Area Semiconductor Devices


The International Journal of Multiphysics, 11, 2. 127-136. Peer reviewed.

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Experimental Characterization and Simulation of a Piezo-Actuated Micro Dispensing Valve


Journal of Fluids Engineering, 139, 5. Peer reviewed.

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To learn more about the ICP please visit our German homepage.