New positions at MSS


We are glad that Huzaif Rahim is our new PhD student

He will be working on „Self-Organized Structure formation in Granular Gases“, i.e., the dynamic structures in the dissipative many-particle systems, mainly by event-driven numerical simulation and/or kinetic theory.

Vasileios Angelidakis was invited to the YADE Hackathon held at TU Bergakademie in Freiberg, Saxony during 23-24 June 2022

Olfa D’Angelo was elected as chair of the next Gordon Research Seminar. She will be responsible for organising the seminar in 2024 at Stonehill College, with the help of her co-chair, Navid Hooshanginejad from Brown University.

At the Gordon Conference 2022 on Granular Matter, Olfa D’Angelo won two poster prizes: one for the Gordon Research Seminar (GRS, for young scientists) and one for the Gordon Research Conference (GRC). She was therefore invited to give a talk at the GRC.

We appreciate that Dr. Hongyi Xiao is our new Postdoc at MSS

Dr. Xiao studies the mechanics and physics of granular materials with special interests in their structure-property relations, and will extend his research to study granular problems in additive manufacturing.

Olfa D’Angelo was invited to speak about the rheology of granular fluids at the 31st Dutch Soft Matter Meeting in Delft

We are pleased that Utku Canbolat becomes our new PhD student

He will work in the field: Fractures in Granular Matter – Theory and large-scale simulations

We welcome our new Postdoc Dr. Vasileios Angelidakis

Vasileios works on two research projects (1) The further development of an open-source sequential deposition algorithm for packing generation and (2) Studying the mechanical behaviour of granular metamaterials via DEM simulations

Olfa D’Angelo was invited with her colleague Maziyar Jalaal from the University of Amsterdam to talk about 3D printing in space on the radio show Talk That Science from Echobox radio!

Listen to their intervention, soon available in podcast at: