RUB Bauwesen CompEng

Dr. Sandra KlingeCompEng graduate Dr. Sandra Klinge gives inaugural lecture

In Germany, the 'Habilitation' is the last examination you need to pass to be eligible for professorship. It is the highest possible examination you can take at a German university. Naturally, there are a few requirements you need to fulfill for that: a doctor's degree, a thesis of quite some pages with a scientifically innovative character, a comprehensive list of publications and profound teaching experience. The last step in the Habilitation procedure is the 'inaugural lecture', which requires candidates to give evidence of their subject-specific in-depth knowledge and, even more importantly, of their teaching skills.

In January 2014 we reported on Dr. Sandra Klinge's successful Habilitation at the RUB Institute of Mechanics. On 5 June 2014 she finally gave her inaugural lecture as the last step in her habilitation procedure. The topic was 'Bilanzgleichungen und Auswirkung des zweiten thermodynamischen Gesetzes auf die Modellierung von inelastischen Materialien' ('Balance Equations and Effects of the Second Law of Thermodynamics on the Modelling of Inelastic Materials'). Special guest was Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gunther Schmid, CompEng initiator and supporter from the first hour.

Acing the lecture just as all previous career steps, the way is now paved for her to establish her own chair of mechanics. Watch out for where she's gonna do it because she surely is one of the best - teachers and personalities.