RUB Bauwesen CompEng

CompEng@VGU Students spend their summer in Germany

Christina Rauch (Assistant Coordinator), Saurav Joshi, Yen Thi Kieu and Sarah Jordan (Assistant Coordinator) [fltr]


For the majority summer is holiday season, for students it is mostly exam and thesis season. This year’s exchange students from the Vietnamese German University (VGU) are, thus, in good company. Again we are pleased to welcome five CompEng@VGU students in Germany, three of them at Ruhr-University Bochum, two at TU Clausthal, for a four months’ stay to write their master’s thesis. During their stay in Germany the students not only get to know their course of study from a new side and gain a direct connection to the sister course at the Ruhr-University Bochum as well as direct contact to the Professors and young researchers in their field of study, but they also get the chance to learn more about German life and culture.

The CompEng@VGU stundents, Hoa Thi Le, Yen Thi Kieu Vu, Saurav Joshi, Ba Van Tran and Anh Kieu Doan are under the supervision of three chair, two from RUB, the Institute of Mechanics of Materials and the chair of Wind Engineering and Fluid Mechanics, as well as from TU Clausthal, the Institute of Applied Mechanics. (Hoa Thi Le works on “Numerical simulation of the tension test within the thermodynamic dislocation theory” under the supervision of Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Khanh Chau Le, Yen Thi Kieu Vu works on “Modeling aspects of shape memory alloys” under the supervision of Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Klaus Hackl, Saurav Joshi works on “Numerical analysis of deposition and erosion processes on the collector surface of a solar upwind power plant” under the supervision of Dr.-Ing. Cornelia Kalender, all three at RUB. Ba Van Tran works on “First principle theory of the pressure-induced transformation in iron-carbon” and Anh Kieu Doan works on “Influence of oxidation on the mechanical response of Aluminium Foams by using molecular dynamics simulations“, both under the supervision of Jun. Prof. Dr. Nina Gunkelmann at TU Clausthal.)

Apart from the academic support the CompEng Coordination Team is a 24/7 contact in all situations and helps finding a balance between studying and finding time to enjoy the cultural heritage of Germany. Hence, the Coordination Team was very pleased to welcome all VGU’s on board for the annual CompEng Excursion, which this year lead to Hamburg.

We wish all five candidates good luck for the final phase of their master’s thesis!

Our special thanks go out to the DAAD who made this exchange possible through its financial support, as they have in past years.

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Sarah Jordan