My group develops mathematical tools and computational algorithms to faithfully simulate the physical world around us. How does smoke rise and curl? How does cloth blow in the wind? How does paper crumple? In this translation from mathematical models and theories to something which can be simulated on a computer, I focus on ensuring that innate laws of physics together with their consequences remain intact.

Awards and Achievements

  • Einstein Fellowship ( 2017)
  • Fellow of the ACM ( 2015)
  • Hanns Fischer Senior Fellowship ( 2009)
  • Humboldt Forschungspreis ( 2006)
  • ACM/SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Prize ( 2003)