World Congress on Computational Mechanics


Sebastian Pfaller

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Applied Mechanics


I am postdoctoral researcher and head of the Capriccio group (, which focuses on multiscale simulations of polymers. Our group develops the Capriccio method, which implements a partitioned-domain coupling between a continuum and particle-based regions. Employing this novel technique and considering scale-bridging approaches of other groups, our particular interest is integrating processes at the atomistic and molecular scale into typical engineering scales. To this end, we investigate how molecular processes and macroscopic properties are linked to each other and how this knowledge can improve the performance of materials and structures.