Mechanics, Department System Dynamics and Friction Physics

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Valentin Popov

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Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Valentin Popov

Valentin L. Popov

+49 30 31423454

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Office C8-4
Building M
Room 121
Address Straße des 17. Juni 135
10623 Berlin

Curriculum Vitae

26.07.1959born in Tomsk, Russland
1976Graduation with honors at a special school with some lessons in German language (Tomsk).
1976-1982Studies of physics at the Lomonossow-University Moscow.
1985Promotion with honors at the Lomonossow-University Moscow.
1985-1997Scientific assistant at the Institute of Strength Physics and Materials Science of the Russian Academy of Science, Tomsk.
1994Habilitation at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Tomsk.
1997-Director of the International Scientific Project Center for Physical Mesomechanics of Materials at the Russian Academy of Sciences.
1997/1998Professor of Theoretical Physics at Tomsk State University.
1998/1999Alexander von Humboldt-research fellowship at the University of Paderborn
2000-2002C3-Guest Professorship at the University of Paderborn.
seit 2002C4-Professorship at the Technischen Universität Berlin specializing in System Dynamics and Friction Physics

Research Area

  • Contact Mechanics
  • Boundary Element Method
  • Method of Dimensionality Reduction (MDR)
  • Adhesion
  • Friction, damping and propulsion controlled by vibrations
  • Elastomer Friction
  • History of Contact Mechanics and the Physics of Friction
  • Contact Mechanics of Layered and Functionally Graded Materials
  • Collisions and Impacts
  • Earthquakes dynamics and prediction
  • Wear
  • Lubrication
  • Environmental impact of frictional systems
  • Dynamic fracture
  • Bio Contact Mechanics
  • Haptics and Electrovibration
  • Multiscale Biomechanics and Tribology of Inorganic and Organic Systems