Prof. Völlmecke graduated with a Diploma in Civil Engineering in 2004 from the University of Kassel. Thereafter she went to work for a consulting engineering company in London. A year after graduation she returned to academia and graduated with a Master of Science in General Structural Engineering in 2006 and a PhD in Structural Mechanics in 2010 from Imperial College London. From 2009 - 2013 she worked as a Lecturer at the Continuum Mechanics and Material Theory Group for Prof. Dr. rer. nat. W.H. Müller at TU Berlin.
The implementation of sustainability aspects in research and teaching is an important objective for Prof. Völlmecke.
This is reflected in teaching through the permanent adoption of sustainability related projects in the course 3D Printing in Mechanics as well as in theses supervised by her.
In research, sustainability finds a firm position through the project PLA² fArMing – Additively manufactured PLA-continuous fibre reinforced PLA-composites for rural farming in the context of the TU call Pro Sustainability.
Prof. Völlmecke considers it a privilege as a junior professor to motivate female pupils and students to pursue a career in a STEM related field.
In this regard she regularly participates in student workshops, in the Girls Day at TU Berlin as well as in first-semester events for female students.
In addition, Prof. Völlmecke is a mentor in the Women in Natural Sciences Adlershof program of HU Berlin and has been an active member of Faculty V's Commision for Gender Equality since 2015.