Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Holger Steeb

Direktorium, Principal Investigator (EXC), Fellow (SC)
Institut für Mechanik


+49 711 685-66029


Pfaffenwaldring 7
7056 Stuttgart


  • Continuum Mechanics
  • (Smart) Material Modelling
  • Multi-Scale Methods
  • Porous Media
  • Homogenization
  • X-Ray Computed Tomography
  • Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics

Ausgewählte Publikationen

  1. I. Güven, S. Frijters, J. Harting, S. Luding, and H. Steeb. “Hydraulic properties of sintered glass bead systems”. In: Granular Matter 19 (2017), p. 28.
  2. R. Jänicke, B. Quintal, and H. Steeb. “Numerical homogenization of mesoscopic loss in poroelastic media”. In: European Journal of Mechanics - A/Solids 49 (2015), pp. 382–395.
  3. F. Fusseis, H. Steeb, X. Xiao, W.-L. Zhu, I. B. Butler, S. Elphick, and U. Maeder. “A low-cost X-ray-transparent experimental cell for synchrotron-based X-ray microtomography studies under geological reservoir conditions”. In: Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 21.1 (2014), pp. 251–253.
  4. C. Vinci, J. Renner, and H. Steeb. “A hybrid-dimensional approach for an efficient numerical modeling of the hydro-mechanics of fractures”. In: Water Resources Research 50.2 (2014), pp. 1616–1635.
  5. C. Vinci, J. Renner, and H. Steeb. “On attenuation of seismic waves associated with flow in fractures”. In: Geophysical Research Letters 41.21 (2014), pp. 7515–7523.
  6. B. Quintal, H. Steeb, M. Frehner, S. M. Schmalholz, and E. H. Saenger. “Pore fluid effects on S-wave attenuation caused by wave-induced fluid flow”. In: Geophysics 77.3 (2012), pp. L13–L23.
  7. B. Quintal, H. Steeb, M. Frehner, and S. M. Schmalholz. “Quasi-static finite element modeling of seismic attenuation and dispersion due to wave-induced fluid flow in poroelastic media”. In: Journal of Geophysical Research 116.B1 (2011), B01201.
  8. E. H. Saenger, F. Enzmann, Y. Keehm, and H. Steeb. “Digital rock physics: Effect of fluid viscosity on effective elastic properties”. In: Journal of Applied Geophysics 74.4 (2011), pp. 236–241.
  9. M. Frehner, S. M. Schmalholz, E. H. Saenger, and H. Steeb. “Comparison of finite difference and finite element methods for simulating two-dimensional scattering of elastic waves”. In: Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 171.1 (2008), pp. 112–121.
  10. S. Diebels and H. Steeb. “The size effect in foams and its theoretical and numerical investigation”. In: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A 458.2028 (2002), pp. 2869–2883.

Abschluss im Bauingenieurwesen (Dipl.-Ing.), Universität Stuttgart

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Institut für Baustatik, Universität Stuttgart

June 2002
Promotion (Dr.-Ing.), Universität Stuttgart

Wissenschaftlicher Assistent (SFB 404), Institut für Mechanik, Universität Stuttgart

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter und Dozent, Lehrstuhl für Technische Mechanik, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken

4.2004 - 8.2004
Post-Doc Fellow (durch EU-RTN), Fakultät für Angewandte Mathematik und Physik, NTUA Athen, Griechenland

Habilitation im Fach Mechanik (Venia Legendi in Mechanik), Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken

seit 5.2008
Professor (UD) (heute Gastprofessor), Multi-Scale Mechanics, Universität Twente, Enschede, Niederlande

2009 - 9.2015
Professor (W3) für Kontinuumsmechanik am Institut für Computational Engineering, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

seit 10.2015
Professor (W3) für Kontinuumsmechanik am Institut für Mechanik, Universität Stuttgart



  • seit 2009 Guest Professor, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
  • seit 2019 Editorial Board "GAMM Mitteilungen - Surveys for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics"
  • PI and Member of the Executive Committee DFG SFB 1313 “Interface-Driven Multi-Field Processes in Porous Media - Flow, Transport and Deformation” (since 2018)
  • Editor-in-Chief for Springer book series “Advances in Geophysical and Environmental Mechanics and Mathematics” (since 2014)
  • Editorial Board “Applied and Computational Mechanics” (since 2014)
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of ICAMS (Interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Materials Simulation) (since 2014)
  • Member of the Executive Board of the Research Department “Subsurface Modeling & Engineering”, Ruhr-University Bochum (2014–2015)
  • Coordinator of the Integrated Graduate School of the DFG SFB 837 “Interaction Modeling in Mechanized Tunneling” (2014–2015)
  • Chairman of the GAMM Activity Group “Multiscale Material Modelling” (2013–2015)
  • PI and Member of the Executive Committee DFG SFB 837 “Interaction Modeling in Mechanized Tunneling” (2013–2015)
  • Co-organizer: Lorentz Center Workshop “Scale Transitions in Space and Time for Materials” (2009)
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