Visiting Professorship

Argyris Visiting Professorship

The Argyris Visiting Professorship is tendered annually by SimTech and brings internationally known experts in the field of simulation sciences to Stuttgart.

Due to the current situation regarding the Corona Pandemic, we have decided to postpone the Argyris Visiting Professorship to autumn 2020. If you have any questions, please contact us at

International and interdisciplinary

To intensify international interdisciplinary cooperation, once every year SimTech award an Argyris Visiting Professorship to a personality from the field of simulation technologies.

With this honor, the Excellence Cluster rewards internationally known researchers from Germany and other countries who are active as outstanding representatives of their discipline in simulation sciences.

In honor of Professor John Argyris

In honor of Professor John Argyris

With the Argyris Visiting Professorship, SimTech memorializes Professor John Hadji Argyris, one of the world’s most respected pioneer in the field of simulation technologies.

John Argyris was Professor at the University of Stuttgart and an important co-founder of the finite element method that is used to this day to simulate a multitude of physical processes. It is to the everlasting credit of John Argyris that he introduced this today widely used method to the scientific public.

John Argyris has been Professor at the University of Stuttgart since 1959.

Argyris Visiting Professorship

We honor research personalities who, like the professorship’s namesake, have distinguished themselves with groundbreaking studies in the field of simulation technology.

Research stay

Argyris Visiting Professors are invited to Stuttgart every summer semester for a period ranging from two weeks to three months.

Argyris Lecture

The public Argyris Lecture provides the visiting professor the venue for introducing her or his scientific work to a wide public.

Past Argyris Visiting Professors:


Prof. George Biros, University of Texas at Austin, USA


Prof. Peter Knabner, University Erlangen-Nürnberg


Prof. Ronaldo I. Borja, Stanford University, USA


Prof. Robert Maxwell MacMeeking Ph.D, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA


Prof. Michael Celia PhD., Princeton University, USA


Prof. Dr. René de Borst, University of Sheffield, UK


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