Univ.-Prof. Dr.- Ing. habil.
Carolin Birk

Academic career

1999 Academic degree "Diplom-Ingenieur Bauwesen", Technische Universität Dresden
1999-2009 Research assistant / postdoc, Institute of Structural Analysis, Technische Universität Dresden
2004 Doctoral degree, Technischen Universität Dresden. Thesis: "Consistent absorbing boundaries for time-domain interaction analyses using the fractional calculus"
2009-2011 Marie Curie Fellow, University of New South Wales and Technische Universität Dresden
2011-2015 Lecturer, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
2013 Postdoctoral lecturer qualification (Habilitation), Technische Universität Dresden. Thesis: "Computational modelling of transient problems in unbounded domains"
Since 2015 Professor for Structural Analysis of Plates and Shells, Universität Duisburg-Essen


  • Scaled boundary finite element method
  • Dynamic soil-structure interaction
  • Numerical modelling of wave-based methods of non-destructive testing
  • Image-based automatic mesh generation and structural analysis
  • Computational modelling of microstructures
  • Noise and vibration analysis


  • Structural Dynamics
  • Structural Analysis of Plates and Shells

Book Chapters

Journal articles

Conference Papers

Contact details

Carolin Birk
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil.

Universitätsstrasse 15
45141 Essen
Tel.: +49 (0)201 183 2667
Fax: +49 (0)201 183 3965
Secretary's Office: V15 S03 D11