Dr.-Ing. Melanie Syha

 

Professional Background
since 2017 Witzenmann GmbH, Pforzheim
2014-2015 European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF)
Post-Doc at ID11, 3D microstructure analysis in VHCF loaded duplex steels

Development of routines for reconstruction and analysis of textured multiphase tomography data; design, realization and analysisof synchrotron based X-ray diffraction contrast tomography experiments in VHCF loaded duplex steels

2008-2014 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute for Applied Materials (IAM): researcher
Dissertation „Microstructure evolution in strontium titanate investigated by means
of grain growth simulations and x-ray diffraction contrast tomography experiments“, Grade: magna cum laudeDevelopment of a C++-Code for numerical simulation of grain growth in anisotropic polycristalline materialsDesign, realization and analysis of synchrotron based X-ray diffraction contrast tomography experiments at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), Grenoble, France3 month research stay in the „Metals in 4D“ group at Risø National Laboratory, Roskilde, DänemarkScientific presentations at international symposiaTeaching (Materials Science I/II, Materials Science and Engineering Lab Course, Scientific Programming, supervision of undergraduate thesis work)
University Education
2004-2008 Mechanical Engineering, University of Karlsruhe
Degree: Diplom-Ingenieur, Grade 1.4
Diploma Thesis „Atomic Scale Modeling of Grain Boundaries in Cemented Carbides“ at the Institute for applied physics of Chalmers Tekniska Högskola Göteborg, Sweden
Grade 1.3, stipend of the Adlerbertska Hospitiefond
Major Subjects Materials Modelling and -simulation, Materials Science and Engineering III; Computer Aided Mechanics, Continuum mechanics
Elective subjects Casting Technology; Scientific Programming
Seminar thesis „Mikromechanische Modellierung einer CVI-infiltrierten 3D-Kohlenstofffaser-Preform“, Note 1.0
Internships
2005 Internship Casting Technology Schonlau-Werke, Geseke
2004 Internship Nexans GmbH, Hannover
2002-2004 Physics, Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg
Pre-university Education
1999-2002 St.-Ursula-Gymnasium, Arnsberg, Grade 2.2
1993-1999 Gymnasium Hildegardis-Schule, Hagen
1989-1993 Elementary school Henry-van-de-Velde, Hagen
Expert Knowledge
Mechanics of materials numerical simulations across scales
(atomic scale, FEM, front tracking models)
Experimental physics X-ray diffraction contrast tomography, EBSD Imageprocessing
Operating Systems focus Unix/Linux, Windows
Programming C++, Matlab, python
Miscellaneous microstructure analysis: DREAM3D
3D visualization: Paraview
Atomistics: LAMMPS
Version control: subversion
Experience with unix-tools, Emacs and LATEX
Language Skills
German native
English fluent
French advanced
Swedish basic

 

Publications

[2013]

  • P. Gumbsch, B. Loedermann, A. Graff, A. Trenkle, M. Syha, D. Weygand, W. Ludwig, 3D X-ray Diffraction Contrast Tomography Reconstruction of Polycrystalline Strontium Titanate during Sintering and EBSD Validation, Conference Proceedings, ICME, Salt Lake City, UT, (2013).
  • M. Bäurer, M. Syha, D. Weygand, Combined Experimental and numerical study on the effective grain growth dynamics in highly anisotropic systems: application to barium titanate, Acta Materialia 61 (2013) 5664-5673
  • M. Syha, A. Trenkle, B. Loedermann, A. Graff, W.Ludwig, D. Weygand, P. Gumbsch,
    Validation of three-dimensional diffraction contrast tomography reconstructions by means of electron backscatter diffraction characterization, Journal of Applied Crystallography 46, (2013) 1145-1150

[2012]

  • M. Syha, M. Bäurer, W. Rheinheimer, W. Ludwig, E. M. Lauridsen, D. Weygand, P. Gumbsch, Combining X-ray Diffraction Contrast Tomography and Mesoscale Grain
    Growth Simulations in Strontium Titanate: An Integrated Approach for the Investigation of Microstructure Evolution, Conference Proceedings, ICACC, Daytona Beach, FL,
    (2012)
  • M. Syha, W. Rheinheimer,M. Baurer, E.M. Lauridsen,W. Ludwig, D. Weygand,P. Gumbsch,
    Three-dimensional grain structure of sintered bulk strontium titanate from X-ray diffraction contrast tomography, Scripta Materialia 66 (2012) 1-4

[2011]

  • M. Syha, W. Rheinheimer, M. Bäurer, W. Ludwig, E. Lauridsen, D. Weygand, P. Gumbsch, Interface Orientation Distribution during Grain Growth in Bulk SrTiO3 Measured by Means of 3D X-Ray Diffraction Contrast Tomography, Symposium Proceedings, MRS Fall Meeting, (2011)

[2010]

  • M. Bäurer, E. Lauridsen, W. Ludwig, M. Syha, D. Weygand. Comparing grain growth experiments and simulations of SrTiO3 specimen in three dimensions, Conference Proceedings, Multiscale Materials Modeling, Freiburg, Germany, (2010), 563-569
  • M. Syha, D. Weygand. Simulation of abnormal grain growth in two and three dimensional grain structures, Conference Proceedings, Multiscale Materials Modeling, Freiburg, Germany, (2010) 589-592
  • M. Syha, D. Weygand A generalized vertex dynamics model for grain growth in three dimensions ,Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 18 1(2010) 015010 1-19

 

Scientific Talks

[2012]

  • International Conference on 3D Materials Science, Seven Springs, Pennsylvania
  • „3D Characterization of Microstructural Evolution in Anisotropic Ceramics“
    „Modeling 3D Grain Coarsening Based on Tomography Data“
  • 36th International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites,
    ICACC’ 12, Daytona Beach, Florida „Combining X-ray Diffraction Tomography and Mesoscale Grain Growth Simulations:An integrated Approach for the Investigation of Microstructure Evolution“(eingeladen)

[2011]

  • Fall Meeting of the Materials Research Society, Boston, Massachusetts „3D X-ray Diffraction Contrast Tomography and its Application to SrTiO 3 “
    „Combining X-ray Diffraction Tomography and Vertex Dynamics Simulations: An integrated Approach for the Investigation of Microstructure Evolution in SrTiO 3 “
  • 12th Meeting of the European Ceramic Society, Stockholm, Schweden
    „3D Simulations of Grain Growth in Anisotropic Ceramics“
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde (DGM), Hochleistungskeramik Tagung 2011, Karlsruhe
    „3D Mikrostrukturentwicklungsimulation in anisotropen Keramiken“
  • Spring Meeting of the Materials Research Society, San Francisco, Kalifornien
    „Studying Grain Growth in SrTiO 3 by 3D X-ray Diffraction Contrast Tomography“
    „A 3D Vertex Dynamics Model Adapted to the Simulation of Grain Growth in SrTiO 3 “
  • Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG), Frühjahrstagung der Sektion Kondensierte Materie, Dresden
    „Studying Grain Growth in SrTiO 3 by X-ray Diffraction Contrast Tomography and Simulation“

[2010]

  • 5th International Conference on Multiscale Materials Modeling, Freiburg
    „Comparing Grain Growth Experiments ans Simulations ofSrTiO 3 specimen in 3D“
    „Simulation of Abnormal Grain Growth in two and three dimensional Grain Structures“
  • 31st Risø International Symposium on Materials Science: Challenges in materials science and possibilities in 3D and 4D characterization techniques, Denmarks Technical University, Risø, Denmark
    „Comparing Grain Growth Simulations and Experiments in 3D“
  • 4th International Conference on Recrystallization and Grain Growth, Sheffield, UK
    „Conditions for the occurrence of Abnormal Grain Growth studied by a 3D Vertex
    Dynamics Model“
  • Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG), Frühjahrstagung der Sektion Kondensierte Materie, Regensburg
    „Conditions for the occurrence of Abnormal Grain Growth studied by a 3D Vertex
    Dynamics Model“

[2009]

  • Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG), Frühjahrstagung der Sektion Kondensierte Materie, Dresden
    „3D Vertex Dynamics Simulation of Grain Growth in Ceramics Including the Anisotropy
    of Grain Boundary Energy“