Dominik Schillinger

Dominik Schillinger

Dominik Schillinger

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering



  • Ph.D., 2012, Computational Mechanics, Technische Universität München, Germany
  • M.S., 2008, Computational Mechanics, Universität Stuttgart, Germany
  • M.S., 2006, Structural Engineering, University of Connecticut
  • B.Eng., 2005, Civil Engineering, Universität Stuttgart, Germany

Professional Background

  • Lecturer, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, The University of Texas at Austin (2013)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin (2011-2013)
Research Interests

My research interests are in computational mechanics, where I work on the development and implementation of novel discretization techniques for the analysis of solids, structures and fluids that overcome limitations of today's standard numerical tools. I am particularly interested in isogeometric immersed boundary and collocation methods, that combine higher order accuracy and robustness with efficient ways of incorporating very complex geometric models and are attractive for large-scale parallel computing. The main applications driving my work are from biomechanics, engineering mechanics, and structural dynamics.

Selected Publications

M. Ruess, D. Schillinger, A.I. Özcan, E. Rank: Weak coupling for isogeometric analysis of non-matching and trimmed multi-patch geometries, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 269:46-71, 2014.

D. Schillinger, J.A. Evans, A. Reali, M.A. Scott, T.J.R. Hughes: Isogeometric Collocation: Cost Comparison with Galerkin Methods and Extension to Adaptive Hierarchical NURBS Discretizations, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 267:170-232, 2013.

D. Schillinger, D. Stefanov, A. Stavrev: The method of separation for evolutionary spectral density estimation of multi-variate and multi-dimensional nonstationary stochastic processes, Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics 33:58-78, 2013.

D. Schillinger, L. Dedè, M.A. Scott, J.A. Evans, M.J. Borden, E. Rank, T.J.R. Hughes: An Isogeometric Design-through-analysis Methodology based on Adaptive Hierarchical Refinement of NURBS, Immersed Boundary Methods, and T-spline CAD Surfaces, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 249-250:116-150, 2012.

D. Schillinger, M. Ruess, N. Zander, Y. Bazilevs, A. Düster, E. Rank, Small and large deformation analysis with the p - and B-spline versions of the Finite Cell Method, Computational Mechanics 50(4):445-478, 2012.

D. Schillinger, V. Papadopoulos, M. Bischoff, M. Papadrakakis: Buckling Analysis of Imperfect I-Section Beam-Columns with Stochastic Shell Finite Elements, Computational Mechanics 46(3):495-510, 2010.