Prof. Marc Avila

Professional Appointments

  • since 05/2018                 Chief Executive Officer, ZARM Drop Tower Operations and Service Company
  • since 03/2016                  Director of the Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM),                                                                         Full Professor for Fluid Mechanics, University of Bremen, Germany
  • 12/2011 to 2/2016         Professor for Simulation of Nano and Microflows at the Institute of Fluid Mechanics of the
                                               Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
  • 10/2008 to 11/2011       Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization,
                                               Göttingen, Germany
  • 08/2006 to 05/2008       Visiting Scholar School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the Arizona State
                                               University, USA
  • 01/2005 to 10/2008       Research Assistant at the Department of Applied Physics, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya,


  • 2008                                  PhD Applied Physics and Scientific Simulation at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
                                               (UPC), Spain
  • 2004                                 M.Sc. Mathematics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain


  • 2018                                  Richard-von-Mises-Prize of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and                                                            Mechanics (GAMM)
  • 2009                                  Young Scientist Award European Mechanics Society (Euromech)
  • 2005                                  Doctoral Fellowship Spanish Ministry of Education and Innovation
  • 2004                                  Graduation Prize of the Department of Mathematics (UAB)

Selected Publications

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