Prof. Rabczuk obtained his PhD from the University of Karlsruhe. He worked at the Fraunhofer-Institute (Ernst Mach) in Freiburg before joining the Computational Mechanics Group of Prof. Ted Belytschko at Northwestern University in Evanston, USA, where he was working for 4 years as Post-Doctoral Fellow. For 1.5 years, Prof. Rabczuk was a member of the Computational Mechanics group of Prof. W.A. Wall at the Technical University of Munich. In February 2007, he was appointed Senior Lecturer at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand. In 2009, Prof. Rabczuk joined the Bauhaus University Weimar as Full Professor.