Dr. Simon Hoell



Marienstraße 15, Room 102
99423 Weimar


+49 3643 584503





Research Interests

  • Damage Detection
  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Smart Materials and Systems
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Machine Learning and Statistics
  • Computational Material Design
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Porous Media and Hydraulic Fracturing


  • Engineering Mechanics (in German Mechanik I - technische Mechanik)
  • Mechanics of Materials (in German Mechanik II - Festigkeitslehre)
  • Linear Finite Element Methods (in German Grundlagen FEM)
  • Nonlinear Finite Element Methods (in German nichtlineare FEM)

Further Activities


  • Journal of Sound and Vibration (Elsevier)
  • Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing (Elsevier)
  • Structural Health Monitoring - An International Journal (Sage)
  • Smart Materials and Structures (IOP)
  • Shock and Vibration (Hindawi)
  • Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science (Sage)
  • Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering (Springer)
  • International Journal of Fatigue (Elsevier)

Academic CV

Since 2017 Master of Business Administration (MBA) in General Management, Ernst-Abbe-Hochschule Jena, Germany

Since 2016

Postdoctoral Scientific Assistant at the Chair of Computational Mechanics (Prof. Timon Rabczuk), Institute of Structural Mechanics, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany

2017 & 2018

Visiting Researcher at CISM-LAB / Universita degli Studi di Padova, Italy for 6+3 months (Prof. Bernhard A. Schreffler, Prof. Francesco Pesavento)

2013 - 2016

PhD Student at the Lloyd's Register Foundation Centre for Safety and Reliability Engineering, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

Supervisor: Dr Piotr Omenzetter

Thesis: "Optimal Feature Projections for Enhanced Vibration-Based Damage Identification with an Application to Wind Turbine Blades"

2012 - 2013

Scientific Assistant at the Institute of Structural Mechanics, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany

Project: Dynamic Design Analysis of Steel and Steel-Concrete Composite Railway Bridges

2009 - 2012

Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany

Thesis: "Automized identification of modal parameters in structural health monitoring"

2010 - 2011 Erasmus Exchange, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
2006 - 2009 Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany


Thesis: "Erarbeitung und Umsetzung eines Algorithmus zur Korrektur von Strahlaufhärtungsartefakten in 3D CT-Bilddaten"