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Dipl.-Ing. Johannes Fankhänel


Appelstr. 9A

30167 Hannover

Room 412


Tel.:      +49-511-762-17425

Fax:      +49-511-762-2236

E-mail: j.fankhaenelisd.uni-hannover.de

Teaching Activities

Supervision of student works:

  • Project (B.Sc.) & bachelor theses, seminar (M.Sc.) and master theses are welcome by arrangement.

Tutorial Lesson:

Research Focus

  • Atomistic simulation methods, Molecular Dynamic Finite Element Method (MDFEM)
  • Multi-scale simulations, atomisitic-continuum coupling methods
  • Thermal and mechanical properties of nanocomposites

Research Projects

FOR2021 Acting Principles of Nano-Scaled Matrix Additives for
Composite Structures – TP2 & TP5


Journal Papers

J. Fankhänel, B. Arash, R. Rolfes (2019): Elastic interphase properties of nanoparticle/epoxy nanocomposites: A molecular dynamics study, Composites Part B: Engineering, Volume 176 (2019)
DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2019.107211

R Unger, U. Braun, J. Fankhänel, B. Daum, B. Arash, R. Rolfes (2019): Molecular modelling of epoxy resin crosslinking experimentally validated by near-infrared spectroscopy, Computational Materials Science 161 (2019) 223–235
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.commatsci.2019.01.054

M.Jux, J.Fankhänel, B.Daum, T.Mahrholz, M.Sinapius, R.Rolfes (2018): Mechanical properties of epoxy/boehmite nanocomposites in dependency of mass fraction and surface modification - An experimental and numerical approach, Polymer, Volume 141 (34-45)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2018.02.059

J. Fankhänel, D. Silbernagl, M. Ghasem Zadeh Khorasani, B. Daum, A. Kempe, H. Sturm, R. Rolfes (2016): Mechanical Properties of Boehmite Evaluated by Atomic Force Microscopy Experiments and Molecular Dynamic Finite Element Simulations, Journal of Nanomaterials 2016, pp 1-13 more
DOI: 10.1155/2016/5017213


Johannes Fankhänel, Andreas Kempe, Raimund Rolfes (2016): Simulating Atomic Force Microscopy For The Determination Of The Elastic Properties Of Nanoparticle Reinforced Epoxy Resin, Proceedings of the ECCOMAS Congress, Crete, pp 1-13 more

Chapter in Books

Raimund Rolfes, Johannes Fankhänel, Andreas Kempe (2016): Braunschweigische Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft - Jahrbuch 2016, Herausgeber: J. Cramer Verlag, Braunschweig
ISBN: 978-3-934656-35-2


R. Unger, J. Fankhänel, B. Arash, B. Daum, R. Rolfes (2018): A Molecular Modelling Approach for the Crosslinking of Nanoparticle-Reinforced Epoxy Resins and its Effect on Predicted Mechanical Properties, 13TH WORLD CONGRESS ON COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS (WCCM), New York, USA

Johannes Fankhänel, Benedikt Daum, Eelco Jansen und Raimund Rolfes  (2017): Modellierung und Simulation des thermischen und mechanischen Verhaltens von Nanokompositen, FOR2021-Workshop, Clausthal, Germany

Johannes Fankhänel, Benedikt Daum, Raimund Rolfes  (2017): Numerical investigation of particle size and agglomeration effects on the mechanical properties of boehmite nanoparticle reinforced polymers, 20th International Conference on Composite Structures (ICCS), Paris, France

Raimund Rolfes, Johannes Fankhänel, Andreas Kempe  (2015): Modeling and simulation framework for the mechanical response of nano-composites, ENS-LMT, Cachan, France

Raimund Rolfes, Johannes Fankhänel, Andreas Kempe (2015): Computergestützte Materialentwicklung von Nanocomposites, BWG Plenarversammlung, Braunschweig, Germany

Raimund Rolfes, Andreas Kempe, Johannes Fankhänel, Lutz Nasdala, Eelco Jansen  (2014): MDFEM-Multiskalensimulationen zur Ermittlung der mechanischen Eigenschaften von Nanokompositmaterialien, Symposium Nanotechnologie für Kunststoffverbunde, Braunschweig, Germany


  • since 2014: Research associatet at the Institute of Structural Analysis
    (Leibniz Universität Hannover)
  • 2014: Scientific assistant at the Leichtbau-Zentrum Sachsen
  • 2007 – 2013: Diploma programme „Mechanical Engineering“, specialization “Lightweight engineering”  (TU Dresden, Institute of lightweight engineering and polymer technology)