Asst.-Prof. Maksym Dosta


  Hamburg University of Technology
  Multiscale Simulation of Granular Materials (V-EXK1)
  Denickestraße 15 (K)
  21073 Hamburg

Office: Building K. Room 2513

Phone: +49 40 428 78 35 64

Email: dosta(at)

Detailed info

Main research fields

1. Development of methods for multiscale process treatment
      - Problem decomposition and multiscale artchitecture
      - Interscale communications & interscale convergence
      - Macroscale process tretment (flowsheet simulation, PBM, etc.)
      - Analysis and reduction of large dataset generated from simulations

2. Development and implementation of novel simulation systems:
      - High performance computing (CPU, GPU)
      - Novel efficient calculation algorithms
      - Calculation methods with various complexity
      - Component-based simulation

3. Application and extension of discrete element method
      - Contact mechanics (dry, wet, irregular shaped and deformable particles)
      - Packings of non-spherical particles
      - Particle dynamics in multiphase flows
      - Coupling of DEM+MD, DEM+FEM, DEM+PBM

4. Mechanical and breakage behavior of complex structured materials
      - Static loading and dynamic impacts
      - Thermal expansion and sintering
      - Fatigue behavior

Current and recent research projects

  • DFG DO 2026/1-1: Development of methods for saving simulation results from discrete element method
  • DFG DO 2026/2-1: High resolution electron microscopy of fatigue behavior in high performance concrete and multiscale modelling using a bonded particle model
  • DFG DO 2026/4-1: Initiation of collaboration in the area of multiscale analysis of continuous granulation processes
  • DFG DO 2026/5-1: Micromechanical simulation of straw pellets breakage during gasification process
  • DFG DO 2026/6-1: Integrated Process Simulation of Powder Metallurgical Shaping and Sintering
  • DFG SFB 986: Fabrication of higher hierarchical levels of material systems using fluidized bed granulation and discrete element modeling of materials (subproject A3)
  • DFG Graduiertenkolleg GRK 2462: Projects focused on simulation of processes in natural and technical particle-fluid systems
  • Max-Buchner Research Scholarship: Usage of bonded particle model for modeling of packings of non-spherical particles
  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation: Physics embedded approximations of aggregation and breakage kernels for population balances (Group linkage program with Ass.-Prof. J. Kumar)
  • DAAD 57381608: Modelling approaches for parallel simulation of granular materials