Sergey Kozinov

Building ICFW, Room 03/743
Chair of Continuum Mechanics

Telephone: +49 (0) 234 32-26026
E-Mail: sergey.kozinov@rub.de
ORCID: 0000-0003-1799-450X



2010 PhD thesis, ”Periodic sets of cracks at the interface of dissimilar materials” (analytical solutions for the fracture behavior of electrically passive and active materials with internal and interface cracks),
PhD supervisor: Prof. V.Loboda, Chair of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, Dnipro National University, Ukraine.
summa cum laude
2005 – 2008 PhD study, Chair of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, Dnipro National University, Ukraine.
2000 – 2005 BSc, MSc in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics / Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, Dnipro National University, Ukraine.
GPA: 5.0/5.0
2003 – 2004 Additional training for military service while studying at the university: Junior lieutenant of the troposphere and radio communications troops, Military department, Dnipro National University, Ukraine

Projects, Financing

from approx. 09.2021 FLEXFRA: Modeling of Flexoelectricity (Strain and Polarization Gradients in Piezo- and Ferroelectric Materials), with Emphasis on Fracture.
KO 6356/1-1, Project Leader
11.2017– 10.2020 Multi-scale modeling of the fracture behavior of polycrystalline ferroelectric ceramics at monotonic and cyclic electromechanical loading, DFG Ku929-21, Principal Investigator.
06.2013 – 10.2017 Cross-scale microscopic and mesoscopic modeling and simulation of the damage behavior of polycrystalline ferroelectric ceramics under electromechanical loading, DFG Ku929-20, Principal Investigator.
11.2008 – 01.2012 Development of the fundamental analytical methods for the strength and fracture assessment of interface cracks, Scientific grant from the Ukrainian Ministry of Science and Education, Principal Investigator


In German:

- Plastizität und Materialschädigung (128401-SoSe21), Ruhr-University Bochum

In English:

- Fracture Mechanics Computations, lecture, TU Bergakademie Freiberg
- Micromechanics and Homogenization Principles, lecture, TU Bergakademie Freiberg
- Fracture Mechanics Computations, exercises, FE practice, TU Bergakademie Freiberg
- Micromechanics and Homogenization Principles, exercises, TU Bergakademie Freiberg

In Ukrainian/Russian:

- Strength of materials, Dnipro National University, Ukraine

- Technical mechanics, Dnipro National University, Ukraine
- Theory of plate and shells, Dnipro National University, Ukraine
- Elasticity and plasticity methods in aircraft and rocket calculations, Dnipro National University, Ukraine
- Basics of computer science and databases, Customs Academy of Ukraine
- Technical mechanics, Customs Academy of Ukraine

Co-examiner of different mechanical courses.


- Development of material models: programming and creation of material models of complex, coupled, non-linear multiphysics processes in solid mechanics.

- Multi-field modeling and simulation of non-linear electromechanical, thermomechanical and aerodynamic problems.

- Multi-scale modeling up to and including the macro scale: Development of models on the micro and macro level as well as linking the properties of microstructures with the macroscopic behavior of structures.

- Fracture mechanics, including analytical solutions and numerical methods for electrically passive and active composite materials.

- Phase-field analysis in ferroelectric single- and polycrystals.

- Micro- and macro-electromechanical as well as multi-scale modeling of the fracture behavior of intelligent materials with the help of the ferroelectric domain switching models and the electromechanical cohesive zone.

Supervised student projects / programming projects / master’s theses (selection)

2019 - 2020: Vikas Diddige (Award for the best programming project 2020 @IMFD, TU Bergakademie Freiberg) ”Implementation of Iso-Geometric Analysis for Piezoelectric Materials using Python”
2018 - 2019: Deepalaxmi Rajagopal (Award for the best programming project 2019 @IMFD, TU Bergakademie Freiberg) ”Determination of Polarization and Deflection in Nano-Beam”
2017 - 2018: Radhu Dixit ”UEL for Phase-Field Modeling of Ferroelectric Materials”
2016 - 2017: Jeffrey Hudson ”Cohesive Zone Model for Temperature Dependent Fracture Analysis”
2015: Karthikeyan Viswanathan ”Investigation of Crack Tip Fields in Ferroelectric Materials”

Supervised scientific work

2019 - 2020: Vikas Diddige, Dhaval Rasheshkumar Patel
2018 - 2019: Deepalaxmi Rajagopal, Shubham Burde
2016: Mehul Lukhi (currently Dr.-Ing., WiMi @Institute of Mechanics and Statics, Bundeswehr University Munich)
2015 - 2016: Omar El Khatib (currently Dr.-Ing., WiMi @IMFD, TU Bergakademie Freiberg)

Reviewer for various international journals in the field of mechanics and mathematics

Applied Mathematical Modelling
International Journal of Solids and Structures
Smart Materials and Structures
International Journal of Fatigue
Archive of Applied Mechanics
Acta Mechanica
Journal of the European Ceramic Society
IEEE Access
Recent Trends in Fracture and Damage Mechanics
Journal of the American Ceramic Society
European Journal of Mechanics / A Solids
Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics


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