Joint workshop between the University of Montana (USA) and the University of Stuttgart

May 30, 2023

A groupd of researchers and students of the Montana State University will be visiting the University of Stuttgart and SFB 1313/LH2 in the week of 30 May to 2 June 2023 in the framework of their joint "International Student Exchange Program".

The SFB 1313 and LH2 teams are very much looking forward to welcome a researcher group from the Montana State University at the Department of Hydromechanics and Modelling of Hydrosystems in the week of 30 May to 2 June 2023. The group will be visiting the University of Stuttgart in the framework of the joint “International Student Exchange Program", organised by SFB 1313, LH2 and the Montana State University.

people interested in the workshop are cordially invited to participate in the lectures given by the researchers and students of both sides on Tuesday 30 May and Wednesday 31 May (see the program ). The lectures will take place in the Multi Media Lab (U 1.003) at Pfaffenwaldring 61. We cordially invite as well to participate in the further program and to visit some interesting facilities at the University of Stuttgart with us. On friday, 2 June 2023, we will walk to the "Bärenschlössle" to have lunch there together. For reservation purpose please contact Johannes Hommel ( if you are interested to join the group.

We’re looking forward to see some of you there!

General information
Dates: 30 May to 2 June 2023
Place: Multi Media Lab, U 1.003, Paffenwaldring 61, 70569 Stuttgart
In case of further questions: Johannes Hommel ( and Patrizia Ambrisi (

Whole Program

  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Time May 30th May 31st June 1st June 2nd
9:00-10:00     Visit: ISWA, Research and teaching sewage treatment plant and Hydrochemistry Lab, Bandtäle 1  
10:00 – 11:00 Welcome Meeting Pfaffenwaldring 61, MML: Intro to Stuttgart; Overview CRC1313 Visit: VEGAS (Groundwater and Soil Contaminantion Research Facility) Pfaffenwaldring 61

Hike through the
forest close to
campus and lunch
at the Bärenschlössle

11:00 – 12:00 Visit: Hydraulics Lab Pfaffenwaldring 61, 
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Lunch Walk back and lunch
13:00 – 14:00 Presentation by  Stephan Warnat Pfaffenwaldring 61, MML Presentation by Catherine Kirkland Pfaffenwaldring 61, MML Visit: ILEK (Institute
for Lightweight
Structures and
Conceptual Design)
Pfaffenwaldring 14
14:00 – 15:00 Student presentations, MML (2 MSU + 1 Stuttgart) 20 min each with 20 min discussion Student presentations, MML (2 MSU + 2 Stuttgart) 20 min each with 20 min discussion, + 20 min coffee break Visit: Porous media lab, Computer tomography lab Allmandring 5 Visit: Mechanics lab Pfaffenwaldring 9
15:00 – 16:00 Final meeting
Pfaffenwaldring 61,
16:00 – 17:00 Discussions with some drinks
17:00 –    Open End Visit to the Campus Beach for some more drinks? Discussions with some drinks Barbeque with students of the University of Stuttgart  

Lectures on Tuesday, 30 May 2023

Time Title/Topic Presenter Affiliation
13:00 – 14:00 Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy Biosensor Platform for Evaluation of Biofilm Stephan Warnat MSU
14:00 – 14:20 coffee break  
14:20 – 15:00 Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy Fiona Powers MSU
15:00 – 15:40 Optimizing Wastewater Treatment for Quality and Sustainability: An Investigation into Filtration and Sludge Processing Techniques Kawish Iqbal Stutt
15:40 – 16:20 Viscoelastic characterization of cells using microfluidics Michael Neubauer MSU

Lectures on Wednesday, 31 May 2023

Time Title/Topic Presenter Affiliation
13:00 – 14:00 Multi-scale investigations of engineered biofilms for wastewater treatment and subsurface applications Catherine Kirkland MSU
14:00 – 14:20 coffee break  
14:20 – 15:00 Using NMR to assess extent of shale fracture biomineralization Matthew Willet MSU
15:00 – 15:40 Experimental investigation of microbially induced calcite precipitation in microfluidic cells Leonie Oberreiter Stutt
15:40 – 16:00 coffee break  
16:00 – 16:40 Assessing Changes in Mechanical Properties of Shale Modified by Engineered Mineral Precipitation Kayla Bedev MSU
16:40 – 17:20 Application of a TPM-phase-field model to flow in a porous medium with a single crack Yann Rivas Stutt
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