Violeta Karyofylli

M. Sc.

Research Associate

Violeta Karyofylli
Chair for Computational Analysis of Technical Systems


Building: Rogowski

Room: 222a

Schinkelstraße 2

52062 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 99931
Fax: +49 241 80 99910

About me

My research voyage started a long time ago at the Civil Engineering Department of the University of Patras, where I obtained a Diploma degree in Civil Engineering in the year of 2012. Then, in 2014, a M.Sc. degree in "Water Resources and Environment" followed. And my journey goes on "full of adventure, full of discovery" at the Chair for Computational Analysis of Technical Systems, where I am a Ph.D student.

Excerpt from Ithaca:

"Keep Ithaca always in your mind.
Arriving there is what you are destined for.
But do not hurry the journey at all.
Better if it lasts for years,
so you are old by the time you reach the island,
wealthy with all you have gained on the way,
not expecting Ithaca to make you rich.

Ithaca gave you the marvelous journey.
Without her you would not have set out.
She has nothing left to give you now."

C.P. Cavafy, Collected Poems. Translated by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard. Edited by George Savidis. Revised Edition. Princeton University Press, 1992

  Injection molding Copyright: Violeta Karyofylli


My research interests include the following:

I am currently working as a research assistant under the supervision of Prof. Marek Behr in the research subproject B5 Adaptive Computational Grid in Space and Time for the Efficient Simulation of Moving Phase Boundaries, in the framework of the Collaborative Research Center 1120 Precision Melt Engineering, funded by the German Science Foundation.



Completed Student Projects

  • S. Lee, "The level-set method for simulating moving surfaces, compared with other techniques", SiSc Seminar Thesis, Chair for Computational Analysis of Technical Systems, RWTH Aachen, July 2016.
  • N. Bauer, "Simulation of injection moulding benchmark cases with simplex space time meshes", Bachelor Thesis, Chair for Computational Analysis of Technical Systems, RWTH Aachen, April 2017.

Student project offers


Journal Article

Simplex space‐time meshes in compressible flow simulations
Published in: International journal for numerical methods in fluids (2019)
Simplex space-time meshes in two-phase flow simulations
Published in: International journal for numerical methods in fluids (2017)
Novel discretization methods for improved simulation precision in injection molding
Published in: Materialwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik (2017)
Hybrid simulation of laser deep penetration welding
Published in: Materials science and engineering technology = Materialwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik (2017)
Simplex space-time meshes in mold filling simulations
Published in: Oberwolfach reports : OWR (2017)

Contribution to Conference Proceedings

Internal Compressible Flow Simulations on Simplex Space-Time Meshes
Published in: 89thAnnual Meeting of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and MechanicsMarch 19-23, 2018Munich, Germany, Book of Abstracts (2018)
Adaptive temporal refinement in injection molding
Published in: Proceedings of the 21st International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming : ESAFORM 2018 : Palermo, Italy, 23-25 April 2018 / editors: Livan Fratini, Rosa Di Lorenzo, Gianluca Buffa, Guiseppe Ingaro (University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy) (2018)
Simulation of Oil Jets for Piston Cooling Applications Using Mesh Deformation and the Level Set Method
Published in: 7th GACM Colloquium on Computational Mechanics for Young Scientists from Academia and Industry : proceedings ; a conference under the auspice of the German Association for Computational Mechanics (GACM) ; 11 - 13 October 2017, Stuttgart, Germany / Editors: Malte von Scheven, Marc-André Keip, Nils Karajan (2017)