Christian F. Janßen studied Civil Engineering and Computational Sciences in Engineering (CSE) in Braunschweig, Germany, and Paris, France. In 2010, he received his PhD from Braunschweig University of Technology for his dissertation on kinetic approaches for the simulation of non-linear free surface flow problems in civil and environmental engineering. Apart from free surface flows, he is interested in high-performance computing on GPUs, fluid-structure interaction and long wave propagation.

Since the completion of his PhD, he is developing the GPU-accelerated free surface solver ELBE. The development efforts mainly take place at the Institute for Fluid Dynamics and Ship Theory (FDS) at Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), with external partners and contributors at University of Rhode Island and TU Braunschweig.

In November 2017, Christian joined Altair Engineering as Program Manager for the GPU-accelerated commercial Lattice-Boltzmann solver ultraFluidX.

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