Christian F. Janßen studied Civil Engineering and Computational Sciences in Engineering (CSE) in Braunschweig, Germany. In 2010, he received his Ph.D. 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.
Following a postdoc stay in Ocean Engineering at the University of Rhode Island, he joined Hamburg University of Technology, where he initiated and led the development of the GPU-accelerated free surface solver ELBE. The main development efforts take place at Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), with external partners and contributors at University of Rhode Island, TU Braunschweig, and Uppsala University.
In 2017, Christian joined Altair Engineering as Director for the GPU-accelerated commercial Lattice-Boltzmann solver Altair ultraFluidX. His current research interests include scale-resolving simulations, wall-modeled LES, fluid-structure interaction, (near-to) real-time simulation, simulation-based design, high-performance computing on GPUs, and STEM teaching.