Resumé – Dr. Andreas Byfut

Born in Berlin, Germany in 1982, I completed my diploma thesis in August 2009 at the Department of Mathematics of the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin with the development and implementation of an hp-adaptive extended finite element method with applications in fracture mechanics. After a 1½ year intermission working in an industry project on the application of the extended finite element method to simulate the evolution of complex fracture networks in rock, taking into account Coulomb friction as well as fluid pressure, I have continued my academic career with the research on higher-order generalized finite element methods for my PhD thesis. Working in the research group lead by Prof. Andreas Schröder first at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and later on at the University of Salzburg, I have focused on higher-order finite elements methods in combination with a fictitious domain approach to simulate thermomechanical deformations and corresponding milling errors for NC milling operations without lubrication. In the process, I have also perfected my C/C++ programming skill set, developing a highly performant simulation software from scratch for academic examples as well as real world applications for my PhD thesis. Currently, I am working for a company pursuing finite element simulations primarily for the automobile industry …


Journal Publications

Conference Proceedings


  • hp-Adaptive Generalized Finite Element Methods – Applications in Fracture Mechanics and Production Engineering. A. Byfut. Phd Thesis, University of Salzburg, 2017.
  • Higher-Order Extended Finite Element Methods and Adaptivity with Application in Fracture Mechanics. A. Byfut. Diploma Thesis, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, 2009.

Activities & Awards
  • Hans-Stegbuchner Award 2018 from the Department of Mathematics at the University of Salzburg for my PhD thesis on “hp-Adaptive Generalized Finite Element Methods – Applications in Fracture Mechanics and Production Engineering”.
  • Third place in the Young Investigators Award 2017 in the topic area of natural and life sciences at the University of Salzburg for the presentation “Simulation of Thermoelastic Deformations in NC-milling Processes”.
  • Organizer of the Berlin PUM Workshop 2012 – a workshop on the analysis and application of the GFEM, XFEM, MM.
  • Third Best PhD Paper and Presentation at the XFEM 2011 – Conference, Cardiff, 2011 for the presentation “Adaptive h- and hp-XFEM with Multi-Level Hanging Nodes via Constrained Approximation”.

If you would like to get in contact with me, please send an email to “contact” at my lastname dot de.

last updated January 31th, 2018