ICES Postdoctoral Researcher Thomas Wick has been selected to receive a one-year $62,000 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship.
The fellowship is designed to enable highly-qualified scientists and scholars from Germany, who are just embarking on their academic careers, to spend extended periods of research (6-24 months) abroad. Wick was selected based on his academic qualifications as assessed by independent peer reviews, with the final decision made by an interdisciplinary panel.
Wick currently conducts research in the ICES Center for Subsurface Modeling under the supervision of ICES Professor Mary Wheeler. Specifically, he works on the simulation and numerical analysis of hydraulic fracturing that is based on a phase-field formulation. In a second project, he investigates reactive flow in thin channels, such as in fractures.
He previously earned his Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Heidelberg University under the supervision of Professor Rolf Rannacher, followed by a 9-month postdoctoral position working on fluid-structure interaction. He joined ICES in October, 2012.