Martin Thomas Horsch, Associate Professor

Associate Professor of Energy and Chemical Engineering

Dr.-Ing. habil. University of Kaiserslautern
Dr.-Ing. University of Paderborn
Dipl.-Inf. University of Stuttgart

Office: B-F2-18

Dr. Horsch obtained a master degree (Diplom) in Computer Science (2006) from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, and a doctorate in Mechanical Engineering (2010) from the University of Paderborn, Germany. In 2016, he completed the habilitation process for the field of Computational Engineering at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. His research interests fall within the area of molecular modeling and simulation in engineering thermodynamics.

Before joining AUIS, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Imperial College London in Chemical Engineering from 2010 to 2011 and taught at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, as a Junior Professor in Mechanical and Process Engineering from 2011 to 2017. Beside, in 2017, Dr. Horsch held a visiting position at the Associate Professor level in Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.



Selected Articles:

S. Becker, M. Kohns, H. M. Urbassek, M. Horsch, H. Hasse, Static and dynamic wetting behavior of drops on impregnated structured walls by molecular dynamics simulation, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 121(23), 12669-12683, 2017

M. Kohns, S. Reiser, M. Horsch, H. Hasse, Solvent activity in electrolyte solutions from molecular simulation of the osmotic pressure, Journal of Chemical Physics 144, 084112, 2016

S. Werth, K. Stöbener, P. Klein, K.-H. Küfer, M. Horsch, H. Hasse, Molecular modelling and simulation of the surface tension of real quadrupolar fluids, Chemical Engineering Science 121, 110-117, 2015

C. W. Glass, S. Reiser, G. Rutkai, S. Deublein, A. Köster, G. Guevara Carrión, A. Wafai, M. Horsch, M. Bernreuther, T. Windmann, H. Hasse, J. Vrabec, ms2: A molecular simulation tool for thermodynamic properties, new version release, Computer Physics Communications 185(12), 3302-3306, 2014

M. Horsch, H. Hasse, Molecular simulation of nano-dispersed fluid phases, Chemical Engineering Science 107, 235-244, 2014

C. Niethammer, S. Becker, M. Bernreuther, M. Buchholz, W. Eckhardt, A. Heinecke, S. Werth, H.-J. Bungartz, C. W. Glass, H. Hasse, J. Vrabec, M. Horsch, ls1 mardyn: The massively parallel molecular dynamics code for large systems, Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation 10(10): 4455-4464, 2014

K. Stöbener, P. Klein, S. Reiser, M. Horsch, K.-H. Küfer, H. Hasse, Multicriteria optimization of molecular force fields by Pareto approach, Fluid Phase Equilibria 373: 100-108, 2014

S. Werth, S. V. Lishchuk, M. Horsch, H. Hasse, The influence of the liquid slab thickness on the planar vapor-liquid interfacial tension, Physica A 392(10), 2359-2367, 2013

H. Frentrup, C. Avendaño, M. Horsch, A. Salih, E. A. Müller, Transport diffusivities of fluids in nanopores by non-equilibrium molecular dynamics simulation, Molecular Simulation 38(7), 540-553, 2012

M. Horsch, H. Hasse, A. K. Shchekin, A. Agarwal, S. Eckelsbach, J. Vrabec, E. A. Müller, G. Jackson, Excess equimolar radius of liquid drops, Physical Review E 85, 031605, 2012

S. Reiser, N. McCann, M. Horsch, H. Hasse, Hydrogen bonding of ethanol in supercritical mixtures with CO2 by 1H NMR spectroscopy and molecular simulation, Journal of Supercritical Fluids 68, 94-103, 2012

M. Horsch, Z. Lin, T. Windmann, H. Hasse, J. Vrabec, The air pressure effect on the homogeneous nucleation of carbon dioxide by molecular simulation, Atmospheric Research 101(3), 519-526, 2011

M. Horsch, M. Heitzig, C. Dan, J. Harting, H. Hasse, J. Vrabec, Contact angle dependence on the fluid-wall dispersive energy, Langmuir 26(13), 10913-10917, 2010

M. Horsch, J. Vrabec. Grand canonical steady-state simulation of nucleation, Journal of Chemical Physics 131, 184104, 2009

M. Horsch, J. Vrabec, M. Bernreuther, S. Grottel, G. Reina, A. Wix, K. Schaber, H. Hasse, Homogeneous nucleation in supersaturated vapors of methane, ethane, and carbon dioxide predicted by brute force molecular dynamics, Journal of Chemical Physics 128, 164510, 2008

M. Horsch, J. Vrabec, H. Hasse, Modification of the classical nucleation theory based on molecular simulation data for surface tension, critical nucleus size, and nucleation rate, Physical Review E 78, 011603, 2008



2015, CONNECT Research Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

2013, International Supercomputing Conference Award, PRACE

2011, WATT Dissertation Award, German Scientific Committee for Technical Thermodynamics (WATT e.V.)

2010, Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

2007, infos Diploma Award, Informatik-Forum Stuttgart (infos) e.V.