NHR@FAU Structure

Executive board and administrative office

The NHR@FAU director holds the professorship for HPC at the Department of Computer Science and was the lead principal investigator (PI) of the NHR@FAU proposal. Together with the technical director of RRZE and the other PIs, the center director forms the NHR@FAU Executive Board, which meets regularly to discuss system operations, support and training activities, and budget planning.

Executive board

  • Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wellein (Director NHR@FAU / Professorship for High Performance Computing, Department of Computer Science)
  • Marcel Ritter (Technical Director RRZE)
  • NHR@FAU PIs: Prof. Dr. Erik Bitzek / Prof. Michael Zaiser, Prof. Dr. Rainer Böckmann,  Prof. Dr. Andreas Görling, Prof. Dr. Petra Imhof,  Prof. Dr. Ulrich Rüde,  Prof. Dr. Heinrich Sticht, and Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wellein

Administrative office

Divisions and HPC group lead

NHR@FAU has four divisions: Research, Software & Tools, Training & Support, and Systems & Services. They provide training, application consulting, and expert support to NHR@FAU; at the same time, they continue to engage in research activities within their communities.


Software & Tools

Training & Support

Systems & Services

NHR PIs and Liaison Scientists

The research-oriented structure of NHR@FAU is further supported by a group of liaison scientists, who establish a sustainable link between NHR services and ongoing research in relevant fields. The shared positions foster the idea of cross-sectional responsibilities and ensure that support requests meet the appropriate application expertise. 

Master and bachelor students

  • Gonzalo Pinzon Walteros


  • Sebastian Bönning
  • Matthias Knorr
  • Dr. Faisal Shahzad (2015-2019)
  • Julian Hammer (2016-2021)
  • Dorsaf Jdidi
  • Linda Stadter
  • Julian Hornich (2018-2019)
  • Dr. Markus Wittmann (2009-2018; returned 2021)
  • Dr. Moritz Kreutzer (2011-2017)
  • Dr. Johannes Habich (2008-2012)
  • Holger Stengel (2012-2014)
  • Dr. Stefan Donath
  • Aditya Nitsure
  • Nan Chen
  • Klaus Sembritzki
  • Tobias Scharpff
  • Yi Zhou
  • Johannes Bleisteiner
  • Salah Saleh
  • Dominik Thoennes
  • Michael Hußnätter
  • Karnajit Sen
  • Thomas Köster
  • Dr. Johannes Hofmann
  • Hassan Asghar

Editorial board