Symposium "Multiphase Flow and Transport Processes in Porous Media: Contributions to the Modelling of Hydrosystems"

Department of Hydromechanics and Modelling of Hydrosystems

Farewell Symposium for Rainer Helmig, University of Stuttgart, Friday, 22nd March 2024

More than 30 years of contributions to porous media education and research

The scientific symposium will honor Rainer Helmig's contributions to the field of single- and multiphase flow and transport processes in porous media, and assess their current and future significance within our research community.

The symposium will explore the following topics: 

  • Single- and multiphase flow and transport in heterogeneous porous media
  • Numerical solution methods for flow and transport processes in porous media
  • Multi-scale methods, multi-physics approaches and upscaling
  • Coupling of free flow and flow in porous media
  • Applications from environment, medicine and technology

Rainer Helmig embarked on his academic journey as a postdoctoral researcher at the former Institute of Hydraulic Engineering (today's "Institute for Modelling Hydraulic and Environmental Systems"), at the University of Stuttgart from 1993 to 1997. Following a three-year interim as a professor at the TU Braunschweig, he returned to the University of Stuttgart in 2000 and took the helm as head of the Department of Hydromechanics and Modeling of Hydrosystems.

During his many years at the University of Stuttgart, Rainer Helmig's visionary leadership and infectious enthusiasm have played an integral role in shaping our dynamic research group. His active involvement in various committees and his dedication to research and teaching have left a lasting impact on the entire university community. His social and devoted nature has earned him widespread recognition and respect. 

Universität Stuttgart
Pfaffenwaldring 47
70569 Stuttgart

Take the S-Bahn (local train) S1, S2 or S3 in the direction Herrenberg, Flughafen/Airport, Vaihingen or Filderstadt and get out at the 4th stop, Universität (Vaihingen). This takes about 10 minutes. (Please buy your ticket before boarding the train and stamp it in case you buy a 4-trip-ticket.)


Information for public transport

Take the S-Bahn (local train) S2 or S3 in the direction of the main station (Hauptbahnhof) and get out at the 7th stop, Universität (Vaihingen). This takes about 15 minutes. (Please buy and stamp your ticket before boarding the train.) 


Information for public transport

The symposium with scientific contributions starts at 2:00pm. From 7.00pm we invite to a joint dinner.


Further Information

Map of the university campus in Stuttgart Vaihingen


This image shows Holger Class

Holger Class

apl. Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Akademischer Oberrat, Deputy Head of the Department

This image shows Bernd Flemisch

Bernd Flemisch

apl. Prof. Dr. rer. nat.

Professor for Simulation Technology

This image shows Stefanie Siegert

Stefanie Siegert


Administrative Staff

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