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Prof. Dr. Paul Steinmann, Chair of Engineering Mechanics, has been awarded an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). He will use the funding of 2.5 million for the next five years to study the fracture mechanics of soft materials such as rubber or fabric more intensively. Paul Steinmann already received an ERC Advanced Grant in 2011 for research into magnetic elastomers. A huge congratulations to our spokesperson Paul Steinmann !