F. Sutter KIT

M. Sc. Felix Sutter

Research Interests


01/2020 – 01/2022 Elected member of the steering committee of the Institute of Applied Materials – Mechanics of Materials and Interfaces (IAM-MMI)
since 07/2018 Ph. D. Student at the Institute of Applied Materials – Mechanics of Materials and Interfaces (IAM-MMI)
2014 – 2017 Master of Science (M. Sc.) in Engineering Structures at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
2011 – 2014 Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) in Civil Engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)



DYNAmore-Award 2017 at the KIT-Department of Civil Engineering, Geo and Environmental Sciences for the Master-Thesis "Dynamische FE-Stabilitätsuntersuchung dünnwandiger Kreiszylinderschalen mit zufallsverteilten Imperfektionen" at Institute for Structural Analysis, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)




Sutter, F., Kamlah, M.: Variational free energy based macroscopical modeling of ferroelectroelasticity. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 178, 105341, 2023, DOI


  • Sutter, F., Kamlah, M.: On the continuum modeling of flexoelectricity in ferroelectric materials, 10th GACM Colloquium on Computational Mechanics 2023, 10 - 13 September 2023, Vienna, Austria
  • Sutter, F., Kamlah, M.: Microscopically motivated continuum modeling of domain switching effects in ferroelectrics, 2023 Spring Meeting of the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS), 29 May to 2 June 2023, Strasbourg, France
  • Sutter, F., Kamlah, M.: A variational framework for microscopically motivated modeling of ferroelectric materials, 5th African Conference on Computational Mechanics, 2 - 4 November 2022, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Sutter, F., Kamlah, M.: Variational modeling of ferroelectric materials in a microscopically motivated framework, 9th GACM Colloquium on Computational Mechanics 2022, 21 - 23 September 2022, Essen, Germany
  • Sutter, F., Kamlah, M.: Finite Element Analysis of the Nonlinear Material Behavior of Ferroelectrics Under Complex Load Scenarios, SMASIS 2022 ASME's Premier Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures, and Intelligent Systems, 12 - 14 September 2022, Dearborn, Michigan, USA
  • Sutter, F., Kamlah, M.: Thermodynamically consistent and microscopically motivated modeling of ferroelectric materials within a variational framework, 11th European Solid Mechanics Conference, 4 - 8 July 2022, Galway, Ireland
  • Streich, F., Sutter, F., Webber, K.G., Martin, A., Schwesinger, N., Seyfert, L., Kamlah, M.: Ferroelectric Ceramics for Actuator and Sensor Applications: Finite-Element-Modeling of Lead-Free Composites and Electrode Configurations, MSE/P3T1 seminar series Functionality by Information-guided Design, 14 December 2021, Online
  • Fina, M., Sutter, F., Wagner, W.: Zur Monte-Carlo-Simulation für dynamische Stabilitätsuntersuchungen imperfekter Kreiszylinderschalen, Forschungskolloquium FE im Schnee, 25-28 March 2018, Hirschegg, Austria



The Art of Modeling in Computational Solid Mechanics, CISM Advanced Course, 07.10.-11.10.2019, Udine, Italy


Supervised Thesis
  • Numerische Untersuchung eines Dehnstabes mit piezoelektrischer und flexoelektrischer Kopplung (L. Graf, BA 2020)
  • Mathematische Formulierung und numerische Umsetzung einer Verzerrungsgradiententheorie kleiner Deformationen (A. Pamperin, MA 2021)