I come from Croatia and like to keep things simple as much as possible. I always had an interest in mathematics and physics. Therefore, I enrolled and obtained a master’s degree at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, with specialization in Engineering Modeling and Computer Simulations. During my studies, I covered a wide area of engineering applications, like fluid dynamics, regulation and optimization, but eventually settled with structural dynamics and the finite element method, with my master’s thesis focusing on modeling of nonlinear multiphase materials. My goal is to learn about new implementations of FEM, especially regarding efficiency.
I have interest in programming and believe that the open-source approach is the way to go. Currently, my primary focus is Python, but am looking to extend my programming knowledge and learn other programming languages. I also like to learn new languages, and am currently speaking English, German and just the basics of Japanese.
The reason I applied for this project is because it is a natural extension of my interests and a good opportunity to meet interesting people. In my opinion, this is the perfect opportunity to further improve my skills as well as learn new concepts and, hopefully, develop new approaches in nonlinear dynamics and nonlinear material modeling.