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Markus Hütter is an Associate Professor in the field of mechanics and thermodynamics of materials and Chair of Multiscale Analysis of Polymer Systems at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His key areas of expertise include mechanical engineering, materials engineering, and materials physics.

Markus carries out research about the mechanical behavior of complex fluids and solids, using nonequilibrium thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, multiscale modeling, and coarse graining. The group’s recent projects are concerned with e.g. anisotropic viscoplastic deformation and microstructure-based modeling of the intrinsic kinectics of aging and deformation of polymer glasses. More generally, the research topics cover structure-property relations, elasto-viscoplasticity of solids, damage mechanics, deformation-induced phase transitions, and kinetic theories for complex fluids and solids.

Academic background

Markus Hütter studied Theoretical Physics at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland. In 1999 he received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Materials at the ETH. After a post-doctoral stay at the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) he returned to the ETH, where he completed his Habilitation in 2006. He joined the Polymer Technology group of the Eindhoven University of Technology in 2010.


Increasingly complex materials and processes are being developed for high-tech applications. Multiscale modeling helps to disentangle the complexities, thereby facilitating and tailoring these developments.

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Thermodynamics Chemical Compounds
Tensors Chemical Compounds
viscoplasticity Physics & Astronomy
nonequilibrium thermodynamics Physics & Astronomy
Viscoplasticity Chemical Compounds
formulations Physics & Astronomy
Aging of materials Chemical Compounds
Polystyrenes Chemical Compounds

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Research Output 1996 2019

  • 822 Citations
  • 70 Article
  • 22 Poster
  • 3 Conference contribution
  • 2 Editorial


Hütter, M., 1 Jul 2019, In : Journal of Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics. 44, 3, p. 215 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
nonequilibrium thermodynamics
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Effect of low-temperature physical aging on the dynamic transitions of atactic polystyrene in the glassy state

Grigoriadi, K., Putzeys, T., Wübbenhorst, M., van Breemen, L., Anderson, P. & Hütter, M., 15 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics. 57, 20, p. 1394-1401 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Aging of materials
Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy
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Gauge conditions on the "square root" of the conformation tensor in rheological models

Hütter, M. & Öttinger, H. C., Sep 2019, In : Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics. 271, 11 p., 104145.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Square root
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Network topology of the states probed by a glassy polymer during physical aging

Vogiatzis, G. G., van Breemen, L. C. A. & Hütter, M., 1 Nov 2019, In : Macromolecular Theory and Simulations. 28, 6, 13 p., 1900036.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Aging of materials
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Physical ageing of polystyrene: does tacticity play a role?

Grigoriadi, K., Westrik, J. B. H. M., Vogiatzis, G., van Breemen, L., Anderson, P. & Hütter, M., 13 Aug 2019, In : Macromolecules. 52, 15, p. 5948-5954 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Aging of materials


Strength and structure

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Student theses

Estimation of entropy of random variables to analyze a stochastic model

Author: van Schooten, B. E., 14 Aug 2019

Supervisor: Peletier, M. (Supervisor 1), Hütter, M. (Supervisor 2) & Di Bucchianico, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Bachelor


Stochastic approach to plastic deformation of polymers

Author: Masroor, S., 31 Aug 2013

Supervisor: Peletier, M. (Supervisor 1) & Hütter, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master