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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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Research Output 1996 2019


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

Effect of low-temperature physical ageing on the dynamic transitions of atactic polystyrene in the glassy state

Grigoriadi, K., Putzeys, T., Wübbenhorst, M., van Breemen, L., Anderson, P. & Hütter, M., 4 Sep 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Gauge conditions on the "square root" of the conformation tensor in rheological models

Hütter, M. & Öttinger, H. C., 5 Aug 2019, In : Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics. 271, 11 p., 104145

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Square root

Molecular origin of physical ageing and rejuvenation in glassy polystyrene

Grigoriadi, K., 5 Jun 2019, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 150 p.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)Academic

Open Access

Network topology of the states probed by a glassy polymer during physical aging

Vogiatzis, G. G., van Breemen, L. C. A. & Hütter, M., 1 Jan 2019, In : Macromolecular Theory and Simulations. 1900036

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Aging of materials


Strength and structure

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Student theses

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