Stephan Kalapis

M. Sc.
Stephan Kalapis
Institute of Structural Mechanics and Lightweight Design


Building: 1320
Room: 413
Wüllnerstraße 7
52062 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 96838

Office Hours

by appointment.


  • Investigation of the impact behavior of anisotropic materials in the range of low and high impact speeds
  • Investigation of the impact behavior of isotropic materials in the range of high impact velocities in different geometries

About Mr. Kalapis

Stephan Kalapis studied Mechanical Engineering between 2011 and 2018, with a focus on space technology.

For several years he worked as a student assistent at the Institute for Textile Technology and the Institute of Structural Mechanics and Lightweight Design. During this time, several internships took him to the Euregio, Switzerland and Russia

In his master thesis, he studied the development of a numerical test stand for the interpretation of Space structures against impact by Space Debris.

Since May 2018, Stephan Kalapis works as a scientific researcher at the SLA.


Student theses

Available Bachelor- and Mastertheses:

Bachelorarbeit: Entwicklung und Konstruktion eines Apparats zum Aufwickeln von Fasern unter Weltraumbedingungen

Projektarbeit: Bewertung neuartiger Konstruktionsmöglichkeiten zur Anwendung auf dem Erdtrabanten

Projektarbeit/Bachelorarbeit: Wirtschaftlichkeitsanalyse einer lunaren Anlage zur Produktion von Basaltfasern aus Regolith

Bachelorarbeit: Validierung eines Simulationsmodells zur Berechnung eines Hochgeschwindigkeitsimpakts durch eine Parameterstudie