Steffen Czichon currently holds the position of Project Manager and R&D Coordinator at ELAN-AUSY in Hamburg. He has studied Computational Engineering at the Leibniz Universität Hannover, where he also received his Ph.D. for his work on numerical analysis to predict the influence of production induced porosity defects on the mechanical response of composite materials in 2013. Since 2012, he has worked as a Stress Engineer in the development of sizing methods for aerospace structures (A350, A380) and has been involved in various development projects for composite structures in aerospace, automotive and wind energy industry. Steffen Czichon is an active member of the LTH Structural Analysis group (IASB, publisher of the Aeronautical Engineering Handbook).