Anna Hoppe

Anna Hoppe

Research Area C | Agnes Pockels Fellowship

Faculty of Engineering | Department of Microsystems Engineering
University of Freiburg


Abscission and self-repair in biological and artificial materials systems


Mechanical modeling of abscission
In interdisciplinary collaboration with the botanical garden, my research aim is to conduct key parameters and their influence on abscission in plants using the example of Opuntia ficus-indica. For this purpose, I perform simulations of the mechanics of branch-branch junctions. My simulations will be used to study influence of junction geometries on the fracture properties of the plant.

First supervisor

Prof. Dr. Lars Pastewka

Publications in livMatS