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I am a post doctoral member of the group Mathematical Methods for Simulation led by G. Kanschat at the IWR Heidelberg. In 2016 I spent a three-months research stay at the Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics of Rice University in Houston (USA) working with M. Heinkenschloss.

I did my doctoral research in the Simulation & Optimization group of H. G. Bock at IWR and obtained the Dr. rer. nat. from the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Heidelberg University, in 2012. During my PhD study I also did research at the Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology. Before that, I studied Mathematics at Darmstadt University of Technology and University of Salamanca (Spain). I completed the Diplom in 2007 with a thesis in the Nonlinear Optimization group of S. Ulbrich.

A full curriculum vitae is available on request.

Research interests

  • Optimization with ODE and PDE constraints
  • Model order reduction
  • Adaptive discretization of instationary differential equations (ODEs and PDEs)
  • Fully adaptive high order multistep methods
  • A posteriori error estimation including adjoint based global techniques
  • Nonlinear model predictive control
  • Nonlinear optimization

Scholarships and fundings

  • Project Efficient algorithms for optimization with instationary PDE constraints with M. Heinkenschloss, B. Riviere (Rice University) and N. Sharma (University of Texas at El Paso), supported by the Mobility Program of Heidelberg University in the Excellence Initiative II, January 2015 - December 2017
  • PostDoc position funded by the Heidelberg Graduate School Mathematical and Computational Methods for the Sciences (HGS MathComp), including a research student, January 2013 - June 2013
  • Co-founder of the Heidelberg Chapter of SIAM , supported by SIAM, IWR, HGS MathComp and BASF Junior Research Group, October 2011
  • Fellow of HGS MathComp, May 2008 - December 2012
  • Stipend of the DFG through the International Graduate Program Heidelberg-Warsaw Complex Processes: Modeling, Simulation and Optimization, 2007 - 2010
  • ERASMUS stipend of DAAD, September 2004 - June 2005

Academic work and honorary posts

  • Member of the faculty council (Fakultätsrat), Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at Heidelberg University, since October 2014
  • Organizer of Modellierungstag Rhein-Neckar: Industrie 4.0, Heidelberg, July 2014
  • Leading organizer HCO-Workshop Industrial Optimization, compact course and challenge workshop for scientists from industry and academia, Heidelberg Collaboratory for Industrial Optimization, IWR Heidelberg, February 2014
  • Organizer of SIAM chapter workshops in Hanoi (Vietnam), Trier and Heidelberg
  • Treasurer of the Heidelberg Chapter of SIAM, Oct 2011 - Sept 2013
  • Organizer of the first Anual Colloquium of HGS MathComp, Oct 2009
  • Speaker of the doctoral fellows of IGK Complex Processes, Feb 2008 - Feb 2009


  • Mentor of PhD thesis Optimum Experimental Design of 2D and 3D PDE Problems, A. Bettendorf, since August 2014
  • Master thesis Model Order Reduction for the Advection Diffusion Equation and Its Use in Optimisation, M. Klingebiel, Summer 2016
  • Bachelor thesis Implementierung impliziter Runge-Kutta-Methoden für partielle Differentiagleichungen, A. Aschauer, Winter 2014/15
  • Bachelor thesis Implementierung der BDF-Methode für partielle Differentialgleichungen, M. Schubert, Summer 2014
  • Diploma thesis SQP-Methoden zur Behandlung von Problemen mit indefiniter reduzierter Hesse-Matrix, S. Lauer, Winter 2009/10
  • Software practical Visualization of Flight Maneuvers , S. Kredel, Winter 2008/09