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I'm currently Tenure Track Assistant Professor and FWF Elise Richter fellow at the
Institute of Analysis and Scientific Computing of TU Wien (Vienna),
where I'm leading the research group
Multiscale Calculus of Variations.
I am the recipient of one of the two Richard von Mises prizes of the GAMM for 2020 and of one of the seven START grants of the FWF for 2020.
My research focuses on problems arising in materials science and in image reconstruction, with techniques borrowed from the theory of partial differential equations and from the calculus of variations. An interview about my FWF START grant can be found in German at this link.
Some research topics are:
- dimension reduction,
- evolutionary problems for inelastic phenomena,
- quasistatic evolution problems and rate independent processes,
- homogenization and analysis of high-contrast materials,
- non-convex multiscale variational problems with PDE constraints,
- finite crystallization,
- solid-solid phase transitions,
- epitaxial growth,
- optimal regularizers in image reconstruction.