NumPDEs : Workgroup on Numerics of PDEs

My research is concerned with the numerical analysis of partial differential equations (PDEs), with a particular focus on finite element methods (FEMs). My scientific interests range from theoretical questions in numerical mathematics (e.g., a posteriori error analysis, convergence and optimality of adaptive finite element schemes) and uncertainty quantification (stochastic Galerkin FEM for PDEs with parametric or random input) to the design and analysis of effective approximation methods for (nonlinear) PDEs in materials science and engineering (e.g., in micromagnetics and liquid crystal theory).

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2021

  • November 11, 2021.
    The paper
    Gamma-convergent projection-free finite element methods for nematic liquid crystals: The Ericksen model
    , that I wrote together with Ricardo H. Nochetto and Shuo Yang has been accepted for publication in SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis.
  • October 8, 2021.
    Yesterday night, in the Kuppelsaal of TU Wien, there has been the ceremony for the Best Teaching Awards 2021, with our lecture Introduction to programming (EPROG) for bachelor students in Technical Mathematics (winter semester 2020/21) being shortlisted for the category Best Distance Learning Award 2021. Unfortunately, we have not been awarded the prize. We will try it again for the next edition doing our best in the current teaching semester. Nevertheless, many thanks to all the students who participated in the vote for their appreciation and congratulations to Dirk Praetorius for winning the prize for the category Best teacher of the Faculty of Mathematics and Geoinformation of TU Wien.
  • October 1, 2021.
    Begin of the new semester at TU Wien. This semester I am taking care of the exercise sessions for the lecture Numerical analysis offered by our institute.
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