Persönliche Informationen

Geburt: April 13, 1954, Tettau
Adresse: Department of Mathematics, Cauerstraße 11, D-91058 Erlangen, Germany.
Phone: (+499131)67224
FAX: (+499131)67225



Diplom Mathematik („mit Auszeichnung“) Freie Universität Berlin 1978
Ph.D. (Mathematik) („magna cum laude“) Universität Augsburg 1983
Professur (Mathematik) Universität Augsburg 1988


Arbeit an Universitäten

Research coworker Freie Universität Berlin 1978-79
Scientific Assistant Freie Universität Berlin 1979-81
Scientific Assistant Universität Augsburg 1981-83
Akademischer Rat Universität Augsburg 1983-88
Akademischer Oberrat Universität Augsburg 1988-91
Head of the research group „Numerical mathematics and Scientific Computing“ Weierstraß Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics, Berlin 1992-93
Full Professor and head of the Chair Applied Mathematics I Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg 1994-
Vice-dean, Dean and Senator Faculty of Natural Sciences I, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg 1995-2001 2003-2005
Head of Department Department of Mathematics, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg 2007-2011
Vice-dean Faculty of Natural Sciences, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg 2007-2011


Abgelehnte Angebote

Bergakademie Freiberg: Professur und Lehrstuhl 1994
Universität Dortmund: Professur und Lehrstuhl 1999


Aktuelle Forschungsprojekte (Auswahl):

Ministry for Science and Technology: „Carrier influenced transport of contaminants in porous media: numerical simulation and parameter estimation“ 1994-1997
Ministry for Science and Technology: „Grid generation, discretization and error estimation for the simulation of density – driven subsurface flows“ 1995-1998
Bavarian Research Foundation: „Combustion in Inert Porous Media“ 1996-1998
Ministry for Science and Technology: „Influence of Surfactants on Spreading of Contaminants and Soil Ramediation“ 1997-2000
Bavarian Research Foundation: „Micro-macro Modelling of Solidification Processes in Alloys“ 1998-2000
Research project in the frame of the joint French-German CNRS-DFG research project „Numerical Flow Simulation“ „A parallel hybrid FEM-spectral Navier-Stokes solver for viscous channel flow“ 1997-2001
Federal Ministry of Education and Research: „Quantification of Contaminant Sources and Transport Prognosis in Aquifers (‚Sickerwasserprognose‘)“ 2001-2003
Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Public Health: „Development of a simulation tool for the prognosis of the spreading and the degradation of contaminants in the saturated and vadose zone“ 2001-2003
Federal Ministry of Education and Research: „Modelling of the reactive transport of contaminants in the (un-)saturated zone for the prognosis of natural attenuation“ 2004-2008
International Doctorate Project / Elite Netzwerk Bayern: „Identification algorithms for flow and reactive transport problems in porous media „ since 2006
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft: „Der Einfluss von Kolloiden auf Strömung und Transport in Böden: Randaspekt oder Schlüsselprozess?“ 2006-2010
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft: Efficient numerical solution of large partial differential complementarity problems arising in multispecies reactive transport with minerals in porous media“ since 2007
Deutsche Telekom Stiftung “Colloid facilitated contaminant transport in porous media – modeling and analysis“ seit 2008
International Bureau of the BMBF, RUS09/B12 “Development of new photocatalytic filtration systems for air cleaning from nanoparticles, organic admixtures, and bacteria with the help of numerical simulations“ seit 2009


Research group of 14 scientists and 1 person technical staff 1992-1993
Chair of 4 professors, 5 persons scientific staff, 2 persons technical staff 6 persons scientific staff in projects. 1994-
Dean of the faculty for natural sciences I 1997-1999
Head of the Department for Mathematics 2007-2011



  • modelling, analysis, numerical approximation of reactive transport processes in porous media,
  • analysis and finite element approximation of nonlinear degenerate parabolic systems,
  • grid generation,
  • parameter identification for distributed systems,
  • applications in geohydrology, soil science, chemical engineering, material science, pharmacology.