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Research and Projects







Focus of the research

  • Optimal Control of Partial Differential Equations
  • Model Order Reduction
  • Proper Orthogonal Decomposition and Reduced Basis Methods
  • Nonlinear Optimization in Applications
  • Optimization of Networks

Current projects

  • DFG project
    • Title: Model predictive PDE control for energy efficient building operation: Reduced-order methods for nonlinear model predictive control
      Principle Investigators:S. Volkwein
      Funding Organisation: Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft (DFG)
      Runtime: 12/2015-11/2018
      Position: 1 TV-L E13

  • Industrial projects
    • Title: Numerical study of a physiologically based model of vascular refilling during ultrafiltration in hemodialysis
      Principle Investigators: Renal Research Institute, New York, and S. Volkwein
      Funding Organisation: Renal Research Institute, New York
      Runtime: 12/2015-11/2016
      Position: one student job for trainees
    • Title: Development of a nonlinear model predictive control (NMPC) that adjusts therapy with erythropoiesis stimulating agents (ESA) such that hemoglobin values in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is kept within predefined limits
      Principle Investigators: Renal Research Institute, New York, and S. Volkwein
      Funding Organisation: Renal Research Institute, New York
      Runtime: 01/2015-12/2017
      Position: 1/4 TV-L E13
    • Title: Reduced-order methods for the parameterized sensitivity model for erythropoiesis involving structured population equations with one structural variable
      Principle Investigators: Renal Research Institute, New York, and S. Volkwein
      Funding Organisation: Renal Research Institute, New York
      Runtime: 10/2014-09/2015
      Position: one student job for trainees
    • Title: Optimal administration strategies for EPO based on the model for erythropoiesis involving structured population equations with one structural variable
      Principle Investigators: Renal Research Institute, New York, and S. Volkwein
      Funding Organisation: Renal Research Institute, New York
      Runtime: 04/2014-03/2015
      Position: one student job for trainees
    • Title: Reduced-order methods for the parameterized model for erythropoiesis involving structured population equations with one structural variable
      Principle Investigators: Renal Research Institute, New York, and S. Volkwein
      Funding Organisation: Renal Research Institute, New York
      Runtime: 04/2014-03/2015
      Position: one student job for trainees

  • Project financed by the University of Konstanz

  • EU project

  • Project financed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Finished projects

Exhibition Life Sciences - Bilder des Lebens

  • On October 6, 2009 I gave a talk at the BildungsTURM in Konstanz. The slides can be downloaded here.