A PhD in the DAAD Program “Mathematics in Industry and Commerce”

  Agent Based Modeling of Spatially Inhomogeneous Host-Vector Disease Transmission In recent years disease transmission has been studied intensively. In these models, disease transmission represents the contact between host individuals in directly transmitted diseases, or between host and vector individuals in host-vector diseases. A series of different models for vector-bourne diseases such as Dengue fever […]

DYMARA – A dynamic manikin with fiber-based modeling of skeletal muscles

This project aims at the development of a fiber-based modeling approach for the behavior of muscles within the musculoskeletal system. Supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, three departments of the Fraunhofer ITWM Kaiserslautern, TU Kaiserslautern and FAU Erlangen join forces in this project, along with the industrial partners fleXstructures GmbH and […]

Flow of Blood: Coupling hyperbolic PDEs with switched DAEs

Modeling the flow of blood in the human circulatory system is a challenging task involving many mathematical aspects. In this joined project of the TU Kaiserslautern and the University of Groningen funded by the DFG SPP1962 Priority Program  we study hyperbolic partial differential equations (PDEs) with boundary conditions driven by switched differential algebraic equations (DAEs). The […]

Academia or Industry – A PhD student in between

Academia or industry – many students are facing this question at the end of their studies. My name is Matthias Andres and I am a PhD student of the Technomathematics group at the TU Kaiserslautern. During my studies and several internships I got in touch with applied mathematics in industry projects. When finishing my Master’s […]

Shape Optimization for Energy-efficient High Temperature Processes

The energy transition will only be a success story if the consumption of fossil-fuel can be significantly reduced. In Germany, 40 % of the heat consumption takes place in the industrial sector and thereof 90 % are used for process heat. Since high temperature processes go normally hand in hand with extreme thermal losses, it […]

Spring School: From Particle Dynamics to Gradient Flows 2018, TU Kaiserslautern

Dear Colleagues, we would like you to pay attention to the spring school  “From Particle Dynamics to Gradient Flows 2018”taking place from March 19 to March 23, 2018 at TU Kaiserslautern. Particle Dynamics and their scaling limits are a subject of intensive research. The spring school aims to PhD students and young post-docs from the fields […]

Analysis and Optimization of Polymer Spin Packs

Spin packs are widely used for the production of synthetic fibers and nonwoven materials. In a typical spin pack polymer melt enters through a small inflow tube. Within a cavity the polymer is distributed over the whole cross-sectional area of the device before it passes several layers of filters. Finally, the material is pressed through […]

An Applied PhD at the Fraunhofer ITWM

My name is Stephan Wackerle and I am a PhD student in a cooperation between the Department for Flow and Material Simulation (SMS) at the Fraunhofer Institute for industrial Mathematics (ITWM) and the Technical University of Kaiserslautern. This cooperation is a great opportunity to gain already whilst the PhD-studies a lot of insights into the […]

Cancer Treatment via Laser-induced Thermotherapy

Starting with the beginning of this year the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research funds the new project “ProMT”: Prognostic model based online MR-Thermometry for minimally invasive thermoablation to treat liver tumors. This is a cooperation of researchers from TU Kaiserlautern, the Fraunhofer ITWM and the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg. The modeling of cancer growth and cancer […]

Spring School: From Particle Dynamics to Gradient Flows, TU Kaiserslautern

Dear Colleagues, we would like you to pay  attention to the spring school “From Particle Dynamics to Gradient Flows” taking place from February 27 to March 3, 2017 at Technische Universität Kaiserslautern. Particle Dynamics and their scaling limits are a subject of intensive research. The spring school aims to PhD students and young post-docs from […]