Algorithmic Optimal Control - CO2 Uptake of the Ocean


Professional Experience

  • since 2007: Professor at the Department of Computer Science, Kiel University, Head of the junior research group A3: CO2 Uptake of the Ocean in the cluster of excellence "Future Ocean" 
  • 2007–2008: Trainings for tutors of Mathematics at TU Berlin
  • 2007-2009: freelance trainer for principles of teaching at universities (Mathematics), adult education and NLP
  • 2007: Researcher TU Berlin, Department of Mathematics, Project ProFit: Numerical Simulation of person movement, Heads: Günter Bärwolff, Hartmut Schwandt
  • 2001–2006: Research assistant, TU Berlin, Department of Mathematics, Research group: Optimizations of partial differential equations, Head: Fredi Tröltzsch
  • 1999–2000: Researcher at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Department Data and Computation, Project ModEnv - Modeling and Simulation Environment, Head: Rupert Klein
  • 1993–1998: Researcher, TU Berlin, Department of Mathematics, Research group: Nonlinear Optimization, Head: Karl Kunisch
  • 1993: NaFöG-PhD bursary

Scientific Education

  • 2005: Habilitation in Mathematics, TU Berlin, Algorithmic Differentiation in simulation and control of differential equations ("Algorithmisches Differenzieren in Simulation und Steuerung von Differentialgleichungen"), Reviewers: Fredi Tröltzsch, Andreas Griewank, Matthias Heinkenschloss,
  • 1998: Dr. rer. nat. TU Berlin, Area optimization in fluid mechanics (Navier-Stokes-equations), ("Gebietsoptimierung in der Strömungsmechanik (Navier-Stokes-Gleichungen)") Reviewers: Karl Kunisch, Hansgeorg Jeggle
  • 1993: Diploma in Mathematics, TU Berlin, Main areas: Numerical Mathematics, differential equations, fluid mechanics
  • 1986–1993: Studies in Mathematics, TU Berlin

Further Education

  • 2009: Teaching Trainer for NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) according to the rules of DVNLP e.V.
  • 2004: Trainer for NLP according to the rules of DVNLP e.V.
  • 2003–2004: Training as communication coach (coach für adult education) at Spectrum KommunikationsTraining Berlin
  • 2002–2003: Training as a NLP Master-Practitioner
  • 2001–2002: Training as a NLP Practitioner
  • 2006–2007: further training: Nonviolent Communication, among others with Marshall Rosenberg
  • 2006: Teaching and learning for teachers
  • 2006: Teamwork
  • 2006: Creativity techniques
  • 2005: Comminication and group dynamics 
  • 2004: Gender-specific aspects of teaching and learning 
  • 2003: Motivate students
  • 2002: Composition of lectures and large group events
  • 2002: Project work in teaching (all: ZE Kommunikation TU Berlin)


  • since 2009: Representative of the Faculty of Engineering in the project steering group E-Learning at Kiel University
  • 2008–2009: Spokesperson of the junior team leaders of the excellence cluster "Future Ocean"
  • 1995–1998: Member of the Department Council of Mathematics and a variety of committees at TU Berlin


  • SIAM - Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
  • GAMM - Gesellschaft für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik (Society of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics)
  • DMV - Deutsche Mathematikervereinigung (German Association of Mathematicians)

Reviewer for

  • SIAM J. Control Optimization, SIAM J. Scientific Computing, Comp. Optimization and Applications, Comp. Methods in Science and Engineering, Inverse Problems
  • DFG