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Mathematical innovations fostering the energy transition – Control and optimization

  • Timm Faulwasser

    Timm Faulwasser studied Engineering Cybernetics at the University Stuttgart, Germany. He obtained his Ph. D. from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, where he was a member of the International Max Planck Research School for Analysis, Design and Optimization in Chemical and Biochemical Process Engineering Magdeburg. He did a postdoc at the Laboratoire d’Automatique, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland and he led the Optimization and Control Group at the Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics, Karlsruhe Institute for Technology, Germany. He holds the Chair for Energy Efficiency at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, TU Dortmund University, Germany. His main research interests are optimization and control of uncertain non-linear systems and networks with applications in energy, mechatronics, process control, and climate economics.

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    , Simone Göttlich

    Simone Göttlich studied applied mathematics at TU Damstadt, Germany and obtained her Ph. D. in Technomathematics from the Department of Mathematics at TU Kaiserslautern, Germany. After her habilitation on numerical simulation and optimization of transport equations on networks she moved to the University of Mannheim, where she is heading the research group on Scientific Computing. Her scientific interests cover the research areas numerical methods for partial differential equations and optimization of time-dependent processes with focus on engineering applications. She also has experiences with many industrial projects, was visiting professor at the Arizona State University in Phoenix (USA) and the INRIA Institute Sophia Antipolis in Nice (France).

    and Karl Worthmann

    Karl Worthmann received his Diploma degree and his Ph. D. in mathematics from the University of Bayreuth, Germany. 2014 he was appointed assistant professor for “Differential Equations” at Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany. 2019 he was promoted to full professor after receiving the Heisenberg-professorship “Optimization-based Control” by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Karl Worthmann’s current research interests include control theory with a particular focus on nonlinear model predictive control, stability analysis, and sampled-data systems. He was recipient of the Ph. D. Award from the City of Bayreuth, Germany, and stipend of the German National Academic Foundation. 2013 he was appointed Junior Fellow of the Society of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM), where he served as speaker in 2014 and 2015. Currently, Karl Worthmann is chairman “Mathematical Systems Theory” of the interdisciplinary GAMM activity group “Dynamics and Control”. 2016 he received the best paper award “Mathematics and Natural Sciences” of the Technische Universität Ilmenau.

About the authors

Timm Faulwasser

Timm Faulwasser studied Engineering Cybernetics at the University Stuttgart, Germany. He obtained his Ph. D. from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, where he was a member of the International Max Planck Research School for Analysis, Design and Optimization in Chemical and Biochemical Process Engineering Magdeburg. He did a postdoc at the Laboratoire d’Automatique, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland and he led the Optimization and Control Group at the Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics, Karlsruhe Institute for Technology, Germany. He holds the Chair for Energy Efficiency at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, TU Dortmund University, Germany. His main research interests are optimization and control of uncertain non-linear systems and networks with applications in energy, mechatronics, process control, and climate economics.

Simone Göttlich

Simone Göttlich studied applied mathematics at TU Damstadt, Germany and obtained her Ph. D. in Technomathematics from the Department of Mathematics at TU Kaiserslautern, Germany. After her habilitation on numerical simulation and optimization of transport equations on networks she moved to the University of Mannheim, where she is heading the research group on Scientific Computing. Her scientific interests cover the research areas numerical methods for partial differential equations and optimization of time-dependent processes with focus on engineering applications. She also has experiences with many industrial projects, was visiting professor at the Arizona State University in Phoenix (USA) and the INRIA Institute Sophia Antipolis in Nice (France).

Karl Worthmann

Karl Worthmann received his Diploma degree and his Ph. D. in mathematics from the University of Bayreuth, Germany. 2014 he was appointed assistant professor for “Differential Equations” at Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany. 2019 he was promoted to full professor after receiving the Heisenberg-professorship “Optimization-based Control” by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Karl Worthmann’s current research interests include control theory with a particular focus on nonlinear model predictive control, stability analysis, and sampled-data systems. He was recipient of the Ph. D. Award from the City of Bayreuth, Germany, and stipend of the German National Academic Foundation. 2013 he was appointed Junior Fellow of the Society of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM), where he served as speaker in 2014 and 2015. Currently, Karl Worthmann is chairman “Mathematical Systems Theory” of the interdisciplinary GAMM activity group “Dynamics and Control”. 2016 he received the best paper award “Mathematics and Natural Sciences” of the Technische Universität Ilmenau.

Received: 2020-11-01
Accepted: 2020-11-02
Published Online: 2020-11-27
Published in Print: 2020-11-18

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