Workgroup: Numerical Mathematics

Welcome to the homepage of the workgroup "Numerical Mathematics" of the University of Duisburg-Essen.
Head: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Starke
Tel. (0201) 183 - 2339
Room: WSC-S-4.01, Thea-Leymann-Straße 9, 45127 Essen

Alice Schepermann
Tel. (0201) 183 - 2600, Fax - 2601

Office hour: Mo., We., Th.: 9 - 13 h

Room: WSC-S-4.02, Thea-Leymann-Straße 9, 45127 Essen
  Dr. Rui Ma
Tel. (0201) 183 - 6848
Room: WSC-S-4.04, Thea-Leymann-Straße 9, 45127 Essen
  Henrik Schneider
Tel. (0201) 183 - 7506
Room: WSC-O-4.66, Thea-Leymann-Straße 9, 45127 Essen
  Dr. Kemal Suntay
Tel. (0201) 183 - 4199
Room: WSC-S-4.03, Thea-Leymann-Straße 9, 45127 Essen
Former Staff: Prof. Dr. Fleurianne Bertrand Mathematics of Computational Science, Twente University
  Gonzalo Gonzalez de Diego, M.Sc. Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford
  Dr. Bernhard Kober  
  Dr. Marcel Moldenhauer  
  Dr. Benjamin Müller  
  Dr. Steffen Münzenmaier  


Our reseach is concerned with the numerical analysis of finite element methods and their use to study variational problems in many varieties. Particularly we work on the development of reconstruction-based a posteriori error estimators and mixed finite element methods and their analysis. Currently we focus our attention on applications in solid mechanics including hyperelasticity, plasticity and frictional contact.

Currently funded projects:

  • Project "Approximation and Reconstruction of Stresses in the Deformed Configuration for Hyperelastic Material Models" (PIs: Bertrand/Starke) within the 2nd phase of the DFG priority programme SPP 1748 (2018 - 2021)
  • Project "Stress-based methods for variational inequalities in solid mechanics" within the 2nd phase of the DFG priority programme SPP 1962 (2020 - 2023)

More about the research cooperations of our faculty

More about the outcome of DFG funded projects in general