Numerical Mathematics

Title First Name Surname

Prof. Dr. Volker Mehrmann



Email: mehrmann'at-'
Tel: +49 (0)30 314 - 25736
Fax: +49 (0)30 314 - 79706

Techn. Univ. Berlin
Institute f. Mathematics  MA 4-5
Straße des 17. Juni 136
D-10623 Berlin

Curriculum Vitae

Oct. 1973 - March 1974 Study of Mathematics and Physics: Lehramt am Gymnasium at Univ. Bielefeld
April 1975 Continuation of studies at Univ. Bielefeld
May 1976 Vordiplom in Mathematics
May 1979 Diplom in Mathematics.
Thesis: Der SR-Algorithmus zur Berechnung der Eigenwerte einer Matrix
August 1979 - May 1980 Study in PhD-program, Dept. of Mathematics, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio USA
Sept. 1980 - Dec. 1982 PhD studies at Dept. Mathematics Univ. Bielefeld
May 1981 Erste Staatsprüfung für das Lehramt am Gymnasium in Mathematics and Physics
December 1982 Promotion Doctor math. at Dept. of Mathematics, Univ. Bielefeld,
Thesis: On Classes of Matrices containing M-Matrices, Totally Nonnegative
Matrices and Hermitian Positive Semidefinite Matrices
June 1988 Habilitation at Dept. of Mathematics, Univ. Bielefeld,
Thesis:The Linear Quadratic Control Problem : Theory and Numerical Algorithms
April 1974 - April 1975 Military Service
Sept. 1976 - May 1979 Student assistant at Univ. Bielefeld
Sept. 1979 - May 1980 Teaching assistant at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio USA
Sept. 1980 - Febr. 1982 Teaching assistant at Univ. Bielefeld
Febr. 1982 - Aug. 1986 Assistant at Univ. Bielefeld
Sept. 1984 -March 1985 Visiting Research Professor at University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin USA
Aug. 1986-March 1993 Assistant Professor at Univ. Bielefeld
July 1988 - March 1989 Guest researcher Scientific Center Zentrum, IBM Heidelberg
March 1990 - March 1992 Temporary Professurship at RWTH Aachen, Institute f. Geometry and Practical Mathematics
April 1993 - Sept. 2000 Full Professur for Numerical Mathematics, (Numerical Algebra) at Techn. Univ. Chemnitz
Since Oct. 2000 Full Preofessor for Mathematics, (Numerical Mathematics) at Techn. Univ. Berlin
July 2002 - May 2008 Vice Speaker DFG Research Center MATHEON in Berlin
June 2008 - May 2014 Speaker DFG Research Center MATHEON in Berlin
Jan. 2013 - Dec. 2014 Speaker of Einstein Center ECMath in Berlin
Jan. 2015 - Dec 2016 Vice speaker Einstein Center ECMath in Berlin


Research Interests:
Applied and Numerical Linear Algebra,
Analysis and Numerics of differential-algebraic Equations,
Numerical solution of differential equations,
Control theory, Matrix theory,
Industrial Mathematics
Research Projects since 2020.
BMBF Project-EiFer, 1.1.2018--31.12.20: N. Marheineke, V. Mehrmann, J. Mohring and M. Schmidt,
Energy efficiency through intelligent Heat-networks: Project: Control of coupled Heat-Gas-Power systems.
DFG Project ME 790/40-1: 1.1.2018--31.12.2020: V. Mehrmann and U. von Wagner,
Artefacts in approximate solutions in the dynamics of nonlinear systems.
Excellence Cluster Math+ Projects:
AA 2-4, 1.1.2019-31.12.2021: V. Mehrmann, D. Peschka, M. Rosenau, M. Thomas, and B. Wagner,
Modeling and analysis of suspension flows
AA 4-3, 1.1.2019-31.12.2021: M. Hintermüller, V. Mehrmann, and C. Rautenberg,
Equilibria for Energy Markets with Transport,
AA 4-5, 1.1.2019-31.12.2021: V. Mehrmann, K. Tischendorf and M. Voigt,
Energy-based modeling, simulation, and optimization of power systems under uncertainty
AA 4-, 1.1.2023-31.12.24: V. Mehrmann, AA4--12:
Advanced Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization of Large Scale Multi-Energy Systems
DFG SPP 1897: ME 790/36-2, 1.7.2019--30.6.21: V. Mehrmann and U. von Wagner,
Suppressing brake vibrations by deliberately introduced damping.
DFG SPP 1984, ME 790/39-1: 1.9.2017--31.12.2023. V. Mehrmann und K. Strunz,
Computational Strategies for Distributed Stability Control in Next-Generation Hybrid Energy Systems
EU 1.9.2017--31.08.2021: Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN) ROMSOC (Coordinator)
Reduced Order Modelling, Simulation and Optimization of Coupled systems.
A. Binder MathConsult, Linz and V. Mehrmann.
Model order reduction for parametric high dimensional models in the analysis of financial risk.
DFG Graduiertenkolleg DAEDALUS: 01.10.2018–31.03.2023:
Differential Equation- and Data-driven Models in Life Sciences and Fluid Dynamics.
P 10: W.-C. Müller, V. Mehrmann, J. Reiss, and R. Schneider, Detection and analysis of coherent structures in
direct numerical simulations of complex flow.
P 11: V. Mehrmann, G. Kutyniok and M. Voigt,
Randomized techniques for model reduction.
P 12: W.-C. Müller and V. Mehrmann, Reduced order turbulence models in incompressible magnetohydrodynamics
P 13: V. Mehrmann, J. Reiss and J. Sesterhenn, Reduced model based optimization for flows with shocks.
DFG CRC 910, 1.1.2010-31.12.22: Projekt A2: V. Mehrmann,
Analysis, numerical solution and control of delay differential-algebraic equations
DFG CRC 1029, 1.7.2012-30.06.2020: Projekt A2: V. Mehrmann,
Development of a reduced model of a ppulse-detonation combuster
DFG CRC TRR 154, 1.10.2014-30.06.2026: Projekt B3: T. Breiten und V. Mehrmann,
Controlled coupling of discrete-continuous models with modelled unceratainties.
BMBF Projekt EKKSE, 1.11.2022-30.10.2026: A. Bärmann, T. Breiten, M. Buck, A. Martin, and V. Mehrmann:
Energy efficient Coordination and Control in train traffic in real time



Techn. Univ. Chemnitz (C4), Oktober 1992 (accepted), Friedrich-Schiller Univ. Jena (C4), December 1999 (declined) , Techn. Univ. Berlin (C4), August 2000 (accepted)


acatech, German Academy of Engineering. Elected member 2009

Academia Europaea. Elected member 2017

European Academy of Sciences. Elected member 2019

Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics SIAM Fellow, 2011

Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, Fellow 2022


ERC Advanced Grant: 2011-2016: Modeling, Simulation and Control of Multi-Physics Systems

International Linear Algebra Society, Hans Schneider Prize 2019

Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics,  W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize 2018

Gauß lecture of German Mathematical Society, Stuttgart 2015


Ed.-in-Chief. 'Linear Algebra and its Applications', since 1999,
Assoc. Ed. 'Electronic Transactions Numerical Analysis', until 2011,
Assoc. Ed. 'Linear and Multilinear Algebra', until 2011,
Assoc. Ed. 'Numerische Mathematik', until 1996,
Assoc. Ed. 'Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications', until 2011,
Ass. Ed. 'SIAM Journal Matrix Analysis and its Applications, until 2005,
Assoc. Ed. 'Vietnam J. Mathematics', since 2011,
Assoc. Ed. 'Acta Mathematica Vietnamica', seit 2011,
Assoc. Ed. 'SMAI J. Comp. Applied Mathematics', since 2015,
Assoc. Ed. 'J. Comp. Applied Mathematics', since 2015,
Assoc. Ed. 'Trans. Mathematics and Applications', since 2015,
Assoc. Ed. 'Acta Numerica', ssince 2018.

Leadership positions in scientific organizations:

Ass.  Appl.  Math. and Mechanics (GAMM), President/ Vice president  2011-2016.

European Mathematical  Society (EMS),  President/ Vicepresident 2017-2022.

Evaluation panels:

DFG Mathematics Panel 2000-2008.

ERC Advanced Grant Panel PE1 2008-2017.


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