PhD for Mathematical Modelling, Simulation and Optimization Using the Example of Gas Networks at TRR 154

Open position for a doctoral candidate at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg to work on the dynamics, control and of partial differential equations motivated by gas network dynamics. The main aim of TRR 154 is to provide certified novel answers to mathematical challenges arising in this context, based on mathematical modeling, game theory, simulation, and optimization.

The Chair in Applied Analysis – Alexander von Humboldt Professorship led by Enrique Zuazua at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg is looking for a doctorate candidate to contribute to subproject C08:

Project: C08SFB/Transregio TRR 154

Principal Investigators (PI): Falk Hante, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin | Enrique Zuazua, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

Focused on hyperbolic and parabolic dynamics on networks and random batch methods for control

Where: FAU – Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg

Deadline for applications: October 30th, 2020

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  • To work on the dynamics, control and of partial differential equations motivated by gas network dynamics
  • Once recruited, the chosen PhD candidate will perform research in a highly relevant research area in applied mathematics that is centered around the “turnaround in energy policy”, in particular in the context of gas networks


    • The candidate will integrate the Chair of Applied Analysis – Alexander von Humboldt Professorship led by E. Zuazua at FAU-Erlangen
    • A lively research environment
    • Close collaboration within the research team of the SFB/Transregio TRR 154, will also be linked to activities in the perimeter of FAU, such as the Energy Campus Nürnberg with strong expertise regarding the mathematical modeling of energy markets (Electricity, Gas, Hydrogen) and regarding the development of sustainable mobility concepts
    • Access to an integrative research environment such as a specific graduate program
    • Regular research meetings and funding support for attending conferences
    • An intensive supervision within a large and interactive team
    • Salary according German pay scale (75% / TV-L E13)

In order to increase the proportion of female staff members, applications from female scientists are particularly encouraged. Preference will be given to disabled persons with the same qualification.



    • Qualified degree in mathematics or a related field
    • Fundamental knowledge in mathematical modelling and partial differential equations
    • Proficiency in oral and written English is required


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Subject: PhD position TRR154

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