Curriculum Vitae

Education (at the University of Stuttgart)

  • 1970 -1974
    Student of:
    (1) Mathematics, in particular Functional Analysis, Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations and Numerical Analysis
    (2) Computer Science
    (3) Theoretical Physics
  • 1974
    Diploma in Mathematics; Title of Thesis: "Ein Antikonvergenzprinzip"
  • 1975
    Doctorate (PhD) at the Faculty of Mathematics; Title of Thesis: "Ein selektives Iterationsverfahren und Verzweigungsprobleme" (Referees: K. Kirchgässner, E. Gekeler)
  • 1981
    Habilitation at the Faculty of Mathematics; Title of Thesis: "Verzweigung quasiperiodischer Lösungen bei reversiblen dynamischen Systemen"
    (Referees: K. Kirchgässner, J. Moser, P. Werner)

    Professional Career

  • 1974 -1975
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Stuttgart
  • 1975 -1977
    Senior Researcher, Dept. of Mathematics, University of Stuttgart
  • 1977 -1985
    Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mathematics, University of Stuttgart
  • 1985 -1987
    Assoc., Full Professor, Dept. of Mathematics, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins (USA)
  • 1987 -1996
    Full Professor, Chair of Theory and Applications of Partial Differential Equations

    University of Hamburg

  • 1988 -1990
    Acting Director, Dept. of Applied Mathmatics, University of Hamburg
  • 1996 - present
    Full Professor and Chair at the Faculty of Mathematics, Techn. Univ of Munich
  • 1996 - present
    Director, Center of Mathematics, Technical University of Munich
  • 1997 - 1999
    Chair of the Board of Directors
  • 1999 - 2003
    Chair of the Board of Personnel
  • 2003 - present
    Chair of the Board of Finance)
  • 1996 - 2008
    Member of the ADPO (APSO) Committee, (General Study Program and Student Examination Committee), Technical University of Munich
  • 2000 - 2003
    Dean, Faculty of Mathematics, Technical University of Munich
  • 2011 - present
    Chairman of the Hurwitz Society to support Mathematics at the Technical University of Munich (Association of Alumni of the Faculty of Mathematics)

    Professional Society Affiliations

  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
  • European Mechanics Society (EUROMECH)
  • Intern. Society for the Interaction of Mathematics and Mechanics (ISIMM)
  • Gesellschaft für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik (GAMM)
  • Deutsche Mathematikervereinigung (DMV)
  • American Mathematical Society (AMS)
  • Mathematische Gesellschaft Hamburg


  • 1975 Prize awarded by the Union of Friends of the University of Stuttgart for distinguished scientific achievements
  • 1982 Visiting Professor, Dept. of Mathematics, Univ. of California, Berkeley (USA),
  • 1983 Visiiiting Professor, Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University, Providence (USA)
  • 1992 Invited Lectures, Summer School, Swiss Found. of Studies, Breiten (Switzerl.)
  • 1993 Invited Lectures, Summer School, ETH Zürich, Valbella (Switzerland)
  • 1996 Plenary Lecture, Annual Meeting of the GAMM, Prague (Czech Republic)

    Selected Research Grants

  • 1991 -1994
    EEC Grant under the Sci. Project "Bifurcation Theory and Appl.",
  • 1994 -2000
    DFG Research Grants under the Priority Research Program "Ergodic Theory, Analysis, and Efficient Simulation of Dynamical Systems"
  • 2000 -2004
    DFG Research Grant within the Collab. Research Centre (SFB) 438 "Mathematical Modelling, Simulation and Verification in Material Oriented Processes and Intelligent Systems"
  • 1998 -2006
    Member of DFG-Graduate School "Applied Algorithmic Mathematics"
  • 1994 -1999
    NATO Collab. Research Grant (joint with Prof. J.E. Marsden, Caltech)
  • 2000 -2004
    Grant under the EU-RTN project "Mechanics and Symmetry in Europa (MASIE)"
  • 2006 - present
    DFG Grant for the Research Project: „Mathematical Strategies for an optimised ribbing design of large forming tools“
  • 2009 - present
    FVA Grant for the Research Project: „Mathematical Generation and Optimization of Arbitrary Gear Flank Geometries“


  • 1987 -1995
    Member of the Editorial Board of the Book Series „Dynamics Reported“
  • 1994 - present
    Member of the Editorial Board of J. Nonl. Sci. and Nonl. Sci. Today
  • 1997 - present
    Member of the Editorial Board of J. Appl. Math. Mech. (ZAMM)
  • 2004 -2006
    Contributing Editor, Intern. J. of Nonlinear Mechanics.
  • 2008 - present
    Member of the Editorial Board of J. Geometric Mechanics
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