
Research
 Research interests
 Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations
 Mathematical methods for multiscale problems
 Cogulation and fragmentation processes
 Kinetic equations
 Free boundary problems
 Kinetics of phase transitions
 Mathematical aspects of materials science
 Scaling laws and selfsimilarity

Current PhD Students
 Michael Helmers (U of Oxford)

Past PhD Students
 Reiner Henseler (HU Berlin, 2007)
 Dirk Peschka (HU Berlin, 2008, joint supervision with Andreas Münch)
 SvenJoachim Kimmerle (HU Berlin, 2009)
 Editorial Work
 Oxford Centre for Nonlinear PDE
Publications/Recent Preprints

Selfsimilar solutions with fat tails for Smoluchowski's coagulation
equation with locally bounded kernels
(with J.J.L. Velazquez) Preprint on arXiv 
Kramers and nonKramers phase transitions in manyparticle systems with
dynamical constraint
(with M. Herrmann and J.J.L. Velazquez) Preprint on arXiv 
Selfsimilar solutions to a kinetic model for grain growth
to appear in J. Nonlinear Science (with M. Herrmann and P. Laurencot) Preprint on arXiv 
Optimal bounds for selfsimilar solutions to coagulation
equations with product kernel
Comm. Partial Differential Equations, 36/12 (2011), 20492061 (with J.J.L. Velazquez) Preprint on arXiv 
Weak solutions to lubrication equations in the presence
of strong slippage
Meth. Appl. Anal., 18/2 (2011), 183202 (with G. Kitavstsev and P. Laurencot) Preprint 
Kramers' formula for chemical reactions in the context of a
Wasserstein gradient flow
Comm. Math. Sc., 9/2 (2011), 623635 (with M. Herrmann) Preprint on arXiv 
Asymptotics of selfsimilar solutions to coagulation equations
with product kernel
J. Stat. Phys., 144 (2011), 76100 (with J.B. McLeod and J.J.L. Velazquez) Preprint on arXiv 
Selfsimilar solutions with fat tails for a coagulation equation
with diagonal kernel
Comptes Rendus Mathematique, 349 (2011), 559562
(with J.J.L. Velazquez) Preprint on arXiv 
On a model for mass aggregation with maximal size
Kinetic and Related Models, 4/2 (2011), 427439
(with O. Budac, M. Herrmann and A. Spielmann) Preprint on arXiv
A list of → earlier publications can be found here.
Miscellaneous
 Pattern Formation and Multiscale Phenomena in Materials
PIRE/OXMOS Workshop, Oxford, September 2628, 2011, Poster
 Equadiff 2011
Loughborough, August 15, 2011

SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science
Philadelphia, May 2326, 2010
 Biomembranes: Modelling and Computation
Warwick, May 11, 2009 
Miniworkshop on Mathematics of Biological Membranes
Oberwolfach, August 31  September 6, 2008 
Free Boundary Problems and Nonlinear PDE,
A conference in honor of Willi Alt's 60th birthday
Bonn, October 2123, 2005
Short CV
1996  PhD in Mathematics, University of Bonn  
19961997  Postdoc, Courant Institute, NYU  
19972003  Research Assistant (C1), University of Bonn  
2001  Guest scientist, MaxPlanck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig  
2002  Habilitation in Mathematics, University of Bonn  
2003  Richard von Mises Prize awarded by GAMM  
20032007  Full Professor (C4), Humboldt University of Berlin  
2007  Professor, University of Oxford 