I am a Professor working at the Technische Universität Darmstadt/Department of Mathematics
(Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing), Germany.
I study different aspects of numerical schemes for partial differential equations.

Some research interests are:

- Schemes: Finite Volume Methods (FVM), Boundary Element Methods (BEM), Discontinuous Galerkin Methods (DGM), Coupling
- A priori and a posteriori error (robust) analysis
- Adaptivity, mesh refinement strategies
- Numerical schemes for climate modeling
- Scientific Computing: efficient numerical realization of transport schemes for atmospheric modeling and their coupling to spectral elements (HOMME-SE) on multi-core platforms for the new dynamical core of CAM (Community Atmosphere Model).

I hold a PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) in Mathematics from the University of Ulm (Ulm, Germany). The title of my PhD thesis is

**Coupling of the Finite Volume Method and the Boundary Element Method**

Theory, Analysis, and Numerics

Find the official version from the University of Ulm
here: PhD Thesis Erath.

I got my Diploma/Master (Dipl.-Ing.) in Mathematics in Computer Science from the Vienna University of Technology (Vienna, Austria).
The title of my Diploma thesis (in German) is

**Adaptive Finite Volumen Methode**

Find the official version from the Vienna University of Technology here: Diploma Thesis Erath.