Prof. Dr. Peter Knabner Prof. Dr. Peter Knabner

April 23, 2018 /

SimTech awards Prof. Knabner with Argyris Visiting Professorship 2018

Since 2014, the Argyris Visiting Professorship has been honouring internationally renowned scientists from Germany and abroad, who are outstanding representatives of their discipline in the field of simulation technology. This year the prize is awarded to Prof. Dr. Peter Knabner from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg.
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As of mid-June, Prof. Knabner will do a research stay at University of Stuttgart as part of the Argyris Visiting Professorship and, among other things, give a course on "The mathematics of multicomponent reactive transport and flow models" from 11 June to 1 August 2018 for the Collaborative Research Centre 1313 "Interface-Driven Multi-Field Processes in Porous Media - Flow, Transport and Deformation". Information about this course and the possibility to register can be found here.

In the public Argyris Lecture, which is a crucial part of the Argyris Visiting Professorship, he will speak about "Micro-Macro Models for Reactive Flow and Transport Problems in Complex Media on 4 July 2018. Further information and the abstract can be found here. Registration is not required.

Prof. Dr. Peter Knabner works in the field of Applied Analysis and Numerical Mathematics. After his graduation in 1972, he studied mathematics at the Free University of Berlin and computer science at the Technical University of Berlin. After his diploma, he dealt for example with free boundary value problems and received his doctorate in 1983 at the University of Augsburg. There he habilitated in 1988 on mathematical models for transport and sorption of dissolved substances in porous media. Since 1994 he holds the chair of applied mathematics I at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg.

Prof. Knabner is the author of more than 160 per-reviewed publications in applied analysis, numerical mathematics and hydrogeology. He is the author and co-author of more than 10 monographs and textbooks, including numerical analysis of partial differential equations, mathematical modelling and linear algebra, and is co-editor of computational geosciences. He has supervised more than 30 doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers, from whom a large number of professors have emerged.

Since the 1980s he has concentrated on the derivation, analysis and numerical approximation of mathematical models for flow and transport in porous media, with the aim of contributing to mathematics as well as to the concerned real sciences, in particular hydrogeology. The spectrum meanwhile extends to multiphase multicomponent flows, with vanishing/developing phases, general chemical reactions and evolving porous media.