Prof. Dr. rer. nat.

Christian Rohde

Board of Directors, Principal Investigator (EXC), Fellow (SC)
Institute of Applied Analysis and Numerical Simulation


+49 711 685-65524


Pfaffenwaldring 57
70569 Stuttgart
Room: 7.131


  • Analysis and numerics for systems of conservation laws
  • Finite volume and discontinuous-Galerkin schemes
  • Domain decomposition/Schwarz waveform relaxation
  • Heterogenous multi-scale methods
  • Numerical methods for dynamical systems
  • Analysis and numerics for stochastic partial differential equations
  • Integro-differential equations

 Fields of applications:

  • Shock waves in fluidmechanical applications
  • Chemosensitive dynamics of cell populations
  • Phase transitions in solid materials
  • Phase transitions in liquid-vapour systems
  • Magnetohydrodynamics in astrophysics and plasmaphysics
  • Porous media flow


Selected Publications

  1. S. Fechter, C.-D. Munz, C. Rohde, and C. Zeiler. “A sharp interface method for compressible liquid-vapor flow with phase transition and surface tension”. In: Journal of Computational Physics 336 (2017), pp. 347–374.
  2. S. Pop, M. Redeker, and C. Rohde. “Upscaling of a tri-phase phase-field model for precipitation in porous media”. In: IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics 81.5 (2016), pp. 898–939.
  3. F. Kissling and C. Rohde. “The computation of nonclassical shock waves in porous media with a Heterogeneous multiscale method: the multidimensional case”. In: SIAM Multiscale Modeling & Simulation 13.4 (2015), pp. 1507–1541.
  4. J. Neusser, C. Rohde, and V. Schleper. “Relaxation of the Navier-Stokes-Korteweg equations for compressible two-phase flow with phase transition”. In: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids 79 (2015), pp. 615–639.
  5. C. Chalons, P. Engel, and C. Rohde. “A conservative and convergent scheme for undercompressive shock waves”. In: SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis 52.1 (2014), pp. 554–579.
  6. C. Chalons, F. Coquel, P. Engel, and C. Rohde. “Fast relaxation solvers for hyperbolic-elliptic phase transition problems”. In: SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing 34.3 (2012), A1753–A1776.
  7. V. Jovanovic and C. Rohde. “Error estimates for finite volume approximations of classical solutions for nonlinear systems of hyperbolic balance laws”. In: SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis 43.6 (2006), pp. 2423–2449.
  8. M. Gander and C. Rohde. “Overlapping Schwarz waveform relaxation for convection-dominated nonlinear conservation laws”. In: SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing 27.2 (2005), pp. 415–439.
  9. C. Rohde. “Scalar conservation laws with mixed local and nonlocal diffusion-dispersion terms”. In: SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis 37.1 (2005), pp. 103–129.
  10. P. G. LeFloch, J. M. Mercier, and C. Rohde. “Fully discrete, entropy conservative schemes of arbitrary order”. In: SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis 40.5 (2002), pp. 1968–1992.

Working Experience

  • since 2016 Dean of the Faculty for Mathematics and Physics, University of Stuttgart
  • 2006–2011 Dean of Studies of the Department of Mathematics, University of Stuttgart
  • since 2006 Full Professor (W3), Institute for Applied Analysis and Numerical Simulation, University of Stuttgart
  • 2004–2006 Professor (C3) for Mathematics, University of Bielefeld
  • 2000–2004 Assistant (C1), University of Freiburg
  • 2003 Replacement of a professorship at the University of Zürich, Switzerland
  • 2001 Postdoctoral researcher, McGill University Montréal, Canada
  • 1993–2000 Scientific employee, University of Freiburg1999 EU-TMR Postdoc, ENS Lyon, France
  • 1998 EU-TMR Postdoc, Ecole Polytechnique Palaiseau, France

Academic Studies and Degrees

  • 2004 Habilitation, Faculty for Mathematics and Physics, University of Freiburg
  • 1996 Dr.rer.nat., Faculty for Mathematics and Physics, University of Freiburg
  • 1993 Diploma in Mathematics, University of Hanover
  • 1987–1993 Study of Mathematics, University of Hanover
  • 2009 Invited scientist of the Norwegian Academy of Sciences
  • 2005 Offer of a professorship (W3) at the University of Regensburg (declined)
  • 2005 Offer of a professorship (W2) at the University of Bielefeld (declined)
  • 1996 Award of the Scientific Society in Freiburg for the PhD thesis
  • Vice-Spokesperson of DFG SFB 1313 “Interface-Driven Multi-Field Processes in Porous Media – Flow, Transport and Deformation” (since 2018)
  • Editorial Board “Networks and Heterogeneous Media” (since 2017)
  • Associate Editor “Applied Mathematics and Computation” (since 2016)
  • Oberwolfach Conferences Chair 2013/2016/2017/2019
  • Scientific Director of the University Graduate School GRADUS, University of Stuttgart (2012–2017)
  • Elected member of the Senate of the University of Stuttgart (2011–2015)
  • PI and Member of the Directorate EXC 310 “Simulation Technology” (since 2010)
  • Vice-Spokesperson DFG IRTG 1398 “Non-Linearities and upscaling in porous media” (NUPUS) (2010–2015)
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