Postdoctoral researcher

University of Stuttgart


I am a postdoctoral research in the group of Prof. M. Mehl at Stuttgart University at the Institute for Parallel and Distributed Systems (IPVS). Here I am member of the collaborative research center SFB1313 about “Interface-Driven Multi-Field Processes in Porous Media - Flow, Transport and Deformation”. My work within the SFB is concerned with efficient partitioned coupling schemes for porous media applications.

Before working in Stuttgart I obtained a master’s degree in Computational Engineering Science at RWTH Aachen University (Germany). After my master’s I started a PhD at RWTH Aachen University and Hasselt University (Belgium) where I was part of a joint PhD program. During my PhD studies I mainly focused on efficient high-order methods for computational fluid dynamics. I moved to the supercomputing center at KU Leuven where I worked as high-performance computing analyst/consultant for a year before going to Stuttgart.

You can find my current hompage at the Institute for Parallel and Distributed Systems here.


  • Partitioned coupling methods for porous media applications
  • High-order methods in computational fluid dynamics
  • High-performance computing


  • PhD in Computational Mathematics, 2018

    Hasselt University and RWTH Aachen University

  • MSc in Computational Engineering Science, 2013

    RWTH Aachen University

  • BSc in Computational Engineering Science, 2011

    RWTH Aachen University




University of Stuttgart

Dec 2018 – Present Germany
Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Parallel and Distributed Systems in the group of Prof. Dr. Miriam Mehl. I am a member of the SFB1313 and work on partitioned coupling schemes for porous media applications.

HPC Analyst/consultant

Hasselt University and KU Leuven

Dec 2017 – Nov 2018 Belgium
I was supporting users with using the supercomputers at the Flemish supercomputer center (VSC). My tasks ranged from helpdesk support to the implemention of new features as the integration of a JupterHub service running on the supercomputer.

PhD student

Hasselt University and RWTH Aachen University

Feb 2014 – Oct 2018 Belgium and Germany
I was a PhD student with Prof. Dr. Jochen Schütz (UHasselt) and Prof. Dr. Manuel Torrilhon (RWTH Aachen) where I was part of a joint PhD program. I did research in the field of high-order discretizations for computational fluid dynamics.

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Solving coupled free and porous-media flow with preCICE and DuMuX

We present recent results of coupling free and porous‐media flow applications and the development of the corresponding adapter. The main focus is on simulations based on DuMuX ( which is an open‐source framework for solving flow problems, especially porous‐media flow. We present results using the partitioned approach of preCICE for different scenarios and compare it, where applicable, with monolithic simulations or exact solutions.

Partitioned black-box coupling for porous-media applications

Many real-world applications problems involve flow in porous media and some other medium that can be separated into subdomains by a sharp interface. An example is the flow of water (free flow) over a river bed (porous-medium flow). Modeling such an application involves different mathematical models in each of the subdomains and, thus, leads to ill-conditioned systems of equations when solved monolithically. Due to the ill-conditioning of the matrix, in the monolithic approach one has to use direct linear solvers or has to develop specialized preconditioners [1].

Poster: Partitioned coupling schemes for free-flow and porous-media applications with sharp interfaces

This poster is presented at the “Finite Volumes for Complex Applications IX” conference to be held online. It comes with a conference proceeding.