Dieter Bothe

Prof. Dr. Dieter Bothe

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Dieter Bothe is Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Head of the research area Mathematical Modeling and Analysis at the Technical University of Darmstadt. He studied mathematics and physics at the University of Paderborn, where he graduated in 1993 and obtained his habilitation in the area of Nonlinear Evolutions in Banach spaces and Reaction-Diffusion Systems in 2000. From 1999 to 2005, he was assistant / associate professor at the Institute for Chemical Engineering at the University of Paderborn, where he was head of the group “Modelling, Analysis and Simulation of Multiphase Flows”. From 2005 to 2009 he held the Chair for Mathematics/CCES at the Department of Mathematics, RWTH Aachen University, from 2006 he was Co-Director of the Center for Computational Engineering Science there until he accepted a research professorship at the Center of Smart Interfaces in 2009. Dieter Bothe is associated editor of the international journal “Nonlinear Analysis: Real World Applications” and serves on the editorial advisory board of the “International Journal of Multiphase Flow”. He is member of the ProcessNet advisory boards “Multiphase Flow” and ”Computational Fluid Dynamics“. From 2010 to 2017, Dieter Bothe was coordinator of the Priority Programme SPP 1506 ”Transport processes at fluid interfaces“ of the German Science Foundation (DFG) and currently is vice coordinator of the CRC 1194 ”Interaction between Transport and Wetting Processes“. Since 2017, he is member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Technical University of Darmstadt. His research comprises nonlinear evolution equations, reaction-diffusion systems and transport processes in two-phase flows, where he combines fundamental modeling with mathematical analysis and numerical simulations to analyze, describe and understand processes in the Natural and Engineering Sciences.

University Education

  • 1982 – 1988 Studies in Mathematics and Physics at the University of Paderborn
  • 1993 Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) in Mathematics, University of Paderborn
  • 2000 Habilitation, Mathematics, University of Paderborn
    Habilitationsschrift

Professional Experience

  • 1988 – 1993 Research associate, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Paderborn (with K. Deimling)
  • 1993 – 1999 Postdoctoral research fellow, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Paderborn
  • 2000 – 2005 Assistant Professor (C1) / Associate Professor (C2), Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Paderborn
  • 2005 – 2009 Chair for Mathematics at the Center for Computational Engineering Science (CCES), RWTH Aachen
  • 2009 – 2014 Research Professorship “Mathematical Modeling and Analysis” at the Center of Smart Interfaces (CSI), TU Darmstadt
  • 2015 – Full Professor, Department of Mathematics, TU Darmstadt

Main Research Fields

Mathematical Modeling and Analysis

• Nonlinear Evolution Systems

• Reaction-Diffusion Sytems

• Two-phase Flows

• Multicomponent Fluids

• Non-Newtonian Fluid Flow

Computational Engineering

• Volume of Fluid method, Interface Tracking method

• Hydrodynamics of Drops and Bubbles

• Influence of Soluble Surfactants

• Mass Transfer in Gas-Liquid Flows

• Thermocapillary / Evaporative Flows

Activities in Scientific Organizations

  • 1993 – Member of the German Mathematical Society (DMV)
  • 1999 – 2006 Member of the American Mathematical Society (AMS)
  • 2003 – Assigned member of the ProcessNet committee Multiphase Flows
  • 2003 – Member of DECHEMA (Society for Chemical Technology an Biotechnology)
  • 2006 – 2009 Co-Director of the Center for Computational Engineering Science (CCES), RWTH Aachen University
  • 2007 – 2013 Assigned member of the ProcessNet committee Mixing Processes
  • 2010 – Assigned member of the ProcessNet committee Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • 2007 – 2009 Founding Member of the Jülich Aachen Research Alliance (JARA)
  • 2009 – 2018 Principal Investigator of the International Research Training Group 1529 “Mathematical Fluid Dynamics” (TU Darmstadt, Tokyo University, Waseda University)
  • 2010 – 2017 Coordinator of the DFG Priority Programme 1506, “Transport Processes at Fluidic Interfaces”
  • 2010 – Editorial Advisory Board, International Journal of Multiphase Flows
  • 2012 – Steering Committee of the DFG Priority Programme 1740, “Reactive Bubbly Flows”
  • 2012 – Editorial Board, Nonlinear Analysis: Real World Applications Conference and Workshop Organization 2007 Local Organizing
  • 2012 – 2019 Steering Committee of the International Graduate School “Mathematical Fluid Dynamics” IRTG 1529
  • 2013 – 2015 Steering Committee of the GAMM section “Partial Differential Equations”
  • 2014 – 2015 Steering Committee of the TU Darmstadt Research Center “Smart interfaces”
  • 2016 – Co-Speaker of the TU Darmstadt Profile Area „Thermo-Fluids & Interfaces“
  • 2016 – Co-Speaker of CRC 1194 “Interaction between Transport and Wetting Processes”
  • 2017 – Member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the TU Darmstadt

Conference and Workshop Organization

  • 2007 Local Organizing Committee, International Congress on Multiphase Flows (ICMF07), Leipzig, Germany
  • 2010 International Conference “Evolution Equations”, Schmitten, Germany (chair)
  • 2011 Section “Interfacial Flows” at the GAMM Annual Conference, Graz, Austria (section chair)
  • 2011 1st International Symposium on Multiscale Multiphase Process Engineering (MMPE), Kanazawa, Japan (vice chair)
  • 2012 GAMM Annual Conference (LOC) and section “Interfacial Flows”, Darmstadt, Germany (organising committee, section chair)
  • 2012 7th International OpenFOAM Workshop, Darmstadt, Germany (chair)
  • 2012 International Workshop “Numerical Method for Two-phase Flow”, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 2013 Summer school “Transport Processes at Fluidic Interfaces”, DFG Priority Programme 1506, Aachen, Germany
  • 2014 2nd International Conference on Numerical Methods in Multiphase Flow, ICNMMF-II (specific DFG-funding), Darmstadt, Germany (chair)
  • 2015 International Workshop “Transport Processes at Fluidic Interfaces”, DFG Priority Programme 1506, Darmstadt, Germany
  • 2016 9th International Congress on Multiphase Flows (ICMF2016, Scientific Committee), Florence, Italy
  • 2018 Section “Interfacial Flows” at the GAMM Annual Conference, Munich Germany (section chair)
  • 2021 Droplets, Darmstadt, Germany (organizer)

Awards, Honors and Offers

  • 1993 Doctorate degree with “summa cum laude”, University of Paderborn
  • 2002 Research Award 2002 of the University of Paderborn
  • 2005 Offer of Professorship at the University of Magdeburg (W2 Nonlinear Analysis)
  • 2009 – 2014 Awarded Research Professorship at the Cluster of Excellence EXC 259 Center of Smart Interfaces at TU Darmstadt
  • 2014 Offer of Professorship at the University of Paderborn (W3 Applied Mathematics)

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