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Department of Mathematics

Doctoral Degrees and Habilitations

Information about Doctoral Degree Studies in the Department and an overview of Doctoral Degrees and Habilitations over the past few years.

Doctoral Degrees

Particularly interested and qualified students can follow up their master’s degree program with a doctoral degree program. On average, one quarter to one third of all M.Sc. graduates per year discuss plans to pursue doctoral studies with a professor in the department.

Obtaining a doctoral degree in the Department of Mathematics

The legal basis for a doctoral degree in the Department of Mathematics are the Doctoral Degree Regulations (PO) of the University of Stuttgart. In the case of doctoral degree studies in the graduate schools SimTech, of the graduate school GRK 1838 “Spectral Theory and Dynamics of Quantum Systems” and GRADUS, the regulations of these institutions also have to be taken into account.

The examinations office provides detailed information concerning the doctoral degree procedure on the website https://www.uni-stuttgart.de/en/research/doctoral-degree/index.html.


Dokterhüte am Fachbereich Mathematik  (c) Robin Lang, IADM

Digitally published PhD dissertations can be downloaded on the document server of the University of Stuttgart.

 Date of Orak Exam Title Name
31.07.2018 Flow in Heterogeneous Porous Media: Fractures and Uncertainty Quantification Markus Köppel
16.06.2018 Feedback Control for Parametric Partial Differential Equations Using Reduced Basis Surrogate Models Andreas Schmidt
03.05.2018 Adaptive Higher Order Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Porous-Media Multi-Phase Flow with Strong Heterogeneities Birane Kane
08.02.2018 Randomization and Companion Algorithms in Stochastic Approximation with Semimartingales Timo Pfrommer


Date of Orak Exam Title Name
23.11.2017 From classical absolute stability tests towards a comprehensiv robustness analysis Matthias Fetzer
13.10.2017 Kernel-Based Expectile Regression Farooq, Muhammad
11.10.2017 Modeling and Analysis of Almost Unidirectional Flows in Porous Media Alaa Amiti
14.09.2017 Minimal Orbits of Isotrophy Actions for the Classical Root Systems with Simply-Laced Dynkin Diagrams Anton Reiswich
13.07.2017 Effective Equations in Mathematical Quantum Mechanics Steffen Gilg
06.07.2017 WEB-Spline Approximation and Collocation for Singular and Time-Dependent Problems Florian Martin
24.05.2017 Energy estimates for the two-dimensional Fermi polaron Ulrich Linden
25.04.2017 Reduced Basis Approximation for Heterogeneous Domain Decomposition Problems Immanuel Martini
21.04.2017 Killing and Conformal Killing Tensors Konstantin Heil
22.03.2017 Self-Adjointness and Domain of a Class of Generalized Nelson Models Andreas Wünsch
14.03.2017 Spectral and Hardy Inequalities for the Heisenberg Laplacian Bartosch Ruszkowski
07.03.2017 Sylow Numbers in Character Tables and Integral Group Rings Iris Köster
03.02.2017 Dominant dimensions of Algebra René Marczinzik
20.01.2017 Supercharacter theories for Sylow p-subgroups 3Dsyl
(q3), Gsyl
(q) and 2Gsyl
Yujiao Sun



Date of Orak Exam Title Name
12.12.2016 Failure of Amplitude Equations Danish Ali Sunny
12.07.2016 The KdV and Whitham limit for a spatially periodic Boussinesq model Roman Bauer
02.03.2016 Balance Laws: Non Local Mixed Systems and IBVPs Elena Rossi
29.02.2016 Numerical Approximation of Two-Phase Flows with and without Phase Transition Jochen Neusser
16.02.2016 Analysis of Liquid-Vapor Interfaces and Periodic Waves in Dynamical Lattice Systems Buğra Kabil



There are many different ways to become a professor: The doctoral degree is typically followed by a post-doc or junior professor phase to shape and consolidate the individual research and teaching agenda. This phase culminates in a habilitation or a habilitation-equivalent positive evaluation.

Digitally published habilitations can be downloaded on the document server of the University of Stuttgart.

Date Title Name
25.01.2017 On the behaviour of the eigenvalues and eigenfunctions of the Laplacian and related operators James Kennedy
27.01.2016 Mathematical modeling of coupled free flow and porous medium systems Iryna Rybak
11.11.2015 Entropy as a Fundamental Principle in Hyperbolic Conservation Laws and Related Models Jan Giesselmann
24.06.2015 Nonlinear transport and coupling of conservation laws Veronika Schleper