Running Projects

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Algorithmic Optimization

Since 10/2018 I am principal investigator in the research training group (RT) on Algorithmic Optimization at the Trier University, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).


Adaptive Verfahren zur Optimierung gekoppelter pH-Systeme

Subproject in "Energieeffizienz durch intelligente Fernwärmenetze (EiFer)"
1/2018 - 12/2020. Funded by the BMBF
Partners: Universität Trier, TU Berlin, Fraunhofer-Institut für Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik (ITWM)


MINOA: Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Optimization Algorithms

1/2018 - 12/2021. Funded by the EU (Marie-Curie European Training Network)
Jointly with Frauke Liers



Subproject of the Energie Campus Nürnberg
Since 1/2017. Funded by the Bavarian State Government
Jointly with Veronika Grimm, Roland Ismer, Frauke Liers, Alexander Martin


Decomposition methods for mixed-integer optimal control 

Subproject A05 in the second phase of the DFG SFB Transregio 154
7/2018 - 6/2022. Funded by the DFG
Jointly with Günter Leugering and Alexander Martin

Multilevel mixed-integer nonlinear optimization for gas markets

Subproject B08 in the second phase of the DFG SFB Transregio 154
7/2018 - 6/2022. Funded by the DFG
Jointly with Veronika Grimm


METIS: Methods and Models for Energy Transformation and Integration Systems

Jointly with the Institut für Energie- und Klimaforschung, Elektrochemische Verfahrenstechnik (IEK-3) and the Institute for Advanced Simulation – Jülich Supercomputing Centre (IAS-JSC) of the Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, and the RWTH Aachen (Juniorprofessur für Energieressourcen- und Innovationsökonomik (JERI)).
Starting in 8/2018. Funded by the BMWi.

Finished Projects


Welfare optimal nominations in gas networks and associated equilibria

Subproject B08 in the DFG SFB Transregio 154
10/2016 - 6/2018. Funded by the DFG
Jointly with Veronika Grimm, Lars Schewe, and Gregor Zöttl


Integration of complex compressor models in stationary MINLPs for gas networks using alternating direction methods

Additional activity in the DFG SFB Transregio 154
8/2015-7/2016. Funded by the DFG
Jointly with Antonio Morsi, Björn Heißer, and Lars Schewe


ForNe - Optimization of Gas Transport Networks

For detailed information, see the project page