Dr. Nella Rotundo

Phone: +49 (0) 30 20372398
Fax: +49 (0) 30 2044975
Mail Address: nella.rotundo_at_wias-berlin.de
Scopus webpage, Web of Science, Mathscinet.

Mohrenstr. 39
10117 Berlin, Germany
Research Group Partial Differential Equations

Project: SFB 787: Semiconductor Nanophotonics: Materials, Models, Devices.
Subproject B4: Multi-dimensional modeling and simulation of electrically pumped semiconductor-based emitters

Short Curriculum Vitae

  • Postdoc Researcher
    Weierstrass Institute, Berlin, Germany. August 2014 - at present.
    Supervisor: Prof. Alexander Mielke.
  • Postdoc Researcher
    McGill University, Montreal, Canada, Department of Mathematics, August 2012 - July 2013.
    Supervisors: Prof. Eliot Fried and Prof. Gantumur Tsogtgerel.
  • Postdoc Researcher
    University of Calabria, Rende (CS), Italy, Department of Mathematics, February 2011 - March 2012.
    Supervisor: Prof. Giuseppe Ali.
  • Ph.D. In Mathematics Applied to Engineering
    University of Catania, Catania, Italy, 2011.
    Advisor: Prof. Vittorio Romano.
  • Master degree in Mathematics
    University of Calabria, Rende (CS), Italy, 2007.
    Advisors: Prof. Giovanni Mascali and Prof. Giuseppe Ali.

Research interests

  • Modeling and Analysis of Charge Transport in Semiconductors
  • Optimization of systems of partial differential equations
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Numerics of PDEs and ODEs (FEM, Finite Differences)


List of Publications

WIAS Preprints and Contributions on WIAS Annual research report



  • On a thermodynamically consistent coupling of quantum systems and device equations
    ECMI 2018 - European Conference on Mathematics for Industry, June 18 - 22, 2018 Budapest, Hungary.
    June 19, 2018
  • Consistent modeling of optoelectronic semiconductors via gradient structures
    XIV Biennial Conference of the Italian Society of Applied and Industrial Mathematics,
    SIMAI 2018, Rome, July 2nd-6th, 2018 Italy
    July 3rd, 2018
  • Thermodynamic modeling of optoelectronic semiconductor devices
    SEMODAY2016 Florence, November 17th-18th 2016. Italy
    November 17, 2016
  • Numerical Methods for Drift-Diffusion Models
    University of Greifswald, Department of Mathematics. Greifswald, Germany
    June 28, 2016
  • On some extension of energy-drift-diffusion models
    ECMI 2016 - European Conference on Mathematics for Industry, July 18 - 22, 2016 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
    June 14, 2016
  • Towards doping optimization of semiconductor lasers
    ICTT 2015 - The 24th International Conference on Transport Theory, September 7 - 11, 2015, Taormina, Italy.
    September 9, 2015
  • Analytical methods for doping optimization of semiconductor devices
    The 8th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Beijing, China.
    August 10, 2015
  • Diffusive limit of a Maximum Entropy Principle hydrodynamical model obtained from Bloch-Boltzmann-Peierls equations for semiconductors
    Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics. Berlin, Germany.
    January 14, 2015
  • Coupling and thermal effects in semiconductor devices
    Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics. Berlin, Germany.
    April 29, 2014
  • On the derivation of L^2 error estimates for a B-spline based finite-element method for the stationary quasi-geostrophic equations of the ocean
    McGill University. Montreal, Canada.
    July 11, 2013
  • Some variational techniques for free surface problems in the context of Navier-Stokes alpha-beta equations
    McGill University. Montreal, Canada.
    March 20, 2013
  • Coupling effects in semiconductor devices
    McGill University. Montreal, Canada.
    October 22, 2012
  • Existence result of solution of a general family of regularized Navier-Stokes and magnetohydrodynamics models
    XXXVI Summer school on Mathematical Physics. Ravello (SA), Italy.
    September 29, 2011
  • An existence result for index-2 PDAE system arising in semiconductor modeling
    European Conference on Mathematics for Industry ECMI 2010. Wuppertal, Germany.
    July 29, 2010
  • Analysis of an electric network containing multi-dimensional semiconductor devices
    Congress on Waves and Stability in Continuous Media. Mondello (PA), Italy.
    September 1, 2009
  • An existence result for elliptic partial differential-algebraic equations arising in semiconductor modeling
    Second COMSON International summer school on Modeling and Optimization in Micro- and Nano- Electronics MOMiNE09. Cetraro (CS), Italy.
    June 30, 2009


  • Mathematical Analysis 1
    University Of Calabria, Arcavacata di Rende (CS) Italy, Bachelor Degree in Electronic Engineering. Academic year 2013 - 2014
  • Mathematics
    University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy, Bachelor Degree in Architectural Science. Academic year 2013 - 2014
  • Mathematical Methods
    University Of Calabria, Arcavacata di Rende (CS) Italy, Bachelor Degree in Electronic Engineering. Academic year 2011 - 2012
  • Mathematical Analysis 1 and Mathematical Analysis 2
    University Of Calabria, Arcavacata di Rende (CS) Italy, Bachelor Degree in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science Engineering. Academic year 2010 - 2011
  • Applied Mathematics 2
    University of Calabria, Arcavacata di Rende (CS) Italy, Master Degree in Telecommunications Engineering. Academic year 2009 - 2010
  • Calculus 1, 2 and 3
    University of Calabria, Arcavacata di Rende (CS) Italy, Faculty of Engineering. Academic year 2007 - 2008