Publications
Articles in Refereed Journals

A. Bacho, E. Emmrich, A. Mielke, An existence result and evolutionary Gammaconvergence for perturbed gradient systems, Journal of Evolution Equations, (2019), published online on 28.01.2019, DOI 10.1007/s0002801900484x .
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We consider the initialvalue problem for the perturbed gradient flows, where a differential inclusion is formulated in terms of a subdifferential of an energy functional, a subdifferential of a dissipation potential and a more general perturbation, which is assumed to be continuous and to satisfy a suitable growth condition. Under additional assumptions on the dissipation potential and the energy functional, existence of strong solutions is shown by proving convergence of a semiimplicit discretization scheme with a variational approximation technique. 
G. Gilardi, J. Sprekels, Asymptotic limits and optimal control for the CahnHilliard system with convection and dynamic boundary conditions, Nonlinear Analysis. An International Mathematical Journal, 178 (2019), pp. 121.
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In this paper, we study initialboundary value problems for the CahnHilliard system with convection and nonconvex potential, where dynamic boundary conditions are assumed for both the associated order parameter and the corresponding chemical potential. While recent works addressed the case of viscous CahnHilliard systems, the `pure' nonviscous case is investigated here. In its first part, the paper deals with the asymptotic behavior of the solutions as time approaches infinity. It is shown that the $omega$limit of any trajectory can be characterized in terms of stationary solutions, provided the initial data are sufficiently smooth. The second part of the paper deals with the optimal control of the system by the fluid velocity. Results concerning existence and firstorder necessary optimality conditions are proved. Here, we have to restrict ourselves to the case of everywhere defined smooth potentials. In both parts of the paper, we start from corresponding known results for the viscous case, derive sufficiently strong estimates that are uniform with respect to the (positive) viscosity parameter, and then let the viscosity tend to zero to establish the sought results for the nonviscous case. 
J. Sprekels, H. Wu, Optimal distributed control of a CahnHilliardDarcy system with mass sources, Applied Mathematics and Optimization. An International Journal with Applications to Stochastics, published online on 24.01.2019, DOI 10.1007/s00245019095554 .
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In this paper, we study an optimal control problem for a twodimensional CahnHilliardDarcy system with mass sources that arises in the modeling of tumor growth. The aim is to monitor the tumor fraction in a finite time interval in such a way that both the tumor fraction, measured in terms of a tracking type cost functional, is kept under control and minimal harm is inflicted to the patient by administering the control, which could either be a drug or nutrition. We first prove that the optimal control problem admits a solution. Then we show that the controltostate operator is Fréchet differentiable between suitable Banach spaces and derive the firstorder necessary optimality conditions in terms of the adjoint variables and the usual variational inequality. 
S.P. Frigeri, C.G. Gal, M. Grasselli, J. Sprekels, Strong solutions to nonlocal 2D CahnHilliardNavierStokes systems with nonconstant viscosity, degenerate mobility and singular potential, Nonlinearity, 32 (2019), pp. 678727, DOI 10.1088/13616544/aaedd0 .
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We consider a nonlinear system which consists of the incompressible NavierStokes equations coupled with a convective nonlocal CahnHilliard equation. This is a diffuse interface model which describes the motion of an incompressible isothermal mixture of two (partially) immiscible fluids having the same density. We suppose that the viscosity depends smoothly on the order parameter as well as the mobility. Moreover, we assume that the mobility is degenerate at the pure phases and that the potential is singular (e.g. of logarithmic type). This system is endowed with noslip boundary condition for the (average) velocity and homogeneous Neumann boundary condition for the chemical potential. Thus the total mass is conserved. In the twodimensional case, this problem was already analyzed in some joint papers of the first three authors. However, in the present general case, only the existence of a global weak solution, the (conditional) weakstrong uniqueness and the existence of the global attractor were proven. Here we are able to establish the existence of a (unique) strong solution through an approximation procedure based on time discretization. As a consequence, we can prove suitable uniform estimates which allow us to show some smoothness of the global attractor. Finally, we discuss the existence of strong solutions for the convective nonlocal CahnHilliard equation, with a given velocity field, in the three dimensional case as well. 
M. Heida, M. Röger, Large deviation principle for a stochastic AllenCahn equation, Journal of Theoretical Probability, 31 (2018), pp. 364401, DOI 10.1007/s1095901607117 .
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The AllenCahn equation is a prototype model for phase separation processes, a fundamental example of a nonlinear spatial dynamic and an important approximation of a geometric evolution equation by a reactiondiffusion equation. Stochastic perturbations, especially in the case of additive noise, to the AllenCahn equation have attracted considerable attention. We consider here an alternative random perturbation determined by a Brownian flow of spatial diffeomorphism that was introduced by Röger and Weber [Stoch. Partial Differ. Equ. Anal. Comput. 1 (2013)]. We first provide a large deviation principle for stochastic flows in spaces of functions that are Höldercontinuous in time, which extends results by Budhiraja, Dupuis and Maroulas [Ann. Probab. 36 (2008)]. From this result and a continuity argument we deduce a large deviation principle for the AllenCahn equation perturbed by a Brownian flow in the limit of small noise. Finally, we present two asymptotic reductions of the large deviation functional. 
M. Heida, B. Schweizer, Stochastic homogenization of plasticity equations, ESAIM. Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations, 24 (2018), pp. 153176.
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In the context of infinitesimal strain plasticity with hardening, we derive a stochastic homogenization result. We assume that the coefficients of the equation are random functions: elasticity tensor, hardening parameter and flowrule function are given through a dynamical system on a probability space. A parameter ε > 0 denotes the typical length scale of oscillations. We derive effective equations that describe the behavior of solutions in the limit ε → 0. The homogenization procedure is based on the fact that stochastic coefficients “allow averaging”: For one representative volume element, a strain evolution [0,T]∋ t ↦ξ(t) ∈ ℝ_{s}^{dxd} induces a stress evolution [0,T]∋ t ↦Σ (ξ) (t)∈ℝ_{s}^{dxd}. Once the hysteretic evolution law Σ is justified for averages, we obtain that the macroscopic limit equation is given by ∇ ⋅ Σ(∇^{s}u)=f. 
M. Heida, R.I.A. Patterson, D.R.M. Renger, Topologies and measures on the space of functions of bounded variation taking values in a Banach or metric space, Journal of Evolution Equations, (2018), published online on 14.09.2018, DOI 10.1007/s0002801804711 .
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We study functions of bounded variation with values in a Banach or in a metric space. We provide several equivalent notions of variations and provide the notion of a time derivative in this abstract setting. We study four distinct topologies on the space of bounded variations and provide some insight into the structure of these topologies. In particular, we study the meaning of convergence, duality and regularity for these topologies and provide some useful compactness criteria, also related to the classical AubinLions theorem. We finally provide some useful applications to stochastic processes. 
M. Heida, On convergences of the squareroot approximation scheme to the FokkerPlanck operator, Mathematical Models & Methods in Applied Sciences, 28 (2018), pp. 25992635, DOI 10.1142/S0218202518500562 .
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We study the qualitative convergence properties of a finite volume scheme that recently was proposed by Lie, Fackeldey and Weber [SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications 2013 (34/2)] in the context of conformation dynamics. The scheme was derived from physical principles and is called the squareroot approximation (SQRA) scheme. We show that solutions to the SQRA equation converge to solutions of the FokkerPlanck equation using a discrete notion of Gconvergence. Hence the squareroot approximation turns out to be a usefull approximation scheme to the FokkerPlanck equation in high dimensional spaces. As an example, in the special case of stationary Voronoi tessellations we use stochastic twoscale convergence to prove that this setting satisfies the Gconvergence property. In particular, the class of tessellations for which the Gconvergence result holds is not trivial. 
D. Peschka, N. Rotundo, M. Thomas, Doping optimization for optoelectronic devices, Optical and Quantum Electronics, 50 (2018), pp. 125/1125/9, DOI 10.1007/s1108201813934 .
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We present a mathematical and numerical framework for the optimal design of doping profiles for optoelectronic devices using methods from mathematical optimization. With the goal to maximize light emission and reduce the threshold of an edgeemitting laser, we consider a driftdiffusion model for charge transport and include modal gain and total current into a cost functional, which we optimize in cross sections of the emitter. We present 1D and 2D results for exemplary setups that point out possible routes for device improvement. 
A.W. Achtstein, O. Marquardt, R. Scott, M. Ibrahim, Th. Riedl, A.V. Prudnikau, A. Antanovich, N. Owchimikow, J.K.N. Lindner, M. Artemyev, U. Woggon, Impact of shell growth on recombination dynamics and excitonphonon interaction in CdSeCdS coreshell nanoplatelets, ACS Nano, 12 (2018), pp. 94769483, DOI 10.1021/acsnano.8b04803 .

M. Becker, Th. Frenzel, Th. Niedermeyer, S. Reichelt, A. Mielke, M. Bär, Local control of globally competing patterns in coupled SwiftHohenberg equations, Chaos. An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, 28 (2018), pp. 043121/1043121/11, DOI 10.1063/1.5018139 .
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We present analytical and numerical investigations of two antisymmetrically coupled 1D SwiftHohenberg equations (SHEs) with cubic nonlinearities. The SHE provides a generic formulation for pattern formation at a characteristic length scale. A linear stability analysis of the homogeneous state reveals a wave instability in addition to the usual Turing instability of uncoupled SHEs. We performed weakly nonlinear analysis in the vicinity of the codimensiontwo point of the Turingwave instability, resulting in a set of coupled amplitude equations for the Turing pattern as well as left and right traveling waves. In particular, these complex GinzburgLandautype equations predict two major things: there exists a parameter regime where multiple different patterns are stable with respect to each other; and that the amplitudes of different patterns interact by local mutual suppression. In consequence, different patterns can coexist in distinct spatial regions, separated by localized interfaces. We identified specific mechanisms for controlling the position of these interfaces, which distinguish what kinds of patterns the interface connects and thus allow for global pattern selection. Extensive simulations of the original SHEs confirm our results. 
S. Bommer, R. Seemann, S. Jachalski, D. Peschka, B. Wagner, Impact of energy dissipation on interface shapes and on rates for dewetting from liquid substrates, Scientific Reports, 8 (2018), pp. 13295/113295/11, DOI 10.1038/s41598018314181 .
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The dependence of the dissipation on the local details of the flow field of a liquid polymer film dewetting from a liquid polymer substrate is shown, solving the free boundary problem for a twolayer liquid system. As a key result we show that the dewetting rates of such a liquid bilayer system can not be described by a single power law but shows transient behaviour of the rates, changing from increasing to decreasing behaviour. The theoretical predictions on the evolution of morphology and rates of the free surfaces and free interfaces are compared to measurements of the evolution of the polystyrene(PS)air, the polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA)air and the PSPMMA interfaces using in situ atomic force microscopy (AFM), and they show excellent agreement. 
O. Burylko, A. Mielke, M. Wolfrum, S. Yanchuk, Coexistence of Hamiltonianlike and dissipative dynamics in chains of coupled phase oscillators with skewsymmetric coupling, SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems, 17 (2018), pp. 20762105, DOI 10.1137/17M1155685 .
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We consider rings of coupled phase oscillators with anisotropic coupling. When the coupling is skewsymmetric, i. e. when the anisotropy is balanced in a specific way, the system shows robustly a coexistence of Hamiltonianlike and dissipative regions in the phase space. We relate this phenomenon to the timereversibility property of the system. The geometry of lowdimensional systems up to five oscillators is described in detail. In particular, we show that the boundary between the dissipative and Hamiltonianlike regions consists of families of heteroclinic connections. For larger chains with skewsymmetric coupling, some sufficient conditions for the coexistence are provided, and in the limit of N → ∞ oscillators, we formally derive an amplitude equation for solutions in the neighborhood of the synchronous solution. It has the form of a nonlinear Schrödinger equation and describes the Hamiltonianlike region existing around the synchronous state similarly to the case of finite rings. 
P. Colli, G. Gilardi, J. Sprekels, On a CahnHilliard system with convection and dynamic boundary conditions, Annali di Matematica Pura ed Applicata. Serie Quarta. Fondazione Annali di Matematica Pura ed Applicata, c/o Dipartimento di Matematica ``U. Dini'', Firenze; SpringerVerlag, Heidelberg. English, French, German, Italian, English abstracts., 197 (2018), pp. 14451475, DOI 10.1007/s1023101807321 .
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This paper deals with an initial and boundary value problem for a system coupling equation and boundary condition both of CahnHilliard type; an additional convective term with a forced velocity field, which could act as a control on the system, is also present in the equation. Either regular or singular potentials are admitted in the bulk and on the boundary. Both the viscous and pure CahnHilliard cases are investigated, and a number of results is proven about existence of solutions, uniqueness, regularity, continuous dependence, uniform boundedness of solutions, strict separation property. A complete approximation of the problem, based on the regularization of maximal monotone graphs and the use of a FaedoGalerkin scheme, is introduced and rigorously discussed. 
P. Colli, G. Gilardi, J. Sprekels, On the longtime behavior of a viscous CahnHilliard system with convection and dynamic boundary conditions, Journal of Elliptic and Parabolic Equations, 4 (2018), pp. 327347, DOI 10.1007/s4180801800216 .
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In this paper, we study the longtime asymptotic behavior of a phase separation process occurring in a threedimensional domain containing a fluid flow of given velocity. This process is modeled by a viscous convective CahnHilliard system, which consists of two nonlinearly coupled secondorder partial differential equations for the unknown quantities, the chemical potential and an order parameter representing the scaled density of one of the phases. In contrast to other contributions, in which zero Neumann boundary conditions were are assumed for both the chemical potential and the order parameter, we consider the case of dynamic boundary conditions, which model the situation when another phase transition takes place on the boundary. The phase transition processes in the bulk and on the boundary are driven by free energies functionals that may be nondifferentiable and have derivatives only in the sense of (possibly setvalued) subdifferentials. For the resulting initialboundary value system of CahnHilliard type, general wellposedness results have been established in piera recent contribution by the same authors. In the present paper, we investigate the asymptotic behavior of the solutions as times approaches infinity. More precisely, we study the ωlimit (in a suitable topology) of every solution trajectory. Under the assumptions that the viscosity coefficients are strictly positive and that at least one of the underlying free energies is differentiable, we prove that the omegalimit is meaningful and that all of its elements are solutions to the corresponding stationary system, where the component representing the chemical potential is a constant. 
P. Colli, G. Gilardi, J. Sprekels, Optimal boundary control of a nonstandard viscous CahnHilliard system with dynamic boundary condition, Nonlinear Analysis. An International Mathematical Journal, 170 (2018), pp. 171196, DOI 10.1016/j.na.2018.01.003 .
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In this paper, we study an optimal boundary control problem for a model for phase separation taking place in a spatial domain that was introduced by PodioGuidugli in Ric. Mat. 55 (2006), pp. 105118. The model consists of a strongly coupled system of nonlinear parabolic differential equations, in which products between the unknown functions and their time derivatives occur that are difficult to handle analytically. In contrast to the existing control literature about this PDE system, we consider here a dynamic boundary condition involving the LaplaceBeltrami operator for the order parameter of the system, which models an additional nonconserving phase transition occurring on the surface of the domain. We show the Fr&aecute;chenett differentiability of the associated controltostate operator in appropriate Banach spaces and derive results on the existence of optimal controls and on firstorder necessary optimality conditions in terms of a variational inequality and the adjoint state system. 
P. Colli, G. Gilardi, J. Sprekels, Optimal distributed control of a generalized fractional CahnHilliard system, Applied Mathematics and Optimization. An International Journal with Applications to Stochastics, published online on 15.11.2018, DOI 10.1007/s0024501895407 .
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In the recent paper “Wellposedness and regularity for a generalized fractional CahnHilliard system” by the same authors, general wellposedness results have been established for a class of evolutionary systems of two equations having the structure of a viscous CahnHilliard system, in which nonlinearities of doublewell type occur. The operators appearing in the system equations are fractional versions in the spectral sense of general linear operators A,B, having compact resolvents, which are densely defined, unbounded, selfadjoint, and monotone in a Hilbert space of functions defined in a smooth domain. In this work we complement the results given in quoted paper by studying a distributed control problem for this evolutionary system. The main difficulty in the analysis is to establish a rigorous Fréchet differentiability result for the associated controltostate mapping. This seems only to be possible if the state stays bounded, which, in turn, makes it necessary to postulate an additional global boundedness assumption. One typical situation, in which this assumption is satisfied, arises when B is the negative Laplacian with zero Dirichlet boundary conditions and the nonlinearity is smooth with polynomial growth of at most order four. Also a case with logarithmic nonlinearity can be handled. Under the global boundedness assumption, we establish existence and firstorder necessary optimality conditions for the optimal control problem in terms of a variational inequality and the associated adjoint state system. 
P. Colli, G. Gilardi, J. Sprekels, Optimal velocity control of a viscous CahnHilliard system with convection and dynamic boundary conditions, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, 56 (2018), pp. 16651691, DOI 10.1137/17M1146786 .
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In this paper, we investigate a distributed optimal control problem for a convective viscous CahnHilliard system with dynamic boundary conditions. Such systems govern phase separation processes between two phases taking place in an incompressible fluid in a container and, at the same time, on the container boundary. The cost functional is of standard tracking type, while the control is exerted by the velocity of the fluid in the bulk. In this way, the coupling between the state (given by the associated order parameter and chemical potential) and control variables in the governing system of nonlinear partial differential equations is bilinear, which presents an additional difficulty for the analysis. The nonlinearities in the bulk and surface free energies are of logarithmic type, which entails that the thermodynamic forces driving the phase separation process may become singular. We show existence for the optimal control problem under investigation, prove the Fréchet differentiability of the associated controltostate mapping in suitable Banach spaces, and derive the firstorder necessary optimality conditions in terms of a variational inequality and the associated adjoint system. Due to the strong nonlinear couplings between state variables and control, the corresponding proofs require a considerable analytical effort. 
A. Fischer, M. Pfalz, K. Vandewal, M. Liero, A. Glitzky, S. Lenk, S. Reineke, Full electrothermal OLED model including nonlinear selfheating effects, Physical Review Applied, 10 (2018), pp. 014023/1014023/12, DOI 10.1103/PhysRevApplied.10.014023 .
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Organic lightemitting diodes (OLEDs) are widely studied semiconductor devices for which a simple description by a diode equation typically fails. In particular, a full description of the currentvoltage relation, including temperature effects, has to take the low electrical conductivity of organic semiconductors into account. Here, we present a temperaturedependent resistive network, incorporating recombination as well as electron and hole conduction to describe the currentvoltage characteristics of an OLED over the entire operation range. The approach also reproduces the measured nonlinear electrothermal feedback upon Joule selfheating in a selfconsistent way. Our model further enables us to learn more about internal voltage losses caused by the charge transport from the contacts to the emission layer which is characterized by a strong temperatureactivated electrical conductivity, finally determining the strength of the electrothermal feedback. In general, our results provide a comprehensive picture to understand the electrothermal operation of an OLED which will be essential to ensure and predict especially longterm stability and reliability in superbright OLED applications. 
S. Frigeri, M. Grasselli, J. Sprekels, Optimal distributed control of twodimensional nonlocal CahnHilliardNavierStokes systems with degenerate mobility and singular potential, Applied Mathematics and Optimization. An International Journal with Applications to Stochastics, published online on 24.09.2018, DOI 10.1007/s0024501895247 .
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In this paper, we consider a twodimensional diffuse interface model for the phase separation of an incompressible and isothermal binary fluid mixture with matched densities. This model consists of the NavierStokes equations, nonlinearly coupled with a convective nonlocal CahnHilliard equation. The system rules the evolution of the volumeaveraged velocity of the mixture and the (relative) concentration difference of the two phases. The aim of this work is to study an optimal control problem for such a system, the control being a timedependent external force acting on the fluid. We first prove the existence of an optimal control for a given tracking type cost functional. Then we study the differentiability properties of the controltostate map, and we establish firstorder necessary optimality conditions. These results generalize the ones obtained by the first and the third authors jointly with E. Rocca in [19]. There the authors assumed a constant mobility and a regular potential with polynomially controlled growth. Here, we analyze the physically more relevant case of a degenerate mobility and a singular (e.g., logarithmic) potential. This is made possible by the existence of a unique strong solution which was recently proved by the authors and C. G. Gal in [14]. 
P. Gurevich, S. Reichelt, Pulses in FitzHughNagumo systems with rapidly oscillating coefficients, Multiscale Modeling & Simulation. A SIAM Interdisciplinary Journal, 16 (2018), pp. 833856.
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This paper is devoted to pulse solutions in FitzHughNagumo systems that are coupled parabolic equations with rapidly periodically oscillating coefficients. In the limit of vanishing periods, there arises a twoscale FitzHughNagumo system, which qualitatively and quantitatively captures the dynamics of the original system. We prove existence and stability of pulses in the limit system and show their proximity on any finite time interval to pulselike solutions of the original system. 
J. Haskovec, S. Hittmeir, P. Markowich, A. Mielke, Decay to equilibrium for energyreactiondiffusion systems, SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis, 50 (2018), pp. 10371075, DOI 10.1137/16M1062065 .
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We derive thermodynamically consistent models of reactiondiffusion equations coupled to a heat equation. While the total energy is conserved, the total entropy serves as a driving functional such that the full coupled system is a gradient flow. The novelty of the approach is the Onsager structure, which is the dual form of a gradient system, and the formulation in terms of the densities and the internal energy. In these variables it is possible to assume that the entropy density is strictly concave such that there is a unique maximizer (thermodynamical equilibrium) given linear constraints on the total energy and suitable density constraints. We consider two particular systems of this type, namely, a diffusionreaction bipolar energy transport system, and a driftdiffusionreaction energy transport system with confining potential. We prove corresponding entropyentropy production inequalities with explicitely calculable constants and establish the convergence to thermodynamical equilibrium, at first in entropy and further in L^{1} using CziszarKullbackPinsker type inequalities. 
D. Horstmann, J. Rehberg, H. Meinlschmidt, The full KellerSegel model is wellposed on fairly general domains, Nonlinearity, 31 (2018), pp. 15601592, DOI 10.1088/13616544/aaa2e1 .
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In this paper we prove the wellposedness of the full KellerSegel system, a quasilinear strongly coupled reactioncrossdiffusion system, in the spirit that it always admits a unique localintime solution in an adequate function space, provided that the initial values are suitably regular. Apparently, there exists no comparable existence result for the full KellerSegel system up to now. The proof is carried out for general source terms and is based on recent nontrivial elliptic and parabolic regularity results which hold true even on fairly general spatial domains, combined with an abstract solution theorem for nonlocal quasilinear equations by Amann. 
G. Lazzaroni, R. Rossi, M. Thomas, R. Toader, Rateindependent damage in thermoviscoelastic materials with inertia, Journal of Dynamics and Differential Equations, (2018), published online on 10.05.2018, DOI 10.1007/s108840189666y .
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We present a model for rateindependent, unidirectional, partial damage in viscoelastic materials with inertia and thermal effects. The damage process is modeled by means of an internal variable, governed by a rateindependent flow rule. The heat equation and the momentum balance for the displacements are coupled in a highly nonlinear way. Our assumptions on the corresponding energy functional also comprise the case of the AmbrosioTortorelli phasefield model (without passage to the brittle limit). We discuss a suitable weak formulation and prove an existence theorem obtained with the aid of a (partially) decoupled timediscrete scheme and variational convergence methods. We also carry out the asymptotic analysis for vanishing viscosity and inertia and obtain a fully rateindependent limit model for displacements and damage, which is independent of temperature. 
A. Muntean, S. Reichelt, Corrector estimates for a thermodiffusion model with weak thermal coupling, Multiscale Modeling & Simulation. A SIAM Interdisciplinary Journal, 16 (2018), pp. 807832, DOI 10.1137/16M109538X .
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The present work deals with the derivation of corrector estimates for the twoscale homogenization of a thermodiffusion model with weak thermal coupling posed in a heterogeneous medium endowed with periodically arranged highcontrast microstructures. The terminology “weak thermal coupling” refers here to the variable scaling in terms of the small homogenization parameter ε of the heat conductiondiffusion interaction terms, while the “highcontrast” is thought particularly in terms of the heat conduction properties of the composite material. As main target, we justify the firstorder terms of the multiscale asymptotic expansions in the presence of coupled fluxes, induced by the joint contribution of Sorret and Dufourlike effects. The contrasting heat conduction combined with cross coupling lead to the main mathematical difficulty in the system. Our approach relies on the method of periodic unfolding combined with εindependent estimates for the thermal and concentration fields and for their coupled fluxes 
M. Patriarca, P. Farrell, J. Fuhrmann, Th. Koprucki, Highly accurate quadraturebased ScharfetterGummel schemes for charge transport in degenerate semiconductors, Computer Physics Communications. An International Journal and Program Library for Computational Physics and Physical Chemistry, 235 (2019), pp. 4049 (published online on 16.10.2018), DOI 10.1016/j.cpc.2018.10.004 .
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We introduce a family of two point flux expressions for charge carrier transport described by driftdiffusion problems in degenerate semiconductors with nonBoltzmann statistics which can be used in Voronoï finite volume discretizations. In the case of Boltzmann statistics, Scharfetter and Gummel derived such fluxes by solving a linear two point boundary value problem yielding a closed form expression for the flux. Instead, a generalization of this approach to the nonlinear case yields a flux value given implicitly as the solution of a nonlinear integral equation. We examine the solution of this integral equation numerically via quadrature rules to approximate the integral as well as Newton's method to solve the resulting approximate integral equation. This approach results into a family of quadraturebased ScharfetterGummel flux approximations. We focus on four quadrature rules and compare the resulting schemes with respect to execution time and accuracy. A convergence study reveals that the solution of the approximate integral equation converges exponentially in terms of the number of quadrature points. With very few integration nodes they are already more accurate than a stateoftheart reference flux, especially in the challenging physical scenario of high nonlinear diffusion. Finally, we show that thermodynamic consistency is practically guaranteed. 
F.M. Sawatzki, D.H. Doan, H. Kleemann, M. Liero, A. Glitzky, Th. Koprucki, K. Leo, Balance of horizontal and vertical charge transport in organic fieldeffect transistors, Physical Review Applied, 10 (2018), pp. 034069/1  034069/10, DOI 10.1103/PhysRevApplied.10.034069 .
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Highperformance organic fieldeffect transistors (OFETs) are an essential building block for future flexible electronics. Although there has been steady progress in the development of highmobility organic semiconductors, the performance of lateral stateoftheart OFETs still falls short, especially with regard to the transition frequency. One candidate to overcome the shortcomings of the lateral OFET is its vertical embodiment, the vertical organic fieldeffect transistor (VOFET). However, the detailed mechanism of VOFET operation is poorly understood and a matter of discussion. Proposed descriptions of the formation and geometry of the vertical channel vary significantly. In particular, values for lateral depth of the vertical channel reported so far show a large variation. This is an important question for the transistor integration, though, since a channel depth in the micrometer range would severely limit the possible integration density. Here, we investigate charge transport in such VOFETs via driftdiffusion simulations and experimental measurements. We use a (vertical) organic lightemitting transistor ((V)OLET) as a means to map the spatial distribution of charge transport within the vertical channel. Comparing simulation and experiment, we can conclusively describe the operation mechanism which is mainly governed by an accumulation of charges at the dielectric interface and the channel formation directly at the edge of the source electrode. In particular, we quantitatively describe how the channel depth depends on parameters such as gatesource voltage, drainsource voltage, and lateral and vertical mobility. Based on the proposed operation mechanism, we derive an analytical estimation for the lateral dimensions of the channel, helping to predict an upper limit for the integration density of VOFETs. 
P. Corfdir, H. Li, O. Marquardt, G. Gao, M.R. Molas, J.K. Zettler, D. VAN Treeck, T. Flissikowski, M. Potemski, C. Draxl, A. Trampert, S. FernándezGarrido, H.T. Grahn, O. Brandt, Crystalphase quantum wires: Onedimensional heterostructures with atomically flat interfaces, Nano Letters, 18 (2018), pp. 247254, DOI 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b03997 .

B. Drees, A. Kraft, Th. Koprucki, Reproducible research through persistently linked and visualized data, Optical and Quantum Electronics, 50 (2018), pp. 59/159/10, DOI 10.1007/s1108201813271 .
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The demand of reproducible results in the numerical simulation of optoelectronic devices or more general in mathematical modeling and simulation requires the (longterm) accessibility of data and software that were used to generate those results. Moreover, to present those results in a comprehensible manner data visualizations such as videos are useful. Persistent identifier can be used to ensure the permanent connection of these different digital objects thereby preserving all information in the right context. Here we give an overview over the stateofthe art of data preservation, data and software citation and illustrate the benefits and opportunities of enhancing publications with visual simulation data by showing a use case from optoelectronics. 
P. Farrell, M. Patriarca, J. Fuhrmann, Th. Koprucki, Comparison of thermodynamically consistent charge carrier flux discretizations for FermiDirac and GaussFermi statistics, Optical and Quantum Electronics, (2018), published online on 07.02.2018, DOI 10.1007/s1108201813498 .
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We compare three thermodynamically consistent ScharfetterGummel schemes for different distribution functions for the carrier densities, including the FermiDirac integral of order 1/2 and the GaussFermi integral. The most accurate (but unfortunately also most costly) generalized ScharfetterGummel scheme requires the solution of an integral equation. We propose a new method to solve this integral equation numerically based on Gauss quadrature and Newton's method. We discuss the quality of this approximation and plot the resulting currents for FermiDirac and GaussFermi statistics. Finally, by comparing two modified (diffusionenhanced and inverse activity based) ScharfetterGummel schemes with the more accurate generalized scheme, we show that the diffusionenhanced ansatz leads to considerably lower flux errors, confirming previous results (J. Comp. Phys. 346:497513, 2017). 
TH. Koprucki, M. Kohlhase, K. Tabelow, D. Müller, F. Rabe, Model pathway diagrams for the representation of mathematical models, Optical and Quantum Electronics, 50 (2018), pp. 70/170/9, DOI 10.1007/s1108201813217 .
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Mathematical models are the foundation of numerical simulation of optoelectronic devices. We present a concept for a machineactionable as well as humanunderstandable representation of the mathematical knowledge they contain and the domainspecific knowledge they are based on. We propose to use theory graphs to formalize mathematical models and model pathway diagrams to visualize them. We illustrate our approach by application to the van Roosbroeck system describing the carrier transport in semiconductors by drift and diffusion. We introduce an approach for the blockbased composition of models from simpler components. 
M. Liero, S. Reichelt, Homogenization of CahnHilliardtype equations via evolutionary Gammaconvergence, NoDEA. Nonlinear Differential Equations and Applications, 25 (2018), pp. 6/16/31, DOI 10.1007/s0003001804959 .
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In this paper we discuss two approaches to evolutionary Γconvergence of gradient systems in Hilbert spaces. The formulation of the gradient system is based on two functionals, namely the energy functional and the dissipation potential, which allows us to employ Γconvergence methods. In the first approach we consider families of uniformly convex energy functionals such that the limit passage of the timedependent problems can be based on the theory of evolutionary variational inequalities as developed by Daneri and Savaré 2010. The second approach uses the equivalent formulation of the gradient system via the energydissipation principle and follows the ideas of Sandier and Serfaty 2004. We apply both approaches to rigorously derive homogenization limits for CahnHilliardtype equations. Using the method of weak and strong twoscale convergence via periodic unfolding, we show that the energy and dissipation functionals Γconverge. In conclusion, we will give specific examples for the applicability of each of the two approaches.
Contributions to Collected Editions

A. Maltsi, Th. Koprucki, T. Niermann, T. Streckenbach, K. Tabelow, Modelbased geometry reconstruction of quantum dots from TEM, in: 89th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM), 18 of Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (PAMM), WileyVCH, Weinheim, 2018, pp. e201800398/1e201800398/2, DOI 10.1002/pamm.201800398 .

M. Kantner, M. Mittnenzweig, Th. Koprucki, A hybrid quantumclassical modeling approach for electrically driven quantum dot devices, in: Proceedings of ``SPIE Photonics West 2018: Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XXVI'', San Francisco, USA, 29.01.2018  01.02.2018, 10526, Society of PhotoOptical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), Bellingham, 2018, pp. 10526/110526/6, DOI 10.1117/12.2289185 .
Abstract
The design of electrically driven quantum light sources based on semiconductor quantum dots, such as singlephoton emitters and nanolasers, asks for modeling approaches combining classical device physics with cavity quantum electrodynamics. In particular, one has to connect the wellestablished fields of semiclassical semiconductor transport theory and the theory of open quantum systems. We present a first step in this direction by coupling the van Roosbroeck system with a Markovian quantum master equation in Lindblad form. The resulting hybrid quantumclassical system obeys the fundamental laws of nonequilibrium thermodynamics and provides a comprehensive description of quantum dot devices on multiple scales: It enables the calculation of quantum optical figures of merit (e.g. the second order intensity correlation function) together with the spatially resolved simulation of the current flow in realistic semiconductor device geometries in a unified way. 
R. Rossi, M. Thomas, From nonlinear to linear elasticity in a coupled ratedependent/independent system for brittle delamination, in: Proceedings of the INdAMISIMM Workshop on Trends on Applications of Mathematics to Mechanics, Rome, Italy, September 2016, E. Rocca, U. Stefanelli, L. Truskinovsky, A. Visintin, eds., 27 of Springer INdAM Series, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2018, pp. 127157, DOI 10.1007/9783319759401_7 .
Abstract
We revisit the weak, energetictype existence results obtained in [Rossi/ThomasESAIMCOCV21(1):159,2015] for a system for rateindependent, brittle delamination between two viscoelastic, physically nonlinear bulk materials and explain how to rigorously extend such results to the case of viscoelastic, linearly elastic bulk materials. Our approximation result is essentially based on deducing the Moscoconvergence of the functionals involved in the energetic formulation of the system. We apply this approximation result in two different situations: Firstly, to pass from a nonlinearly elastic to a linearly elastic, brittle model on the timecontinuous level, and secondly, to pass from a timediscrete to a timecontinuous model using an adhesive contact approximation of the brittle model, in combination with a vanishing, superquadratic regularization of the bulk energy. The latter approach is beneficial if the model also accounts for the evolution of temperature. 
S. Bartels, M. Milicevic, M. Thomas, Numerical approach to a model for quasistatic damage with spatial $BV$regularization, in: Proceedings of the INdAMISIMM Workshop on Trends on Applications of Mathematics to Mechanics, Rome, Italy, September 2016, E. Rocca, U. Stefanelli, L. Truskinovsky, eds., 27 of Springer INdAM Series, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2018, pp. 179203, DOI 10.1007/9783319759401_9 .
Abstract
We address a model for rateindependent, partial, isotropic damage in quasistatic small strain linear elasticity, featuring a damage variable with spatial BVregularization. Discrete solutions are obtained using an alternate timediscrete scheme and the VariableADMM algorithm to solve the constrained nonsmooth optimization problem that determines the damage variable at each time step. We prove convergence of the method and show that discrete solutions approximate a semistable energetic solution of the rateindependent system. Moreover, we present our numerical results for two benchmark problems. 
P. Colli, G. Gilardi, J. Sprekels, Limiting problems for a nonstandard viscous CahnHilliard system with dynamic boundary conditions, in: Proceedings of the INdAMISIMM Workshop on Trends on Applications of Mathematics to Mechanics, Rome, Italy, September 2016, E. Rocca, U. Stefanelli, L. Truskinovsky, A. Visintin, eds., 27 of Springer INdAM Series, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2018, pp. 217242, DOI 10.1007/9783319759401_11 .
Abstract
This note is concerned with a nonlinear diffusion problem of phasefield type, consisting of a parabolic system of two partial differential equations, complemented by boundary and initial conditions. The system arises from a model of twospecies phase segregation on an atomic lattice and was introduced by PodioGuidugli in Ric. Mat. 55 (2006), pp.105118. The two unknowns are the phase parameter and the chemical potential. In contrast to previous investigations about this PDE system, we consider here a dynamic boundary condition for the phase variable that involves the LaplaceBeltrami operator and models an additional nonconserving phase transition occurring on the surface of the domain. We are interested to some asymptotic analysis and first discuss the asymptotic limit of the system as the viscosity coefficient of the order parameter equation tends to 0: the convergence of solutions to the corresponding solutions for the limit problem is proven. Then, we study the longtime behavior of the system for both problems, with positive or zero viscosity coefficient, and characterize the omegalimit set in both cases. 
M. Patriarca, P. Farrell, J. Fuhrmann, Th. Koprucki, M. Auf DER Maur, Highly accurate discretizations for nonBoltzmann charge transport in semiconductors, in: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices (NUSOD 2018), A. Djurišić, J. Piprek, eds., IEEE Conference Publications Management Group, Piscataway, 2018, pp. 5354.

M. Thomas, A comparison of delamination models: Modeling, properties, and applications, in: Mathematical Analysis of Continuum Mechanics and Industrial Applications II, Proceedings of the International Conference CoMFoS16, P. VAN Meurs, M. Kimura, H. Notsu, eds., 30 of Mathematics for Industry, Springer Nature, Singapore, 2018, pp. 2738, DOI 10.1007/9789811062834_3 .
Abstract
This contribution presents recent results in the modeling and the analysis of delamination problems. It addresses adhesive contact, brittle, and cohesive zone models both in a quasistatic and a viscous, dynamic setting for the bulk part. Also different evolution laws for the delaminating surface are discussed. 
TH. Koprucki, A. Maltsi, T. Niermann, T. Streckenbach, K. Tabelow, J. Polzehl, Towards modelbased geometry reconstruction of quantum dots from TEM, in: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices (NUSOD 2018), A. Djurišić, J. Piprek, eds., IEEE Conference Publications Management Group, Piscataway, 2018, pp. 115116.

O. Marquardt, P. Mathé, Th. Koprucki, M. Caro, M. Willatzen, Datadriven electronic structure calculations in semiconductor nanostructures  beyond the eightband k.p formalism, in: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices (NUSOD 2018), A. Djurišić, J. Piprek, eds., IEEE Conference Publications Management Group, 2018, pp. 5556.

A. Mielke, Three examples concerning the interaction of dry friction and oscillations, in: Proceedings of the INdAMISIMM Workshop on Trends on Applications of Mathematics to Mechanics, Rome, Italy, September 2016, E. Rocca, U. Stefanelli, L. Truskinovsky, A. Visintin, eds., 27 of Springer INdAM Series, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2018, pp. 159177, DOI 10.1007/9783319759401_8 .
Abstract
We discuss recent work concerning the interaction of dry friction, which is a rate independent effect, and temporal oscillations. First, we consider the temporal averaging of highly oscillatory friction coefficients. Here the effective dry friction is obtained as an infimal convolution. Second, we show that simple models with statedependent friction may induce a Hopf bifurcation, where constant shear rates give rise to periodic behavior where sticking phases alternate with sliding motion. The essential feature here is the dependence of the friction coefficient on the internal state, which has an internal relaxation time. Finally, we present a simple model for rocking toy animal where walking is made possible by a periodic motion of the body that unloads the legs to be moved. 
A. Mielke, Uniform exponential decay for reactiondiffusion systems with complexbalanced massaction kinetics, in: Patterns of Dynamics, P. Gurevich, J. Hell, B. Sandstede, A. Scheel, eds., Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics, Springer, 2017, pp. 149171, DOI 10.1007/9783319641737_10 .
Abstract
We consider reactiondiffusion systems on a bounded domain with noflux boundary conditions. All reactions are given by the massaction law and are assumed to satisfy the complexbalance condition. In the case of a diagonal diffusion matrix, the relative entropy is a Liapunov functional. We give an elementary proof for the Liapunov property as well a few explicit examples for the condition of complex or detailed balancing.
We discuss three methods to obtain energydissipation estimates, which guarantee exponential decay of the relative entropy, all of which rely on the logSobolev estimate and suitable handling of the reaction terms as well as the massconservation relations. The three methods are (i) a convexification argument based on the author's joint work with Haskovec and Markowich, (ii) a series of analytical estimates derived by Desvillettes, Fellner, and Tang, and (iii) a compactness argument of developed by Glitzky and Hünlich. 
M. Radziunas, J. Fuhrmann, A. Zeghuzi, H.J. Wünsche, Th. Koprucki, H. Wenzel, U. Bandelow, Efficient coupling of heat flow and electrooptical models for simulation of dynamics in highpower broadarea semiconductor devices, 18th International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices, Hong Kong, China, November 5  9, 2018, J. Piprek, A.B. Djurisic, eds., IEEE, 2018, pp. 9192.
Preprints, Reports, Technical Reports

M. Kantner, A. Mielke, M. Mittnenzweig, N. Rotundo, Mathematical modeling of semiconductors: From quantum mechanics to devices, Preprint no. 2575, WIAS, Berlin, 2019, DOI 10.20347/WIAS.PREPRINT.2575 .
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We discuss recent progress in the mathematical modeling of semiconductor devices. The central result of this paper is a combined quantumclassical model that selfconsistently couples van Roosbroeck's driftdiffusion system for classical charge transport with a Lindbladtype quantum master equation. The coupling is shown to obey fundamental principles of nonequilibrium thermodynamics. The appealing thermodynamic properties are shown to arise from the underlying mathematical structure of a damped Hamitlonian system, which is an isothermal version of socalled GENERIC systems. The evolution is governed by a Hamiltonian part and a gradient part involving a Poisson operator and an Onsager operator as geoemtric structures, respectively. Both parts are driven by the conjugate forces given in terms of the derivatives of a suitable free energy. 
A.F.M. TER Elst, H. Meinlschmidt, J. Rehberg, Essential boundedness for solutions of the Neumann problem on general domains, Preprint no. 2574, WIAS, Berlin, 2019, DOI 10.20347/WIAS.PREPRINT.2574 .
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Let the domain under consideration be bounded. Under the suppositions of very weak Sobolev embeddings we prove that the solutions of the Neumann problem for an elliptic, second order divergence operator are essentially bounded, if the right hand sides are taken from the dual of a Sobolev space which is adapted to the above embedding. 
P. Colli, G. Gilardi, J. Sprekels, Deep quench approximation and optimal control of general CahnHilliard systems with fractional operators and double obstacle potentials, Preprint no. 2559, WIAS, Berlin, 2018, DOI 10.20347/WIAS.PREPRINT.2559 .
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In the recent paper ”Wellposedness and regularity for a generalized fractional CahnHilliard system”, the same authors derived general wellposedness and regularity results for a rather general system of evolutionary operator equations having the structure of a CahnHilliard system. The operators appearing in the system equations were fractional versions in the spectral sense of general linear operators A and B having compact resolvents and are densely defined, unbounded, selfadjoint, and monotone in a Hilbert space of functions defined in a smooth domain. The associated doublewell potentials driving the phase separation process modeled by the CahnHilliard system could be of a very general type that includes standard physically meaningful cases such as polynomial, logarithmic, and double obstacle nonlinearities. In the subsequent paper ”Optimal distributed control of a generalized fractional CahnHilliard system” (Appl. Math. Optim. (2018), https://doi.org/10.1007/s0024501895407) by the same authors, an analysis of distributed optimal control problems was performed for such evolutionary systems, where only the differentiable case of certain polynomial and logarithmic doublewell potentials could be admitted. Results concerning existence of optimizers and firstorder necessary optimality conditions were derived, where more restrictive conditions on the operators A and B had to be assumed in order to be able to show differentiability properties for the associated controltostate operator. In the present paper, we complement these results by studying a distributed control problem for such evolutionary systems in the case of nondifferentiable nonlinearities of double obstacle type. For such nonlinearities, it is well known that the standard constraint qualifications cannot be applied to construct appropriate Lagrange multipliers. To overcome this difficulty, we follow here the socalled ”deep quench” method. This technique, in which the nondifferentiable double obstacle nonlinearity is approximated by differentiable logarithmic nonlinearities, was first developed by P. Colli, M.H. FarshbafShaker and J. Sprekels in the paper ”A deep quench approach to the optimal control of an AllenCahn equation with dynamic boundary conditions and double obstacles” (Appl. Math. Optim. 71 (2015), pp. 124) and has proved to be a powerful tool in a number of optimal control problems with double obstacle potentials in the framework of systems of CahnHilliard type. We first give a general convergence analysis of the deep quench approximation that includes an error estimate and then demonstrate that its use leads in the double obstacle case to appropriate firstorder necessary optimality conditions in terms of a variational inequality and the associated adjoint state system. 
M. Radziunas, J. Fuhrmann, A. Zeghuzi, H.J. Wünsche, Th. Koprucki, C. Brée, H. Wenzel, U. Bandelow, Efficient coupling of electrooptical and heattransport models for broadarea semiconductor lasers, Preprint no. 2558, WIAS, Berlin, 2018, DOI 10.20347/WIAS.PREPRINT.2558 .
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In this work, we discuss the modeling of edgeemitting highpower broadarea semiconductor lasers. We demonstrate an efficient iterative coupling of a slow heat transport (HT) model defined on multiple verticallateral laser crosssections with a fast dynamic electrooptical (EO) model determined on the longitudinallateral domain that is a projection of the device to the active region of the laser. Whereas the HTsolver calculates temperature and thermallyinduced refractive index changes, the EOsolver exploits these distributions and provides timeaveraged field intensities, quasiFermi potentials, and carrier densities. All these timeaveraged distributions are used repetitively by the HTsolver for the generation of the heat sources entering the HT problem solved in the next iteration step. 
P. Nestler, N. Schlömer, O. Klein, J. Sprekels, F. Tröltzsch, Optimal control of semiconductor melts by traveling magnetic fields, Preprint no. 2549, WIAS, Berlin, 2018, DOI 10.20347/WIAS.PREPRINT.2549 .
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In this paper, the optimal control of traveling magnetic fields in a process of crystal growth from the melt of semiconductor materials is considered. As controls, the phase shifts of the voltage in the coils of a heatermagnet module are employed to generate Lorentz forces for stirring the crystal melt in an optimal way. By the use of a new industrial heatermagnet module, the Lorentz forces have a stronger impact on the melt than in earlier technologies. It is known from experiments that during the growth process temperature oscillations with respect to time occur in the neighborhood of the solidliquid interface. These oscillations may strongly influence the quality of the growing single crystal. As it seems to be impossible to suppress them completely, the main goal of optimization has to be less ambitious, namely, one tries to achieve oscillations that have a small amplitude and a frequency which is sufficiently high such that the solidliquid interface does not have enough time to react to the oscillations. In our approach, we control the oscillations at a finite number of selected points in the neighborhood of the solidification front. The system dynamics is modeled by a coupled system of partial differential equations that account for instationary heat condution, turbulent melt flow, and magnetic field. We report on numerical methods for solving this system and for the optimization of the whole process. Different objective functionals are tested to reach the goal of optimization. 
A. Mielke, J. Naumann, On the existence of globalintime weak solutions and scaling laws for Kolmogorov's twoequation model of turbulence, Preprint no. 2545, WIAS, Berlin, 2018, DOI 10.20347/WIAS.PREPRINT.2545 .
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This paper is concerned with Kolmogorov's twoequation model for free turbulence in space dimension 3, involving the mean velocity u, the pressure p, an average frequency omega, and a mean turbulent kinetic energy k. We first discuss scaling laws for a slightly more general twoequation models to highlight the special role of the model devised by Kolmogorov in 1942. The main part of the paper consists in proving the existence of weak solutions of Kolmogorov's twoequation model under spaceperiodic boundary conditions in cubes with positive side length l. To this end, we provide new a priori estimates and invoke existence result for pseudomonotone operators. 
D. Peschka, M. Thomas, T. Ahnert, A. Münch, B. Wagner, Gradient structures for flows of concentrated suspensions, Preprint no. 2543, WIAS, Berlin, 2018, DOI 10.20347/WIAS.PREPRINT.2543 .
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In this work we investigate a twophase model for concentrated suspensions. We construct a PDE formulation using a gradient flow structure featuring dissipative coupling between fluid and solid phase as well as different driving forces. Our construction is based on the concept of flow maps that also allows it to account for flows in moving domains with free boundaries. The major difference compared to similar existing approaches is the incorporation of a nonsmooth twohomogeneous term to the dissipation potential, which creates a normal pressure even for pure shear flows 
F. Flegel, M. Heida, The fractional $p$Laplacian emerging from homogenization of the random conductance model with degenerate ergodic weights and unboundedrange jumps, Preprint no. 2541, WIAS, Berlin, 2018, DOI 10.20347/WIAS.PREPRINT.2541 .
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We study a general class of discrete pLaplace operators in the random conductance model with longrange jumps and ergodic weights. Using a variational formulation of the problem, we show that under the assumption of bounded first moments and a suitable lower moment condition on the weights, the homogenized limit operator is a fractional pLaplace operator. Under strengthened lower moment conditions, we can apply our insights also to the spectral homogenization of the discrete Lapalace operator to the continuous fractional Laplace operator. 
D. Peschka, S. Haefner, K. Jacobs, A. Münch, B. Wagner, Signatures of slip in dewetting polymer films, Preprint no. 2538, WIAS, Berlin, 2018, DOI 10.20347/WIAS.PREPRINT.2538 .
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Thin liquid polymer films on hydrophobic substrates are susceptable to rupture and formation of holes, which in turn initiate a complex dewetting process that eventually evolves into characteristic stationary droplet patterns. Experimental and theoretical studies suggest that the specific type of droplet pattern largely depends on the nature of the polymersubstrate boundary condition. To follow the morphological evolution numerically over long time scales and for the multiple length scales involved has so far been a major challenge. In this study a highly adaptive finiteelement based numerical scheme is presented that allows for largescale simulations to follow the evolution of the dewetting process deep into the nonlinear regime of the model equations, capturing the complex dynamics including shedding of droplets. In addition, the numerical results predict the previouly unknown shedding of satellite droplets during the destabilisation of liquid ridges, that form during the late stages of the dewetting process. While the formation of satellite droplets is wellknown in the context of elongating fluid filaments and jets, we show here that for dewetting liquid ridges this property can be dramatically altered by the interfacial condition between polymer and substrate, namely slip. 
A. Glitzky, M. Liero, Instationary driftdiffusion problems with GaussFermi statistics and fielddependent mobility for organic semiconductor devices, Preprint no. 2523, WIAS, Berlin, 2018, DOI 10.20347/WIAS.PREPRINT.2523 .
Abstract, PDF (333 kByte)
This paper deals with the analysis of an instationary driftdiffusion model for organic semiconductor devices including GaussFermi statistics and applicationspecific mobility functions. The charge transport in organic materials is realized by hopping of carriers between adjacent energetic sites and is described by complicated mobility laws with a strong nonlinear dependence on temperature, carrier densities and the electric field strength. To prove the existence of global weak solutions, we consider a problem with (for small densities) regularized state equations on any arbitrarily chosen finite time interval. We ensure its solvability by time discretization and passage to the timecontinuous limit. Positive lower a priori estimates for the densities of its solutions that are independent of the regularization level ensure the existence of solutions to the original problem. Furthermore, we derive for these solutions global positive lower and upper bounds strictly below the density of transport states for the densities. The estimates rely on Moser iteration techniques. 
M. Mittnenzweig, Hydrodynamic limit and large deviations of reactiondiffusion master equations, Preprint no. 2521, WIAS, Berlin, 2018, DOI 10.20347/WIAS.PREPRINT.2521 .
Abstract, PDF (389 kByte)
We derive the hydrodynamic limit of a reactiondiffusion master equation, that combines an exclusion process with a reversible chemical master equation expression for the reaction rates. The crucial assumption is that the associated macroscopic reaction network has a detailed balance equilibrium. The hydrodynamic limit is given by a system of reactiondiffusion equations with a modified mass action law for the reaction rates. We provide the upper bound for large deviations of the empirical measure from the hydrodynamic limit. 
P. Colli, G. Gilardi, J. Sprekels, Wellposedness and regularity for a generalized fractional CahnHilliard system, Preprint no. 2509, WIAS, Berlin, 2018, DOI 10.20347/WIAS.PREPRINT.2509 .
Abstract, PDF (309 kByte)
In this paper, we investigate a rather general system of two operator equations that has the structure of a viscous or nonviscous CahnHilliard system in which nonlinearities of doublewell type occur. Standard cases like regular or logarithmic potentials, as well as nondifferentiable potentials involving indicator functions, are admitted. The operators appearing in the system equations are fractional versions of general linear operators A and B, where the latter are densely defined, unbounded, selfadjoint and monotone in a Hilbert space of functions defined in a smooth domain and have compact resolvents. In this connection, we remark the fact that our definition of the fractional power of operators uses the approach via spectral theory. Typical cases are given by standard secondorder elliptic differential operators (e.g., the Laplacian) with zero Dirichlet or Neumann boundary conditions, but also other cases like fourthorder systems or systems involving the Stokes operator are covered by the theory. We derive in this paper general wellposedness and regularity results that extend corresponding results which are known for either the nonfractional Laplacian with zero Neumann boundary condition or the fractional Laplacian with zero Dirichlet condition. These results are entirely new if at least one of the operators A and B differs from the Laplacian. It turns out that the first eigenvalue λ_{1} of A plays an important und not entirely obvious role: if λ_{1} is positive, then the operators A and B may be completely unrelated; if, however, λ_{1} equals zero, then it must be simple and the corresponding onedimensional eigenspace has to consist of the constant functions and to be a subset of the domain of definition of a certain fractional power of B. We are able to show general existence, uniqueness, and regularity results for both these cases, as well as for both the viscous and the nonviscous system. 
K. Disser, J. Rehberg, The 3D transient semiconductor equations with gradientdependent and interfacial recombination, Preprint no. 2507, WIAS, Berlin, 2018, DOI 10.20347/WIAS.PREPRINT.2507 .
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We establish the wellposedness of the transient van Roosbroeck system in three space dimensions under realistic assumptions on the data: nonsmooth domains, discontinuous coefficient functions and mixed boundary conditions. Moreover, within this analysis, recombination terms may be concentrated on surfaces and interfaces and may not only depend on chargecarrier densities, but also on the electric field and currents. In particular, this includes Avalanche recombination. The proofs are based on recent abstract results on maximal parabolic and optimal elliptic regularity of divergenceform operators. 
L. Adam, M. Hintermüller, D. Peschka, Th.M. Surowiec, Optimization of a multiphysics problem in semiconductor laser design, Preprint no. 2500, WIAS, Berlin, 2018, DOI 10.20347/WIAS.PREPRINT.2500 .
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A multimaterial topology optimization framework is suggested for the simultaneous optimization of mechanical and optical properties to be used in the development of optoelectronic devices. Based on the physical aspects of the underlying device, a nonlinear multiphysics model for the elastic and optical properties is proposed. Rigorous proofs are provided for the sensitivity of the fundamental mode of the device with respect to the changes in the underlying topology. After proving existence and optimality results, numerical experiments leading to an optimal material distribution for maximizing the strain in a GeonSi microbridge are given. The highly favorable electronic properties of this design are demonstrated by steadystate simulations of the corresponding van Roosbroeck (driftdiffusion) system. 
A. Bacho, E. Emmrich, A. Mielke, An existence result and evolutionary Γconvergence for perturbed gradient systems, Preprint no. 2499, WIAS, Berlin, 2018, DOI 10.20347/WIAS.PREPRINT.2499 .
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We consider the initialvalue problem for the perturbed gradient flows, where a differential inclusion is formulated in terms of a subdifferential of an energy functional, a subdifferential of a dissipation potential and a more general perturbation, which is assumed to be continuous and to satisfy a suitable growth condition. Under additional assumptions on the dissipation potential and the energy functional, existence of strong solutions is shown by proving convergence of a semiimplicit discretization scheme with a variational approximation technique. 
H. Stephan, A. Stephan, Memory equations as reduced Markov processes, Preprint no. 2496, WIAS, Berlin, 2018, DOI 10.20347/WIAS.PREPRINT.2496 .
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A large class of linear memory differential equations in one dimension, where the evolution depends on the whole history, can be equivalently described as a projection of a Markov process living in a higher dimensional space. Starting with such a memory equation, we give an explicit construction of the corresponding Markov process. From a physical point of view the Markov process can be understood as the change of the type of some quasiparticles along oneway loops. Typically, the arising Markov process does not have the detailed balance property. The method leads to a more realisitc modeling of memory equations. Moreover, it carries over the large number of investigation tools for Markov processes to memory equations, like the calculation of the equilibrium state, the asymptotic behavior and so on. The method can be used for an approximative solution of some degenerate memory equations like delay differential equations. 
D.H. Doan, A. Glitzky, M. Liero, Driftdiffusion modeling, analysis and simulation of organic semiconductor devices, Preprint no. 2493, WIAS, Berlin, 2018, DOI 10.20347/WIAS.PREPRINT.2493 .
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We discuss driftdiffusion models for chargecarrier transport in organic semiconductor devices. The crucial feature in organic materials is the energetic disorder due to random alignment of molecules and the hopping transport of carriers between adjacent energetic sites. The former leads to socalled GaussFermi statistics, which describe the occupation of energy levels by electrons and holes. The latter gives rise to complicated mobility models with a strongly nonlinear dependence on temperature, density of carriers, and electric field strength. We present the stateoftheart modeling of the transport processes and provide a first existence result for the stationary driftdiffusion model taking all of the peculiarities of organic materials into account. The existence proof is based on Schauder's fixedpoint theorem. Finally, we discuss the numerical discretization of the model using finitevolume methods and a generalized ScharfetterGummel scheme for the GaussFermi statistics. 
P. Farrell, D. Peschka, Challenges for driftdiffusion simulations of semiconductors: A comparative study of different discretization philosophies, Preprint no. 2486, WIAS, Berlin, 2018, DOI 10.20347/WIAS.PREPRINT.2486 .
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We analyze and benchmark the error and the convergence order of finite difference, finiteelement as well as Voronoi finitevolume discretization schemes for the driftdiffusion equations describing charge transport in bulk semiconductor devices. Three common challenges, that can corrupt the precision of numerical solutions, will be discussed: boundary layers at Ohmic contacts, discontinuties in the doping profile, and corner singularities in Lshaped domains. The influence on the order of convergence is assessed for each computational challenge and the different discretization schemes. Additionally, we provide an analysis of the inner boundary layer asymptotics near Ohmic contacts to support our observations. 
D. Peschka, Variational approach to contact line dynamics for thin films, Preprint no. 2477, WIAS, Berlin, 2018, DOI 10.20347/WIAS.PREPRINT.2477 .
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This paper investigates a variational approach to viscous flows with contact line dynamics based on energydissipation modeling. The corresponding model is reduced to a thinfilm equation and its variational structure is also constructed and discussed. Feasibility of this modeling approach is shown by constructing a numerical scheme in 1D and by computing numerical solutions for the problem of gravity driven droplets. Some implications of the contact line model are highlighted in this setting.
Talks, Poster

A. Maltsi, Th. Koprucki, T. Niermann, T. Streckenbach, K. Tabelow, J. Polzehl, Computing TEM images of semiconductor nanostructures, Applied Mathematics and Simulation for Semiconductors (AMaSiS 2018), WIAS Berlin, October 8  10, 2018.

A. Maltsi, Modelbased geometry reconstruction of quantum dots from TEM, DPGFrühjahrstagung der Sektion Kondensierte Materie (SKM), Fachverband Kristalline Festkörper und deren Mikrostruktur, March 12  16, 2018, Technische Universität Berlin, March 12, 2018.

A. Maltsi, Modelbased geometry reconstruction of quantum dots from transmission electron microscopy (TEM), 89th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM 2018), Section S21 ``Mathematical Signal and Image Processing'', March 19  23, 2018, Technische Universität München, March 22, 2018.

S. Reichelt, Pulses in FitzHughNagumo systems with rapidly oscillating coefficients, 89th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM 2018), Section S14 ``Applied Analysis'', March 19  23, 2018, Technische Universität München, March 23, 2018.

S. Reichelt, Pulses in FitzHughNagumo systems with rapidly oscillating coefficients, SIAM Annual Meeting, Minisymposium 101 ``Multiscale Analysis and Simulation on Heterogeneous Media'', July 9  13, 2018, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Oregon Convention Center (OCC), Portland, USA, July 12, 2018.

N. Rotundo, Consistent modeling of optoelectronic semiconductors via gradient structures, Congress of the Italian Society of Applied and Industrial Mathematics (SIMAI), minisymposium MS23 ``Mathematical Modeling of Charge Transport in Low Dimensional Structures (Part II)'', July 2  6, 2018, Sapienza Università di Roma, Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering, Cosenza, Italy, July 3, 2018.

N. Rotundo, On a thermodynamically consistent coupling of quantum system and device equations, The 20th European Conference on Mathematics for Industry, minisymposium ``Mathematical Modeling of Charge Transport in Graphene and Low Dimensional Structures'', August 18  June 22, 2018, European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry, Budapest, Hungary, June 19, 2018.

D.H. Doan, J. Fuhrmann, A. Glitzky, Th. Koprucki, M. Liero, On van Roosbroeck systems with GaussFermi statistics, Applied Mathematics and Simulation for Semiconductors (AMaSiS 2018), Berlin, October 8  10, 2018.

M. Heida, Mathematische Mehrskalenmethoden in Natur und Technik, Seminar ``Angewandte Analysis", Universität Konstanz, Institut für Mathematik, October 31, 2018.

M. Heida, On Gconvergence and stochastic twoscale convergences of the squareroot approximation scheme to the FokkerPlanck operator, 89th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM 2018), Section S14 ``Applied Analysis'', March 19  23, 2018, Technische Universität München, March 21, 2018.

M. Heida, On convergence of the squareroot approximation scheme to the FokkerPlanck operator, Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für Mathematik, May 14, 2018.

M. Heida, On convergence of the squareroot approximation scheme to the FokkerPlanck operator, Oberseminar ``Optimierung'', HumboldtUniversität zu Berlin, Institut für Mathematik, May 29, 2018.

M. Heida, On convergences of the square root approximation scheme to the FokkerPlanck operator, Asymptotic Behavior of Systems of PDE Arising in Physics and Biology: Theoretical and Numerical Points of View (ABPDE III), August 28  31, 2018, University of Lille, LILLIAD Learning Center, France, August 30, 2018.

M. Heida, On convergences of the squareroot approximation scheme to the FokkerPlanck operator, Workshop ``Interplay of Analysis and Probability in Applied Mathematics'', February 11  17, 2018, Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, February 13, 2018.

M. Heida, On convergences of the squareroot approximation scheme to the FokkerPlanck operator, Workshop ``Analysis of Evolutionary and Complex Systems'', September 24  28, 2018, WIAS Berlin, September 24, 2018.

M. Kantner, M. Mittnenzweig, Th. Koprucki, A hybrid quantumclassical modeling approach for electrically driven quantum dot devices, SPIE Photonics West 2018: Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XXVI, January 29  February 1, 2018, The Moscone Center, San Francisco, USA, January 29, 2018.

D. Peschka, Droplet and satellite droplet shedding in dewetting polymer films, 89th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM 2018), Section S11 ``Interfacial Flows'', March 19  23, 2018, Technische Universität München, March 21, 2018.

D. Peschka, Steering pattern formation during dewetting with interface and contact lines properties, The 20th European Conference on Mathematics for Industry, ECMI Special Interest Group ``Material Design and Performance in sustainable Energies", minisymposium ``Multiple Scales in Electromagnetic Devices  from Quantum Mechanical Effects to Circuit Simulation", June 18  22, 2018, Budapest, Hungary, June 21, 2018.

D. Peschka, Topics for the SPP 2171: Variational modeling for fluid flows on substrates with dissipation, Dynamic Wetting of Flexible Adaptive and Switchable Surfaces, May 17  18, 2018, University of Münster, Center for Nonlinear Science, May 17, 2018.

A. Stephan, Rigorous derivation of the effective equation of a linear reaction system with different time scales, 3rd Berlin Dresden Prague Würzburg Workshop, ``Mathematics of Continuum Mechanics'', November 29  30, 2018.

S. Tornquist, Towards the analysis of dynamic phasefield fracture, Berlin Dresden Prague Würzburg Workshop ``Mathematics of Continuum Mechanics'', November 29  30, 2018.

A. Zafferi, Flows of concentrated suspensions in geosciences, Berlin Dresden Prague Würzburg Workshop ``Mathematics of Continuum Mechanics'', November 29  30, 2018.

A. Zafferi, Regularity results for a thermodynamically consistent nonisothermal CahnHilliard model, Summer School ``Dissipative Dynamical Systems and Applications'', September 3  7, 2018, University of Modena, Department of Physics, Informatics and Mathematics, Italy, September 6, 2018.

K. Disser, Global existence and stability for dissipative processes coupled across volume and surface, Workshop ``Analysis of Evolutionary and Complex Systems'', September 25  28, 2018, WIAS Berlin, September 28, 2018.

P. Farrell, D. Peschka, Challenges for driftdiffusion simulations of semiconductors: A comparative study of different discretization philosophies, Applied Mathematics and Simulation for Semiconductors (AMaSiS 2018), Berlin, October 8  10, 2018.

J. Sprekels, CahnHilliard systems with general fractional operators, Workshop ``Challenges in Optimal Control of Nonlinear PDESystems'', April 9  13, 2018, Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, April 9, 2018.

J. Sprekels, CahnHilliard systems with general fractionalorder operators, Workshop ``Special Materials and Complex Systems'' (SMACS 2018), June 18  22, 2018, University of Milan/University of Pavia, Gargnano, Italy, June 22, 2018.

J. Sprekels, Wellposedness, regularity, and optimal control of general CahnHilliard systems with fractional operators, Workshop ``Analysis of Evolutionary and Complex Systems'', September 25  28, 2018, WIAS Berlin, September 24, 2018.

A. Glitzky, Electrothermal feedback in organic LEDs, Workshop ``Numerical Optimization of the PEM Fuel Cell Bipolar Plate'', March 20, 2018, Zentrum für Solarenergie und WasserstoffForschung (ZSW), Ulm, March 20, 2018.

M. Thomas, D. Peschka, B. Wagner, V. Mehrmann, M. Rosenau, Modeling and analysis of suspension flows, MATH+ Center Days 2018, October 31  November 2, 2018, ZuseInstitut Berlin (ZIB), Berlin, October 31, 2018.

M. Thomas, Analysis and simulation for a phasefield fracture model at finite strains based on modified invariants, 89th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM 2018), Section DFG Priority Programmes PP1748 ``Reliable Simulation Techniques in Solid Mechanics. Development of Nonstandard Discretization Methods, Mechanical and Mathematical Analysis'', March 19  23, 2018, Technische Universität München, March 20, 2018.

M. Thomas, Analysis and simulation for a phasefield fracture model at finite strains based on modified invariants, Workshop ``Special Materials and Complex Systems'' (SMACS 2018), June 18  22, 2018, University of Milan/University of Pavia, Gargnano, Italy, June 18, 2018.

M. Thomas, Analysis and simulation for a phasefield fracture model at finite strains based on modified invariants, Analysis Seminar, University of Brescia, Department of Mathematics, Italy, May 10, 2018.

M. Thomas, Analysis for the discrete approximation of damage and fracture, Applied Analysis Day, June 28  29, 2018, Technische Universität Dresden, Chair of Partial Differntial Equations, Germany, June 29, 2018.

M. Thomas, Analysis for the discrete approximation of gradientregularized damage models, Workshop ``Women in Mathematical Materials Science'', November 5  6, 2018, Universität Regensburg, Fakultät für Mathematik, November 6, 2018.

M. Thomas, Analytical and numerical approach to a class of damage models, The 12th AIMS Conference on Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Applications, Special Session 75 ``Mathematics and Materials: Models and Applications'', July 5  9, 2018, National Taiwan University, Taipeh, Taiwan, Province Of China, July 6, 2018.

M. Thomas, Analytical and numerical aspects of damage models, Berlin Dresden Prague Würzburg Workshop ``Mathematics of Continuum Mechanics'', November 29  30, 2018, Technische Universität Würzburg, Institut für Mathematik, November 30, 2018.

M. Thomas, Dynamics of rock dehydration on multiple scales, Begutachtung SFB 1114: Scaling Cascades in Complex Systems, Freie Universität Berlin, February 27  28, 2018.

M. Thomas, Gradient structures for flows of concentrated suspensions, The 12th AIMS Conference on Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Applications, Special Session 18 ``Emergence and Dynamics of Patterns in Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations and Related Fields'', July 5  9, 2018, National Taiwan University, Taipeh, Taiwan, Province Of China, July 7, 2018.

M. Thomas, Optimization of the radiative emission for mechanically strained optoelectronic semiconductor devices, 9th International Conference ``Inverse Problems: Modeling and Simulation'' (IPMS 2018), Minisymposium M16 ``Inverse and Control Problems in Mechanics'', May 21  25, 2018, The Eurasian Association on Inverse Problems, Malta, Malta, May 24, 2018.

M. Thomas, Phasefield fracture at finite strains based on modified invariants, Special Materials and Complex Systems (SMACS 2018), June 17  22, 2018, University of Milan, Department of Mathematics, Gargnano, Italy, June 18, 2018.

M. Thomas, Rateindependent evolution of sets & applications to damage and delamination, PDEs Friends, June 21  22, 2018, Politecnico di Torino, Dipartimento di Scienze Matematiche ``Giuseppe Luigi Lagrange'', Italy, June 22, 2018.

M. Thomas, Reliable error estimates for phasefield models of brittle fracture, MATH+ Center Days 2018, October 31  November 2, 2018, ZuseInstitut Berlin (ZIB), Berlin, October 31, 2018.

TH. Frenzel, Slipstick motion via a wiggly energy model and relaxed EDPconvergence, Variational Methods for the Modelling of Inelastic Solids, February 5  9, 2018, Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach.

TH. Koprucki, A graphbased representation of mathematical modeling and models, 11th Conference on Intelligent Computer Mathematics (CICM 2018), Workshop on Mathematical Models and Mathematical Software as Research Data (M3SRD), August 13  17, 2018, Research Institute for Symbolic Computation, Hagenberg, Austria, August 13, 2018.

TH. Koprucki, A graphbased representation of mathematical modeling and models, 11th Conference on Intelligent Computer Mathematics (CICM 2018), Workshop on Mathematical Models and Mathematical Software as Research Data (M3SRD), August 13  17, 2018, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Research Institute for Symbolic Computation (RISC), Hagenberg, Austria, August 13, 2018.

TH. Koprucki, Highly accurate discretizations for nonBoltzmann charge transport in semiconductors, 18th International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices (NUSOD18), session ``Numerical Methods'', November 5  9, 2018, University of Hong Kong, Hongkong, Hong Kong, November 6, 2018.

TH. Koprucki, Model pathway diagrams for the representation of mathematical models, The Leibniz ``Mathematical Modeling and Simulation'' Days 2018, February 28  March 2, 2018, Leibniz Institute for Surface Engineering (IOM) & LeibnizInstitut für Troposphärenforschung (TROPOS), Leipzig, February 28, 2018, DOI 10.5446/35360 .

TH. Koprucki, Multidimensional modeling und simulation of nanophotonic devices, BlockSeminar des SFB 787 ``Nanophotonik'', May 7  9, 2018, Technische Universität Berlin, GraalMüritz, May 9, 2018.

TH. Koprucki, Numerical methods for driftdiffusion equations, sc Matheon 11th Annual Meeting ``Photonic Devices'', February 8  9, 2018, KonradZuseZentrum für Informationstechnik Berlin, February 8, 2018.

TH. Koprucki, Towards modelbased geometry reconstruction of quantum dots from TEM, 18th International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices (NUSOD18), session ``Nanostructures'', November 5  9, 2018, University of Hong Kong, Hongkong, Hong Kong, November 8, 2018.

M. Liero, Feel the heatModeling of electrothermal feedback in organic devices, A Joint meeting of the Society for Natural Philosophy and the International Society for the Interaction of Mathematics and Mechanics ``Mathematics & Mechanics: Natural Philosophy in the 21st Century'', June 24  27, 2018, University of Oxford, Mathematical Institute, UK, June 25, 2018.

M. Liero, On entropytransport problems and the HellingerKantorovich distance, IFIP TC 7 Conference on System Modelling and Optimization, Minisymposium ``Optimal Transport and Applications'', July 26  27, 2018, Universität DuisburgEssen, Fakultät für Mathematik, Essen, July 27, 2018.

O. Marquardt, Computational design of coreshell nanowire crystalphase quantum rings for the observation of AharonovBohm oscillations, The Leibniz ``Mathematical Modeling and Simulation'' Days 2018, February 28  March 2, 2018, Leibniz Institute for Surface Engineering (IOM) & LeibnizInstitut für Troposphärenforschung (TROPOS), Leipzig, March 1, 2018.

O. Marquardt, Computational design of coreshell nanowire crystalphase quantum rings for the observation of AharonovBohm oscillations, 18th International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices (NUSOD18) , session " Nanostructures", November 5  9, 2018, University of Hong Kong, Hongkong, Hong Kong, November 6, 2018.

O. Marquardt, Datadriven electronic structure calculations for nanostructures, Applied Mathematics and Simulation for Semiconductors (AMaSiS 2018), October 8  10, 2018, WIAS, October 10, 2018.

O. Marquardt, Datadriven electronic structure calculations in semiconductor nanostructures  beyond the eightband k&cdot&p formalism, 18th International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices (NUSOD18), session ``Numerical Methods'', November 5  9, 2018, University of Hong Kong, Hongkong, Hong Kong, November 6, 2018.

O. Marquardt, Electronic properties of semiconductor nanostructures  eight band k.p and beyond, Nanostructures Seminar, Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems (BINN), Chinese Academy of Science, China, April 12, 2018.

O. Marquardt, Modelling the electronic properties of polytype heterostructure, QuantumWise (Synopsis), Lyngby, Denmark, August 21, 2018.

O. Marquardt, Observation of AharonovBohm oscillations in coreshell nanowire crystalphase quantum rings, DPGFrühjahrstagung der Sektion Kondensierte Materie (SKM), Fachverband Halbleiterphysik, March 12  16, 2018, Technische Universität Berlin, March 13, 2018.

A. Mielke, Coarse graining of energy and dissipation, Festkolloquium zu Ehren von Martin Brokate, November 8  10, 2018, Technische Universität München, Zentrum Mathematik, Garching, Germany, November 9, 2018.

A. Mielke, Construction of effective gradient systems via EDP convergence, Workshop on Mathematical Aspects of NonEquilibrium Thermodynamics, March 5  7, 2018, RheinischWestfälische Technische Hochschule, Aachen, March 6, 2018.

A. Mielke, EDP convergence and optimal transport, Workshop ``Optimal Transportation and Applications'', November 12  15, 2018, Scuola Normale Superiore, Universià di Pisa, Università di Pavia, Pisa, Italy, November 13, 2018.

A. Mielke, EDPconvergence: Gammaconvergence for gradient systems in the sense of the energydissipation principle, 89th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM 2018), Section S14 ``Applied Analysis'', March 19  23, 2018, Technische Universität München, March 20, 2018.

A. Mielke, Energy, dissipation, and evolutionary Gamma convergence for gradient systems, Kolloquium ``Applied Analysis'', Universität Bremen, December 18, 2018.

A. Mielke, Entropy and gradient structures for quantum Markov semigroups and couplings to macroscopic thermodynamical systems, Nonlinear Mechanics Seminar, University of Bath, Mathematical Sciences, UK, May 22, 2018.

A. Mielke, Entropyinduced geometry for classical and quantum Markov semigroups, Mathematisches Kolloquium, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Fachbereich Mathematik, June 6, 2018.

A. Mielke, Finding limiting dissipative potentials via EDP convergence, Applied Mathematics Seminar, Università di Pavia, Dipartimento di Matematica, Italy, April 23, 2018.

A. Mielke, Global existence for finitestrain viscoplasticity, Variational Methods for the Modelling of Inelastic Solids, February 5  9, 2018, Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, February 6, 2018.

A. Mielke, On notions of evolutionary Gamma convergence for gradient systems, Workshop ``Gradient Flows: Challenges and New Directions'', September 10  14, 2018, International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS), Edinburgh, UK, September 13, 2018.

M. Mittnenzweig, Hydrodynamic limit and large deviations of reactiondiffusion master equations, Workshop ``Analysis of Evolutionary and Complex Systems'', September 24  28, 2018, WIAS Berlin, September 27, 2018.
Research Groups
 Partial Differential Equations
 Laser Dynamics
 Numerical Mathematics and Scientific Computing
 Nonlinear Optimization and Inverse Problems
 Interacting Random Systems
 Stochastic Algorithms and Nonparametric Statistics
 Thermodynamic Modeling and Analysis of Phase Transitions
 Nonsmooth Variational Problems and Operator Equations