The group contributes to the following application oriented research topics of WIAS:

Applications in diffractive optics

Diffractive optical elements employ the controlled use of light propagation on microstructered interfaces. They perform functions unattainable with traditional elements and provide the potential to significantly reduce the size, weight, and cost of a variety of optical systems. For the design of such elements, Maxwell`s equations have to be solved and special optimization algorithms are to be adapted. The areas of applications for diffractive elements and the software for their design are diffractive measurement technique, spectroscopy, astronomy, optical communication techniques, and information processing. [>> more]

Optimization Problems in Power Management

The management of electricity portfolios includes the unit commitment problem (with respect to a network of thermal, hydro, decentralized and other power units) but also trading of electrical energy under the conditions of a liberalized power market. [>> more]

Simulation, optimization and optimal control of processes in production and biomedicine

From the industrial point of view there is great need for planning and optimisation tools that allow an accelerated planning and reconfiguration of complex production facilities. [>> more]