PD Dr. rer. nat. habil. Sven-Joachim Kimmerle

Professur für Ingenieur-Mathematik (Prof. Gerdts)

PD Dr. rer. nat. habil. Sven-Joachim Kimmerle

Office hours: by arrangement (at short notice)

Last update of this website: January 2022.

Research interests:

  • Mathematical Modelling: Multibody systems coupled with elasticity, PEM fuel cells / Nanochannels / Hydrogen electrolysis / Nanobubbles, Phase transitions (Sharp-Interface models / Macroscopic equations)
  • Analysis: Coupled ODE-PDE systems, Mathematical elasticity, Free boundary problems, Homogenization of PDE / Asymptotic analysis
  • Optimization: Optimal control of PDE, Optimal control of ODE-PDE systems, Shape optimization, Machine learning
  • Statistics: Data science, Influence of stochastic perturbations
  • Physics of Failure, Reliability, FIT-rates (FIDES standard), Automotive Networks
  • Numerics: Simulation of fully coupled ODE-PDE systems / PDE systems, Efficient simulation of large systems of differential equations, Free boundaries and contact




  • "Analysis 1 & 2" for "Applied Artificial Intelligence" in Winter Term 2021/22 & Summer Term 2022 (TH Rosenheim), lecture and practical course
  • "Mathematics 1" for "Business Informatics" in Winter Term 2020/21 (OTH Regensburg), live online lecture and practical course
  • "Numerical Optimization" for "Scientific Computing" and "Computer Science" in Summer Term 2020, Summer Term 2021 (University of Applied Sciences Munich), live online lecture and practical course
  • "Mathematical Methods in Engineering" for "Aerospace Engineering" in WT 2020 (UniBw Munich), lecture & tutorials
  • "Linear and Nonlinear Optimization (BSc)" for "Mathematical Engineering" and "Aerospace Engineering" in HT 2019, HT 2020 (UniBw Munich)
  • "Numerics - Advanced chapters" for "Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences" in FT 2017 (UniBw Munich)
  • "Mathematical Modelling" for "Mathematical Engineering", "Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences" and "Aerospace Engineering" in FT 2017 (UniBw Munich)
  • "Introduction Finite Element Methods" for "Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences" in WT 2017 (UniBw Munich)
  • "Statistics" for "Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences" in WT 2017 (UniBw Munich)
  • "Programming" for "Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences" in HT 2016, HT 2017 (UniBw Munich)
  • "Finite Elements" for "Mathematical Engineering" in WT 2013, WT 2015 (UniBw Munich), lecture & tutorials
  • "Mathematical Methods II" for ecomic and social sciences (in English), Autumn term 2010 (U Ottawa)
  • "Calcul différentiel et intégral pour les sciences de la vie II" in French (Calculus II for life sciences), Winter term 2010 (U Ottawa)


Teaching support and coordination (only Feb 2011 - Sep 2018 at UniBw Munich):

  • "Mathematics (for Engineers) 1, 2 & 3" in HT 2011 & WT 2012, HT 2013 & WT 2014, HT 2014 & WT 2015, HT 2015 & WT 2016
  • "Mathematical Methods in Aerospace Engineering" in WT 2011
  • "Mathematical Methods in Engineering" in WT 2018
  • "Functional Analysis" in FT 2016
  • Laboratory course "Optimal control" in FT 2011, FT 2012
  • "Optimization (MSc INF)" in FT 2012
  • "Introduction to Optimization (BSc ME)" in FT 2013, FT 2014
  • "Linear and Nonlinear Optimization (BSc LRT)" in HT 2012
  • "Introduction into Numerics" in WT 2014


Further duties and responsibilities:


Personal information:

  • Oct 2018 - : Research & Development, Physical Software Solutions (spin-off), Ottobrunn
  • Apr 2021- : Lecturer (part-time) for Mathematics and Statistics, Technische Hochschule Rosenheim
  • Jan 2020: Venia legendi (title "Privatdozent") for Mathematics, issued by department LRT at Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany
  • Jun 2019: Facultas docendi (together with "Habilitationsurkunde") for Mathematics, issued by department LRT at Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany, since then external lecturer at Institute for Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing (LRT-1)
  • May 2019: Final presentation of Habilitation Thesis "Optimal Control of Coupled Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations", Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany; Mentors: M. Gerdts, T. Apel (both UniBw M), R. Herzog (TU Chemnitz)
  • Feb 2011 - Sep 2018: Research Associate at the Chair of M. Gerdts, Institute for Mathematics and Computer Application (LRT-1), Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany
  • Jul 2016 - Dec 2017: Interim Professor for Mathematics and Computer Sciences in Engineering, Institute for Mathematics and Computer Sciences in Civil Engineering (BAU-1), Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany
  • 2010: Part-time Professor and Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Industrial project with Toyota), Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Ottawa, Canada (Mentors: A. Novruzi, U Ottawa; P. Berg, UOIT Oshawa)
  • Sep 2009: Defense of Doctoral Thesis "Macroscopic Diffusion Models for Precipitation in Crystalline Gallium Arsenide", Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany (Supervisors: B. Niethammer, HU Berlin/U Oxford, W. Dreyer, WIAS Berlin)
  • Oct 2004 - Dec 2009: Research Assistant, DFG Research Center MATHEON "Mathematics for Key Technologies" (Industrial cooperation with Freiberger Compound Materials) / HU Berlin, Germany
  • Sep 2004: Diploma in Mathematics with minor in Theoretical Physics, Universität Heidelberg, Germany (Supervisor: W. Jäger)
  • Jun 2002: "Maîtrise de mathématiques classiques", Université Paris 7 - Denis Diderot, France
  • Oct 2000: Vordiplom (Pre-degree) in Mathematics and Vordiplom in Physics, Universität Heidelberg, Germany



Refereed publications:



  • Kimmerle, S.-J., Kimmerle, W.: Mehrdimensionale Analysis und Differentialgleichungen - für Ingenieure und Physiker, 3., erw. Auflage, edition delkhofen, Deilingen, 2020.




Preprints (available on request):

  • Kimmerle, S.-J.: Well-Posedness of a Coupled Quasilinear Parabolic and Elliptic Free Boundary Problem From a Model for Precipitation in Crystalline Solids.
  • Kimmerle, S.-J.: A Model Problem for Optimal Control of a Parabolic PDE Fully Coupled to ODEs, 2019, accepted.
  • Kimmerle, S.-J., K. Dvorsky, H.-D. Ließ, R. Avenhaus: Time to Failure under Varying Thermal Stresses, Preprint, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Neubiberg, 2020.
  • Kimmerle, S.-J., Avenhaus, R., Dvorsky, K., Ließ, H.-D.: Statistische Kenngrößen für Ausfallzeiten elektronischer Bauteile unter zeitlich veränderlichen Temperaturbelastungen. Interne Dokumentation, Physical Software Solutions, 2018.


Publications w/o peer review and technical reports (selected):