Prof. Dr. Günter Leugering
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Prof. Dr. Günter Leugering, born in 1953, studied mathematics and theoretical physics at Goethe University Frankfurt. He received a Cusanuswerk scholarship during his doctoral studies at Technische Universität Darmstadt, where he completed his doctoral degree in 1984 and later worked as a research assistant, completing his habilitation in 1988. He held a Heisenberg scholarship from 1989 to 1992. Professor Leugering was appointed Chair of Applied Mathematics II at FAU in 2003, after holding positions as an assistant professor at Georgetown University in Washington DC, a Fiebiger professor at the University of Bayreuth, and a chair at Technische Universität Darmstadt. He has also spent time as a visiting professor at the universities Nancy 2, Paris 6 and Paris 11, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia, and Fudan University in Shanghai.
He has been a co-ordinator of one of the Elite Network of Bavaria’s international doctorate programmes and the DFG Priority Programme SPP 1253 ‘Optimisation with PDE-constraints’. Professor Leugering has also worked on the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 603 ‘Model-based analysis and visualisation of complex scenes and sensor data’ and the Research Group FOR 894 ‘Fundamental flow analysis of the human voice’, and is now involved in SFB 814 ‘Additive manufacturing’. Professor Leugering is head of the department ‘Multiscale Modeling and Simulation’ at the Cluster of Excellence ‘Engineering of Advanced Materials’ (EAM) and is a member of the board at EAM. He is also a member of the board of the DFG Transregio 154 ‘Mathematical modelling, simulation and optimisation using the example of gas networks’. Since coming to FAU, he has participated in three BMBF projects as a sub-project leader and secured many projects carried out in collaboration with industry.
Professor Leugering has held positions as Dean of Studies at Technische Universität Darmstadt’s faculty of mathematics, as an FAU senator, and as speaker of FAU’s Department of Mathematics. He was a founding member and deputy speaker of the Central Institute for Scientific Computing (ZISC) and is a member of the board at the Centre for Applied Ethics and Science Communication (ZIEW).