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Here we will inform you about the latest research topics, upcoming events and other news of the division »Optimization«.

PhD Students

We are permanently looking for PhD students in applied mathematics or process engineering The offered doctoral theses are located in the fields of mathematical methods in process engineering and logistics.

Focusing is possible within the following topics depending on the interests of the doctoral candidate:

  • Multicriteria optimization in molecular dynamics
  • Planning of emergency locations under dynamic conditions
  • Optimal allocation of marketing budgets
  • Robust optimization in tactical supply chain management
  • Planning for the harvesting
  • Multicritical mixed-integer optimization for the use of renewable energies





Workshop / Kaiserslautern / 09/06/2018 - 09/07/2018

Mathematical Methods in Process Engineering

Digitization in the Chemical Industry


Workshop Felix Klein Academy / Kaiserslautern / 09/26/2018 - 09/28/2018

Uncertainty Quantification

Three international experts from the United States, Great Britain and Russia will provide survey talks and current research topics with particular emphasis on how to cope with uncertainty.


Annual Report 2017/18

Take a look at our latest annual report. Find current highlights and projects of our department.



People in Research

Portrait of Katrin Teichert in the Annual Report 2016 of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.