Dipl.-Math. techn. Philipp Gerstner

Phone: +49 6221 54 14530
Room: 1/227
philipp.gerstner <_at_> uni-heidelberg.de


Office address/Post address

Engineering Mathematics and Computing Lab (EMCL)
Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR)
Im Neuenheimer Feld 205
69120 Heidelberg (Germany)


From October 2008 until February 2014 I studied technical mathematics at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) with experimental physics as minor subject.   My diploma thesis was about "Modellierung und Numerische Simulation der Ausbreitung von Waldbränden". 

Since April 2014 I've been working as research associate at EMCL at University of Heidelberg.

Research interests

  • Finite Element Method
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Multi Physics Simulation
  • Numerical Linear Algebra


  • Thermal Electro Hydrodynamics
  • Optimal Economic Power Flow


  • Teaching assistant for "Mathematik und Informatik B für Molekulare Biotechnologie" (summer term 2016)
  • Teaching assistant for "Nonlinear Optimization" (winter term 2014/2015)


Conference contributions and talks

  • P. Gerstner, M. Baumann, V. Heuveline: Finite Element Approximation for Thermal Electro Hydrodynamical Boussinesq Equations,13th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, New York City, USA, July 22-27, 2018
  • P. Gerstner, M. Baumann, V. Heuveline: Finite Element Simulation of Thermal Electro-Hydrodynamic Driven Flow in Annular Geometry, 20th International Couette Taylor Workshop, Marseille, France, July 11-13, 2018
  • P. Gerstner: Towards parallel solvers for Optimal Power Flow problems, 7th KoMSO Challenge
    Workshop, Heidelberg,Germany, October 8-9, 2015
  • P. Gerstner, V. Heuveline, M. Schick: A Domain Decomposition Approach for Solving Optimal Economic Power Flow Problems in Parallel, EURO 2015, Glasgow, United Kingdom, July 12-15, 2015