Plenary Lecture

Plenary Lecture

Phase Diagram for Norms of the Solution Vector of Dynamical Multi-Degree-of-Freedom Systems

Professor Ludwig Kohaupt
Beuth University of Technology Berlin
Department of Mathematics
Luxemburger Str. 10, 13353 Berlin


Brief Biography of the Speaker:
Ludwig Kohaupt received the equivalent to the Master Degree (Diplom-Mathematiker) in Mathematics in 1971 and the equivalent to the Ph.D. (Dr.phil.nat.) in 1973 from the University of Frankfurt/Main.
From 1974 until 1979, Dr. Kohaupt was a Teacher in Mathematics and Physics at a Secondary School.
During that time (from 1977 until 1979), he was also an auditor at the Technical University of Darmstadt in Engineering, such as Mechanics, and especially Dynamics.
From 1979 until 1990, he joined the Mercedes-Benz car company in Stuttgart as a Computational Engineer, where he worked in areas such as Dynamics (vibration of car models), Cam Design, Gearing, and Engine Design. Some of the results were published in scientific journals (on the whole, 12 papers and 1 monograph).
Then, in 1990, Dr. Kohaupt combined his preceding experiences by taking over a professorship at the Beuth University of Technology Berlin (formerly known as TFH Berlin), were he is still working.
There, he teaches primarily Mathematics and sometimes Mechanics for Engineers.
In the Spring Term 2005, Prof. Kohaupt was a Visiting Professor at the City College of New York (CCNY).
His actual Research Area is the development of Mathematical tools for Dynamics (especially the development of a Differential Calculus for Norms of Matrix and Vector
Functions) with applications to engineering problems.
In May 2009, Prof. Kohaupt completed his Habilitation at theTechnical University of Freiberg and thereby earned the Postdoctoral Degree Dr.rer.nat.habil. The Habilitation Thesis summarizes ten papers from his actual research area.
As to Publications, Prof. Kohaupt's record consists of more than 30 papers in Computational, Applied, Industrial, and Engineering Mathematics published in refereed international journals (in German and English), 2 Monographs, and 2 Patents.
He has Special Expertise in Dynamics in the areas of research, teaching and industrial work.
Prof. Kohaupt is also engaged in Administration. He was Chair of the Service Committee Mathematics for more than 10 years, Head of the Mathematicians Group within the Department II (Mathematics - Physics - Chemistry) of the Beuth University of Technology Berlin for 2 periods of 3 years.
Prof. Kohaupt is further committed to Editorial Work. For instance, he was Referee for the following Scientific Journals or Societies: The Journal of the Franklin Institute (JFI), Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics (CAM), Journal of Computational Mathematics and Optimization (JOCMO), The Open Applied Mathematics Journal (TOAMJ), and The World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS).
Moreover, he is a Member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Computational Mathematics and Optimization as well as The Open Applied Mathematics Journal.

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