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
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
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.