I take interest in optimization of nonlinear dynamic processes with switches and under uncertainty. In developing methods for this problem class, I contribute to nonlinear optimization, to (mixed-integer) optimal control, and to robust optimization.
Christian obtained a diploma (in 2007), a doctorate (in 2010), and Habilitation (in 2018) in mathematics from Heidelberg University. In 2011-12, Christian was a resident associate at Argonne National Laboratory (IL, USA) and a postdoctoral appointee at the Computation Institute of The University of Chicago. From 2013 to 2017, Christian led a junior research group on optimization of uncertain systems at Heidelberg University. Christian held interim professorships for numerical mathematics in Heidelberg and for mathematical optimization at Braunschweig. In 2017, Christian assumed the chair of mathematical optimization at Braunschweig. He was awarded a Klaus-Tschira prize (2011) for publicly understandable science in mathematics and a Hengstberger prize (2014) for junior scientists of Heidelberg University. Christian is a founding member of the Braunschweig DFG Cluster of Excellence "SE²A".
Dr. Lisa C. Hegerhorst-Schultchen, 2020 Dr. Manuel Kudruss, 2020 Dr. Paul Manns, 2019 Dr. Enrique Eduardo Guerrero Merino, 2018 Dr. Daniel Rose, 2018 (referee) Dr. Lilli Frison, née Bergner, 2018 Dr. Felix Lenders, 2018 Frederik Magnusson, Ph.D., 2016 (referee)