Short CV/Education and training

  • 1992
    Diplom degree in mathematics, University of Bonn, Germany

  • 1996
    Doctor of Natural Science (Dr. rer. nat.), University of Bonn

  • 1996 – 1997
    Postdoc, Courant Institute, New York, USA

  • 1997 – 2003
    Research assistant, University of Bonn

  • 2003 – 2007
    C4 professor, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

  • 2007 – 2012
    Professor of applied mathematics, University of Oxford, UK

  • Since 2012
    W3 professor, University of Bonn, Germany

Selected publications

  • Niethammer, B, Velazquez J.J.L.: Self-similar solutions with fat tails for Smoluchowski's coagulation equation with locally bounded kernels. In: Comm. Math. Phys. 318(2), 2013, S. 505-532

  • Niethammer, B et al.: Kramers and non-{K}ramers phase transitions in many-particle systems with dynamical constraint. In: Multiscale Modeling an dSimulation 10(3), 2012, S.818-852

  • Niethammer, B. et al.: Self-similar rupture of viscous thin films in the strong-slip regime. In: Nonlinearity 23(2), 2010. S. 409-427.

  • Niethammer, B. et al.: Self-similar solutions of the LSW-model with encounters. In: J. Differential Equations 247, 2009. S. 2282-2309.

  • Niethammer, B. et al.: Self-similar solutions with fat tails in a coagulation model with nonlocal drift. In: Comptes Rendus Mathematique 347(15/16), 2009. S. 909-914.

  • Niethammer, B., Velazquez, J.J.L.: Screening in interacting particle systems. In: Arch. Rat. Mech. Anal. 180(3), 2006. S. 493-506.

  • Niethammer, B.: On the evolution of large clusters in the Becker-Doering model. In: J. Nonlinear Science 13(1), 2003. S. 115-155.

  • Niethammer, B., Otto, F.: Ostwald ripening: The screening length revisited. In: Calculus of Variations and PDE 13(1), 2001. S. 33-68.

  • Niethammer, B., Otto, F.: Domain coarsening in thin films. In: Comm. Pure Appl. Math. 54(3), 2001. S. 361-384.

  • Niethammer, B.: Derivation of the LSW Theory for Ostwald ripening by Homogenization Methods. In: Arch. Rat. Mech. Anal. 147(2), 1999. S. 119-178.

  • Niethammer, B., Pego, R.L.: Non-self-similar behavior in the LSW theory of Ostwald ripening. In: J. Stat. Phys. 95(5/6), 1999. S. 867-902.


Selected projects

  • Self-similarity in Smoluchowski's coagulation equation, within Collaborative Research Centre 1060, Mathematics of emergent effect, 2013 – 2016

  • Kinetic models with mass transport and coalescence, International Joint Project, Royal Society, 2010 – 2012

  • German Research Foundation (DFG) Research Unit "Analysis and stochastics in complex physical systems", 2006 – 2009

  • Macroscopic model for precipitation in crystalline solids, DFG Research Centre (FZT) Matheon, 2005 – 2010

  • Multiple scales in phase separating systems with elastic misfit, DFG Priority Programme on problems of multiple scales (with H. Garcke and M. Rumpf), 2001 – 2007

  • Homogenisation of dilute particle dispersion, DFG Priority Programme on problems of multiple scales (with F. Otto), 2001 – 2007

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • International Travel Grant Panel, Royal Society, 2010 – 2012

  • Scientific advisory board, Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (WIAS) Berlin, since 2007

  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Panel Member, 2008

  • Management Committee, Oxford Centre for Nonlinear PDE, since 2007

  • Board member, Research Centre MATHEON, Berlin, 2006 – 2007

  • Admissions Committee, Berlin Mathematical School, 2006 – 2007

  • Associate editor, SIAM Journal on Multiscale Modeling and Simulation, since 2009

  • Associate editor, Kinetic and Related Models, since 2008

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