Short CV/Education and training

  • 1976
    Abitur (A-levels) at the Marienberg Girls' Grammar School for Modern Languages, Neuss, Germany

  • 1976 – 1983
    Studied mathematics at the University of Bonn, Germany

  • 1983
    Diplom degree with a minor in operations research

  • 1983 – 1989
    Research assistant at DESY (German Electron Synchotron) in Hamburg, Germany

  • 1989
    Dissertation defence in the Department of Mathematics, Darmstadt University of Technology

  • 1990 – 1995
    Lecturer at Darmstadt University of Technology

  • 1995 – 1997
    Fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG), adjunct lecturer at Darmstadt University of Technology

  • 1997
    Senior lecturer at Darmstadt University of Technology

  • 1997
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) for the fields of "theoretical electrical engineering" and "scientific computing" in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Darmstadt University of Technology

  • Since 1997
    University professor (chair in theoretical electrical engineering) at the University of Rostock, Germany

Selected publications

  • van Rienen, U.: Numerical Methods in Computational Electrodynamics – Linear Systems in Practical Applications. 2001. Springer, LNCSE 12.

  • Gimsa, U. et al.: Matching geometry and stimulation parameters of electrodes for deep brain stimulation experiments – Numerical considerations. In: Journal of Neuroscience Methods 150(2), 2006. pp. 212-227.

  • van Rienen, U., Weiland, T.: Triangular Discretization Method for the Evaluation of RF-Fields in Cylindrically Symmetric Cavities. In: IEEE Transactions on Magnetics 21(6), 1985. pp. 2317-2320.

  • Reitzinger, S., Schreiber, U., van Rienen, U.: Algebraic multigrid for complex symmetric matrices and applications. In: Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics 155(2), 2003. pp. 405-421.

  • Rothemund, K., Glock, H.-W., van Rienen, U.: Eigenmode calculation of complex rf-structures using S-parameters. In: IEEE Transactions on Magnetics 36(4 I), 2000. pp. 1501-1503.

  • Mahnke, N. et al.: Numerically optimized shape of directly heated electrodes for minimal temperature gradients. In: Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical 137(1), 2009. pp. 363-369.

  • Pöplau, G. et al.: Multigrid algorithms for the fast calculation of space-charge effects in accelerator design In: IEEE Transactions on Magnetics 40(2), 2004. pp. 714-717.

  • Motrescu, V.C., van Rienen, U.: Simulation of slowly varying electromagnetic fields in the human body considering the anisotropy of muscle tissues. In: IEEE Transactions on Magnetics 42(4), 2006. pp. 747-750.

  • Reitzinger, S., Schreiber, U., van Rienen, U.: Electro-quasistatic calculation of electric field strength on high-voltage insulators with an algebraic multigrid algorithm. In: IEEE Transactions on Magnetics 39(4), 2003. pp. 2129-2132.

  • Schulze, S., van Rienen, U.: Computation of land mine signatures using domain decomposition with Lagrange multipliers. In: IEEE Transactions on Magnetics 43(4), 2007. pp. 1189-1192.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • German Research Foundation (DFG) Research Training Group 1505/1 "Welisa": Analysis and simulation of electrical interactions between implants and biosystems (spokesperson)

  • DFG Project RI 814/17-1: Modelling and simulation of the field distribution of large, electrostimulating implants for orthopaedic surgery

  • DFG Project RI 814/20-1: Simulation of the interactions between a positively charged particle beam and electron clouds

  • German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) Project 05K10HRC: Joint project on particles and field simulation for accelerator development

  • EU Project FP7: EuCard WP 10 SCLinac Task 10.5:HOM Distribution

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Memberships in scientific committees:

  • German Rectors' Conference (HRK) standing committee for research and next-generation scientists, 2009 – 2011

  • Research ratings of the WR (deputy chairperson), 2009 – 2011

  • German Research Foundation (DFG) review board for electrical engineering and the interdisciplinary medical technology section, 2008 – 2011

  • Programme advisory board for "scientific computing", Forschungszentrum Jülich research centre, 2006 – 2011

  • ING faculty conference (member of the executive committee), to date, member of the Gender working group, 2006 – 2008

  • Faculty conference for electrical engineering and information technology (chairperson), 2006 – 2008

  • TESLA Public Relation Board, 2003 – 2005

  • Board of the European Physical Society Interdivisional Group on Accelerators (EPS-IGA), and liaison between the Accelerators Group and the Education Division of the European Physical Society (EPS), 2002 – 2008

  • DFG commission on computing facilities, 2000 – 2006

  • TESLA Collaboration Board*/TESLA Technology Collaboration Board (Name change in March 2005), since 1996


  • Vice-rector for research and research training, 2009 – 2013

  • Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, 2004 – 2006

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Married, two children


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