KAUST Research Conference - PCCFD
Professor of Mathematics, RWTH Aachen University
Manuel Torrilhon is full professor in the Mathematics Department at RWTH Aachen University in Germany, and currently serves as director of the Center for Computational Engineering Science at RWTH. He holds a diploma degree in Engineering Physics from Technical University of Berlin, Germany, and recieved a PhD in Applied Mathematics from ETH Zurich, Switzerland in 2004. After Post-Doc years at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and at Princeton University he joined ETH Zurich as junior faculty funded by a European Science Foundation EURYI-grant before accepting the position at RWTH Aachen in 2010. His research focus is on numerical methods for and mathematical modeling with partial differential equations, in particular hyperbolic conservation laws, kinetic theory, Boltzmann equation and plasma physics. His contributions to extended fluid dynamic models are widely used to describe non-equilibrium gas flows.