September 1989 – July 1996

High school Alexander-von-Humboldt Gymnasium, Schweinfurt, Germany. Diploma with distinction.

October 1996 – August 2000

Study of aerospace engineering at the University of Stuttgart, Germany.

September 2000 – September 2001

Study of aerospace engineering at SUPAERO, Toulouse, France. MSc in aerospace engineering
from Stuttgart University with distinction.

January 2002 – December 2004

PhD studies at the Institute of Aerodynamics and Gasdynamics of the University of Stuttgart
with Prof. C.D. Munz. PhD degree with distinction.




Carriera accademica ed attività didattica

January 2005 – August 2007           (University of Trento, Italy)

Post-doctoral research fellow in the group of Prof. E.F. Toro in the laboratory of applied
mathematics of the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (DICA)

September 2007 – February 2011   (University of Trento, Italy)

Assistant professor of numerical analysis (MAT/08)

since March 2011                                (University of Trento, Italy)

Associate professor of numerical analysis (MAT/08)


Premi e riconoscimenti
  • 1996: Scholarship of the region of Bavaria for extraordinarily talented students (Hochbegabtenstipendium)
  • 2003: Lecturer award Landeslehrpreis 2003 of the Ministry for Research and Education for excellence in teaching
               of the course Numerical Gasdynamics.
  • 2006: Hugo-Denkmeier award of the German center for aerospace research (DLR)
  • 2007: Heinz Maier-Leibnitz award of the German Science Foundation (DFG), for the scientific progress in the field of
               computational fluidmechanics. The award was handed over during a special ceremony on 06/05/2007 in Bonn
               by the German minister of research and education, Dr. A. Schavan.
  • 2007: Richard-von-Mises award of the European Society of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM)
  • 2011: Winner of the ERC starting grant project STiMulUs (Space-Time Methods for Multi-Fluid Problems on Unstructured