2015-11-19

PhD Award 2015 presented

On December 1 the PhD Award 2015 of the Graduate School CE was presented to the winner

The prize winner Dr. Ghiglieri together with Prof. Schäfer, Dr. Thoma (CST AG) and Prof. Ulbrich after the ceremony

The PhD Award for the best dissertation is presented again at the Graduate School of Computational Engineering in 2015. The prize money of EUR 1,000 is sponsored by the CST - Computer Simulation Technology AG, a company located in Darmstadt. With its 280 employees worldwide it develops and distributes software to simulate electromagnetic fields.

In this year Dr. Jane Ghiglieri receives the award for her dissertation “Optimal flow control based on POD and MPC and an application to the cancellation of Tollmien-Schlichting waves”. She was supervised by Prof. Dr. Stefan Ulbrich, head of the chair for Nonlinear Optimization at the department of Mathematics at TU Darmstadt. With her dissertation, Dr. Ghiglieri made an outstanding contribution to the area of optimal control of dynamic processes, which are described by partial differential equations. Treating the chosen application from the field of fluid mechanics, the control of turbulent structures by optimal control of near-wall volume forces with plasma actuators, appropriate techniques for model reduction and a corresponding method for Model Predictive Control (MPC) should be provided. Dr. Ghiglieri developed a universal method to generate reduced models for controlled nonlinear time-dependent partial differential equations, and deduced rigorous a-priori error estimators. Her work shows a remarkable breadth, which extends from experimental fluid mechanics to theory and numerics of Navier-Stokes-Equations as well as from model reduction to optimization and algorithmic implementation of MPC techniques.

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