Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Phys. Robert J Flassig
Complex systems identification, mathematical modeling and optimization
I am leading a team of Phd and Master students from several disciplines (physics, biosystems engineering, cybernetics, biologists) that focus on application driven methodological contributions to complex systems understanding, design and optimization. Having a wide range of applications we foster crossdisciplinary insight and understanding. Our common language is mathematics and our awareness of thinking from different perspectives. We use paper and pen, Mathematica, Python, Matlab, AMPL and GAMS. People who are interested in code or data from our published work may contact me. A Git-like repository is currently being implemented (to be finished mid summer 2017).
Open Positions: If you are interested in working as a Master/PhD or Postdoc, feel free to contact me via email with your portfolio. We are always looking for motivated bright minds.
Current Projects: EMIBEX, MaxSynBio, Transregio 63 InPROMPT
Closed Projects: MODEXA (BMBF), AML (BMBF)
Conference Organization: Mathmod 2018 Minisymposium "Model Based Design of Experiments: Where to go?" joint organization with R. Schenkendorf from TU Braunschweig.
Design of Experiments
Reviewing for (inter)national journals and funding agencies
Publications & Bibliometrics
Since 2015 Teamleader at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems Magdeburg, Germany
Since 2010 Lecturer at the Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany
2009 - 2014 PhD position at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
I had the pleasure to develop mathematical methods for statistical model identification tailored to biochemical and process systems engineering applications in the group of Prof. K. Sundmacher (Process Systems Engieneering group at Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg and Director at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg).
2005 - 2008 Diploma thesis in Physics at the Spahn-Lab in Potsdam, Germany (Institute for Physics & Astronomy, University Potsdam)
Here I studied faint ringlets of Saturn and their heliotropic orientation via perturbation theory and statistical physics under the supervision of Prof. F. Spahn (Co-Investigator, Cosmic-Dust-Analyzer (CDA) Team, Cassini) and Prof. J. Schmidt (now University of Oulu, Co-investigator of the Cosmic Dust Analyzer (CDA) instrument onboard the CASSINI (NASA/ESA) mission to Saturn, the Surface Dust Analyzer (SUDA) on the Europa Clipper Mission (NASA), and the JANUS camera onboard the ESA mission JUICE)
2006 - 2008 R&D, Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, Germany
I worked in the Design Systems Engineering group headed by Prof. M. Swoboda (Aerospace Engineering, TU Berlin, Rolls-Royce Dtl.) under the supervision of Dr. A. Huppertz (Rolls-Royce Dtl.). We worked on knowledge-based 2D design and optimization of axial compressor blades.
2004 - 2005 Graduate Studies Physics at Universite Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France
2002 - 2004 Undergraduate Studies in Physics at University Potsdam, Germany
1998 - 2001 Highschool Graduation, Wisconsin, USA and Brandenburg, Germany