Mission statement: In many material systems one observes complex structures which have a decisive influence on the macroscopic properties of these systems. In recent years, mathematical tools have been developed in order to understand these phenomena within models from continuum mechanics. This workshop brings together experts from two DFG funded initiatives which address these challenges: The DFG Research and Training Group 2339 Interfaces, Complex Structures, and Singular Limits and the DFG Priority Programme 2256 Varational Methods for Predicting Complex Phenomena in Engineering Structures and Materials. This meeting is preceded by the workshop of the PDEs for surfaces and interfaces organized by the FOR 3013 and the RTG 2339.




  • In the first half of the same week there is a workshop on PDEs for Surfaces and Interfaces, jointly organized by the DFG-Research Unit 3013 and GRK 2339.
  • Although, the workshop will be held in person, the talks can be followed online.
  • Talks will take place in the lecture hall H31, while co ffee breaks will be in the seminar room M103.
  • The workshop dinner will be held at the Brauhaus am Schloss. Address: Wa ffnergasse 6, 93047 Regensburg
Time Title Presenter
14:00 - 14:45 On Rigidity, Flexibility and Scaling Laws for Some Matrix-Valued m-Well Problems: The Tartar Square Angkana Rüland
14:45 - 15:30 Large Time Existence and Convergence for Thin Vibrating Rods Helmut Abels
15:30 - 16:00 Co ffee break(M104)  
16:00 - 16:45 The Buongiorno model for nanofluids Eberhard Bänsch
16:45 - 17:15 Connected coulomb columns: analysis and numerics Steve Wolff -Vorbeck
17:15 - 17:45 Phase-Field Approximations in Spectral Shape and Topology Optimization Paul Hüttl
Time Title Presenter
9:00 - 9:45 Gamma-convergence and homogenisation of singularly-perturbed elliptic functionals Caterina Zeppieri
9:45 - 10:15 On multiphase Cahn--Hilliard--Brinkman/Darcy models for stratified tumor growth with chemotaxis Patrik Knopf
10:15 - 10:45 Co ffee break(M104)  
10:45 - 11:30 Upscaling reactive flow and transport in evolving porous media Nadja Ray
11:30 - 12:00 Estimating permeability of real-rock micro-CT images by physics-informed neural networks Stephan Gärttner
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch break  
14:00 - 14:45 A Proof of Taylor (or Friedel) Scaling for the Critical Resolved Shear Stress Patrick Dondl
14:45 - 15:30 Two-scale tools for homogenization and dimension reduction of porous thin layers and application to problems from elasticity Maria Neuss-Radu
15:30 - 16:00 Co ffee break(M104)  
16:00 - 16:45 Two-scale tools for homogenization and dimension reduction of porous thin layers and application to problems from elasticity Ben Schweizer
16:45 - 17:15 Relaxation methods in pressure-dependent plasticity Florian Behr
17:15 - 17:45 On the field-induced transport of magnetic nanoparticles in incompressible flow Patrik Weiss
19:00 Workshop dinner  
Time Title Presenter
9:00 - 9:45 Wrinkled to flat region - Gamma-Convergence and beyond Peter Bella
9:45 - 10:15 Nonlinear and Linearized Models in Thermoviscoelasticity Rufat Badal
10:15 - 10:45 Co ffee break(M104)  
10:45 - 11:30 A combined sharp/diffuse interface approach for wetting of elastic substrates Sebastian Aland
11:30 - 12:00 On a fluid-structure interaction problem for plaque growth: cylindrical domain Yadong Liu
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch break