Philipp Öffner

PD. Dr. rer. nat. 

Philipp Öffner is working in the numerical analysis group at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz. Prior to JGU, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University Zurich, at the Technical University of Brunswick and substituted a professorship in Mainz.  

In his research, he focuses on the analysis and development of numerical methods for ordinary and partial differential equations, in particular for hyperbolic conservation/balance laws. He is interested in stability properties, the preservation of physical constraints and convergence properties of the schemes. He justifies always his theoretical results by numerical simulations. 

Research Interests

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Numerical Methods for Compressible and Incompressible Flows (Continuous and Discontinuous Galerkin, Flux Reconstruction, Residual Distribution)
  • Time Integration Schemes (Deferred Correction, Runge-Kutta, ADER)
  • Approximation Theory 
  • Uncertainty Quantification in CFD 
  • Edge Detection and Shock Sensors
  • Machine Learning
  • High-performance Computing (HPC)


    • My new preprint with Jan Glaubitz and Jan Nordström on "Energy-stable global radial basis function methods on summation-by-parts form" is on ArXiv. 
    • In the week (4.4-8.4.2022), I will be at the HONOM Conference in Braga and present my work on dissipative weak solutions. 
    • My new preprint with Jan Glaubitz and Jan Nordström on "SBP operators for general function spaces" is on ArXiv. 
    • My new preprint on "Comparison to controll oscillations in high-order FV schemes via physical constraint limiters, neural networks and polynomial annihilation" is on ArXiv. 

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