Recent work

  1. J. Berendsen, M. Burger, V. Ehrlacher, J.-F. Pietschmann, Strong solutions and weak-strong stability in a system of cross-diffusion equations (preprint), 2018.

  2. M. Burger, I. Humpert, J.-F. Pietschmann, On Fokker-Planck Equations with In- and Outflow of Mass (arXiv), 2018.

  3. A. Lorz, J.-F. Pietschmann, M. Schlottbom, Parameter identification in a structured population model (arXiv), 2018.

  4. M. Burger, J.-F. Pietschmann, H. Ranetbauer, C. Schmeiser, M.T. Wolfram,Mean field models for segregation dynamics, (arXiv), 2018.

  5. M. Burger, P. Friele, J.-F. Pietschmann, On a Reaction–Cross–Diffusion System Modelling the Growth of Glioblastoma (arXiv), 2017.

In peer-reviewed journals

  1. B. Matejczyk, J.-F. Pietschmann, G. Richardson, M.T. Wolfram, Asymptotic models for transport in large aspect ratio nanopores, European Journal of Applied Mathematics, (doi:10.1017/S0956792518000293, arXiv), 2018.
  2. H. Egger, K. Fellner, J.-F. Pietschmann, B. Q. Tang, A finite element method for volume-surface reaction-diffusion systems, Preprint IGDK-2015-26, to appear in Applied Mathematics and Computation, (preprint), 2018.
  3. H. Egger, J.-F. Pietschmann, M. Schlottbom, On the uniqueness of nonlinear diffusion coefficients in the presence of lower order terms, Inverse Problems, Volume 33(11), (doi:10.10881361-6420/aa8cae, arXiv), 2017.
  4. J. Berendsen, M. Burger, J.-F. Pietschmann, On a cross-diffusion model for multiple species with nonlocal interaction and size exclusion, Nonlinear Analysis, Volume 159, Pages 10-39, (doi:10.1016/, arXiv), 2017
  5. B. Matejczyk, M. Valisko, M.-T. Wolfram, J.-F. Pietschmann, D. Boda, Multiscale modeling of a rectifying bipolar nanopore: Comparing Poisson-Nernst-Planck to Monte Carlo, Journal of Chemical Physics 146, 124125, (doi:10.10631.4978942, arXiv), 2017
  6. M. Burger, J.-F. Pietschmann, Flow Characteristics in a Crowded Transport Model.Nonlinearity, 29 3528, 2016 (doi:10.10880951-7715/29/11/3528, arXiv)
  7. H. Egger, J.-F. Pietschmann, M. Schlottbom, Identification of Chemotaxis Models with Volume Filling. SIAM J. Appl. Math., Vol. 75, Issue 2, pp. 275 - 288, 2015 (doi: 10.1137140967222, arXiv)
  8. H. Egger, J.-F. Pietschmann, M. Schlottbom, Identification of nonlinear heat conduction laws Journal of Inverse and Ill-Posed Problems. (doi: 10.1515/jiip-2014-0030, arXiv)
  9. G. Trevor, K. Decker, T. Plett, M. Pevarnik, J.-F. Pietschmann, I. Vlassiouk, A. Aksimentiev, Z. Siwy. Rectification of Ion Current in Nanopores Depends on the Type of Monovalent Cations Experiments and Modeling, Journal of Physical Chemistry Part C, 118(18):9809–9819, 2014. (published version)
  10. H. Egger, J.-F. Pietschmann, M. Schlottbom, Numerical identification of a nonlinear diffusion law via regularization in Hilbert scales, inverse problems 30(2):025004, 2014, (arXiv, published version)
  11. H. Egger, J.-F. Pietschmann, M. Schlottbom, Simultaneous identification of diffusion and absorption coefficients in a quasilinear elliptic problem, inverse problems 30(3):035009, 2014, (arXiv, published version)
  12. J.-F. Pietschmann, M.-T. Wolfram, M. Burger, C. Trautmann, V. Bayer, G. Nguyen, M. Pevarnik, Z. Siwy, Rectification properties of conically shaped nanopores: consequences of miniaturization, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 15:16917-16926, 2013 (arXiv, published version)
  13. M. Burger, J.-F. Pietschmann, M.-T. Wolfram, Identification of non-linearities in transport-diffusion models of crowded motion, Inverse Problems and Imaging 7(4) 2013, (published version)
  14. L.A. Caffarelli, P.A. Markowich, J.-F. Pietschmann, On a price formation free boundary model by Lasry & Lions, C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris, Ser. I, Volume 349, Issues 11-12, 2011(arXiv, published version)
  15. M. Burger, P.A. Markowich, J.F. Pietschmann, Continuous Limit of a Crowd Motion and Herding Model: Analysis and Numerical Simulations,Kinetic and Related Modells, Volume 4, Issue 4, 2011, (preprint, published version)
  16. M. Di Francesco, P.A. Markowich, J.F. Pietschmann, M.T. Wolfram, On the Hughes’ model of pedestrian flow: The one-dimensional case, J. Diff. Eq. Volume 250, Issue 3, 1 pp. 1334-1362, 2011 (preprint, published version)
  17. M. Burger, M. Di Francesco, J.-F. Pietschmann and B. Schlake, Nonlinear Cross-Diffusion with Size Exclusion, 2010, SIAM J. Math. Anal. Volume 42, Issue 6, pp. 2842-2871, 2010 (published version)
  18. B. Düring, P.A. Markowich, J.-F. Pietschmann, M.-T. Wolfram, Boltzmann and Fokker-Planck Equations modelling Opinion Formation in the Presence of Strong Leaders, Proc. Royal Soc. A., 465(2112), p. 3687-3708, 2009, (preprint, published version)
  19. P.A. Markowich, N. Matevosyan, J.-F. Pietschmann, M.-T. Wolfram, On a parabolic free boundary equation modeling price formation, Math. Models Methods Appl. Sci., 11(19), 1929-1957, 2009, (preprint, published version)

Conference Proceedings and Book Chapters

  1. B. Schlake, J.-F. Pietschmann Lane Formation in a Microscopic Model and the corresponding Partial Differential Equation, 1st IEEE Workshop on Modeling, Simulation and Visual Analysis of Large Crowds, Barcelona
  2. J.-F. Pietschmann The connection between microscopic and macroscopic models for pedestrian movement with applications to lane formation. To appear in: Modeling, Simulation, and Visual Analysis of Large Crowds, Springer Verlag.


  1. J.-F. Pietschmann On Some Partial Differential Equation Models in Socio-Economic Contexts - Analysis and Numerical Simulations, Ph.D. thesis, University of Cambridge, 2011, pdf
  2. J.-F. Pietschmann Long-Time Behaviour of Nonlinear Fokker-Planck Equations, Master thesis (Diplom), University of Münster, 2008, pdf
  3. J.-F. Pietschmann Development of a Novel Readout System for Small Animal Positron Emission Tomography, Master thesis (Diplom), University of Münster, 2008, pdf



  • Cells in Motion, Flexible Funds, Exploring the role of vesicle transport and cell morphology during neuronal polarization: imaging and modeling approaches, with A. Püschel, 2017-2018
  • Inverse Problems for Drift-Diffusion Equations with Applications to Chemotaxis and Synthetic Nanopores, DFG Einzelantrag (“eigene Stelle”), 2015-2017
  • PostDoc stipend, Daimler und Benz Stiftung, 2013-2016
  • New mathematical models and methods for a better understanding of synthetic nanopores, DAAD travel funding with Z. Siwy (UC Irvine), 2012-2015
  • Forward and Inverse Problems in Non-Linear Drift-Diffusion, DFG Einzelantrag (“eigene Stelle”), 2012-2015


Date Course
WS 201718 Lecture Analysis III, Universität Osnabrück
WS 201718 Seminar “Elemente der Mathematik”, Universität Osnabrück
WS 201617 Seminar on homogenization, together with Prof. C. Zeppieri, WWU Münster
SS 2015 Teaching assistant: Introduction to partial differential equations (Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Dieter Bothe). TU Darmstadt
SS 2014 Lecture: Computational Inverse Problems, with M. Schlottbom. TU Darmstadt, lecture notes
28.6-1.7. 2012 Mini-course: “Inverse Problems for Partial Differential Equations”, Weissensee Summercamp part1, part2, part3
WS 20112012 Lecture: “Inverse und schlecht gestellte Probleme”, together with Dr. F. Wübbeling.
MT 2009 Supervision, Lecture Partial Differential Equations (Univ. Cambridge)
MT 2008 Supervision and Preparation of Example Sheets, Lecture Partial Differential Equations (Univ. Cambridge)

Short CV

Short CV

For a complete CV (in german) see here.

date Event
since 72018 Professor, TU Chemnitz
12018 Habilitation (venia legendi), WWU Münster
102017-32018 Vertretungsprofessur, Universität Osnabrück
72015-62018 Post-Doc, WWU Münster
112012-62015 Post-Doc, TU Darmstadt
22012-82012 Post-Doc, Center for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, KTH, Stockholm
100211-12012 Post-Doc, Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics, University of Münster
102008-112011 PhD Student in Cambridge, Thesis: On Some Partial Differential Equation Models in Socio-Economic Contexts - Analysis and Numerical Simulations
102008 Master in Mathematics (Mathediplom), Title: Long-time Behaviour of nonlinear Fokker-Planck equations, Supervisor: Prof. Martin Burger, thesis
62008 Master in Physics (Physikdiplom), Title: Development of a Novel Readout System for Small Animal Positron Emmision Tomography, Supervisor: Prof. Johannes Wessels, thesis