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“I am fascinated by how the same abstract mathematical techniques can be used successfully to describe and understand the most diverse phenomena in nature, technology, and society.’’

Research profile

Georg Prokert is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).

His research is in the area of applied functional analysis, or more precisely, the application of methods from functional analysis to nonlinear evolution equations arising from free and moving boundary problems. Such problems originate, for example, from continuum mechanics, mathematical biology, or electrodynamics. The results obtained typically concern well-posedness of these problems and qualitative properties of the solutions, as well as limit behavior for small parameters. This contributes to the theoretical understanding of the underlying problems, both in mathematical and in modeling terms, and can provide useful preliminary information for numerical simulations.

Academic background

Georg Prokert received his Diploma degree in Mathematics from TU Dresden in 1993 and his PhD degree in Mathematics from TU Eindhoven in 1997. He worked as a scientific assistant at the universities of Kassel (1997-2000) and Leipzig (2000-2001). Since 2001 he is a lecturer at the chair of Applied Analysis within the Center of Analysis, Scientific Computing, and Applications (CASA) at TU Eindhoven.

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Research Output

Well-posedness for a moving boundary model of an evaporation front in a porous medium

Lippoth, F. & Prokert, G., 1 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Mathematical Fluid Mechanics. 21, 3, 31 p., 40.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
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    A moving boundary problem for the Stokes equations involving osmosis: Variational modelling and short-time well-posedness

    Lippoth, F., Peletier, M. A. & Prokert, G., 1 Aug 2016, In : European Journal of Applied Mathematics. 27, 4, p. 647-666 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
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    A new model for fungal hyphae growth using the thin viscous sheet equations

    de Jong, T. G., Prokert, G. & Hulshof, J., 2016, Mathematical Analysis of Continuum Mechanics and Industrial Applications. Itou, H., Kimura, M., Chalupecký, V., Ohtsuka, K., Tagami, D. & Takada, A. (eds.). Dordrecht: Springer, p. 175-184 (Mathematics for Industry; vol. 26).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

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    Stability of equilibria of a two-phase Stokes-osmosis problem

    Lippoth, F. & Prokert, G., 1 Jan 2016, In : Interfaces and Free Boundaries. 18, 2, p. 161-179 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Book review: Asymptotic behavior of dynamical systems in fluid mechanics

    Prokert, G., 2015, In : Nieuw Archief voor Wiskunde. 5/16, 1, p. 65-66 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook reviewProfessional

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    Advanced calculus

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    Analysis 1

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    Evolution equations

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    Student theses

    Categorizing models for water waves

    Author: Nijhuis, T., 2011

    Supervisor: Prokert, G. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Differential equations driven by rough signals

    Author: Verstraelen, L. H., 31 Aug 2018

    Supervisor: Prokert, G. (Supervisor 1) & Portegies, J. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Effect of laser beam profile on the deformation of a tin droplet

    Author: Bras, T. C., 7 Sep 2018

    Supervisor: Gelderblom, H. (Supervisor 1) & Prokert, G. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Energy levels in one-dimensional hydrogen atoms and Rydberg crystals

    Author: van der Weerden, T., 2014

    Supervisor: Kokkelmans, S. (Supervisor 1) & Prokert, G. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Linear stability of a moving boundary value problem in a two-phase porous medium flow

    Author: Cotino, A. A., 31 Aug 2017

    Supervisor: Prokert, G. (Supervisor 1) & Tse, O. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Bachelor