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Mark Peletier obtained an MSc in mathematics from Leiden University (cum laude), and a Diplôme d'Études Approfondies at the Laboratoire d'Analyse Numérique (now Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions) of Université Paris VI, both in 1992. He received his PhD at Leiden University (1997), and continued to work at the University of Bath (1997-1998) and the Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science in Amsterdam (1998-2004) before becoming a full professor in mathematics at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. His research interest focuses on differential equations and their applications to real-world systems. His work spans the spectrum from applied to fundamental, with mathematical contributions to biology, geology, chemistry, pattern formation, solid mechanics, fluid dynamics, and contributions to the theory of variational calculus and differential equations. Peletier received a VIDI grant in 2003, a VICI grant in 2011, and was a member of De Jonge Akademie from 2006 to 2011. He was visiting professor in London (2000), Bath (2007, 2010-11) and Vancouver (2008), and he serves on the editorial board of three international journals.

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Gradient Flow Mathematics
Large Deviations Mathematics
gradients Physics & Astronomy
Large Deviation Principle Mathematics
Particle System Mathematics
Fokker-Planck Equation Mathematics
Block copolymers Engineering & Materials Science
Gamma Convergence Mathematics

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Research Output 1994 2020

1 Citation (Scopus)

Fluctuation symmetry leads to GENERIC equations with non-quadratic dissipation

Kraaij, R. C., Lazarescu, A., Maes, C. & Peletier, M., Jan 2020, In : Stochastic Processes and their Applications. 130, 1, p. 139-170 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Large Deviations

An inequality connecting entropy distance, Fisher Information and large deviations

Hilder, B., Peletier, M. A., Sharma, U. & Tse, O., 1 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Stochastic Processes and their Applications.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Fisher Information
Large Deviations
Markov Jump Processes
5 Downloads (Pure)

A primer on stochastic processes

Peletier, M. A., 20 Mar 2019, Complexity science: an introduction. Peletier, M. A., van Santen, R. A. & Steur, E. (eds.). World Scientific, p. 183-198 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Stochastic Processes
Evolution Equation
Stochastic Equations
Random walk

Complexity science: an introduction

Peletier, M. A., van Santen, R. A. & Steur, E., 20 Mar 2019, World Scientific. 409 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookAcademic

Social Sciences

Convergence and non-convergence of many-particle evolutions with multiple signs

Garroni, A., van Meurs, P., Peletier, M. A. & Scardia, L., 1 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Empirical Measures
Dislocations (crystals)


stochastic processes
differential equations

Activities 2014 2015

  • 3 Editorial activity

European Journal of Applied Mathematics (Journal)

Mark Peletier (Editorial board member)
2015 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

Mathematics-in-Industry Case Studies (Journal)

Mark Peletier (Editor)
2015 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

Lecture Notes on Mathematical Modelling in the Life Sciences (Journal)

Mark Peletier (Editorial board member)
2014 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific


Applied functional analysis

1/09/15 → …


Calculus variant 2

1/09/11 → …


Programming and modelling

1/09/12 → …


Press / Media

Method to transform sunlight into movement

A.P.H.J. Schenning, M.A. Peletier, M.G. Debije & H. Friedrich


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Student theses

Analysis and development of a bifurcation element in a 1D wave propagation model for arterial blood flow

Author: Oosterwaal, M., 30 Nov 2007

Supervisor: van de Vosse, F. (Supervisor 1), Peletier, M. (Supervisor 2), Hilbers, P. (Supervisor 2), Rutten, M. (Supervisor 2) & Bessems, D. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

An FIR inequality for Markov jump processes on discrete state spaces

Author: Hilder, B., 31 Aug 2017

Supervisor: Peletier, M. (Supervisor 1), Schlottke, M. (Supervisor 2), Schneider, G. (External person) (External coach) & Sharma, U. (External coach)

Student thesis: Master


Chaotic oscillations of photoresponsive liquid crystal cantilevers

Author: Schol, C., 31 Aug 2018

Supervisor: Peletier, M. (Supervisor 1), van der Hofstad, R. (Supervisor 2) & Debije, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Computing with chemical reaction networks

Author: Buisman, H., 31 Aug 2006

Supervisor: Hilbers, P. (Supervisor 1), Peletier, M. (Supervisor 2), ten Eikelder, H. (Supervisor 2) & Liekens, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Estimation of entropy of random variables to analyze a stochastic model

Author: van Schooten, B. E., 14 Aug 2019

Supervisor: Peletier, M. (Supervisor 1), Hütter, M. (Supervisor 2) & Di Bucchianico, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Bachelor