Electromagnetic Field Theory

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Ursula van Rienen

Room Ex 105a ("Experimental" building)

Tel.: +49 (0) 381 498-7070
Fax: +49 (0) 381 498-7081

E-Mail: ursula.van-rienen(at)uni-rostock.de

Office: Mrs. Krebs

Curriculum Vitae
  • 2017 – 2025: Spokesperson of the DFG Collaborative Research Center 1270 ELAINE
  • 2013 – 2019: Member of the Executive Board of the Department Life, Light & Matter, Interdisciplinary Faculty, University of Rostock, Germany
  • 2009 – 2013: Vice-Rector for Research and Research Training, University of Rostock, Germany
  • 2008 – 2017: Spokesperson of the DFG Research Training Group 1505 welisa
  • 2006 – 2008: Chair of the Fakultätentag für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik e.V (FTEI, the association of university faculties in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology in Germany; ex officio: Executive Board of the umbrella association 4ING), Germany
  • 2004 – 2006: Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Rostock, Germany
  • 2002 – 2019: Coordinator and Chair of the Examination Board for the International Master's Programme Computational (Science and) Engineering
  • Since 1997: Full Professor (C4) for Electromagnetic Field Theory at the University of Rostock, Germany
  • 1997: Post-doctoral lecturing qualification (habilitation), Prof. Dr. T. Weiland, Prof. Dr. P. Rentrop, Electromagnetic Field Theory as well as Scientific Computing, TH Darmstadt, Germany. Topic of the habilitation thesis: "Linear Equation Systems in Numerical Computation of Fields"
  • 1997: Academic Assistant (C1), Group leader at the Chair of Theory of Electromagnetic Fields (TEMF), TH Darmstadt, Germany
  • 1995 – 1997: Women’s representative of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, TH Darmstadt, Germany
  • 1995 – 1997: Scholarship holder of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and lecturer | Group leader at TEMF, TH Darmstadt, Germany
  • 1990 – 1995: Post-doctoral researcher, TEMF, TH Darmstadt, Germany
  • 1986: Guest scientist at the Accelerator Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
  • 1983 – 1989: Doctoral Candidate at the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchroton (DESY), Foundation in Hamburg, Germany | Thesis defense in the Department of Mathematics at the Technical University of Darmstadt. Topic of the dissertation: "On the Numerical Computation of Time-Harmonic Electromagnetic Fields in Open, Cylindrically Symmetric Structures Using Multigrid Methods"
  • 1976 – 1983: Study of Mathematics at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn
    • 1983: Diploma with a minor in Operations Research. Topic of the diploma thesis: "Numerical Solution of Linear Equation Systems under a priori Accuracy Requirements with Applications in Network Theory"
    • 1979: Intermediate diploma with a minor in Physics
Awards | Committees | Positions
  • Since 2020: Member of the Management and Mentoring Board of the National High-Performance Computing Center for Computational Engineering Science (NHR4CES)
  • Since 2019: Chairperson of the Board of "Rostock Center for Interdisciplinary Research" (ROCINI)
  • 2016: Inducted into acatech, the National Academy of Science and Engineering
  • Since 2010: Board Member of the Competence Centre Technology-Diversity-Equal Opportunities e. V.
  • Since 2010: Member of AcademiaNet
  • 2016 – 2024: Member of the Scientific advisory committee, Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP Greifswald)
  • 2009 – 2018: Member of the Standing Commission for Research in Germany and Europe (including Research Infrastructures) of the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK)
  • 2014 – 2017: Member of the International Expert Commission of the Elite Network of Bavaria
  • 2008 – 2016: Member of the DFG Review Board for Electrical Engineering and Interdisciplinary Section of Medical Technology
  • 2014 – 2015: Mentorship in the Helmholtz Mentoring Programme "In Führung gehen" ("To gain the Lead")
  • 2011, 2013, 2015: Member of the ERC Advanced Grant Panel PE7 subset B
  • 2011 – 2014: Co-Editor of Advances in Radio Science for Section B: Fields and Waves
  • 2009 – 2012: Role Model in the VDI Project MINTalente (Talents in the subjects of mathematics, informatics, natural science and technology)
  • 2009 – 2012: Centre Council of the Rostock Centre for the Study of Demographic Change
  • 2009 – 2010: Member of the Evaluation Group for Electrical Engineering and Information Technology for the Research Rating of the German Science and Humanities Council (WR)
  • 2010: Panel of Experts, The G8 Research Councils Initiative on Multilateral Research Funding, Interdisciplinary Programme on Application Software towards Exascale Computing for Global Scale Issues
  • 2006 – 2011: Advisory Board "Computational Engineering", Jülich Research Centre
  • 2000 – 2006: DFG Commission on IT Infrastructure of the German Research Foundation
  • 1999: Prize of the Association of Friends of the Technical University of Darmstadt e. V. (Ernst Ludwig University Society) for the habilitation thesis
  • Chair of four conferences with more than 100 participants, plus several workshops. Of the four conferences, two were international
    • 11th International Computational Accelerator Physics Conference (ICAP 2012)
    • 3rd International Workshop on Scientific Computing in Electrical Engineering (SCEE 2000)
  • Editorial Board Member Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience
  • Editorial Board Member for ca. ten conference series, including:
    • International Conference on Scientific Computing in Electrical Engineering (SCEE, one of the two organizers of the first conference in 1997, since then a member of the program committee, biennial),
    • COMPUMAG Conference on the Computation of Electromagnetic Fields (since 1999, biennial)
    • IEEE Conference on Electromagnetic Field Computation (CEFC, since 2000, biennial)
    • International Conference on Computation in Electromagnetics (CEM, since 2008, triennial)
  • Reviewer for (selection):
    • Alexander von Humboldt Research Award
    • Lise Meitner Prize of the State of Hessen
    • German Research Foundation (DFG)
    • European Research Council Executive Agency (ERC)
    • Swiss National Science Foundation (FNSNF)
    • Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)
    • Fondation Recherche Médicale, and more