Dr. Paolo Gatto



Department of Mathematics
RWTH Aachen University
Schinkelstraße 2
D-52062 Aachen

Room: 332a (Rogowski building, 3rd floor)
Phone: +49 (0)241 80 98673
Email: Paolo Gatto


Although my current interests lie primarily in numerical simulations and scientific computing, I am a mathematician by training. In fact, my original background was in numerical analysis and finite element theory. Over the course of time, my focus has shifted towards computational science. I have pursued graduate research in the field of continuous Galerkin hp-finite elements for fluid-structure interaction problems.

More recently, my research interests have broadened to numerical approximation of fractional-differential operators, nodal discontinuous Galerkin finite elements, and construction of preconditioners for wave propagation problems through randomized linear algebra techniques.

At the moment I am working on ddCOSMO, a recently developed numerical algorithm for solving the polarization equation for the Conductor-like Screening Model (COSMO).

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  • Nov 2016 - present: Post-doctoral Assistant, Center for Computational Engineering Science, RWTH University, Aachen, Germany
  • Sep 2014 - Oct 2016: Post-doctoral Assistant, Ecolé Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • May 2013 - Aug 2014 : Post-doctoral Research Associate, Brown University, Providence, RI, U.S.A.
  • Jan 2013 - Apr 2013 : Post-doctoral Fellow, The Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES), UT Austin, Austin, TX, U.S.A.
  • Dec 2012 : Ph.D. in Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, U.S.A.
  • Dec 2006 : M.S. in Applied Mathematics, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Pavia, Italy

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