Muhammad Hassan

Department of Mathematics
RWTH Aachen University
Schinkelstr. 2
D-52062 Aachen

Office: 229 (Rogowski building, 2nd floor)
Phone: +49 (0) 241 80 98 671
Email:Muhammad Hassan

About Me

I'm a Phd student at the MathCCES working under the supverision of Prof. Dr. Benjamin Stamm. I dabbled a bit in a range of mathematical sub-fields during my graduate studies including fluid dynamics (super fancy simulations!) and stochastic differential equations (still gives me nightmares!) before joining Dr. Stamm's research group. While I continue to study PDEs, the equations usually arise from (or have applications in) electrostatic phenomena in Chemistry and Physics.

Office Hours

I'm usually in my office after 10:00 am. Feel free to drop by if you have a question, or just want to discuss interesting mathematical problems!


  • 06/2016 - present: Ph.D. student at the MathCCES, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • 09/2013 - 04/2016: M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics, ETH Zürich, Switzerland.

Research interests

  • Broadly speaking, I work on the numerical analysis of elliptic partial differential equations that arise, for instance, in solvation models in Chemistry or electrostatics problems in Physics. Often these PDEs are posed on unbounded domains so we adopt an integral equation approach, sometimes coupled with a domain decomposition strategy. The goal of my research is to analyse these formulations and answer questions about well-posedness, convergence of approximate solutions, and a priori error estimates.
  • During my MS thesis, I studied shock instability and the so-called Carbuncle phenomenon in supersonic and hypersonic flows. My thesis presented the results of numerical simulations to explore the effectiveness of the entropy measure valued solution framework, which was developed by U. Fjordholm and S. Mishra, in resolving this instability phenomenon. This thesis was supervised by Prof. Dr. Siddhartha Mishra at the Seminar for Applied Mathematics at ETH.

Research Activities

Workshops, Conferences and Mini-Schools
  • October 2017 Annual Meeting of the “Modelling, Analysis and Simulation of Molecular Systems” GAMM activity Group RWTH Aachen.
  • January 2017 GDR CORREL Mini-school on Mathematics in Electronic Structure Theory, Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions, UPMC, Paris
  • January 2017 * On the numerical analysis of the ddCOSMO Algorithm*, Young Researchers Workshop on Mathematical Methods in Quantum Chemistry, Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions, UPMC, Paris
  • February 2016 * Exploring the Carbuncle Phenomenon using the Framework of Entropy Measure Valued Solutions *CCES Seminar, RWTH Aachen.
External Research Visits
  • December 2017, Two week visit to the Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions, UPMC, Paris for discussions with Prof. Yvon Maday and Prof. Xavier Claeys.


Full-Time Teaching assistant for

  • Analysis für Informatiker (WS 2017-2018) RWTH Aachen
  • Mathematical Aspects of Computational Chemistry (SS 2017) RWTH Aachen
  • Mathematische Grundlagen I (WS 2016-2017) RWTH Aachen
  • Mathematical Aspects of Computational Chemistry (June-July 2017) RWTH Aachen
  • Mathematische Grundlagen II (June-July 2016) RWTH Aachen

Part-Time Teaching assistant for

  • Topics in Mathematical and Computational Fluid Dynamics (February-May 2016) ETH Zürich
  • Computational Methods for Engineering Applications II (WS 2015-16) ETH Zürich

Additionally, I was a Tutor for CAMMP week pro during the Summer Semester of 2017.


  • Exploring the Carbuncle Phenomenon in Hypersonic flows using the Framework of Entropy Measure Valued Solutions, Master thesis, M. Hassan, ETH Zürich, 2015.

Semester Projects

  • The Girsanov Transformation Theorem Revisited, Semester Project in the Numerical Analysis of Stochastic Ordinary Differential Equations, ETH Zürich, 2015
  • Entropy Stable Schemes for Hyperbolic Conservations Laws, Semester Project in the Numerical Analysis of Hyperbolic Partial Differential Equations, ETH Zürich, 2015
  • Minkowski's Theorem and Ideal Class Groups, Semester Project in Algebraic Number Theory, LUMS Pakistan, 2012.

Theses and Projects Supervised

  • Efficient solvers for computing the scalar magnetic potential for multiple spheres, MS Thesis of Christian Bauer- Co-supervised with Prof. Benjamin Stamm, RWTH Aachen, 2017.

Undergraduate Publications

  • A. Khan, M. Hassan and M. Imran. Estimating the basic reproduction number for single- strain dengue fever epidemics. Infectious diseases of poverty 3.1 (2014): 12.
  • M. Imran, M. Hassan, M. Dur-E-Ahmad and A. Khan. A comparison of a deterministic and stochastic model for Hepatitis C with an isolation stage. Journal of biological dynamics 7.1 (2014): 276-301.

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