Christoph Kirsch
Christoph Kirsch

senior lecturer
Contact information
Institute of Computational Physics
Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Technikumstrasse 71
8401 Winterthur
Switzerland
TN building, office O2.50
+41 (0)58 934 70 48
christoph.kirsch@zhaw.chZHAW database entry
Short CV
2018–presentsenior lecturer at Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur, Switzerland
2012–2018research associate at Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur, Switzerland
2009–2012postdoc and lecturer at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
2007–2009postdoc at Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
2006–2007postdoc at Institut Élie Cartan, Nancy, France
2005–2006postdoc at INRIA Rocquencourt, France
2001–2005graduate studies at University of Basel, Switzerland. PhD (applied mathematics)
1996–2001undergraduate and graduate studies at ETH Zürich, Switzerland. MSc in mathematics
1982–1996primary and secondary schools in Nänikon, Greifensee, and Zürich, Switzerland
1975born on December 20 in Uster (ZH), Switzerland
Research
  • my Google Scholar profile
  • publications and preprints
  • topics
    • mathematical modeling and numerical simulation of light propagation through structured surfaces
    • mathematical modeling and numerical simulation of exciton dynamics in organic semiconductor materials
    • mathematical modeling and parameter estimation for heat and mass transfer in biological tissue
    • numerical simulation of heat transfer and charge transport in large-area optoelectronic semiconductor devices
    • mathematical modeling and numerical simulation of light outcoupling in organic light-emitting diodes
    • mathematical modeling, numerical simulation, and optimization of light absorption and charge carrier transport in organic solar cells
    • mathematical modeling and numerical simulation of gel drying (in German)
    • mathematical modeling and numerical simulation of electromagnetic wave propagation in a plasma
    • mathematical models for wave propagation in domains with thin slots
    • numerical methods for multiple scattering problems
    • non-reflecting boundary conditions for wave propagation in large/unbounded domains
Teaching
  • since fall 2012: lecturer at Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur, Switzerland
    • XXM4.AN1 – Analysis 1 (fall 2021, 2020)
    • XXM4.AN2 – Analysis 2 (spring 2022, 2021)
    • XXM5.AN3 – Analysis 3 (fall 2021, 2020)
    • XXM4.NUM – Numerik (spring 2022, 2021)
    • MAE1 – Mathematik: Analysis für Ingenieure 1 (fall 2017, 2016, 2013)
    • MAE2 – Mathematik: Analysis für Ingenieure 2 (spring 2018, 2017, 2014)
    • MAE3 – Mathematik: Analysis für Ingenieure 3 (fall 2019, 2015, 2014)
    • MAE4 – Mathematik: Analysis für Ingenieure 4 (spring 2020, 2017, 2016, 2015)
    • MAG2 – Mathematik: Analysis und Geometrie 2 (spring 2013)
    • MANIT1 – Mathematik: Analysis 1 (fall 2018)
    • MANIT2 – Mathematik: Analysis 2 (spring 2019)
    • MND1 – Mathematik: Numerik und Differenzialgleichungen 1 (fall 2019)
    • MND2 – Mathematik: Numerik und Differenzialgleichungen 2 (spring 2020, 2018)
    • MNEU – Mathematik: Numerik für Energie- und Umwelttechnik (fall 2014)
    • MNUM – Mathematik: Numerische Methoden (fall 2018, 2017, 2016)
    • MLAE1 – Mathematik: Lineare Algebra für Ingenieure 1 (fall 2015)
    • MLAE2 – Mathematik: Lineare Algebra für Ingenieure 2 (spring 2016)
    • NTS1-P – Natur, Technik und Systeme 1 Praktikum (fall 2012)
    • August 2015 – January 2017: Certificate of Advanced Studies in University Didactics
  • spring 2011: lecturer at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
  • 2001–2005: assistant at University of Basel, Switzerland
    • Angewandte Analysis (M. Grote; winter 03/04)
    • Angewandte Stochastik (C. Luchsinger; summer 04)
    • Computational Differential Equations (L. Beilina and M. Shishlenin; winter 04/05)
    • Einführung in die Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie und Statistik (C. Luchsinger; winter 04/05, 03/04)
    • Numerik I (M. Grote; summer 02)
    • Numerik II (M. Grote; winter 02/03, summer 01)
    • Numerische Integration für zeitabhängige Differenzialgleichungen (A. Abdulle; summer 05)
    • Praktikum I (M. Grote; winter 02/03, 01/02)
    • Praktikum II (M. Grote; summer 03, 02)
    • Projekt (A. Abdulle and M. Grote; summer 05)
    • Seminar Analysis/Numerik (C. Bandle and M. Grote; summer 01)
    • Seminar Numerik (M. Grote; summer 04)
    • Seminararbeit «Optimierung der Unterhaltskosten eines Leitungs- und Strassensystems» (M. Grote; summer 04)
    • Statistische Methoden (C. Luchsinger; summer 03)
    • Webseiten-Betreuung (winter 01/02)
last change: August 4, 2021