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Assoz. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Clemens Heitzinger
Associate Professor
Institute for Analysis and Scientific Computing
TU Vienna (Technical University Vienna)
Wiedner Hauptstraße 8–10/E101
A–1040 Vienna
Email: Clemens (dot) Heitzinger (at) TUWien (dot) ac (dot) at
Phone: +43 (1) 58801–10167
Fax: +43 (1) 58801–10196
My homepage at TU Vienna

Dr. Clemens Heitzinger
Adjunct Professor
School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (SoMSS)
Arizona State University (ASU)
P.O. Box 871804
Tempe, AZ 85287–1804
Email: Clemens (dot) Heitzinger (at) ASU (dot) edu


Cooperation Centers

Past Positions

Research Projects as Principal Investigator

Total funding so far: ≈ 2.1 M€.

  1. PI, START Project funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), PDE Models for Nanotechnology, Nov 2013 – Oct 2019 (projected). (9 out of 96 proposals were funded in an international competition among all areas of science.)

  2. PI, high-potential project funded by WWTF (Viennese Science and Technology Fund), Mathematics and Nanosensors, Jan 2010 – Dec 2013.

  3. PI, project funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), Mathematical Models and Characterization of BioFETs, Jan 2009 – Feb 2013.

  4. PI, jubilee-fund project funded by ÖAW (Austrian Academy of Sciences), Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Field-Effect Nano-Biosensors, Apr 2008 – June 2009. (2 out of 30 proposals were selected for funding.)

  5. Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), Mathematical Models for Nanoscale Semiconductor Device Engineering, Oct 2003 – Sep 2005.

Research Projects as Co-PI

  1. Co-PI, project funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), Cargo-Selective Transport with DNA Nanopores, TBD 2017 – 2020 (projected). PI: Stefan Howorka (UCL and University Linz); co-PIs: Peter Hinterdorfer (University Linz) and myself.

Organization of Thematic Programs, Workshops, and Minisymposia

  1. Eight-week thematic program Computational Uncertainty Quantification: Mathematical Foundations, Methodology and Data with five workshops at the Erwin Schrödinger Institute in Vienna in spring 2020. Organized jointly with Fabio Nobile (EPFL), Robert Scheichl (University of Bath), Christoph Schwab (ETHZ), Sara van de Geer (ETHZ), and Karen Willcox (MIT and ICES at UT Austin). Workshops:

    1. multilevel and multifidelity sampling methods in UQ for PDEs,

    2. approximation of high-dimensional parametric PDEs in forward UQ,

    3. PDE-constrained Bayesian inverse UQ: spatial statistical models and PDE discretizations,

    4. statistical estimation and machine learning in UQ for PDEs,

    5. UQ in kinetic and transport equations and in high-frequency wave propagation.

  2. Minisymposium Metamaterials at the SIAM Annual Meeting 2018 (SIAM AN18) in Portland, Oregon, USA, from 9 till 13 July 2018. Organized jointly with Boaz Blankrot (one of my PhD students).

  3. Minisymposium UQ for Kinetic Equations at the SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification 2018 (SIAM UQ18) in Garden Grove, California, USA, from 16 till 19 April 2018.

  4. Minisymposium Stochastic PDEs and Uncertainty Quantification with Applications in Engineering at the 19th European Conference on Mathematics for Industry (ECMI 2016) in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, from 13 till 17 June 2016. Organized jointly with Hermann Matthies (TU Braunschweig).

  5. Thematic program Modeling and Simulation of Nanostructures in Biology and Physics (NANO-10) at the Wolfgang Pauli Institute, Vienna, in 2010.

  6. Workshop on Nanostructures in Biology and Physics at the Wolfgang Pauli Institute, Vienna, from July 22 till July 25, 2008.

Postdoctoral Researchers and Students

Postdoctoral Researchers

  1. Amirreza Khodadadian (PhD University of Vienna; December 2017 – October 2018),

  2. Jose A. Morales E. (PhD UT Austin; October 2016 – September 2018),

  3. Gerhard Tulzer (PhD TU Wien; April 2015 – June 2016),

  4. Martin Vasicek (PhD TU Wien; January 2010 – January 2012).

PhD Students

  1. Stefan Baumgartner (defense December 2012; PhD thesis),

  2. Boaz Blankrot (TBD),

  3. Alena Bulyha (defense July 2011, co-advised),

  4. Amirreza Khodadadian (defense November 2017; PhD thesis),

  5. Gregor Mitscha-Baude (TBD),

  6. Daniel Pasterk (TBD),

  7. Leila Taghizadeh (TBD),

  8. Gerhard Tulzer (defense April 2015; PhD thesis).

Master's Students

  1. Claus Aichinger (master's thesis),

  2. Stefan Baumgartner (master's thesis),

  3. Andreas Buttinger-Kreuzhuber (master's thesis),

  4. Clemens Etl (master's thesis),

  5. Caroline Geiersbach (master's thesis),

  6. Armin Jagersberger (TBD),

  7. Klemens Katterbauer (master's thesis),

  8. Marina Rehrl (master's thesis),

  9. Stefan Rigger (master's thesis),

  10. Benjamin Stadlbauer (master's thesis).

Undergraduate Students

  1. Gudmund Pammer,

  2. Stefan Rigger,

  3. Patrick Schneider,

  4. Benjamin Stadlbauer.


With joint publications:

Academic Service

Referee for Funding Agencies

  • FP7 (Seventh Framework Program of the European Commission),

  • NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada),

  • NSF (National Science Foundation).

Referee for Journals

  • AIP Advances,
  • Biosensors,
  • Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering (CMAME),
  • Computers and Mathematics with Applications,,
  • Computing in Science and Engineering,
  • Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems Series B (DCDS-B),
  • IEEE Access,
  • IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems,
  • IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience,
  • IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology,
  • IET Nanobiotechnology,
  • Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering,
  • Journal of Applied Mathematics,
  • Journal of Applied Physics,
  • Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics,
  • Journal of Computational Electronics (JCE),
  • Journal of Computational Physics (JCOMP),
  • Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry,
  • Journal of Experimental Nanoscience,
  • Journal of Mathematical Physics,
  • Journal of Statistical Physics,
  • (Mathematical Reviews),
  • Microsystem Technologies (MITE),
  • Multiscale Modeling and Simulation (MMS),
  • Nanoscale,
  • Physical Review B (PRB),
  • Physical Review E (PRE),
  • Sensors,
  • Sensors & Actuators: B Chemical,
  • SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics (SIAP).

Program Committees

Served on the program committees of numerous international conferences.

List of Publications

My list of publications is available at

I would be happy to send you preprints or reprints if you cannot download the papers from these two pages directly.