Scientific Interests

  • Phase-Field Crystal model
  • Liquid crystals on curved interfaces
  • (multiphase) flow in porouse media
  • Flow of complex fluids
  • Implementing the Finite-Elemente method → AMDiS


  1. T. Witkowski, S. Ling, S. Praetorius, A. Voigt: Software concepts and numerical algorithms for a scalable adaptive parallel finite element method. Adv. Comput. Math., (2015) (article)
  2. S. Praetorius, A. Voigt: A Navier Stokes Phase Field Crystal Model for Colloidal Suspensions, J. Chem. Phys. 142, 154904 (2015) (article)
  3. K. Padberg-Gehle, S. Reuther, S. Praetorius, A. Voigt: Transfer operator-based extraction of coherent features on surfaces. (submitted)
  4. S. Tang, S. Praetorius, A. Voigt, Y.-M. Yu, J. Wang: Two-dimensional liquid crystalline growth within a phase-field-crystal model, Phys. Rev. E 92, 012504 (2015) (article)
  5. W. Marth, S. Praetorius, A. Voigt: A mechanism for cell motility by active polar gels. J. R. Soc. Interface, 12 (107), (2015) (article)
  6. S. Praetorius, A. Voigt: Development and Analysis of a Block-Preconditioner for the Phase-Field Crystal Equation, SIAM J. Sci. Comput., 37(3), B425–B451, (2015) (article)
  7. S. Reuther, S. Praetorius, K. Padberg-Gehle, A. Voigt: A minimal model for ocean surface currents - modeling, numerics and visualization. (submitted)
  8. S. Praetorius, A. Voigt, R. Wittkowski and H. Löwen: Structure and dynamics of interfaces between two coexisting liquid crystalline phases, Phys. Rev. E 87, 052406, (2013) (article)
  9. C. Jäger, S. Praetorius and A. Voigt: Super-resolution of images using area preserving geometric evolution laws. ISRN Computer Graphics, 2012 (2012) (article)
  10. S. Praetorius and A. Voigt: A Phase Field Crystal Approach for Particles in a Flowing Solvent. Macromolecular Theory and Simulations, 20 (2011) 541-547. (article)
  11. R. Backofen, M. Gräf, D. Potts, S. Praetorius, A. Voigt and T. Witkowski: A continuous approach to discrete ordering on S^2. Multiscale Modeling and Simulation, 9 (2011) 314-334 (article)

AMDiS Usergroup

  • Meeting 13-10-14, 11:10, A120: presentation
  • Meeting 13-05-22, 14:00, Communicationroom

Teaching SS2015

Teaching WS2014

Teaching SS2014

Teaching WS2013/14

Teaching SS2013

Teaching WS2012/13

Teaching SS2012

Teaching WS2011/12

Dipl.Math. Simon Praetorius

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“Mathematics: The (dark) art of avoiding unneccessary computations”


2015-Oct-12 | Lecture page added for scientific programming 2015

2015-Aug-26 | AMDiS-Workshop at 2015/09/22

2013-Jan-17 | 6th practice sheet is online

2013-Jan-09 | 5th practice sheet is online

2013-Jan-03 | 4th practice sheet is online


Simon Praetorius
Technical University Dresden
Faculty of Science
Institute of Scientific Computing
phone: +49 351 463-42377
visiting adress:
work Zellescher Weg 12 - 14
Willersbau, Room B 219
D-01069, Dresden Germany

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