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. O. Weißenborn, S. Geller, M. Gude, F. Post, S. Praetorius, A. Voigt, S. Aland, Deformation Analysis of Polymer Foams under Compression Load using In Situ Computed Tomography and Finite Element Simulation Methods, (submitted 04/2016)
  2. A. Voigt, F. Alaimo, S. Praetorius: A mesoscopic field theoretical approach for active systems, (submitted, arXiv)
  3. S. Ling, W. Marth, S. Praetorius, A. Voigt: An adaptive finite element multi-mesh approach for interacting deformable objects in flow. Comp. Meth. Appl. Math., (2016), (article)
  4. Simon Praetorius: Efficient Solvers for the Phase-Field Crystal Equation - Development and Analysis of a Block-Preconditioner, PhD thesis (2015) (download)
  5. 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)
  6. S. Praetorius, A. Voigt: A Navier Stokes Phase Field Crystal Model for Colloidal Suspensions, J. Chem. Phys. 142, 154904 (2015) (article)
  7. K. Padberg-Gehle, S. Reuther, S. Praetorius, A. Voigt: Transfer operator-based extraction of coherent features on surfaces. (accepted)
  8. 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)
  9. W. Marth, S. Praetorius, A. Voigt: A mechanism for cell motility by active polar gels. J. R. Soc. Interface, 12 (107), (2015) (article)
  10. 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)
  11. 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)
  12. C. Jäger, S. Praetorius and A. Voigt: Super-resolution of images using area preserving geometric evolution laws. ISRN Computer Graphics, 2012 (2012) (article)
  13. 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)
  14. 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)
  15. Simon Praetorius: Interacting Particles in Flowing Solvents - Modeling, Numerics and High-Performance Computing, Mather's thesis / Diplomarbeit (2011) (download)

AMDiS Usergroup

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

Teaching SS2016

Teaching WS2015

Teaching SS2015

Teaching WS2014

Teaching SS2014

Teaching WS2013/14

Teaching SS2013

Teaching WS2012/13

Teaching SS2012

Teaching WS2011/12

Dr. 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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