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Head of Chair

Marc Timme, Prof. Dr. rer. nat., MA

TU Dresden Strategic Professor and Chair for Network Dynamics, bridging the cfaed with the Institute for Theoretical Physics. Marc is interested in building mathematical, conceptual and algorithmic foundations towards an understanding of the collective nonlinear dynamics of networks and complex systems. Applications fields include biological and bio-inspired technical systems, future-compliant mobility and energy systems, network economy & sustainability as well as network inverse problems of inference, design, and control. Enjoys swimming, hiking, philosophy -- and science.

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Twitter: @MarcTimme

Research inquiries:

e-mail: marc.timme
Phone: +49 351 463 34512 / 43972
Offices: BZW A411 / BAR IV68


Manuela Merkel

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Secretary, primary contact

E-Mail: manuela.merkel
Phone: +49 351 463 39922

Barkhausen-Bau, Helmholtzstr. 18

Gundula Schädlich

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Secretary, teaching inquiries

E-Mail: gundula.schaedlich
Phone: +49 351 463 33846

Bürogebäude Zellescher Weg, Zellescher Weg 17
BZW A110

Senior Researchers

Dr. rer. nat. Malte Schröder

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Senior researcher, Head of Research Team "Collective dynamics of sustainable mobility"

Phone: +49 351 463 43976

From Germany, studied at the University and the MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen, joined in March 2018. Research Interest include statistical physics of network formation, percolation and phase transitions in these models as well as collective dynamics on networks, synchronization and especially the impact of optimization and economic constraints on these systems. Enjoys board games, all kinds of puzzles and cycling.

Seungjae Lee

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Originally from S. Korea, studied at Technische Universität München in Bayern. Interested in dynamical systems, stability analysis, collective phenomena and dimension reduction methods in a system of coupled oscillators, and mathematical physics. Enjoys watching baseball (LG Twins)/ football (FC Bayern München) games and also interested in biographies of physicists and mathematicians.

Research Associates

M.Sc. Andreas Bossert

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E-Mail: andreas.bossert

From Latvia, studied in Göttingen. Andy joined in January 2021 to research on applications of data science, mobility, agent-based simulations and artificial intelligence. Enjoys traveling, tinkering with cars or anything that moves, playing chess and fishing.

M.Sc. Ventsislava Kaykieva

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Research associate

E-Mail: ventsislava.kaykieva

From Bulgaria, trained as an environmental scientist in Halle and Dresden, with a postgraduate degree in project management. Joined in June 2020. Currently focusing on the complex world of nonlinear dynamics and its applications. Enjoys cooking and baking, reading fiction, caring for plants and talking nonsense in English.

M.Sc. Leif Sörensen

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E-Mail: leif.soerensen

From Germany, studied International Economics in Göttingen, Bayreuth and Tokyo. His current research interests include the economics of demand driven mobility solutions and shared mobility in Europe and developing countries. Enjoys traveling, drawing and sports.

M.Sc. David Stein

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From Germany, studied in Dresden. Joined in October 2017. Current research interests include mobility, especially transitions in collective autonomous dynamics. Enjoys music, reading and programming.

Dr. rer. nat. David Storch

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Research associate


From Germany, studied physics and economics in Göttingen and Stellenbosch (South Africa). Research interests include collective phenomena in urban mobility systems, pattern formation in shared mobility modes, network flows, as well as seamless integration of multimodal mobility services. Enjoys long-distance running and cycling.

PhD Students

B.Sc. Georg Börner

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From Cologne, Germany. Studied physics in Dresden and Leipzig. Current research interests: network reconstruction, bio-inspired computing and data security in AI systems. Enjoys playing musical instruments, reading, cooking, and building things.

Felix Jung

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E-Mail: felix.jung

From Germany, studied Physics in Göttingen. Hands-on experience in operating ridepooling systems. Now focused on gaining insight into fundamental principles of individual human mobility. Broadly interested in social physics. Enjoys programming and being outdoors, hiking, biking and climbing.

M.Sc. Verena Krall

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From Germany, studied Physics in Tuebingen and Oulu (Finland). Joined in May 2019. Her current research interests include effects of network topologies on mobility dynamics. Enjoys singing, reading and writing.

M.Sc. Philip Marszal

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Joined in 2018. From Germany, studied Physics in Göttingen. Current interests include nonlinear dynamics, collective dynamics, pattern formation and statistical mechanics of human behavior with a focus on human mobility. Main research revolves around mobility systems exhibiting emergent collective behaviour. Enjoys programming, reading, learning and nature.

M.Sc. Kush Mohan Mittal

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E-Mail: kush_mohan.mittal

From India, studied Physics in Paris, Hamburg and Pune. Current research interests include exploring complex mobility phenomenon primarily in the context of public transport systems. Enjoys hiking, careless dancing and seeing Manchester United win.


M.Sc. Raoul Schmidt

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From Germany, studied physics, mainly in Dresden. Main research interests include network reconstruction, perturbation spreading, modeling and analysis of energy systems and subgraph matching. Enjoys reading, hiking, climbing, cycling and playing the guitar when not occupied with the serious things in life. Joined in 2018.

B.Sc. Christoph Steinacker

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From Germany, studied in Dresden and Pohang (South Korea). Joined in October 2019. Current research interests include mobility, especially improving the bikeability of cities. Enjoys video games, movies and music.

M.Sc. Moritz Thümler

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From Germany, laboratory technician trained in Germany and South Korea, studied physics in Darmstadt. Gained experience in industry in the fields of liquid crystals, satellite data analytics and the financial industry. Joined in 2019. His current research interests include dynamic network responses to fluctuations, synchronization and power grid dynamics. Enjoys cycling, hiking and traveling.

M.Sc. Paul Wilhelm

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From Dresden, joined in May 2018. Interested in neural networks and sensory processing. Enjoys biking and rap music.


B.Sc. Benjamin Köhler (2022-2023), Master student
Dr. rer. nat. Fábio Schittler Neves (2018-2022), Postdoc
M.Sc. Charlotte Lotze (2019-2023), PhD
Dr. Rahul O R (2020-2022), Postdoc
Dr. Jan Schlüter (2021-2022), Postdoc
Dr. rer. nat. Jose Casadiego (2018-2019), Postdoc
Dr. rer. nat. Benjamin Schäfer (2018-2019), Postdoc
M.Sc. Guosong Lin (2018-2021), PhD
B.Sc. Stefan Koch (2022), Master student
B.Sc. Leander Haase (2022), Master student
B.Sc. Benjamin Sauer (2021-2022), Master student
Moritz Piepel
B.Sc. Jakob Lindermeir (2021-2022), Master student
Thanh-Tien Tenh Cong
B.Sc. Robin Zech (2020), Master student
B.Sc. Arash Akrami (2019-2020), Master student
B.Sc. Max Bolle (2020), Master student
M.Sc. Thomas Gaskin (2022), Guest