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Dr. Christian Zillinger

  • Englerstrasse 2
    76131 Karlsruhe

You can find information about my junior research group "Stability and Instability in Fluids and Materials" in the CRC 1173 on its project page.


Next term we will offer a seminar on microstructures in materials and fluids (joint with Xian Liao). A first meeting to assign talks will be held online on September 30.
If you are interested in the seminar, please send an email to christian.zillinger(a)kit.edu

Current List of Courses
Semester Titel Typ
Winter Semester 2020/21 Seminar


My research interests are in partial differential equations motivated by physical problems in particular fluid dynamics and material sciences and include:

  • Mixing as a (de)stabilizing mechanism in fluids and inviscid damping.
  • Cascades of resonances and instabilities in fluids and plasmas.
  • Convex integration and microstructures in materials. Rigidity and flexibility.
  • Vortex filaments.
  • Magnetic fluids.
  • Partial dissipation in the Boussinesq equations.

You can find a list of my publications on the arxiv, in my google scholar profile and in my OrcId profile.

I obtained my PhD under the supervision of Herbert Koch at the University of Bonn and have been an assistant professor (NTT) at the University of Southern California and a postdoctoral fellow at BCAM.