Guido Kanschat

Professor and Associate Director
Heidelberg University

Guido Kanschat works in the fields of Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing, in particular analysis and implementation of finite element methods. Here, he focuses on applications of Discontinuous Galerkin Methods to applications in radiative transport and coupled flow problems. His work involves the development and analysis of discretization schemes as well as efficient multigrid solvers and their implementation.

He is coauthor and one of the founders of the deal.II software project, which provides Open Source infrastructure for finite element calculations. He was awarded the 2007 Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software for this project together with Wolfgang Bangerth and Ralf Hartmann. He is founding editor of the Archive of Numerical Software and a strong advocate for Open Source Software and the recognition of the intellectual achievement in numerical software.

Principal Investigator

Further information

Responsibilities at home organisation
Responsibilities within the project
Research interests of relevance to the RTG Big data in the Bioscience
International experience
Field of Expertise
Selected publications
Complete list of publications
Contact details

Responsibilities at home organisation

Professor and Associate Director

Responsibilities within the project

Lecturer at Special Event at IIT Kanpur

Research interests of relevance to the RTG Big data in the Bioscience

  • Finite Element Methods, Discontinuous Galerkin
  • Multigrid Methods
  • Radiative Transfer
  • Coupled Flow Problems

International experience

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Minnessota, 1999
  • Professor, Texas A&M University, 2006-2012
  • Taught short courses and Summer Schools in Mumbai, Thiruvanathapuram, Vancouver, Montreal, Bangkok
  • Scientific Committee European Finite Element Fair

Field of Expertise

  • Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

Selected publications

  • Kanschat, G. & Ragusa, J. C.
    A Robust Multigrid Preconditioner for SNDG Approximation of Monochromatic, Isotropic Radiation Transport Problems
    SIAM J. Sci. Comput. 36(5) , pp.2326-2345. 2014
  • Girault, V., Kanschat, G. & Rivière, B.
    Error analysis for a monolithic discretization of coupled Darcy and Stokes problems
    J. Numer. Math. 22(2) , pp.109-142. 2014
  • Kanschat, G. & Sharma, N.
    Divergence-conforming Discontinuous Galerkin Methods and C0Interior Penalty Methods
    SIAM J. Numer. Anal. 52(4) , pp.1822-1842. 2014
  • Rivera-Rivera, L., Wang, Z., McElmurry, B., Lucchese, R., Bevan, J. & Kanschat, G.
    Morphing a Vibrationally-Complete Ground State Potential for the Hydrogen Bond OC-HF
    Chem. Phys. 390(1) , pp.42-50. 2011
  • Bangerth, W., Hartmann, R. & Kanschat, G.
    deal.II — a General Purpose Object Oriented Finite Element Library
    ACM Trans. Math. Softw. 33(4) . 2007

Contact details


Im Neuenheimer Feld 205
69120 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 6221 54 14519
E-Mail of Assistant:

Yogesh M. Joshi
Rolf-Detlef Treede