Dr. rer. nat. Dirk Peschka

Phone: +49 (0) 30 20372 443
Fax: +49 (0) 30 2044975

Mohrenstr. 39
10117 Berlin

Research Group Partial Differential Equations
Member of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft DPG
Member of the Berlin Mathematical School BMS


Research interests

  • Modelling and Analysis of Thin Liquid Films
  • Charge Transport in Semiconductors (van Roosbroeck equations)
  • Particle laden flows (suspension flows)
  • Electrochemistry (Nernst-Planck-Poisson-Stokes equations)
  • Stability, Rupture and Dynamics of Free Boundary Problems
  • Applied Mathematics, Asymptotic Expansions, Lubrication Equations
  • Numerics of PDEs and ODEs (FEM, Finite Differences)
  • General Physics




  • 12. International Conference on Free Boundary Problems - Theory and Applications (2012)
  • UCLA - Applied Math Colloqium with A.L. Bertozzi (2011)
  • MPI Leipzig - RG Pattern Formation with F. Otto (2011)
  • ICIAM 2011 - Vancouver, MS469 The Dynamics of Thin Liquid Films (2011)
  • Langenbach Seminar, WIAS (2011)
  • EUROMECH Colloquium 497 - Recent Developments and New Directions in Thin-Film Flow in Edinburgh (2009)
  • 8th European Coating Symposium in Karlsruhe (2009), image


3d hole
Liquid-Liquid Dewetting: Hole growth is driven by surface energies.

3d droplet
Liquid-Liquid Dewetting: Evolution towards the equilibrium state.

2d hole
Liquid-Liquid Dewetting: Hole growth in 2D.


3d hole
Stochastic path minimization in non-trivial
topologies with matlab
Dewetting of liquid and coalescence of holes
Rupture and dewetting of liquid on a solid substrate and coalescence of holes (FEM)
Visit my gallery with impressions of Berlin.