Port-Hamiltonian Systems 2022

Spring School on Theory and Applications of Port-Hamiltonian Systems
20-25 March 2022, Fraueninsel (Chiemsee)

The port-Hamiltonian approach allows for the structured modelling of complex, interconnected and heterogeneous multi-physical systems. It is the basis for control methods, which exploit the underlying physical structure or impose desired energetic behaviour in closed loop. The second edition of the international spring school PHS 2022 targets PhD students, PostDocs, and advanced Master students from engineering and applied mathematics, who are interested in the state of the art and current research topics in the fields

  • control of distributed parameter systems
  • structure-preserving numerical methods for multi-physics systems
  • port-Hamiltonian formulation of irreversible thermodynamic processes.

The School is organized by Paul Kotyczka (TUM), Bernhard Maschke (University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France) and the Franco-Bavarian University Cooperation Center (BayFrance) in Munich.

Date and Venue

The school took place from Sunday, 20th until Friday, 25th of March 2022

The beautiful Benedictine abbey of Frauenwörth is located on the small island Fraueninsel in the Lake Chiemsee, around 90 km southeast of Munich, at the edge of the Bavarian Alps, half way to Salzburg.

Topics and Speakers

Focus topics of this edition with lectures in the morning, student presentations in the afternoon and round table discussions will be irreversible thermodynamics and GENERIC (Tuesday) and Differential Algebraic Systems (Thursday).

Preliminary program

Speakers (in alphabetical order): Alessandro Macchelli (Bologna), Arjan van der Schaft (Groningen), Bernhard Maschke (Lyon), Birgit Jacob (Wuppertal), Denis Matignon (Toulouse), Hans Christian Öttinger (Zürich), Hans Zwart (Twente), Jacquelien Scherpen (Groningen), Laurent Lefèvre (Valence), Paul Kotyczka (Munich), Thomas Hélie (Paris), Volker Mehrmann (Berlin), Yann Le Gorrec (Besançon).


Details on the application will be published in October 2021 here.


The school is co-organized by the Franco-Bavarian University Cooperation Center in Munich, BayFrance.

Université franco-allemande - Deutsch-Französische Hochschule provides financial support ("Scientific Events for Young Researchers")

Bund der Freunde TUM provides financial support for speakers' travel and accomodation cost.


PD Dr.-Ing. habil. Paul Kotyczka

Tel.: +49 (89) 289 - 15663