Markus Schmidtchen obtained his M.Sc. in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing at the University of Oxford under the supervision of Prof. J. Chapman and Dr. M. Bruna. From 2015 to 2019, he was a PhD student at Imperial College London under the supervision of Prof. J. A. Carrillo. He spent one year as an FSMP Postdoctoral Researcher Fellow at Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions, Sorbonne Université, Paris, to work with Prof. B. Perthame. In October 2020, he was inaugurated as the Junior-Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Institute of Scientific Computing at the Technische Universität Dresden.
His research is motivated by questions of bio-medical interest and covers topics in mathematical modelling, scientific computing, analysis of partial differential equations, as well as aspects of numerical analysis, in the context of systems of interacting particles. Unlike their one-species counterparts, systems often exhibit richer, more complex behaviour. In particular, he is interested in nonlocal, nonlinear PDEs, parabolic theory and cross-diffusion systems, calculus or variations, and mathematical modelling with particle systems.