Persönlicher Status und Werkzeuge

Prof. Dr. Bastian von Harrach

Associate Professor

Mathematical Optimization



Contact Details

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Academic Career and Research Areas

The research of Prof. von Harrach (b. 1977) explores the inverse problems of partial differential equations. As part of his work, he combines mathematically rigorous identifiability statements with the development of novel numerical processes.

Prof. von Harrach studied mathematics at the University of Mainz, and did his doctorate there in 2006. After that, he developed a new combination of electrical and acoustic tomography methods, now patented, at the Johann Radon Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Linz. In 2008, he returned to Mainz to work on modern reconstruction processes for electrical impedance tomography. In 2010, he became professor of applied mathematics at TUM. He has had extended research stays at the Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications at the University of Minnesota and Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea.


  • Forschungsförderpreis der Freunde der Universität Mainz e.V. (2006)

Key Publications

Harrach B, Seo JK: “Exact shape-reconstruction by one-step linearization in electrical impedance tomography”. SIAM J. Math. Anal. 2010; 42(4): 1505-1518.


Harrach B: “On uniqueness in diffuse optical tomography”. Inverse Problems. 2009; 25(5): 055010.


Gebauer B, Scherzer O: “Impedance-Acoustic Tomography”. SIAM J. Appl. Math. 2008; 69(2): 565-576.


Gebauer B: “Localized potentials in electrical impedance tomography”. Inverse Probl. Imaging. 2008; 2(2): 251-269.