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Head of Chair


Marc Timme, Prof. Dr. rer. nat., MA

Became TU Dresden Strategic Professor and Chair for Network Dynamics in 2017, bridging the cfaed with the Institute for Theoretical Physics. Marc is interested in building mathematical, conceptual and algorithmic foundations towards an understanding of the collective nonlinear dynamics of networks, applications fields include biological and bio-inspired technical systems, future mobility, network economy & sustainability as well as network inverse problems of inference, design, and control. Enjoys swimming, hiking, philosophy -- and science.

Research inquiries:

Email: marc.timme
Phone: +49 351 463 36853
Transient Office: BAR I/54c

Management & Administration

Primary contact:

Johanna Wolter, MA


Email: johanna.wolter

Phone: +49 351 463 39922

Office: WÜR 01
Würzburger Str. 46
01187 Dresden

Teaching inquiries

Gundula Schädlich


Email: gundula.schaedlich

Phone: +49 351 463 33846

Office: BZW A110
Zellescher Weg 17
01069 Dresden

Postdoctoral Researchers


Jose Casadiego, Dr. rer. nat.

From Venezuela, joined in October 2017. Main research interests include network inference and other general inverse problems on networks, numerical linear algebra, novel methods for data analysis and applications thereof. Enjoys team sports and playing music.

Email: jose.casadiego
Phone: +49 351 463 32929


Wen-Chuang Chou, Dr. rer.nat.

From Taiwan, joined in October 2017. Research interests include theoretical neuroscience, mainly focusing on sensory coding and processing in biological neural networks as well as artificial intelligence.  Enjoys classical music, and playing the piano.

Email: wen-chuang.chou
Phone: +49 351 463 38633


Benjamin Schäfer, Dr. rer. nat.

From Germany, studied in Magdeburg, Göttingen, London, Tokyo. Joined November 2017. Research interests include energy systems, power grid dynamics, stochastic theory, effects of trading, network reconstruction and cascading failures. Enjoys hiking and board games.

Email: benjamin.schaefer


Malte Schröder, Dr. rer. nat.

From Germany, studied at the University and the MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen, joined in March 2018. Research Interest include statistical physics of network formation, percolation and phase transitions in these models as well as collective dynamics on networks, synchronization and especially the impact of optimization and economic constraints on these systems. Enjoys board games, all kinds of puzzles and cycling.

Email: malte.schroeder


Xiaozhu Zhang, M.Sc.

From China, trained as an engineer in Shanghai and as a physicist in Göttingen. Joined in February 2018. Current research interests include dynamic network responses to fluctuations, pattern formation on networks, perturbation spreading and power grid dynamics. Enjoys reading and traveling.

Email: xiaozhu.zhang

Research Associates


Florencia Noriega Romero Vargas, M.Sc.

Joined in 2018, studied in Mexico city, Rio de Janeiro and Göttingen. Develops algorithms for investigating acoustic signals of animals -- whales, parrots, primates, mice, bats -- focusing on the detection and classification of animal vocalizations and the quantification of temporal and combinatorial patterns. Enjoys traveling, skateboarding and learning.


David Storch

PhD Students


Guosong Lin, M.Sc.

From China, studied at TU-Clausthal. Joined March 2018. Research interests include observability analysis, measurement place on network, state estimation of network, control of converter. Enjoys sport and fishing.

Email: guosong.lin

Master's Students


Charlotte Vogelbusch, B.Sc.

From Germany, studied in Freiberg and Dresden. Joined in October 2017. Current research interests include nonlinear dynamics especially in evolutionary models. Enjoys walking and music.

Email: charlotte.vogelbusch [at]


David Stein, B.Sc.                                 

Email: David.Stein1

Bachelor Students


Jan Albrecht


Paul Wilhelm