Hendrik Ranocha is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the group of David I. Ketcheson at KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia).

His research is focused on the analysis and development of numerical methods for partial and ordinary differential equations. In particular, he is interested in the stability of these schemes and mimetic & structure-preserving techniques, allowing the transfer of results from the continuous level to the discrete one.

Research Interests

  • Numerical Analysis
    • Numerical schemes for hyperbolic balance/conservation laws: Discontinuous Galerkin methods, finite difference schemes, flux reconstruction, finite volume methods
    • Entropy and energy stability: Summation by parts operators, (skew-symmetric) splitting techniques, mimetic properties, filtering, artificial dissipation
    • Runge-Kutta methods, stability of time integration schemes
  • Scientific Computing
    • Compressible Euler equations, shallow water equations, magnetic induction equation, numerical plasma physics, magnetohydrodynamics
    • Modeling and analysis of physical processes
    • Heterogeneous computing on CPUs and GPUs using OpenCL


New Paper ‘Kinetic functions for nonclassical shocks, entropy stability, and discrete summation by parts’ on arXiv 2020-07-17

New Paper ‘Fully-Discrete Explicit Locally Entropy-Stable Schemes for the Compressible Euler and Navier-Stokes Equations’ published in Computers and Mathematics with Applications 2020-07-12

New Paper ‘Relaxation Runge-Kutta Methods for Hamiltonian Problems’ published in Journal of Scientific Computing 2020-07-10

New Paper ‘A Broad Class of Conservative Numerical Methods for Dispersive Wave Equations’ on arXiv 2020-06-29

Conference Proceedings ‘Towards Green Computing: A Survey of Performance and Energy Efficiency of Different Platforms using OpenCL’ published 2020-06-29