Markus Towara

Dr. rer. nat.

Contact Details:

  • Phone:    +49 (0)241/80 20 129
  • Office:     Room 237, Seffenter Weg 23


I work on a discrete adjoint version of OpenFOAM. It allows to perform topology and shape optimization on complex geometries.



  • 2015
    • ICCS 2015, Reykjavik, Iceland:
      MPI-Parallel Discrete Adjoint OpenFOAM
    • 3rd Argonne AD Workshop, US:
      Implementing the Discrete Adjoint Formulation in OpenFOAM
  • 2014
    • Opt-I Conference, Kos, Greece:
      Advances in Discrete adjoint OpenFOAM
    • 15th Euro-AD Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France:
      Reverse Accumulation in Discrete Adjoint OpenFOAM
    • 2nd OpenFOAM Users Conference, Berlin:
      Discrete Adjoints for Optimization with OpenFOAM
  • 2013
    • ICCS 2013, Barcelona, Spain:
      A Discrete Adjoint Model for OpenFOAM
    • EuroAD 2013, Oxford, UK:
      An (more) effective Discrete Adjoint Model for OpenFOAM
  • 2012
    • Conference on Industrial Design Optimisation for Fluid Flow, Garching, Germany:
      Towards a discrete Adjoint Model for OpenFOAM
    • Graph and Hypergraph Problems in Computational Science: Applications and Algorithms, Park City, USA:
      Sparsity Pattern Detection


  • Computational Differentiation
  • Combinatorial Problems in Scientific Computing
  • Software Engineering Lab