Port-Hamiltonian Systems 2022

Spring School on Theory and Applications of Port-Hamiltonian Systems
20-25 March 2022, Fraueninsel (Chiemsee)

The port-Hamiltonian approach allows for the structured modelling of complex, interconnected and heterogeneous multi-physical systems. It is the basis for control methods, which exploit the underlying physical structure or impose desired energetic behaviour in closed loop. The second edition of the international spring school PHS 2022 targets PhD students, PostDocs, and advanced Master students from engineering and applied mathematics, who are interested in the state of the art, current research topics and applications in the fields

  • control of distributed parameter systems
  • structure-preserving numerical methods for multi-physics systems
  • port-Hamiltonian formulation of irreversible thermodynamic processes.

The school is organized by Paul Kotyczka (TUM), Bernhard Maschke (University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France) and the Franco-Bavarian University Cooperation Center (BayFrance) in Munich.

Date and Venue

The school takes place from Sunday, 20th until Friday, 25th of March 2022

The beautiful Benedictine abbey of Frauenwörth is located on the small island Fraueninsel in the Lake Chiemsee, around 90 km southeast of Munich, at the edge of the Bavarian Alps, half way to Salzburg.

Topics and Speakers

Focus topics of this edition with lectures in the morning, student presentations in the afternoon and round table discussions will be irreversible thermodynamics and GENERIC (Tuesday) and differential algebraic systems (Thursday).

Find here the flyer and the final program .

Speakers (in alphabetical order): Alessandro Macchelli (Bologna), Arjan van der Schaft (Groningen), Bernhard Maschke (Lyon), Birgit Jacob (Wuppertal), Denis Matignon (Toulouse), Hans Christian Öttinger (Zürich), Jacquelien Scherpen (Groningen), Laurent Lefèvre (Valence), Paul Kotyczka (Munich), Stefano Stramigioli (Twente), Thomas Hélie (Paris), Volker Mehrmann (Berlin), Yann Le Gorrec (Besançon).


The beautiful weather during the whole week fostered the scientific discussion between the 37 participants and 13 speakers in- and outside and made the school a scientifically fruitful and enjoyable event!

Lecture Material

The lecture material (lecture notes and questions, slides after the presentations) is made accessible to the participants via a LRZ Sync+Share folder. Registered participants will receive an invitation to access the folder. Please note that you may obtain two e-mails this is a two step process. In the first one Willkommen bei LRZ Sync+Share you are asked to activate your account and set a password (scroll down the e-mail for the English version).

  • Before you can use the service, you need to activate your account and set a password: → Link to the activation page
  • Please login after activation and select "Gastkennungen/Guests/Extern" for Institution: → Login to LRZ Sync+Share

With the second e-mail Einladung zu Folder PHS 2022 Lecture Material, you will get access to the shared folder.

If you already have an account (e.g., from PHS 2019), you will only get the second e-mail. If you forgot your password, you can restore it by clicking on Passwort wiederherstellen on the login page.


The school is co-organized by the Franco-Bavarian University Cooperation Center in Munich, BayFrance.

Université franco-allemande - Deutsch-Französische Hochschule provides financial support ("Scientific Events for Young Researchers")

Bund der Freunde TUM provides financial support for speakers' travel and accomodation cost.


PD Dr.-Ing. habil. Paul Kotyczka
Tel.: +49 (89) 289 - 15663

E-Mail: kotyczka@tum.de