Prof. RNDr. Miloslav Feistauer, DrSc., Dr.h.c.


Curriculum Vitae


Born on 8 February 1943 in Nachod/Eastern Bohemia



Study of applied mathematics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of  Charles University in Prague


Rerum Naturalium Doctor (RNDr.)


PhD. (CSc.)




Doctor of Sciences (DrSc. = the highest scientific degree in the  Czech Republic)


University teacher and scientific fellow-worker at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics


Member of the Mathematical Institute of  Charles University


Associate Professor

since 1991         

Full Professor of Mathematics, specialization Approximate              and  Numerical Methods


Member of the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics 


Head of the Department of Numerical Mathematics of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics


Member of the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of Czech Technical University in Prague


Member of the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Chemical Engineering of  University of Chemistry  and Technology


Member of Advisory Board of President of the European Mathematical Society Sir J. Kingman

since 2004          

Member of the  Learned Society of the Czech Republic


Doctor Honoris Causa of the Technical University Dresden

Member of editorial boards:

   Applications of Mathematics

   Journal of Numerical Mathematics

   Journal of Mathematical Fluid Mechanics

   Computing and Visualization in Science

   Archivum Mathematicum

Member of scientific societies:

     Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physisists

    Czech Society for Mechanics

    Gesellschaft fuer Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik (GAMM)


    International Society for Interaction of Mathematics and Mechanics (ISIMM)


Teaching activity in numerical mathematics, differential equations, mathematical modelling and mathematical and numerical methods in fluid dynamics. Supervisor of 47 Master Theses and 20 PhD Theses.


Scientific activity in partial differential equations, numerical and computational mathematics and mathematical methods in fluid dynamics. The most important works are concerned with mathematical theory and numerical analysis of inviscid and viscous flow, transonic flow, nonlinear convection-diffusion, theory of the finite element, boundary element and finite volume methods, theory and applications of the discontinuous Galerkin method, fluid-structure interaction.


Scientific cooperation with industrial companies SKODA in Pilsen and CKD in Prague in mathematical and numerical modelling of flows in steam turbines and compressors (1970-1997), since 2003 with the Institute of Thermomechanics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and Aeronautical Research and Test Institute in Prague in the area of aeroelasticity. Co-author of papent  for the water drops separator to 1000 MW steam turbine.


Publications: more than 200 papers, see the list of publications.



M. Feistauer: Mathematical Methods in Fluid Dynamics, Longman Scientific & Technical, Harlow, 1993.

M. Feistauer, J. Felcman and I. Straškraba: Mathematical and Computational Methods for Compressible Flow, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 2003.

V. Dolejší and M. Feistauer: Discontinuous Galerkin Method – Theory and Applications to Compressible Flow. Springer, Cham, 2015.


Visiting professor:

Siberian Academy of Sciences in Novosibirsk (1978)/Russia, University of Delaware (1991), University of Texas at Austin,  University of Houston (1998)/USA, University of Karlsruhe (1992), University of Heidelberg (1993), University of Stuttgart (1995, 1997),  University of Darmstadt (1997) /Germany, University of Toulon (1998, 2000), Université de Provence, Marseille (2005)/France, University of Jyvaksyla (2004)/Finland, Technical University of Graz (2008)/Austria.


Invited lectures at universities – more than 150, e.g.:

Linz/Austria; Brunel Univ. Uxbridge/England; Helsinki, Jyvaskyla, Oulu/Finland; Marseille, Toulon, Paris-Sud, Paris VI/France; Aachen,  Augsburg, Berlin, Chemnitz, Darmstadt, Dresden, Duisburg, Freiburg, Goettingen, Halle, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Kaiserslautern, Karlsruhe, Koeln, Leipzig, Magdeburg, Mainz, Paderborn, Saarbruecken, Stuttgart, Wuerzburg/Germany;  Budapest, Gyor/Hungary; Trento/Italy; Riga/Latvia; Banach Center Warsaw/Poland; Novosibirsk/Russia; Ljubljana/Slovinia; ETH Zuerich/Switzerland; Univ. of Maryland in College Park, Univ. of Colorado in Denver, Univ. of Wisconsin in Madison, Rutgers Univ. in New Brunswick, Univ. of Texas at Austin, Univ. of Houston, Brown University in Providence/USA.


Presentations at conferences: More than 200 lectures at conferences and congresses in Europe und USA (e.g. 15 invited lectures at conferences in Oberwolfach and 53 invited main or plenary lectures at international conferences).

Organization of conferences:

Chairman of the organizing committee of the conferences Numerical Modelling in Continuum Mechanics (with R. Rannacher and K. Kozel), Prague 1994, 1997, 2000

Chairman of the organizing committee of  the EMS Summer School  Simulation of Fluid and Structure Interaction, Prague, 2001

Chairman  of the organizing committee of the conference ENUMATH 2003, Prague

Co-organizer of the Oberwolfach conference Mathematical Aspects of Computational Fluid Dynamics (with R. Rannacher and E. Suli), 2003

Co-organizer of the section Numerical Treatment of Partial Differential Equations at the conference GAMM 2002 in Augsburg (with B. Wohlmuth and S. Sauter)

Co-organizer of  the series of Workshops Heidelberg-Prague on Nonlinear  Analysis

Member of the scientific committee of the conferences on hyperbolic problems HYP1998 in Zuerich, HYP2000 in Magdeburg and HYP2006 in Lyon

Member of the scientific committee of FEF05 – Thirteenth Conference on Finite Elements for Flow Problems, Swansea, 2005

Member of the program committee of the series of the conferences ENUMATH since 1997 every odd year

Co-chairman of the Computational Mathematics and Numerical Methods 
Committee at the conference ECCOMAS CFD 2006 (with R. Rannacher)
Member of the scientific committee of FVCA 2008 – Conference on Finite Volumes and Complex Applications, Aussois, 2008
Member of the scientific committee of the conferences Algoritmy 2009, 2012, 2016, 2020 Slovakia


1986  Memorial Medal of the 1st Degree of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University

1990  Memorial Medal of the 2nd Degree of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University

1991  Heraeus Stiftung

     2004 Prize for Research of the Minister of Education of the Czech Republic

2004  Member of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic

2006                Doctor Honoris Causa of the Technical University Dresden

2008 Memorial Medal of the Charles University

2013 Memorial Medal of the Czech Mathematical Society

2018 Bernard Bolzano Medal for Merits in Mathematical Sciences


Nonprofesional interests:

History of art, music, painting, playing violin, viola, composition; Member of the Herold Club for Amateur Chamber Music, member of Jan Kubelik Society