Prof. Dr. Helmut Maurer

Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik
Angewandte Mathematik: Institut für Analysis und Numerik
Einsteinstraße 62
D-48149 Münster


Picture Helmut Maurer

Helmut Maurer is a Professor of the Institute since 1977. He retired from teaching duties in 2010.

Research Interests

Optimal control problems with control and state constraints: Necessary and sufficient optimality conditions, Boundary value methods, Discretization and nonlinear programming methods, Sensitivity analysis and real-time control, Optimal control with time delays, Applications in biomedicine, chemical engineering, climate research and economics, mechanics, mechatronics, physics.


You can find a list of publications here.

Special Journal Issues dedicated to me and two colleagues


Numerical Algebra, Control and Optimization, Vol. 2, No. 3, September  2012.
Special Issue on the occasion of my 65th birthday.  .

Set-Valued and Variational Analysis, Volume 27, No. 2, June 2019.
"New Horizons in Optimal Control: A Special Tribute to Helmut Maurer, Urszula Ledzewicz and Heinz Schaettler."

Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems - Series B, Volume 24, No. 5, May 2019.
"New Horizons in Optimal Control and Biomathematics: A Tribute to Urszula Ledzewicz, Helmut Maurer and Heinz Schättler."

Lecture Notes

Helmut Maurer retired from teaching duties in 2010. We provide some of his lecture notes, which are still useful. 

List of Completed PhDs

Klemens Baumeister

Wilfried Bollweg

Christof Büskens

Laurenz Göllmann

Thomas Hesselmann

Jang-Ho Kim

Dirk Lebiedz

Dirk Augustin

Georg Vossen

Karsten Theissen