ⓘ Gisela Engeln-Mullges is a German mathematician and artist. She is a professor of numerical mathematics at the Aachen University of Applied Sciences, where she ..

                                     

ⓘ Gisela Engeln-Mullges

Gisela Engeln-Mullges is a German mathematician and artist. She is a professor of numerical mathematics at the Aachen University of Applied Sciences, where she is also a former vice rector for research, development, and technology.

                                     

1. Education and academic career

Engeln-Mullges was born in Leipzig, in 1940. After World War II, Leipzig became part of East Germany the German Democratic Republic, and Engeln-Mullges escaped to the west in 1961. She studied mathematics at RWTH Aachen University beginning in 1961, and completed a doctorate Dr. rer. nat. in 1971, with a dissertation Fluchtebenennomogramme zur Darstellung von Funktionensystemen: Ihre Theorie und praktische Verwendbarkeit concerning numerical analysis.

She has been a professor at the Aachen University of Applied Sciences since 1982, and was vice rector there from 1992 to 2005. With Frank Uhlig, she is the author of the books Numerik-Algorithmen mit C and Numerik-Algorithmen mit Fortran.

                                     

2. Art

Engeln-Mullgess artworks are abstract, and include both paintings and cast-metal sculptures, based on her many years of work with artist Benno Werth. In 2019, she was one of the selected artists for the London Art Biennale.

                                     

3. Recognition

Engeln-Mullges was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit in 1992. In 2005, she was given an honorary doctorate by Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University.