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Philipp Sauerteig


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Ihre Position


M. Sc. Philipp Sauerteig



Telefon: +49 3677 69-3267

Fax: +49 3677 69-3270

Büro: Curiebau, Weimarer Straße 25, Raum 334

BMBF Project


KONSENS: Konsistente Optimierung und Stabilisierung elektrischer Netzwerksysteme

Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the call "Mathematik für Innovationen" as contribution to the energy transition

Academic Partners

Technische Universität Chemnitz

  • Algorithmic and Discrete Mathematics
    Prof. Dr. Christoph Helmberg (project coordinator)
    Dr. Bartosz Filipecki
  • Automatic Control and System Dynamics
    Prof. Dr. Stefan Streif
    Dr. Willem Esterhuizen
    Tim Aschenbruck

Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems Magdeburg

  • Simulation of Energy Systems
    Dr. Sara Grundel
    Dr. Tobias K.S. Ritschel

Technische Universität Ilmenau

  • Stochastics
    Prof. Dr. Thomas Hotz
    Stefan Heyder
  • Optimization-based Control
    Prof. Dr. Karl Worthmann
    Philipp Sauerteig

Industry Partners


  • Dr. Jörg Dickert

TenneT TSO GmbH

  • Dr. Andreas Wasserrab
  • Dr. Stefan Horn

Venios GmbH

  • Dr. Christian Köhler

Energy Saxony e.V.



  • Distributed Optimization
  • Model Predictive Control
  • Optimal Control
  • Numerical Optimization
  • Machine Learning


Journal articles

  • S. Grundel, S. Heyder, T. Hotz, T. K. S. Ritschel, P. Sauerteig, K. Worthmann
    How to Coordinate Vaccination and Social Distancing to Mitigate SARS-CoV-2 Outbreaks
    Submitted. (Preprint available at medRxiv, DOI: 10.1101/2020.12.22.20248707
  • S. Grundel, S. Heyder, T. Hotz, T. K. S. Ritschel, P. Sauerteig, K. Worthmann
    How much testing and social distancing is required to control COVID-19? Some insight based on an age-differentiated compartmental model
    Submitted. (Preprint available at
  • Y. Jiang, P. Sauerteig, B. Houska, K. Worthmann
    Distributed Optimization using ALADIN for Model Predictive Control in Smart Grids
    IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
    DOI: 10.1109/TCST.2020.3033010; early access
  • P. Sauerteig, K. Worthmann
    Towards multiobjective optimization and control of smart grids
    Optimal Control - Applications and Methods (OCAM); special issue MPC for Energy Systems: Economic and Distributed Approaches 2020; 41:128-145. 
    DOI:10.1002/oca.2532; open access
  • M. Baumann, S. Grundel, P. Sauerteig, K. Worthmann
    Surrogate models in bidirectional optimization of coupled microgrids
    at - Automatisierungstechnik, 67(12), 1035-1046, 2019.


  • P. Sauerteig, Y. Jiang, B. Houska, K. Worthmann
    Distributed Control Enforcing Group Sparsity in Smart Grids
    Proceedings of the 21st IFAC World Congress, Berlin, Germany, 2020.
    To appear.

Book chapters

  • T. Aschenbruck, M. Baumann, W. Esterhuizen, B. Filipecki, S. Grundel, C. Helmberg, P. Sauerteig, S. Streif, T. K. S. Ritschel, K. Worthmann
    Optimization and Stabilization of Hierarchical Electrical Networks
    In S. Göttlich, M. Herty, and A. Milde, editors, Mathematical Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization for Power Engineering and Management. Springer
    To appear.
  • P. Sauerteig, M. Baumann, J. Dickert, S. Grundel, K. Worthmann
    Reducing transmission losses via reactive power control
    In S. Göttlich, M. Herty, and A. Milde, editors, Mathematical Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization for Power Engineering and Management. Springer
    To appear.
  • P. Braun, P. Sauerteig, K. Worthmann
    Distributed optimization based control on the example of microgrids
    In M.J. Blondin, P.M. Pardalos, and J. Saéz, editors, Computational Intelligence and Optimization Methods for Control Engineering, volume 150 of Springer Optmization and Its Applications. Springer International Publishing, 173-200, 2019.
  • S. Grundel, P. Sauerteig, K. Worthmann
    Surrogate models for coupled microgrids
    In I. Faragó, F. Izsák, P.L. Simon, editors, Progress in Industrial Mathematics at ECMI 2018, volume 30 of Mathematics in Industry, Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 477-483, 2019.


Workshops, Conferences etc.





  • 29/08 - 30/08 participation in Siegmundsburg Workshop. Joint talk with Karen Höhler on "Optimal Control for DAEs".
  • 06/03 - 10/03 GAMM-Jahrestagung, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (support of Section S20: Dynamics and control, no talk).

Curriculum Vitae

  • since 02/2018 research assistant at TU Ilmenau, Institute for Mathematics, team Analysis and Systems Theory, Optimization-based Control
  • 11/2017 - 01/2018 (temp.) employee at HUK-Coburg-Versicherung, Aktuariat Private Krankenversicherung
  • 02/2016 - 09/2017 Master Studies at TU Ilmenau with major in mathematics and minor in economics, master thesis: Optimal control of differential-algebraic systems via Lur'e equations
  • 10/2011 - 02/2016 Bachelor Studies at TU Ilmenau with major in mathematics, bachelor thesis: Greens Satz als Alternative zum Maximumprinzip