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Professional career

2018 – Professor and Yushan Young Scholar, Department of Mathematics, National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), Taipei, Taiwan (R.O.C.).
2017 – 2018 Interim Professorship Applied Mathematics for László Székelyhidi (50% FTE), University of Leipzig, Germany; Postdoctoral researcher (50% FTE), Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig.
2012 – 2017 Max Planck research group leader of the group Geometric Measure Theory, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics – Albert Einstein Institute (AEI), Potsdam, Germany;
Associate Professor for Geometric Analysis, Institute for Mathematics, University of Potsdam (UP); joint appointment with the Max Planck Society and UP.
2009 – 2012 Postdoctoral researcher, AEI.
2008 – 2009 Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Mathematics, ETH Zurich.
2008 Postdoctoral researcher, AEI.


2008 PhD in Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, University of Tübingen. $\mathcal C^2$ rectifiability and $Q$ valued functions (supervisors: Reiner Schätzle and Tom Ilmanen).
2005 Diplom-Mathematiker (equivalent to MSc in mathematics), Mathematical Institute, University of Bonn.

Funding and fellowships

2019 – 2022 Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan (R.O.C.) (Grant No. 108-2115-M-003-016-MY3).
2018 – 2023 Yushan Young Scholarship (Programme of the Ministry of Education in Taiwan (R.O.C.)).
2013 – 2017 Funding for PhD student Mario Santilli (source: Max Planck graduate schools).
2012 – 2017 Funding for the research group Geometric Measure Theory (source: Max Planck Society).
2000 – 2005 Fellowship for Diploma studies (source: State of Bavaria).

Research visits

2019 Poland, twelve days: University of Warsaw; host Sławomir Kolasiński.
2017 Switzerland, six months: University of Zurich; host Camillo De Lellis.
2015 UK, three weeks: Universities of Cambridge and Warwick; hosts Costante Bellettini and David Preiss.
2011 US, one month: Universities of Rice, Columbia and Stanford and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); hosts: Leobardo Rosales, Lan-Hsuan Huang, Richard Schoen, and Michael Eichmair.
2009 Japan, three weeks: Hokkaido University; Yoshihiro Tonegawa.
2006 Switzerland, seven months: ETH Zurich; Tom Ilmanen.

Invited presentations at conferences (top five)

2018 Workshop on Geometric Measure Theory and Minimal Submanifolds, National Center for Theoretical Studies, Taiwan (R.O.C.).
2017 Geometric Measure Theory, University of Warwick, UK.
2015 Geometric Measure Theory and Calculus of Variations: theory and applications, Institut Fourier, Grenoble, France.
2013 ERC Workshop on Geometric Measure Theory, Analysis in Metric Spaces and Real Analysis, SNS Pisa, Italy.
2012 Calculus of variations, Mathematical Research Institute Oberwolfach (MFO), Germany.

Schools and minicourses on my research

2019 Seven video lectures (joint with Mario Santilli), Relating curvatures of geometric measure and convex geometry, Summer School Geometric Measure Theory and Related Fields, Beijing, China.
2018 Six lectures, Sobolev functions and second order elliptic PDEs on varifolds, Seminar on Geometric Measure Theory, Varifolds, and Their Applications, Portland, US.
2016 Five-lecture course, Weakly differentiable functions and Sobolev functions on varifolds, thematic week Geometric Measure Theory, Toulouse, France.
2015 Two double-lectures, Weakly differentiable functions on varifolds, University of Cambridge, UK.

Invited presentations at seminars (top five)

2019 Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.
2015 University of Warwick, UK.
2013 Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
2011 University of Cambridge, UK.
2011 US round trip with talks at MIT and the Universities of Rice, Columbia, and Stanford.

Organisation of research seminars and conferences

2020 – Co-Organiser (with Guido De Philippis, Yoshihiro Tonegawa, and Neshan Wickramasekera), research seminar NCTS international Geometric Measure Theory seminar with complete virtual venue; National Center for Theoretical Sciences.
2019 – Co-Organiser (with Yng-Ing Lee, Chung-Jun Tsai, and Mao-Pei Tsui), research seminar NCTS Differential Geometry Seminar; National Center for Theoretical Sciences.
2012 – 2017 Co-Organiser (with Theodora Bourni, Klaus Ecker, Mathew Langford, and Jan Metzger), research seminar Topics in geometric analysis; AEI, UP, and the Free University of Berlin.
2012 Co-Organiser (with Gerhard Huisken and Neshan Wickramasekera), conference Geometric measure theory, AEI.
Speakers (seven of 16): Robert Hardt (Rice University), Jan Malý (Charles University Prague), Fernando Marques (IMPA, Rio de Janeiro), Tristan Rivière (ETH Zurich), Leon Simon (Stanford University), Yoshihiro Tonegawa (Hokkaido University), and Brian White (Stanford University).

Teaching activities for graduate students

2014 Minicourse, main lecturer and organiser, Plateau type problems using sets, AEI.
2013 – 2016 Reading seminar, organiser, Geometric measure theory, AEI.
2012 Minicourse, lecturer, Almgren’s optimal isoperimetric inequalities, UP.
2011 Minicourse, lecturer, Some aspects of Allard’s regularity theorem, MIT.
2010 Minicourse, lecturer, Federer’s curvature measures, Free University of Berlin.

Peer review activities and memberships (top five)

2020 – Associate editor: Taiwanese Journal of Mathematics, Taipei.
2020 – 2021 Member of the DAAD scholarship election committee, Taipei
2019 – Scientific Member of the National Center for Theoretical Sciences, Taipei.
2015 – 2017 Member of graduate school: Berlin Mathematical School.
2012 – 2015 Member of graduate school: IMPRS for Geometric Analysis, Gravitation and String Theory, Potsdam.