Jakob Niehues

Doctoral Researcher

I am a PhD student with a BIMoS scholarship from TU Berlin. My supervisors are Volker Mehrmann, Jörg Raisch and Frank Hellmann. I am part of the group Infrastructure and Complex Networks at Research Department 4.

My research interests include collective phenomena on complex networks, nonlinear dynamics and synchronization. I am working on general analytical methods and simulation methods for renewable power grids. My goal is to improve modeling and gain insight into conditions for stability in a technology neutral formulation to aid the energy transition. The scope is to assess complex resilience scenarios in the context of climate change.

See also https://linktr.ee/jakobniehues.


Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam


I studied physics at Humboldt University of Berlin and University of Copenhagen. My current university affiliation is numerical mathematics at TU Berlin, where I have a BIMoS scholarship.

At PIK, I am a member of the PhD Representatives Team in the term 2023/24.

Self-organized quantization and oscillations on continuous fixed-energy sandpiles

Resonant Solitary States in Complex Networks

Performante Open-Source-Software Suite für die Forschung zur Dynamik von Stromnetzen (OpPoDyn)

  • Linear Algebra (HU, Winter term 2019/2020)
  • Quantum Mechanics (HU, Summer term 2020)

  • Lise Meitner Prize for best Master's thesis
  • BIMoS PhD scholarship at TU Berlin
  • Exposé scholarship by Studienstiftung
  • Scholarship by Studienstiftung during Master's
  • Lise Meitner Award for outstanding Bachelor's degree at Humboldt University
  • Humboldt Scholarship (Germany Scholarship)
  • DPG Abiturpreis