Martina ChirilusBruckner
 Assistant Professor 
Mathematical Institute
Leiden University
P.O. Box 9512
2300 RA Leiden, THE NETHERLANDS
email: m.chirilusbruckner at math.leidenuniv.nl
Research field
Applied partial differential equations and dynamical systems are my field of research. I am mostly interested in the analysis of existence, stability and interaction of localized structures such as fronts, pulses or wave packets. A recurring theme are reduction procedures inspired by invariant manifold and bifurcation theory such as center manifold reduction or the derivation of modulation equations. I have worked on various equation types ranging from nonlinear wave equations and reactiondiffusion systems to lattice equations and PDEs on graphs. What I find most intriguing is the impact of spatially varying coefficients on dynamics and, in this context, I have also developed interest in inverse spectral problems.
Recent work

"Unfolding symmetric BogdanovTakens bifurcations for front dynamics in a reactiondiffusion system"
M. ChirilusBruckner, P. van Heijster, J.D.M. Rademacher, H. Ikeda. J. Nonlinear Science 29 (6), p.29112953 (2019)

"Pulse solutions for an extended Klausmeier model with spatially varying coefficients"
R. Bastiaansen, M. ChirilusBruckner, A. Doelman. (to appear soon in SIAM Journal of Applied Dynamical Systems) arXiv:1812.07804 (2018)

"Diffusive stability for periodic metric graphs"
M. ChirilusBruckner, D. Maier, G. Schneider. Math. Nach. 1–14 (2018)

"Inverse spectral theory for uniformly open gaps in a weighted SturmLiouville problem"
M. ChirilusBruckner, C.E. Wayne. J. Math. Anal. Appl. 427 (2), p. 11681189 (2015)

"Butterfly catastrophe for fronts in a threecomponent reactiondiffusion system"
M. ChirilusBruckner, A. Doelman, P. van Heijster, J.D.M. Rademacher. J. Nonlinear Sci. 25 (1), p. 87129 (2015)

"NLS approximation of time oscillatory long waves for equations with quasilinear quadratic terms"
M. ChirilusBruckner, W.P. Düll, G. Schneider. Math. Nachr.288, (23), p. 158–166 (2015)

"sineGordon Equation:From Discrete to Continuum"
M. ChirilusBruckner, C. Chong, J. Cuevas, P.G. Kevrekidis. The sineGordon Model and its Applications. Nonlinear Systems and Complexity, 10 , p. 3157 (2014)

"Validity of the KdV equation for the modulation of periodic traveling waves in the NLS equation"
M. ChirilusBruckner, W.P. Düll, G. Schneider. J. Math. Anal. Appl. 414 (1), p. 166175 (2014)

"Detection of standing pulses in periodic media by pulse interaction"
M. ChirilusBruckner, G. Schneider. J. Diff. Eq. 253 (7) p. 21612190 (2012)

"Rigorous description of macroscopic wave packets in infinite periodic chains of coupled oscillators by modulation equations"
M. ChirilusBruckner, Ch. Chong, O. Prill, G. Schneider. Disc. Cont. Dyn. Sys. 5 (5) p. 879901 (2012)
 "Breather solutions in periodic media"
C. Blank, M. ChirilusBruckner, V. Lescarret and G. Schneider. Comm. Math. Phys. 302 (3) p. 815841 (2011)
 "Standing generalized modulating pulse solutions for a nonlinear wave equation in periodic media"
V. Lescarret, C. Blank, M. ChirilusBruckner, Ch. Chong and G. Schneider. Nonlinearity 22 (8) p. 18691898 (2009)
 "Separation of internal and interaction dynamics for NLSdescribed wave packets with different carrier waves"
M. ChirilusBruckner, Ch. Chong, G. Schneider, H. Uecker. J. Math. Anal. Appl. 347 (1) p. 304314 (2008)
 "A remark about the justification of the nonlinear Schrödinger equation in quadratic spatially periodic media"
C. Blank, M. ChirilusBruckner, Ch. Chong, V. Lescarret, G. Schneider and H. Uecker. ZAMP 59 (3) p. 554557 (2008)
 "On the interaction of NLSdescribed modulating pulses with different carrier waves"
M. ChirilusBruckner, G. Schneider and H. Uecker. Math. Meth. Appl. Sci. 30 (15) p. 19651978 (2007)

"Interaction of oscillatory packets of water waves"
M. ChirilusBruckner, G. Schneider Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Appl., AIMS Proceedings (2015)

Nonlinear Waves (national MasterMath course) (Leiden University, 2018)

Analyse 2 (Leiden University, 2018)

Analyse 3 voor Natuurkunde/Sterrenkunde (Leiden University, 2017)

Nonlinear Waves (national MasterMath course) (Leiden University, 2017)

Analyse 4 (complexe functietheorie) (Leiden University, 2017)

Analyse 3 voor Natuurkunde/Sterrenkunde (Leiden University, 2016)

Analyse 4 (complexe functietheorie) (Leiden University, 2016)

Analyse 3 voor Natuurkunde/Sterrenkunde (Leiden University, 2015)

Mathematics Basic (Leiden University College, 2015)

Introduction to Partial Differential Equations  MATH 2065  (Sydney University, 2014)

Partial Differential Equations and Waves (normal/advanced)  MATH 3078/3978  (Sydney University, 2014)

Mathematics (Special Studies Program) A  MATH 1906  (Sydney University, 2014)

Introduction to Partial Differential Equations  MATH 2065  (Sydney University, 2013)

Linear Algebra  MA 242  (Boston University, 2013)

Methods of Applied Mathematics  APMA 0330  (Brown University, 2011)
Past Seminar Organization

Dynamical Systems Seminar (Leiden University, 2018)

Dynamical Systems Seminar (Leiden University, 2016)

Joint Colloquium SydneyUNSW (Sydney University, 2014)

BU/BrownPDE Seminar (BU/Brown University, 2011)
 since November 2014
Assistant Professor at the Mathematical Institute, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands  July 2013  October 2014
Lecturer at the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia  JanuaryJune 2013
Lecturer at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Boston University, Boston, USA  20102012
Postdoc at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Boston University, Boston, and the Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University, Providence, USA  20092010
Postdoc at the Centrum Wiskunde en Informatica, Amsterdam, the Netherlands  20062009
Doctoral Studies at the Fakultät für Mathematik, Universität Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
Awards
 2015
Tenure tracker position at Leiden University supported by NWO (Dutch Research Foundation)  2010
Scholarship for postdoctoral research granted by the German Research Foundation (DFG)  2009
Scholarship for postdoctoral research granted by the Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS)  2006
Scholarship for doctoral studies granted by the research training group DFGGRK 1294