Volker Mehrmann received his Diploma in mathematics in 1979, his
Ph.D. in 1982, and his habilitation in 1987 from the University of
Bielefeld, Germany. He spent research years at Kent State
University in 1979-1980, at the University of Wisconsin in
1984-1985, and at IBM Research Center in Heidelberg in 1988--1989.
After spending the years 1990-1992 as a visiting full professor at
the RWTH Aachen, he was a full professor at TU
Chemnitz from 1993 to 2000. Since then he is a full
professor for Mathematics at TU Berlin.

He is a member of acatech (the German academy of engineering),
academia europaea and the European Academy of Scienes, he was president of GAMM the (International
association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics), vice president
of the European Mathematical Society (EMS), chair of
MATHEON, the Research Center `Mathematics for key technologiesŽ and
chair of the Einstein Center ECMath in Berlin. Since January 2019
he is president of the EMS.

He is SIAM Fellow, has held an ERC Advanced Grant and also was
member of the ERC Mathematics Panel. He is editor of several
journals in numerical analysis and editor-in-chief of Linear
Algebra and its Applications. His research interests are in the
areas of numerical mathematics/scientific computing, applied and
numerical linear algebra, control theory, the theory and
numerical solution of differential-algebraic equations, and recently also in energy based
mathematical modeling.