Dr Michael Stich

Michael Stich


Phone number: 0121 204 3812
Email: m.stich@aston.ac.uk
ORCID no: 0000-0001-8862-1044
Room number: MB310K 


I studied Physics at the Free University Berlin and University Granada. I wrote the Diplomarbeit in the Dept. of Physical Chemistry of the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin and graduated from Free University Berlin in 1999.

Then, I prepared the doctoral thesis in the Dept. of Physical Chemistry of the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin and obtained my doctoral degree in Physics from Technical University Berlin (TU Berlin) in 2003. After two years as a postdoctoral researcher with an individual Marie Curie Fellowship of the EU in the University Complutense in Madrid, I worked as a postdoc in the Centre for Astrobiology (CSIC/INTA) in Madrid from 2005 to 2012. Between 2010 and 2012, I was furthermore Profesor Asociado (part-time) in the Dept. of Applied Mathematics at ETSAM, Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM). From August 2012 to August 2013, I was a Research Associate in the Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University.

In October 2013, I started as a Lecturer in Mathematics at Aston University.

Currently, I am the Undergraduate Programme Director (Joint Honours) for:

- BSc Business & Mathematics
- BSc Mathematics with Economics


Link to the International Conference Challenges in Mathematical Architecture. Theory, Modelling and Applications (CCMA2019) from 11-13 July in Madrid (Spain).


  • Diploma in Physics, Free University Berlin, 1999
  • Doctoral degree in Physics, Technical University Berlin, 2003
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2015
AM10MA (Mathematical Algorithms), AM20IN (Introduction to Numerical Methods), AM20ME (Mechanics)

 Atiya Choudhury (MSc, completed)

Suhayl Mulla (PhD joint with Alex Cheong, ongoing)

Nga Do (Postdoc, completed)

Vladimir Farafonov (Graduate Research Assistant, completed)

Farhan Hasan (PhD, ongoing)

Aiman Elragig (Postdoc, ongoing)

For more information, contact me directly.

  • Modelization of dynamical biological and chemical systems
  • Nonlinear Dynamics and pattern formation
  • RNA, molecular evolution and the origin of life

  I am:

  • A lecturer in the Mathematics Subject Group
  • A member of Aston's Systems Analytics Research Institute (SARI) 
  • A member of the Non-Linearity and Complexity Research Group (NCRG).
  • A member of the COST Action CM1304 
  • A member of the European Physical Society (EPS) and the Institute of Physics (IOP).
  • A local coordinator of the EU-H2020 project "iMETland: A new generation of Microbial Electrochemical Wetland for effective decentralized wastewater treatment". For the website see http://imetland.eu and for media coverage https://www.euronews.com/2017/05/01/electric-bacteria-can-purify-sewage-water-fast.