Jun.-Prof. Dr. Manuel Schaller has been Head of the Differential Equations Group at the Institute of Mathematics at TU Ilmenau since August 2023. He completed his degree in mathematics with a minor in computer science at the University of Bayreuth and worked for six months as part of an internship in battery development for electric vehicles. There he developed methods for predicting aging and simulating electrochemical behavior. He completed his doctorate in applied mathematics at the University of Bayreuth in 2021 in the intersection of numerical mathematics, infinite-dimensional optimal control and mathematical systems theory. He then worked as an academic advisor in the Optimization-based Control department at TU Ilmenau until his appointment.
In his research, Manuel Schaller deals with the optimal control and regulation of finite and infinite-dimensional systems, the analysis of machine learning methods and the development of efficient numerical methods. Together with partners from the fields of medical technology and engineering, he successfully applies the results obtained and the methods developed in specific applications, for example in retinal laser therapy and adaptive building control.