Manuel Schaller obtained a M.Sc. in Mathematics (with a minor in Computer Science) in 2017 from the University of Bayreuth with focus on PDE-constrained optimization and numerics.
From May 2017 to June 2020 he held a PhD position at the chair of Applied Mathematics at the University of Bayreuth under the joint supervision of Prof. Dr. Lars Grüne and Prof. Dr. Anton Schiela supported by the DFG Grants GR 1569/17-1 and SCHI 1379/5-1. During this time, his research was focused on stability and sensitivity analysis of (infinite-dimensional) optimal control problems, in particular turnpike theory and efficient space-time finite element discretizations for Model Predictive Control.
Since July 2020 he is with Prof. Dr. Karl Worthmann at the Technical University of Ilmenau working in the field of Optimization-based control, in particular Model Predictive Control, with applications to retinal laser treatment, smart district management and fluid dynamics. In that context, besides other topics, his research is considered with the connection of turnpike properties and dissipativity.