Roland Maier studied mathematics at the University of Bonn where he received his master’s degree in 2017. His master thesis was on an immersed boundary approach for the simulation of elastic deformation and arose from an internship with INRIA Strasbourg (France).
From 2017 to 2020, Roland was a doctoral student at the University of Augsburg under the supervision of Prof. Daniel Peterseim. Afterwards, he spent a year as a postdoc at Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg (Sweden) in the group of Prof. Axel Målqvist. Since 2021, Roland is Junior Professor of Numerical Analysis at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena.
Roland’s main research interests lie in the field of multiscale problems and corresponding methods. He is mainly concerned with numerical homogenization techniques in the context of, e.g., time-dependent PDEs such as the heterogeneous wave equation and linear poroelasticity.
Besides, Roland also works on semi-explicit time discretization schemes for coupled PDEs and mesh-refinement strategies in connection with isogeometric analysis.