Maximilian Reichel is a PhD candidate under the supervision of Prof. Jörg Schröder at the University of Duisburg-Essen. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering at the TU Dortmund and his Master’s degree in Computational Mechanics at the University of Duisburg-Essen. During his Master’s thesis, he spent a three-month research period at the University of California, Berkeley, under the supervision of Prof. Tarek I. Zohdi.
In January 2020 he started his PhD on a project embedded within the newly founded collaborative research center CRC/TRR 270 HoMMage that focusses on the development of novel and sustainable hard as well as soft magnetic materials. In 2023 he stayed a month at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to foster his interdisciplinary scientific connections.
In his research he focuses on the simulation of magnetic materials applying the micromagnetic theory within the framework of the finite element method. Furthermore, he investigates novel algorithms for the efficient treatment of open boundary problems in magnetostatics and their numerical implementation.