Dr. Manuel Baumann

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the group Simulation of Energy Systems at the Max Planck Institute in Magdeburg. My current work addresses power grid optimization within the BMBF project KONSENS. In 2018, I graduated with a PhD in applied mathematics from Delft University of Technology. My research focus is numerical linear algebra, numerical optimization and model-order reduction.


Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems
Computational Methods in Systems and Control Theory
Sandtorstra├če 1, 39106 Magdeburg, Germany
Room: S 3.13
P: +49 391 6110 349
P:+49 391 6110 450 (D. Noatsch-Liebke)

Research interests

From my point of view, the field Numerical Analysis is best described as the connecting scientific discipline between theoretical considerations of physical phenomena which arise in engineering science and their numerical solution on state-of-the-art hardware. In more detail, my scientific interest includes mostly partial differential equations and their fast numerical solution after discretization. This typically leads to large sparse linear systems of equations. The fast numerical solution of large-scale linear systems with iterative methods is a key problem in numerical linear algebra. During the last years, the following fields have been the focus of my scientific interest:

Curriculum Vitae [cv.pdf]


Apr 18 ‒ ongoing

Postdoctoral researcher at Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems
» Supervision: Sara Grundel and Peter Benner

Jul 13 ‒ Jan 18

PhD researcher at TU Delft, department of Numerical Analysis
» Supervision: Kees Vuik, Martin van Gijzen (at TU Delft); René-Édouard Plessix (at Shell)

Oct 09 ‒ Aug 11

Student research assistant at the working group Modelling, Numerics and Differential Equations at TU Berlin: Simulation and control of fluid/fluid dispersions
» Supervision: Volker Mehrmann and Jan Heiland

Jun 09 ‒ Sep 09

Internship at DLR Braunschweig, CASE Department: Coupled flow-structure simulations using MPI
» Supervision: Norbert Kroll


Aug 11 ‒ Jun 13

Double master's degree cum laude from KTH Stockholm (Scientific Computing) and TU Delft (Applied Mathematics)
» Supervision: Marielba Rojas and Martin van Gijzen

Oct 08 ‒ Aug 11

Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from TU Berlin
» Supervision: Volker Mehrmann

Oct 07 ‒ Mar 11

Bachelor's degree in Scientific Engineering from TU Berlin
» Supervision: Günter Bärwolff and Jörn Sesterhenn


German: mother tongue

English: business fluent

French: fluent

Dutch: learning


Matlab, Python, Fortran

Parallel Programming with MPI and CUDA