Maximilian P. Wollner


Graz University of Technology
Institute of Biomechanics
Stremayrgasse 16/2
8010 Graz, Austria

Phone: 0316-873-35509
Phone (overseas): ++43-316-873-35509



10/14 – 6/20: Dipl.-Ing. Mechanical Engineering, TU Dresden, Germany

Professional Appointments

Since 11/21: Ph.D. Student, Institute of Biomechanics, Graz University of Technology, Austria

Research Experience

4/21 – 10/21: R&D internship: "Computational modeling of cell mechanics", Battery Cell Engineering, Tesla, Inc., USA
6/20 – 3/21: Research Assistant: "Generation of statistically representative volume elements from microstructural data", Chair of Computational and Experimental Solid Mechanics, TU Dresden, Germany
9/19 – 3/20: Diploma Thesis: "Semi-analytical investigation on the transmural alignment of vascular smooth muscle cells", Institute of Biomechanics, Graz University of Technology, Austria
10/17 – 2/18: Interdisciplinary Project Thesis: "Multi-scale modeling of textile reinforced composites utilizing computed tomographic imaging", R&D Composites Center, ESI Group, France


M. Terzano, M.P. Wollner, M.P. Kainz, M. Rolf-Pissarczyk, N. Götzen and G.A. Holzapfel [pdf]
Modelling the anisotropic inelastic response of polymeric scaffolds for in situ tissue engineering applications.
Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 20:20230318, 2023.
M.P. Wollner, M. Terzano, M. Rolf-Pissarczyk and G.A. Holzapfel [pdf]
A general model for anisotropic pseudo-elasticity and viscoelasticity at finite strains.
Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 180:105403, 2023.
M. Rolf-Pissarczyk, M.P. Wollner, D.R.Q. Pacheco and G.A. Holzapfel [pdf]
Efficient computational modelling of smooth muscle orientation and function in the aorta.
Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 477:20210592, 2021.

Biographical Sketch

Maximilian Wollner was born in Hof, Germany, in 1995. After secondary education, he began studying mechanical engineering at TU Dresden in 2014. There he developed an interest in applied mechanics and mathematical modeling, which led him to specialize in simulation methods in mechanical engineering. During his studies he worked experimentally and theoretically on magnetorheological elastomers as a student research assistant at the Chair of Computational and Experimental Solid Mechanics. In 2019, he visited the Institute of Biomechanics in Graz for an Erasmus+ internship, where he wrote his diploma thesis on the constitutive modeling of vascular smooth muscle cells.

After a short break, he returned to Graz in November 2021 to start his dissertation under the supervision of Professor Gerhard A. Holzapfel.