Dr. Martin Mathieu joined the staff in September 1998. He is a native of Germany (born in Heidelberg) and studied, at the University of Tübingen (1976-1982), Mathematics, Theoretical Physics and History of Science for the Diploma in Mathematics degree. He received his Doctor of Science degree (Dr. rer. nat.) in 1987 from the same institution, after having studied also at Trinity College, Dublin and the University of California at Santa Barbara, USA. In 1991, he accomplished his Habilitation at Tübingen.
Dr. Mathieu taught and researched at the University of Tübingen (1988-94), the University of the Saarland at Saarbrücken, Germany (1994-96), and the National University of Ireland at Maynooth (1996-98). He was an ERASMUS Lecturer at University College, Cork in 1990 and held a Visiting Professorship at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA in 1993. In Spring 1995, he visited The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, then located at Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. In the academic year 1997-98, he was a Marie Curie Fellow of the European Commission within the scheme "Training and Mobility of Researchers".
His current research interests are in Functional Analysis with an emphasis on Operator Theory, Operator Algebras and Banach Algebras, and in Noncommutative Ring Theory.
He is married and has six children.