Marius Julius Wiggert

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Marius Wiggert is originally from Germany where he studied Engineering Science, Philosophy, and Technology Management during his undergraduate. He is an outdoor enthusiast, enjoys camping on mountain tops, skiing, kitesurfing, and is an avid learner. In his EECS PhD at Berkeley, Marius focuses on developing methods that enhance the type of systems which we can reliably operate in and control. As he feels deeply connected to nature specifically the ocean and mountains, he initiated and won funding for his main research project: developing algorithms to reliably control underactuated seaweed-growing platforms in the ocean. To make seaweed-based carbon-sequestration as affordable as possible the platforms have limited energy and thrust smaller than ocean currents. This inspired the idea of the platforms “hitchhiking” on non-linear ocean currents to achieve steering over distances of hundreds of kilometers.