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Dr. Martin Weibelzahl

Faculty of Law, Business and Economics
Business & Information Systems Engineering and Sustainable IT Management


Dr. Martin Weibelzahl is a co-head of the department at the Research Center Finance & Information Management (FIM) and at the Branch Business & Information Systems Engineering Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT. Dr. Weibelzahl also serves as a lecturer at the University of Bayreuth and the University of Augsburg.

The major focus of Dr. Weibelzahl’s research is in the field of digital energy and mobility. Here, he for instance investigates, how our economy and society can be decarbonized in a sustainable, secure, just, and affordable way using various (digital) technologies. With a continuously increasing share of renewable energies and a gradual shutdown of conventional power plants, the supply of electricity is becoming more volatile due to uncertain weather conditions. This leads to increasing deviations between the electricity produced and the electricity consumed and presents the electricity system with major challenges, including the prevention of power outages. As the design of markets will play a key role in a successful energy transition, Dr. Weibelzahl analyses how future market designs can, e.g., ensure sufficient flexibility to balance demand and supply in low-carbon energy systems. In addition, Dr. Weibelzahl aims at the development of decision support systems for companies and public decision makers. Here, Dr. Weibelzahl mainly uses methods at the intersection of operations research, AI, and mathematical optimization. Applications can be found in energy markets and the mobility sector.

In the above research fields, Dr. Weibelzahl is involved in various national and international research projects. Close cooperation exists, for example, with the University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg), the University of Dundee (Scotland), the University of Southampton (England) or the Norwegian School of Economics (Norway). Dr. Weibelzahl has published several articles in renowned international journals such as Annals of Operations Research, Energy Policy, or European Journal of Operational Research. He also works as a reviewer for conferences and international journals such as Annals of Operations Research, Energy Economics, or Energy Policy. Furthermore, he regularly gives lectures and is an organizer of various international workshops and symposia.

Dr. Weibelzahl completed his studies in the field of quantitative economics at Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in 2011. He then began his doctorate at the Chair of Business Mathematics within the Elite Network of Bavaria, which he successfully completed in 2016. After his doctorate, Dr. Weibelzahl worked as a postdoctoral fellow at RWTH Aachen University in 2017 in the research areas of Discrete Optimization and Advanced Analytics. Since 2018, Dr. Weibelzahl has been working at FIM, first as postdoc and project manager, since 2020 as head of research group.

Faculty of Law, Business and Economics
Business & Information Systems Engineering and Sustainable IT Management



Lisa Hanny, Jonathan Wagner, Hans Ulrich Buhl, Raphael Heffron, Marc-Fabian Körner, Michael Schöpf, Martin Weibelzahl: On the Progress in Flexibility and Grid Charges in Light of the Energy Transition : The Case of Germany. In: Energy Policy, 165 (2022). - .

Robert Keller, Alexander Stohr, Martin Weibelzahl, Linda Wolf: Elektromobilität im ländlichen Raum : Handlungsempfehlungen für die Gestaltung der Mobilität von Morgen. - , 2022.

Marc-Fabian Körner, Johannes Sedlmeir, Martin Weibelzahl, Gilbert Fridgen, Moreen Heine, Christoph Neumann: Systemic Risks in Electricity Systems : A Perspective on the Potential of Digital Technologies. In: Energy Policy, 164 (2022). - .

Christina Leinauer, Paul Schott, Gilbert Fridgen, Robert Keller, Philipp Ollig, Martin Weibelzahl: Obstacles to Demand Response : Why Industrial Companies Do Not Adapt Their PowerConsumption to Volatile Power Generation. In: Energy Policy, 165 (2022). - .

Veronika Grimm, Alexander Martin, Christian Sölch, Martin Weibelzahl, Gregor Zöttl: Market-Based Redispatch May Result in an Inefficient Dispatch. In: The Energy Journal, 43 (2022). - .

Lisa Hanny, Marc-Fabian Körner, Christina Leinauer, Anne Michaelis, Jens Strüker, Martin Weibelzahl, Jan Weissflog: How to trade electricity flexibility using artificial intelligence : An integrated algorithmic framework. In: Proceedings of the 55th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). - Kauai, USA : 2022.

Stephanie Halbrügge, Hans Ulrich Buhl, Gilbert Fridgen, Paul Schott, Martin Weibelzahl, Jan Weissflog: How Germany achieved a record share of renewables during the COVID-19 pandemic while relying on the European interconnected power network. In: Energy, 246 (2022). - .

Raphael J. Heffron, Marc-Fabian Körner, Theresia Sumarno, Jonathan Wagner, Martin Weibelzahl, Gilbert Fridgen: How different electricity pricing systems affect the energy trilemma : Assessing Indonesia's electricity market transition. In: Energy Economics, 107 (2022). - .

Martin Bichler, Hans Ulrich Buhl, Johannes Knörr, Felipe Maldonado, Paul Schott, Stefan Waldherr, Martin Weibelzahl: Electricity Markets in a Time of Change : A Call to Arms for Business Research. In: Schmalenbach Journal of Business Research, 74 (2022). - S. 77-102.

Anne Michaelis, Stephanie Halbrügge, Marc-Fabian Körner, Gilbert Fridgen, Martin Weibelzahl: Artificial Intelligence in Energy Demand Response : A Taxonomy of Input Data Requirements. In: Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI). - Nürnberg, Germany : 2022.


Hans Ulrich Buhl, Sebastian Duda, Paul Schott, Martin Weibelzahl, Simon Wenninger, Gilbert Fridgen, Sergio Potenciano Menci, Michael Schöpf, Christine van Stiphoudt, Matthias Weigold, Martin Lindner: Energieflexibilitätsdatenmodell der Energiesynchronisationsplattform : Teil der Reihe „Diskussionspapiere V4 – Konzept der Energiesynchronisationsplattform“. - s.l., 2021. -

Mete Seref Ahunbay, Amir Ashour Novirdoust, Rajon Bhuiyan, Martin Bichler, Shilpa Bindu, Endre Bjørndal, Mette Bjørndal, Hans Ulrich Buhl, José Pablo Chaves-Ávila, Helena Gerard, Stephan Gross, Lisa Hanny, Johannes Knörr, Clara Sophie Köhnen, Luciana Marques, Antonello Monti, Karsten Neuhoff, Christoph Neumann, Elena Ocenic, Marion Ott, Markus Pichlmeier, Jörn C. Richstein, Maximilian Rinck, Felix Röhrich, Paul Maximilian Röhrig, Alexander Sauer, Jens Strüker, Matteo Troncia, Johannes Wagner, Martin Weibelzahl, Philip Zilke: Electricity Market Design 2030-2050 : Shaping Future Electricity Markets for a Climate-Neutral Europe. - Sankt Augustin, 2021. -

Hans Ulrich Buhl, Nadine Gabrek, Jan-Niklas Gerdes, Can Kaymakci, Katrin Rauland, Fabian Richter, Alexander Sauer, Christian Schneider, Paul Schott, Stefan Seifermann, Alejandro Tristán, Jonathan Wagner, Felix Wagon, Martin Weibelzahl, Jan Weissflog, Bastian Zachmann: Industrial Flexibility Options and their Applications in a Future Energy System. - Sankt Augustin, 2021. VI, 41 S.

Andreas Bachmann, Lukas Bank, Carlo Bark, Dennis Bauer, Bruno Blöchl, Martin Brugger, Hans Ulrich Buhl, Benjamin Dietz, Julia Donelly, Thomas Friedl, Stephanie Halbrügge, Heribert Hauck, Joachim Heil, Aljoscha Hieronymus, Torben Hinck, Svetlina Ilieva-König, Carl Johnzén, Carsten Koch, Jana Köberlein, Ekrem Köse, Martin Lindner, Stefan Lochner, Tim Mayer, Alexander Mitsos, Stefan Roth, Alexander Sauer, Claudia Scheil, Johannes Schilp, Jens Schimmelpfennig, Julia Schulz, Jan Schulze, Johannes Sossenheimer, Nina Strobel, Alejandro Tristan, Susanne Vernim, Jonathan Wagner, Felix Wagon, Martin Weibelzahl, Matthias Weigold, Jan Weissflog, Simon Wenninger, Moritz Wöhl, Jan Zacharias, Michael F. Zäh: Energieflexibel in die Zukunft : Wie Fabriken zum Gelingen der Energiewende beitragen können. - Düsseldorf, 2021. -

Gilbert Fridgen, Markus Thimmel, Martin Weibelzahl, Linda Wolf: Smarter Charging : Power Allocation Accounting for Travel Time of Electric Vehicle Drivers. In: Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 97 (2021). - .

Raphael J. Heffron, Marc-Fabian Körner, Michael Schöpf, Jonathan Wagner, Martin Weibelzahl: The Role of Flexibility in the Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond : Contributing to a Sustainable and Resilient Energy Future in Europe. In: Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 140 (2021). - .

Stephanie Halbrügge, Paul Schott, Martin Weibelzahl, Hans Ulrich Buhl, Gilbert Fridgen: How did the German and other European electricity systems react to the COVID-19 pandemic?. In: Applied Energy, 285 (2021). - S. No. 116370.

Amir Ashour Novirdoust, Martin Bichler, Caroline Bojung, Hans Ulrich Buhl, Gilbert Fridgen, Vitali Gretschko, Lisa Hanny, Johannes Knörr, Felipe Maldonado, Karsten Neuhoff, Christoph Neumann, Marion Ott, Jörn C. Richstein, Maximilian Rinck, Michael Schöpf, Paul Schott, Amelie Sitzmann, Johannes Wagner, Jonathan Wagner, Martin Weibelzahl: Electricity Spot Market Design 2030-2050. - Sankt Augustin, 2021. - VI, 53 S.

Raphael J. Heffron, Marc-Fabian Körner, Theresia Sumarno, Jonathan Wagner, Martin Weibelzahl, Gilbert Fridgen: How Different Electricity Pricing Systems Affect the Energy Trilemma : Assessing Indonesia’s Electricity Market Transition. - Tokyo, 2021. -

Patrick Rövekamp, Michael Schöpf, Felix Wagon, Martin Weibelzahl, Gilbert Fridgen: Renewable Electricity Business Models in a Post Feed-in Tariff Era. In: Energy, 216 (2021). - .

Gilbert Fridgen, Marc-Fabian Körner, Steffen Walters, Martin Weibelzahl: Not All Doom and Gloom : How Energy-Intensive and Temporally Flexible Data Center Applications May Actually Promote Renewable Energy Sources. In: Business & Information Systems Engineering, 63 (2021). - S. 243-256.

Henner Gimpel, Lisa Hanny, Marion Ott, Jonathan Wagner, Martin Weibelzahl, Martin Bichler, Steffi Ober: Market Success : The Quest for the Objectives and Success Factors of Markets. In: Henner Gimpel, Jan Krämer, Dirk Neumann, Jella Pfeiffer, Stefan Seifert, Timm Teubner, Daniel J. Veit, Anke Weidlich (Hrsg.): Market Engineering : Insights from Two Decades of Research on Markets and Information. - Cham : Springer International Publishing, 2021. - S. 21-44.

Raphael J. Heffron, Stephanie Halbrügge, Marc-Fabian Körner, Nana A. Obeng-Darko, Theresia Sumarno, Jonathan Wagner, Martin Weibelzahl: Justice in Solar Energy Development. In: Solar Energy, 218 (2021). - S. 68-75.

Amir Ashour Novirdoust, Rajon Bhuiyan, Martin Bichler, Hans Ulrich Buhl, Gilbert Fridgen, Carina Fugger, Vitali Gretschko, Lisa Hanny, Johannes Knörr, Karsten Neuhoff, Christoph Neumann, Marion Ott, Jörn C. Richstein, Maximilian Rinck, Felix Röhrich, Michael Schöpf, Amelie Sitzmann, Johannes Wagner, Martin Weibelzahl: Electricity Market Design 2030-2050 : Moving Towards Implementation. - Sankt Augustin, 2021. VI, 52 S.

Jens Strüker, Martin Weibelzahl, Marc-Fabian Körner, Axel Kießling, Ariette Franke-Sluijk, Mike Hermann: Dekarbonisierung durch Digitalisierung : Thesen zur Transformation der Energiewirtschaft. - Bayreuth, 2021. -

Jens Strüker, Martin Weibelzahl, Marc-Fabian Körner, Axel Kießling, Ariette Franke-Sluijk, Mike Hermann: Decarbonisation through digitalisation : Proposals for Transforming the Energy Sector. - Bayreuth, 2021. - 19 S.

Stefano Coniglio, Mathias Sirvent, Martin Weibelzahl: Airport Capacity Extension, Fleet Investment, and Optimal Aircraft Scheduling in a Multi-Level Market Model : Quantifying the Cost of Imperfect Markets. In: OR Spectrum, 43 (2021). - S. 367-408.


Gilbert Fridgen, Stephanie Halbrügge, Christian Olenberger, Martin Weibelzahl: The Insurance Effect of Renewable Distributed Energy Resources Against Uncertain Electricity Price Developments. In: Energy Economics, 91 (2020). - .

Raphael J. Heffron, Marc-Fabian Körner, Jonathan Wagner, Martin Weibelzahl, Gilbert Fridgen: Industrial demand-side flexibility : A key element of a just energy transition and industrial development. In: Applied Energy, 269 (2020). - .

Gilbert Fridgen, Anne Michaelis, Maximilian Rinck, Michael Schöpf, Martin Weibelzahl: The search for the perfect match : Aligning power-trading products to the energy transition. In: Energy Policy, 144 (2020). - .

Martin Weibelzahl, Alexandra Märtz: Optimal Storage and Transmission Investments in a Bilevel Electricity Market Model. In: Annals of Operations Research, 287 (2020). - S. 911-940.

Gunther Reinhart, Lukas Bank, Martin Brugger, Aljoscha Hieronymus, Jana Köberlein, Stefan Roth, Thomas Bauernhansl, Alexander Sauer, Dennis Bauer, Cac Kaymakci, Daniel Schel, Andreas Schlereth, Gilbert Fridgen, Hans Ulrich Buhl, Caroline Bojung, Paul Schott, Martin Weibelzahl, Simon Wenninger, Matthias Weigold, Martin Lindner, Karlheinz Ronge, Andreas Oeder, Jens Schimmelpfennig, Christian Winter, Matthias Jarke, Raphael Ahrens: Konzept der Energiesynchronisationsplattform : Diskussionspapier V3. - s.l., 2020. -

Leon Haupt, Michael Schöpf, Lars Wederhake, Martin Weibelzahl: The influence of electric vehicle charging strategies on the sizing of electrical energy storage systems in charging hub microgrids. In: Applied Energy, 273 (2020). - .


Eva-Maria Ländner, Alexandra Märtz, Michael Schöpf, Martin Weibelzahl: From Energy Legislation to Investment Determination : Shaping Future Electricity Markets with Different Flexibility Options. In: Energy Policy, 129 (2019). - S. 1100-1110.

Hans Ulrich Buhl, Gilbert Fridgen, Christa Dufter, Leon Haupt, Timo Kern, Marc-Fabian Körner, Eva-Maria Ländner, Serafin Von Roon, Vadim Rägo, Michael Schöpf, Paul Schott, Amelie Sitzmann, Markus Thimmel, Martin Weibelzahl: Industrielle Energieflexibilität im Energiesystem. In: Alexander Sauer, Eberhard Abele, Hans Ulrich Buhl (Hrsg.): Energieflexibilität in der deutschen Industrie : Ergebnisse aus dem Kopernikus-Projekt - Synchronisierte und energieadaptive Produktionstechnik zur flexiblen Ausrichtung von Industrieprozessen auf eine fluktuierende Energieversorgung (SynErgie). - Stuttgart : Fraunhofer Verlag, 2019. - S. 127-195.

Gilbert Fridgen, Marc-Fabian Körner, Johannes Sedlmeir, Martin Weibelzahl: (How) Can Blockchain Contribute to the Management of Systemic Risks in Global Supply Networks?. In: Fabian Lorig, Ingo J. Timm, Peter Mertens (Hrsg.): SysRisk 2019, Systemic Risks in Global Networks : Proceedings of the First Workshop on Systemic Risks in Global Networks, co-located with 14. Internationale Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI 2019). - Aachen : RWTH Aachen, 2019. - S. 89-96.


Martin Weibelzahl, Alexandra Märtz: On the effects of storage facilities on optimal zonal pricing in electricity markets. In: Energy Policy, 113 (2018). - S. 778-794.

Michael Schöpf, Martin Weibelzahl, Lisa Nowka: The Impact of Substituting Production Technologies on the Economic Demand Response Potential in Industrial Processes. In: Energies, 11 (2018). - S. 2217-2230.


Martin Weibelzahl: Nodal, zonal, or uniform electricity pricing : how to deal with network congestion. In: Frontiers in Energy, 11 (2017). - S. 210-232.


Veronika Grimm, Alexander Martin, Martin Schmidt, Martin Weibelzahl, Gregor Zöttl: Transmission and generation investment in electricity markets : The effects of market splitting and network fee regimes. In: European Journal of Operational Research, 254 (2016). - S. 493-509.

Veronika Grimm, Alexander Martin, Martin Weibelzahl, Gregor Zöttl: On the long run effects of market splitting : Why more price zones might decrease welfare. In: Energy Policy, 94 (2016). - S. 453-467.

Faculty of Law, Business and Economics
Business & Information Systems Engineering and Sustainable IT Management

Dr. Martin Weibelzahl
Postdoctoral Researcher

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