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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 head of research group at the Research Center Finance & Information Management (FIM) and the Project Group Business and Information Systems Engineering of the 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



Fridgen, Gilbert; Thimmel, Markus; Weibelzahl, Martin; Wolf, Linda
Smarter Charging : Power Allocation Accounting for Travel Time of Electric Vehicle Drivers
in Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment volume 97 (2021)
doi:10.1016/j.trd.2021.102916 ...

Heffron, Raphael; Körner, Marc-Fabian; Schöpf, Michael; Wagner, Jonathan; Weibelzahl, Martin
The Role of Flexibility in the Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond : Contributing to a Su ...
in Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews volume 140 (2021)
doi:10.1016/j.rser.2021.110743 ...

Halbrügge, Stephanie; Schott, Paul; Weibelzahl, Martin; Buhl, Hans Ulrich; Fridgen, Gilbert
How did the German and other European electricity systems react to the COVID-19 pandemic?
in Applied Energy volume 285 (2021) . - page No. 116370
doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.116370 ...

Fridgen, Gilbert; Körner, Marc-Fabian; Walters, Steffen; Weibelzahl, Martin
Not All Doom and Gloom : How Energy-Intensive and Temporally Flexible Data Center Applications ...
in Business & Information Systems Engineering volume 63 (2021)
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12599-0 ...

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

doi:10.24406/fit-n-621457 ...

Coniglio, Stefano; Sirvent, Mathias; Weibelzahl, Martin
Airport Capacity Extension, Fleet Investment, and Optimal Aircraft Scheduling in a Multi-Level ...
in OR Spectrum (2021)
doi:10.1007/s00291-021-00621-4 ...

Heffron, R.; Halbrügge, Stephanie; Körner, Marc-Fabian; Obeng-Darko, Nana A.; Sumarno, Theresia; Wagner, Jonathan; Weibelzahl, Martin
Justice in Solar Energy Development
in Solar Energy volume 218 (2021) . - page 68-75
doi:10.1016/j.solener.2021.01.072 ...

Gimpel, Henner; Hanny, Lisa; Ott, Marion; Wagner, Jonathan; Weibelzahl, Martin; Bichler, Martin; Ober, Steffi
Market Success : The Quest for the Objectives and Success Factors of Markets
Market Engineering : Insights from Two Decades of Research on Markets and Information
Cham : Springer International Publishing, 2021. - page 21-44
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-66661-3_2 ...

Rövekamp, Patrick; Schöpf, Michael; Wagon, Felix; Weibelzahl, Martin; Fridgen, Gilbert
Renewable Electricity Business Models in a Post Feed-in Tariff Era
in Energy volume 216 (2021)
doi:10.1016/j.energy.2020.119228 ...


Fridgen, Gilbert; Halbrügge, Stephanie; Olenberger, Christian; Weibelzahl, Martin
The Insurance Effect of Renewable Distributed Energy Resources Against Uncertain Electricity Pr ...
in Energy Economics volume 91 (2020)
doi:10.1016/j.eneco.2020.104887 ...

Heffron, Raphael; Körner, Marc-Fabian; Wagner, Jonathan; Weibelzahl, Martin; Fridgen, Gilbert
Industrial demand-side flexibility : A key element of a just energy transition and industrial d ...
in Applied Energy volume 269 (2020)
doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.115026 ...

Haupt, Leon; Schöpf, Michael; Wederhake, Lars; Weibelzahl, Martin
The influence of electric vehicle charging strategies on the sizing of electrical energy storag ...
in Applied Energy volume 273 (2020)
doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.115231 ...

Weibelzahl, Martin; Märtz, Alexandra
Optimal Storage and Transmission Investments in a Bilevel Electricity Market Model
in Annals of Operations Research volume 287 (2020) . - page 911-940
doi:10.1007/s10479-018-2815-1 ...

Fridgen, Gilbert; Michaelis, Anne; Rinck, Maximilian; Schöpf, Michael; Weibelzahl, Martin
The search for the perfect match : Aligning power-trading products to the energy transition
in Energy Policy volume 144 (2020)
doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2020.111523 ...


Ländner, Eva-Maria; Märtz, Alexandra; Schöpf, Michael; Weibelzahl, Martin
From Energy Legislation to Investment Determination : Shaping Future Electricity Markets with D ...
in Energy Policy volume 129 (2019) . - page 1100-1110
doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2019.02.012 ...

Fridgen, Gilbert; Körner, Marc-Fabian; Sedlmeir, Johannes; Weibelzahl, Martin
(How) Can Blockchain Contribute to the Management of Systemic Risks in Global Supply Networks?
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. - page 89-96 . - (CEUR Workshop Proceedings; 2397)
https://www.fim-rc.de/Paperbibliothek/Veroeffentli ...

Buhl, Hans Ulrich; Fridgen, Gilbert; Dufter, Christa; Haupt, Leon; Kern, Timo; Körner, Marc-Fabian; Ländner, Eva-Maria; Von Roon, Serafin; Rägo, Vadim; Schöpf, Michael; Schott, Paul; Sitzmann, Amelie; Thimmel, Markus; Weibelzahl, Martin
Industrielle Energieflexibilität im Energiesystem
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. - page 127-195
https://www.bookshop.fraunhofer.de/buch/energiefle ...


Schöpf, Michael; Weibelzahl, Martin; Nowka, Lisa
The Impact of Substituting Production Technologies on the Economic Demand Response Potential in ...
in Energies volume 11 (2018) issue 9. - page 2217-2230
doi:10.3390/en11092217 ...

Weibelzahl, Martin; Märtz, Alexandra
On the effects of storage facilities on optimal zonal pricing in electricity markets
in Energy Policy volume 113 (2018) . - page 778-794
doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2017.11.018 ...


Weibelzahl, Martin
Nodal, zonal, or uniform electricity pricing : how to deal with network congestion
in Frontiers in Energy volume 11 (2017) issue 2. - page 210-232
doi:10.1007/s11708-017-0460-z ...


Grimm, Veronika; Martin, Alexander; Weibelzahl, Martin; Zöttl, Gregor
On the long run effects of market splitting : Why more price zones might decrease welfare
in Energy Policy volume 94 (2016) . - page 453-467
doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2015.11.010 ...

Grimm, Veronika; Martin, Alexander; Schmidt, Martin; Weibelzahl, Martin; Zöttl, Gregor
Transmission and generation investment in electricity markets : The effects of market splitting ...
in European Journal of Operational Research volume 254 (2016) issue 2. - page 493-509
doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2016.03.044 ...

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

Dr. Martin Weibelzahl
Postdoctoral Researcher

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