Dr. Martin Weibelzahl
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Dr. Martin Weibelzahl is provisional head of a department 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.
One major focus of Dr. Weibelzahl’s research is in the field of digital energy. Here, he investigates how our economy and society can be decarbonized in a sustainable, secure 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 and more volatile due to uncertain weather conditions. This yields 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 future markets will play a key role in a successful energy transition, Dr. Weibelzahl also analyses how corresponding market structures can ensure sufficient flexibility to balance demand and supply in low-carbon energy systems.
In addition, Dr. Weibelzahl is generally concerned with the development of decision support systems for companies and public decision makers. Here, Dr. Weibelzahl mainly uses methods from the field of operations research, analytics, and mathematical optimization. Applications of his decision support systems can be found in energy markets, in the aviation industry, and in church politics.
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 a number of 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 the 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 department.
Industrial demand-side flexibility : A key element of a just energy transition and industrial developmentin: Applied Energy, 2020
Heffron, RaphaelKörner, Marc-FabianWagner, JonathanWeibelzahl, MartinFridgen, Gilbert
The influence of electric vehicle charging strategies on the sizing of electrical energy storage systems in charging hub microgridsin: Applied Energy, 2020
Haupt, LeonSchöpf, MichaelWederhake, LarsWeibelzahl, Martin
Optimal Storage and Transmission Investments in a Bilevel Electricity Market Modelin: Annals of Operations Research, 2020
Weibelzahl, MartinMärtz, Alexandra
The search for the perfect match : Aligning power-trading products to the energy transitionin: Energy Policy, 2020
Fridgen, GilbertMichaelis, AnneRinck, MaximilianSchöpf, MichaelWeibelzahl, Martin
From Energy Legislation to Investment Determination : Shaping Future Electricity Markets with Different Flexibility Optionsin: Energy Policy, 2019
Ländner, Eva-MariaMärtz, AlexandraSchöpf, MichaelWeibelzahl, Martin
(How) Can Blockchain Contribute to the Management of Systemic Risks in Global Supply Networks?presented at: 14. Internationale Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik, Siegen, 2019
Fridgen, GilbertKörner, Marc-FabianSedlmeir, JohannesWeibelzahl, Martin
Industrielle Energieflexibilität im Energiesystemin: Sauer, Alexander: Energieflexibilität in der deutschen Industrie : Ergebnisse aus dem Kopernikus-Projekt - Synchronisierte und energieadaptive Produktionstechnik zur flexiblen Ausrichtung von Industrieprozessen auf eine fluktuierende Energieversorgung (SynErgie), Fraunhofer Verlag, Stuttgart, 2019
Buhl, Hans UlrichFridgen, GilbertDufter, ChristaHaupt, LeonKern, TimoKörner, Marc-FabianLändner, Eva-MariaVon Roon, SerafinRägo, VadimSchöpf, MichaelSchott, PaulSitzmann, AmelieThimmel, MarkusWeibelzahl, Martin
The Impact of Substituting Production Technologies on the Economic Demand Response Potential in Industrial Processesin: Energies, 2018
Schöpf, MichaelWeibelzahl, MartinNowka, Lisa
On the effects of storage facilities on optimal zonal pricing in electricity marketsin: Energy Policy, 2018
Weibelzahl, MartinMärtz, Alexandra
Nodal, zonal, or uniform electricity pricing : how to deal with network congestionin: Frontiers in Energy, 2017
On the long run effects of market splitting : Why more price zones might decrease welfarein: Energy Policy, 2016
Grimm, VeronikaMartin, AlexanderWeibelzahl, MartinZöttl, Gregor
Transmission and generation investment in electricity markets : The effects of market splitting and network fee regimesin: European Journal of Operational Research, 2016
Grimm, VeronikaMartin, AlexanderSchmidt, MartinWeibelzahl, MartinZöttl, Gregor