Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Martin Weibelzahl

Doctoral Candidate
Mail  martin.weibelzahl@fim-rc.de
Phone  +49 921 55 – 4737
Room  Room: 3.02,
Wittelbacherring 10,
95444 Bayreuth

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.

Artificial Intelligence in Energy Demand Response : A Taxonomy of Input Data Requirements
presented at: 17th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI), Nuremberg, Germany, 2022
Michaelis, Anne
Halbrügge, Stephanie
Körner, Marc-Fabian
Fridgen, Gilbert
Weibelzahl, Martin
How to trade electricity flexibility using artificial intelligence : An integrated algorithmic framework
presented at: 55th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2022
Hanny, Lisa
Körner, Marc-Fabian
Leinauer, Christina
Michaelis, Anne
Strüker, Jens
Weibelzahl, Martin
Weissflog, Jan
Industrial Flexibility Options and their Applications in a Future Energy System
2021
Buhl, Hans Ulrich
Gabrek, Nadine
Gerdes, Jan-Niklas
Kaymakci, Can
Rauland, Katrin
Richter, Fabian
Sauer, Alexander
Schneider, Christian
Schott, Paul
Seifermann, Stefan
Tristán, Alejandro
Wagner, Jonathan
Wagon, Felix
Weibelzahl, Martin
Weissflog, Jan
Zachmann, Bastian
Smarter Charging : Power Allocation Accounting for Travel Time of Electric Vehicle Drivers
in: Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 2021
Fridgen, Gilbert
Thimmel, Markus
Weibelzahl, Martin
Wolf, Linda
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, 2021
Heffron, Raphael
Körner, Marc-Fabian
Schöpf, Michael
Wagner, Jonathan
Weibelzahl, Martin
How did the German and other European electricity systems react to the COVID-19 pandemic?
in: Applied Energy, 2021
Halbrügge, Stephanie
Schott, Paul
Weibelzahl, Martin
Buhl, Hans Ulrich
Fridgen, Gilbert
Electricity Spot Market Design 2030-2050

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
How Different Electricity Pricing Systems Affect the Energy Trilemma : Assessing Indonesia’s Electricity Market Transition
2021
Heffron, Raphael J.
Körner, Marc-Fabian
Sumarno, Theresia
Wagner, Jonathan
Weibelzahl, Martin
Fridgen, Gilbert
Airport Capacity Extension, Fleet Investment, and Optimal Aircraft Scheduling in a Multi-Level Market Model : Quantifying the Cost of Imperfect Markets
in: OR Spectrum, 2021
Coniglio, Stefano
Sirvent, Mathias
Weibelzahl, Martin
Decarbonisation through digitalisation : Proposals for Transforming the Energy Sector
2021
Strüker, Jens
Weibelzahl, Martin
Körner, Marc-Fabian
Kießling, Axel
Franke-Sluijk, Ariette
Hermann, Mike
Dekarbonisierung durch Digitalisierung : Thesen zur Transformation der Energiewirtschaft
Universität Bayreuth, Projektgruppe Wirtschaftsinformatik des Fraunhofer-Instituts für Angewandte Informationstechnik FIT und TenneT, 2021
Strüker, Jens
Weibelzahl, Martin
Körner, Marc-Fabian
Kießling, Axel
Franke-Sluijk, Ariette
Hermann, Mike
Electricity Market Design 2030-2050 : Moving Towards Implementation
2021
Ashour Novirdoust, Amir
Bhuiyan, Rajon
Bichler, Martin
Buhl, Hans Ulrich
Fridgen, Gilbert
Fugger, Carina
Gretschko, Vitali
Hanny, Lisa
Knörr, Johannes
Neuhoff, Karsten
Neumann, Christoph
Ott, Marion
Richstein, Jörn C.
Rinck, Maximilian
Röhrich, Felix
Schöpf, Michael
Sitzmann, Amelie
Wagner, Johannes
Weibelzahl, Martin
Justice in Solar Energy Development
in: Solar Energy, 2021
Heffron, R.
Halbrügge, Stephanie
Körner, Marc-Fabian
Obeng-Darko, Nana A.
Sumarno, Theresia
Wagner, Jonathan
Weibelzahl, Martin
Market Success : The Quest for the Objectives and Success Factors of Markets
in: Gimpel, Henner: Market Engineering : Insights from Two Decades of Research on Markets and Information, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2021
Gimpel, Henner
Hanny, Lisa
Ott, Marion
Wagner, Jonathan
Weibelzahl, Martin
Bichler, Martin
Ober, Steffi
Market-Based Redispatch May Result in an Inefficient Dispatch
in: The Energy Journal, 2021
Grimm, Veronika
Martin, Alexander
Sölch, Christian
Weibelzahl, Martin
Zöttl, Gregor
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, 2021
Fridgen, Gilbert
Körner, Marc-Fabian
Walters, Steffen
Weibelzahl, Martin
Renewable Electricity Business Models in a Post Feed-in Tariff Era
in: Energy, 2021
Rövekamp, Patrick
Schöpf, Michael
Wagon, Felix
Weibelzahl, Martin
Fridgen, Gilbert
The Insurance Effect of Renewable Distributed Energy Resources Against Uncertain Electricity Price Developments
in: Energy Economics, 2020
Fridgen, Gilbert
Halbrügge, Stephanie
Olenberger, Christian
Weibelzahl, Martin
Industrial demand-side flexibility : A key element of a just energy transition and industrial development
in: Applied Energy, 2020
Heffron, Raphael
Körner, Marc-Fabian
Wagner, Jonathan
Weibelzahl, Martin
Fridgen, Gilbert
The influence of electric vehicle charging strategies on the sizing of electrical energy storage systems in charging hub microgrids
in: Applied Energy, 2020
Haupt, Leon
Schöpf, Michael
Wederhake, Lars
Weibelzahl, Martin
Konzept der Energiesynchronisationsplattform : Diskussionspapier V3
2020
Reinhart, Gunther
Bank, Lukas
Brugger, Martin
Hieronymus, Aljoscha
Köberlein, Jana
Roth, Stefan
Bauernhansl, Thomas
Sauer, Alexander
Bauer, Dennis
Kaymakci, Cac
Schel, Daniel
Schlereth, Andreas
Fridgen, Gilbert
Buhl, Hans Ulrich
Bojung, Caroline
Schott, Paul
Weibelzahl, Martin
Wenninger, Simon
Weigold, Matthias
Lindner, Martin
Ronge, Karlheinz
Oeder, Andreas
Schimmelpfennig, Jens
Winter, Christian
Jarke, Matthias
Ahrens, Raphael
Optimal Storage and Transmission Investments in a Bilevel Electricity Market Model
in: Annals of Operations Research, 2020
Weibelzahl, Martin
Märtz, Alexandra
The search for the perfect match : Aligning power-trading products to the energy transition
in: Energy Policy, 2020
Fridgen, Gilbert
Michaelis, Anne
Rinck, Maximilian
Schöpf, Michael
Weibelzahl, Martin
From Energy Legislation to Investment Determination : Shaping Future Electricity Markets with Different Flexibility Options
in: Energy Policy, 2019
Ländner, Eva-Maria
Märtz, Alexandra
Schöpf, Michael
Weibelzahl, Martin
(How) Can Blockchain Contribute to the Management of Systemic Risks in Global Supply Networks?
in: Lorig, Fabian: 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), RWTH Aachen, Aachen, 2019
Fridgen, Gilbert
Körner, Marc-Fabian
Sedlmeir, Johannes
Weibelzahl, Martin
Industrielle Energieflexibilität im Energiesystem
in: 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 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
The Impact of Substituting Production Technologies on the Economic Demand Response Potential in Industrial Processes
in: Energies, 2018
Schöpf, Michael
Weibelzahl, Martin
Nowka, Lisa
On the effects of storage facilities on optimal zonal pricing in electricity markets
in: Energy Policy, 2018
Weibelzahl, Martin
Märtz, Alexandra
Nodal, zonal, or uniform electricity pricing : how to deal with network congestion
in: Frontiers in Energy, 2017
Weibelzahl, Martin
On the long run effects of market splitting : Why more price zones might decrease welfare
in: Energy Policy, 2016
Grimm, Veronika
Martin, Alexander
Weibelzahl, Martin
Zöttl, Gregor
Transmission and generation investment in electricity markets : The effects of market splitting and network fee regimes
in: European Journal of Operational Research, 2016
Grimm, Veronika
Martin, Alexander
Schmidt, Martin
Weibelzahl, Martin
Zöttl, Gregor