Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Martin Weibelzahl

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

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 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
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?
presented at: 14. Internationale Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik, Siegen, 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