Welcome to the IIP


Prof. Dr. Wolf Fichtner


Prof. Dr. Frank Schultmann

Deputy Director DFIU

Dr. Daniel Sloot

Institute for Industrial Production (IIP)


Campus West, building 06.33 
Hertzstr. 16
76187 Karlsruhe

+49 721 608-44460
   (Energy Economics)
+49 721 608-44569
   (Industrial Production and Logistics)

Fax: +49 721 608-44682
E-Mail: Secretariat


Chairs at the IIP



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Successful completion of the DeMoBat project

After about three project years, the DeMoBat project was successfully completed. At the closing event on April 25, 2023, the project partners presented the solutions they had developed for the automated dismantling of battery modules and electric motors. In the project, the IIP evaluated business models for end-of-life traction batteries, modeled dismantling networks, and examined the end-of-life battery market.

The IIP congratulates Mr. Gehring

The IIP congratulates Marco Gehring, who successfully completed his doctoral examination on "Development and application of a material flow-based optimization tool for the scheduling of dismantling projects" on May 11th, 2023.

The IIP congratulates Mr. Zimmermann

The IIP congratulates Florian Zimmermann, who successfully completed his doctoral examination on "Effects of capacity mechanisms in coupled electricity markets" on April 28th, 2023.

The IIP congratulates Mr. Lüttenberg

The IIP congratulates Markus Lüttenberg, who successfully completed his doctoral examination on "Strengthening Resilience of Supply with Essential Goods through Public-Private Emergency Collaborations: Challenges and Incentives" on April 27th, 2023.


Forschungsgruppe PRMBU Dr. R. Volk
"Project and Resource Management in the Built Environment" is a new KIT Junior Research Group


The research group "Project and Resource Management in the Built Environment", headed by Dr. Rebekka Volk, at the Chair of Business Administration, Production and Operations Management has been recognized as certified KIT Junior Research Group ("KIT-Nachwuchsgruppe") in March 2023. The certificate recognizes the high research quality of the group and paves the way to further opportunities and perspectives at KIT. In consequence of the certification, Dr. Volk also got accepted as a member of the Young Investigator Network (YIN) of KIT.

The IIP congratulates Dr. Volk

The IIP congratulates Dr. Rebekka Volk, who successfully completed her habilitation examination on "Resource Management towards a Circular Economy" on December 21th, 2022.

Emil Kraft wins EEX Group Excellence Award

The IIP congratulates Dr. Emil Kraft on winning the EEX Group Excellence Award for his paper "Stochastic optimization of trading strategies in sequential electricity markets," published in the European Journal of Operational Research. This prize is awarded for outstanding scientific work that deals with current political, regulatory, technical, or economic issues in the areas of energy and agricultural products, as well as their stock exchange trading or sustainability issues.

Boundaries and Resilience Workshop

The Risk Management Research Group is involved in the organization of a workshop funded by the Franco-German University. This will take place with the 10th Resilience Engineering Conference, which will be held in Sophia-Antipolis, France, from June 26 to 30, 2023. The workshop is primarily addressed to PhD students, Master students and young researchers. For more information, please see the Call for Participation and Abstracts.

Brochure on crisis management project NOLAN with recommendations for practice

As part of the NOLAN project, we have published a brochure with recommendations for public authorities and private companies on the project page.

Dr. Fleury starts at the DFIU

Starting on February 1, 2023, Dr. Aurélie Fleury supports Dr. Daniel Sloot in managing the Franco-German Institute for Environmental Protection (DFIU). Ms. Fleury will contribute to further developing German-French cooperation at the DFIU.


The IIP congratulates Mr Lehmann

The IIP congratulates Nico Lehmann, who successfully completed his doctoral examination on „Regionality in Electricity Products – A Residential Consumer Perspective” on December 13th, 2022.

The IIP congratulates Ms. Wehrle

The IIP congratulates Rebecca Wehrle, who successfully completed her doctoral examination on „Criticality of infrastructure networks under consideration of resilience-based maintenance strategies using the example of inland waterways” on December 12th, 2022.

The IIP congratulates Mr. Kaiser

The IIP congratulates Florian Kaiser, who successfully completed his doctoral examination on "Cyber Threat Intelligence based Holistic Risk Quantification and Management” on December 12th, 2022.

The IIP congratulates Ms. Xu

The IIP congratulates Lei Xu, who successfully completed her doctoral examination on „Life cycle environmental assessment of European power systems considering the impacts of electric vehicles
integration” on December 12th, 2022.

The IIP congratulates Mr. Nolden

The IIP congratulates Christoph Nolden, who successfully completed his doctoral examination on „Kopplung der Sektoren Strom und Gas mittels Power-to-Gas-Anlagen zur Dekarbonisierung der Stromversorgung” on December 7th, 2022.

Textbook published

The textbook "Economics of Power Systems – Fundamentals for Sustainable Energy" written in common by the three professors Dominik Möst (TU Dresden), Christoph Weber (University of Duisburg-Essen), and Wolf Fichtner (KIT)​​, was recently published as part of the "Springer Texts in Business and Economics" series.


The IIP congratulates Mr. Dehler-Holland

The IIP congratulates Joris Dehler-Holland, who successfully completed his doctoral examination on „The Socio-Technical Dynamics of Renewable Energy Policies in Germany” on November 30th, 2022.


The IIP congratulates Mr. Braeuer

The IIP congratulates Fritz Braeuer, who successfully completed his doctoral examination on „Techno-Economic Evaluation of Battery Storage Systems in Industry” on October 25th, 2022.

Article published in the Journal "Energy Policy"

In their recent paper published in Energy Policy, Florian Zimmermann and Dogan Keles show that nuclear power plants in France can hardly be renewed under liberalized market conditions, as other technologies like CCGT and RES outcompete them from a private investment perspective. If France counts on the renewal of the nuclear capacity, in order to guarantee energy security, this might only be achieved in a policy-driven scenario.

For more information, visit KIT-Open or directly via the publisher.

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Excursion as part of the course Planning and Management of Industrial Plants

In bright sunshine, students of the course Planning and Management of Industrial Plants took the opportunity on 23.11.2022 to visit the Rheinhafen steam power plant Karlsruhe as part of an excursion.

The excursion complemented thematically the technical course, which was demonstrated, among other things, by numerous questions to the tour guide.

Research network meeting energy system analysis of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action


On 8.11. and 9.11.2022, Julius Beranek, Florian Zimmermann and Emil Kraft, on behalf of IIP, took part in the research network meeting of the BMWK in Berlin. In addition to poster contributions to the funded projects VerSEAS, Vermeer and SEDOS, those mentioned above, together with the University of Duisburg-Essen (Chair Prof. Weber) and the TU Dresden (Chair Prof. Möst), steered a workshop on the topic "Analysis and Evaluation of Security of Supply" for the event. Among others, Mirjam König (TransnetBW) gave an impulse on experiences and insights from her work as head of the stress test this summer. Many thanks to all those involved and participants for the smooth organization and insightful discussions.

Security of supply workshop successfully hosted

On 26 September 2022, a workshop about the security of supply took place at the Haus der Wirtschaft in Stuttgart, as part of the VerSEAS research project. Exciting lectures from politics, business and science, which gave insights into the actor-specific positions, and served as a starting point for the discussions, were followed by about 80 participants. The presentations can be downloaded here

Lectures for the EEM

The 18th International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM) took place from 13-15 September 2022, organized by the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. Mr. Florian Zimmermann gave there a lecture entitled  "Modeling the Dispatch of Electrolyzers Using Agent-based Electricity Market Simulation".

Lectures for the OR 2022

During the OR conference OR2022 from 06.-09.09.2022, Mr. Niklas Braun (IIP) gave a lecture entitled "Optimization of the logistical planning of Deconstruction of Nuclear Power Plants" and Mr. Florian Kaiser (IIP) the lecture "Cyberattacks as a Markov Decision Problem".

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Sustainability Award 2022 of IIP-Bridge r.a. for Master's and Bachelor's Theses

During the summer association meeting of IIP-Bridge on 21.07.2022, the IIP-Bridge science prizes were awarded. Mr. Patrick Jochem, Head of Department at the German Aerospace Center, gave a keynote note at the beginning. Subsequently, the prizes went to Kathrin Gläser for her master thesis "Optimal allocation planning of hydrogen electrolysis in the energy system of the future with high shares of renewable energies",
as well as to Simon Bächle for his master thesis "Analysis and modeling of marketing options and revenue potentials for virtual power plants using the example of small-scale run-of-river power plants".For the physical well-being was provided in the best way.

Supply Security Workshop - Germany 2050

We cordially invite you to discuss the latest issues of this controversial topic with various stakeholders from politics, business and science as part of the supply security workshop in Stuttgart.
Where: Haus der Wirtschaft, Willi-Bleicher-Str. 19, 70174 Stuttgart
When: September 26th, 2022
Participation is free of charge. To register, please send an e-mail to info@esa2.eu with the following information: Subject: Registration Workshop Security of Supply; Surname, first name, institution.
For more details, please click here.

PhD Seminar in Bad Herrenalb July 14-15, 2022

Both chairs of the IIP were at the "Haus der Kirche" in Bad Herrenalb for a seminar with a total of 45 participants (and 2 connected online).
After many interesting presentations by the participants throughout the day, there was a small recreational program on the first evening: a short hike to the viewing platform "Falkenstein", where the group photo was taken. It had a beautiful view over Bad Herrenalb. On the way back some games like soccer, frisbee or spikeball were played in the city park in the center of Bad Herrenalb. The next morning the seminar ended with more contributions from the participants. Between the presentations there was no lack of pretzelbreakfasts, lunch or coffee breaks on any day.

Guest lecture by Prof. Stein-Erik Fleten, NTNU

On Monday, September 5, 2022, Prof. Stein-Erik Fleten from the Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management at NTNU, Trondheim, will give a presentation on "Electricity forward prices: Risk premia and extrapolation".

Date: 05.09.2022, 16:00-17:00

Location: Campus West (Hertzstr. 16), Building 06.33, Room 103