Welcome to the IIP


Prof. Dr. Wolf Fichtner


Prof. Dr. Frank Schultmann

Deputy Director DFIU

Dr.-Ing. Simon Glöser-Chahoud

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



Current information

The secretariats are currently closed and no face-to-face meetings take place in the building. We can be reached by e-mail and telephone at the usual times, and automatic forwarding has been set up for most telephone lines.

You will find the e-mail addresses of the institute staff on this page.

Further current information of KIT on the coronavirus can be found on the KIT homepage.  

Two nominations for NEULAND - the innovation award 2021

The IIP was nominated twice for NEULAND - the innovation competition 2021: For the transfer award "Re3son (Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency Analysis and System Optimization) model" for the chair of energy economics and "Development of a modern cost-optimizing planning tool for nuclear dismantling projects" for the chair Production economy. Details you'll find here.

Closing event of the PREVIEW project

The final event of the PREVIEW research project will take place on September 28, 2021. Project results will be presented and discussed in an online event. More information can be found  here  and on the project website.

News about NOLAN-Projekt

The NOLAN project is now officially part of the KIT research program on the Covid-19 pandemic. You can find out more here.

Cooperation of IIP and Helmholtz-AI at ZDF

The ZDF reports on current work of the IIP in cooperation with the Energy AI consultants of Helmholtz on the detection of thermal bridges in existing buildings using Artificial Intelligence. For more information click here and on ZDF-Mediathek online (from minute 58.20).

The IIP congratules Mr. Müller

The IIP congratulates Mr. Richard Carl Müller, who successfully passed his doctoral examination on „Decision support for planning and evaluation of sustainable industrial value chains - illustrated by the example of vehicle parts"  in May 2021.

The IIP congratulates Christoph Fraunholz

The IIP congratulates Mr. Christoph Fraunholz, who successfully passed his doctoral examination on „Market Design for the Transition to Renewable Electricity Systems"  in May 2021.

The IIP congratulates Mr. Sloot

The IIP congratulates Mr. Daniel Sloot, who successfully completed his Ph.D. examination on "Bringing Community and Environment Together: The role of community in sustainability transitions" at the Faculty "Behavioral and Social Sciences" of the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) in April 2021.

Decision making in Distributed and Volatile Energy Markets

What does the energy system look like today and how will it develop in the future? The research initiative "Decision making in Distributed and Volatile Energy Markets" invited experts to give lectures on this topic on Wednesday, April 21 via Zoom. You can find the spekears' presentations here, here and here. Please look at the flyer here.

The IIP congratulates Florian Diehlmann

The IIP congratulates Mr. Florian Diehlmann, who successfully passed his doctoral examination on „Facility Location Planning in Relief Logistics: Decision Support for German Authorities"  in March 2021.

The IIP congratulates Mr. Schiessl

The IIP congratulates Mr. Andreas Schiessl, who successfully passed his doctoral examination on „Integrated CO2- assessment and decision support model for supplier selections”  in March 2021.

The annual reports are online

We refer to the current issues of the Annual Report 2020 Energy Economics as well as the Annual Report 2020 Production Management.

Virtual expert workshop in the NOLAN project

On February 25, 2021, a virtual expert-workshop within the NOLAN project took place. The project consortium and its partners exchanged the latest findings from emergency logistics and experiences with the Corona pandemic.

Energy transition: Development of Reporting on Renewable Energies

KIT Researchers notice a shift from positive to negative media reports - public support and long-term goals might be at risk

More about the article "Energy transition"
The IIP congratulates Mrs. Ried

The IIP congratulates Sabrina Ried, who successfully passed her doctoral examination on „Gesteuertes Laden von Elektrofahrzeugen in Verteilnetzen mit hoher Einspeisung erneuerbarer Energien – ein Beitrag zur Kopplung von Elektrizitäts- und Verkehrssektor”  in January 2021.

The IIP congratulates Khuong Phuong

The IIP congratulates Mrs. Khuong Phuong, who successfully passed her doctoral examination on „Urbanisation and renewable energies in ASEAN: multi-disciplinary approaches to analysing past and future trends”  in December  2020.

The IIP congratulates Farnaz Mahdavian

The IIP congratulates Farnaz Mahdavian,  who successfully passed her doctoral examination on „Emergency Decision Making and Disaster Recovery"”  in December 2020.

Namares video is online

The Namares project video was developed during the status conference and is now available online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ONiHjQ5cc0.

IIP obtains the support of the Helmholtz AI

We are pleased about the support of Helmholtz AI in the next six months by Energy @ KIT in our project "Drones flight for energetic district analysis"

Artikel über Forschungsprojekt "CoBiVal"

Im Zuge des Bioökonomiejahres 20/21 ist ein Artikel über über das Forschungsprojekt CoBiVal (Cooperation and Competition in Bioeconomy Value Chains) veröffentlicht, an dem Raphael Heck arbeitet. Hier geht es zum Artikel.

IIP and RODIAS GmbH develop software for optimizing project planning

As part of the two BMBF-funded research projects MogaMaR and NukPlaRStoR, models and methods for optimizing project planning have been developed at the IIP. These models and methods have been available as software product openZELOS of our project partner RODIAS GmbH since mid 2020. A joint extension is planned for the further course of the project. The IIP is pleased about this successful innovation.