Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Lienkamp

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Prof. Lienkamp (b 1967) is conducting research in the area of electromobility, autonomous driving and vehicle mobility. He is professor of the Institute of Automotive Technology at Technical University of Munich (TUM) and was involved in the CREATE project in Singapore. After studying mechanical engineering at TU Darmstadt and Cornell University, Prof. Lienkamp obtained his doctorate at TU Darmstadt (1995). He worked at Volkswagen as part of an international trainee program and took part in a joint venture between Ford and Volkswagen in Portugal. Returning to Germany, he led the brake testing department in the VW commercial vehicle development section in Wolfsburg. He later became head of the “Electronics and Vehicle” research department in Volkswagen AG’s Group Research division. His main priorities were advanced driver assistance systems and vehicle concepts for electromobility. Prof. Lienkamp is heading the Chair of Automotive Technology at TUM since November 2009.

1967 Birth
1986 Abitur
1986 - 1987 Military service
1987 - 1990 Studies in mechanical engineering, TU Darmstadt
1990 - 1991 Master of mechanical engineering, Cornell University, USA
1991 - 1992 Diploma in mechanical engineering, TU Darmstadt
1992 - 1995 PhD in materials science, TU Darmstadt


1995 - 1996 International trainee programme, VW Kassel
1996 - 1998 Head of team Chassis and Variability Reduction Powertrain, AutoEuropa, Portugal
1998 - 2002 Department manager Brake Testing, Project Chassis VW Caddy, VW commercial vehicles
2002 - 2003 Department manager “Driving Dynamics and Comfort“, VW group research
projects: Ecoracer, automatic driving GTI
2003 - 2004 Department manager “Vehicle Dynamics“, VW group research
2004 - 2007 Department manager “Vehicle Research“, VW group research. Winner of the Darpa Grand Challenge 2005 with Stanford University.
2008 - 2009

Department manager “Electronics and Vehicle Research“, VW group research: 150 engineers, 20 PhD students, in charge of 40 Mio € research budget; vehicle research (chassis, body, concepts), driver information and assistance systems; published projects: automatic driving on highway, relaunched 1 litre car, vehicle concept for plug-in hybrid, electric cars (Nils, ET!)



since 2009

Professor of Institute of Automotive Technology, TU München and Initiator of research vehicle projects:

Participation in the TUM CREATE Project Singapore: Electromobility in Megacities and "Towards the Ultimate Public Transportsystem"


Award of the Heinz Mayer-Leibnitz Medal

2022 𝐈𝐄𝐄𝐄 𝐎𝐮𝐭𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐈𝐓𝐒 𝐀𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝

more than 500 publications, 5 books, 30 patent applications and patents

10 start-ups from institute PhD members

Shareholder of Malibu Engineering GmbH.

Board member TÜV Süd Administrative Council