Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Lienkamp
Prof. Lienkamp (b 1967) is conducting research in the area of electromobility with the objective of developing new vehicle concepts. 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.
|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!)
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
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