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Markus Zimmermann, Prof. Dr.

Technical University of Munich

Chair of Product Development and Lightweight Design (Prof. Zimmermann)

About Head of Laboratory

Markus Zimmermann was born in 1976 and grew up near Heidelberg and later in Hamburg. From 1995 he studied mechanical engineering and physical engineering at the TU Berlin and mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. During his studies he was a scholarship holder of the Airbus study grant and the German Academic Scholarship Foundation. From 2001 he was a research associate at the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA. After a research stay at the École Polytechnique near Paris, he received his doctorate at MIT in 2005 on the modeling of singularities in solid states, such as cracks or phase boundaries. From 2005 he worked for 12 years at BMW in the areas of car body development, vehicle safety and driving dynamics, where he managed various projects to implement new development methods for multidisciplinary vehicle design in the early phase, such as the networked design and the solution space calculation. These procedures serve to control uncertainty and complexity in the early development phase and are now established in various areas at BMW.

Publications

2022

  • A. Vazhapilli Sureshbabu , N. M. Martins Pacheco, L. I. Duran Noy and M. Zimmermann: Design of an Autonomous Trash-Picking Service Robot Focussed on Human-Robot Interaction. Proceedings of the Design Society, Cambridge University Press (CUP) , 2022 more…
  • Barthelmes, Nicola; Sicklinger, Stefan; Zimmermann, Markus: The impact of the camera setup on the visibility rate of traffic lights. IEEE International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration (MFI 2022), 2022 more…
  • Franz, M.; Pfingstl, S.; Zimmermann, M.; Wartzack, S.: Estimation of Composite Laminate Ply Angles Using an Inverse Bayesian Approach Based on Surrogate Models. Design 2022, Cambridge University Press (CUP) , 2022 more…
  • J. Stumpf , J. G. Cóndor López , T. Naumann and M. Zimmermann: Systems Design Using Solution-Compensation Spaces with Built-In Tolerance Applied to Powertrain Integration. Design 2022, 2022 more…
  • Krischer, L.; Vazhapilli Sureshbabu, A.; Zimmermann, M.: Active-Learning Combined with Topology Optimization for Top-Down Design of Multi-Component Systems. Proceedings of the Design Society, Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2022, 1629-1638 more…
  • Martins Pacheco, N. M.; Vazhapilli Sureshbabu, A.; Dieckmann, E.; Apud Bell, M.; Green, S.; Childs, P.; Zimmermann, M.: Challenges and Opportunities in Remote Prototyping: A Case-Study during COVID-19. Design 2022, 2022 more…
  • Pfingstl, Simon; Braun, Christian; Zimmermann, Markus: Warped Gaussian Processes for Prognostic Health Monitoring. Structural Health Monitoring 2021: Enabling Next-generation SHM for Cyber-Physical Systems, 2022 more…
  • Pfingstl, Simon; Tusch, Olaf; Zimmermann, Markus: Comparison of Error Measures and Machine Learning Methods for Strain-Based Structural Health Monitoring. Structural Health Monitoring 2021: Enabling Next-generation SHM for Cyber-Physical Systems, 2022 more…
  • Pfingstl, Simon; Zimmermann, Markus: On integrating prior knowledge into Gaussian processes for prognostic health monitoring. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing (171), 2022, 108917 more…
  • Rieser, Jasper; Zimmermann, Markus: Topology optimization of periodically arranged components using shared design domains. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization 65 (1), 2022 more…
  • S. Rötzer , V. Berger and M. Zimmermann: Cost Optimization of Product Families Using Solution Spaces: Application to Early-Stage Electric Vehicle Design. Design 2022 , Cambridge University Press (CUP) , 2022 more…
  • Schweigert-Recksiek, Sebastian; Trauer, Jakob; Wilberg, Julian; Stöhr, Bernd; Mahlau, Louis; Saygin, Murat; Spreitzer, Karsten; Engel, Carsten; Mörtl, Markus; Zimmermann, Markus: Einführung eines digitalen Zwillings in die technische Produktentwicklung – Ein Leitfaden für die industrielle Praxis - 3. überarbeitete Auflage. , Ed.: Lehrstuhl für Produktentwicklung und Leichtbau: Viessmann Werke Allendorf GmbH, Lehrstuhl für Produktentwicklung und Leichtbau (Garching, Deutschland) , 2022, more…
  • Trauer, Jakob; Mutschler, Michael; Mörtl, Markus; Zimmermann, Markus: Challenges in Implementing Digital Twins – a Survey. Proceedings of the ASME 2022 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, ASME, 2022 more…
  • Trauer, Jakob; Schweigert-Recksiek, Sebastian; Schenk, Tim; Baudisch, Thomas; Mörtl, Markus; Zimmermann, Markus: A Digital Twin Trust Framework for Industrial Application. INTERNATIONAL DESIGN CONFERENCE – DESIGN 2022, Cambridge University Press, 2022, 293 - 302 more…
  • Xu, Duo; Häußler, Michael; Zimmermann, Markus: Computing Component Requirements for Multiple Connected Transfer Paths of Structural Borne Noise. The 2022 Leuven Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering, 2022 more…
  • Zimmermann, Markus; de Weck, Olivier: Formulating Engineering Systems Requirements. In: Handbook of Engineering Systems Design. Springer International Publishing, 2022 more…

2021

  • Hansen, Camilla Arndt; Martins Pacheco, Nuno Miguel; Özkil, Ali Gürcan; Zimmermann, Markus: WHAT IS SUCCESSFUL PROTOTYPING? INSIGHTS FROM NOVICE DESIGNERS’ SELF-EVALUATION OF PROTOTYPING SUCCESS. Proceedings of the Design Society: Design in Motion, Cambridge University Press, 2021 more…
  • Harbrecht, Helmut; Tröndle, Dennis; Zimmermann, Markus: Approximating solution spaces as a product of polygons. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 2021 more…
  • Krischer, Lukas; Zimmermann, Markus: Decomposition and optimization of linear structures using meta models. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 2021 more…
  • Martins Pacheco, Nuno Miguel; Vazhapilli Sureshbabu, Anand; Nürnberger, Masaru Charles; Durán Noy, Laura Isabel; Zimmermann, Markus: A FUZZY FRONT-END PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK FOR START-UPS. Proceedings of the Design Society: Design in Motion, Cambridge University Press, 2021 more…
  • Martins Pacheco, Nuno Miguel; Vazhapilli Sureshbabu, Anand; Zimmermann, Markus: A Role-Based Prototyping Approach for Human-Centered Design in Industry. In: Design for Tomorrow—Volume 2. Springer Singapore, 2021, 931-943 more…
  • Shao, Rilian; Wahle, Martin; Zimmermann, Markus: A model for the dynamic friction behaviour of rubber-like materials. Tribology International 164, 2021, 107220 more…
  • Simon Pfingstl, Yann Niklas Schoebel, Markus Zimmermann: Reinforcement Learning for Structural Health Monitoring based on Inspection Data. 8th Asia-Pacific Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, Materials Research Forum LLC, 2021, 203-210 more…
  • Trauer, Jakob; Pfingstl, Simon; Finsterer, Markus; Zimmermann, Markus: Improving Production Efficiency with a Digital Twin Based on Anomaly Detection. Sustainability 13 (18), 2021, 10155 more…

2020

  • Behrenbeck, Jan; Martins Pacheco, Nuno Miguel; Tariq, Bilal; Zimmermann, Markus: A Behavior-Centric Concept for Engineering Education in New Product Development. NordDesign , The Design Society, 2020 more…
  • Daub, Marco; Wöhr, Ferdinand; Zimmermann, Markus: Optimizing Distributed Design Processes for Flexibility and Cost. 22nd International Dependency and Structure Modeling Conference 2020, The Design Society , 2020 more…
  • Daub, Marco; Duddeck, Fabian; Zimmermann, Markus: Optimizing Component Solution Spaces for Systems Design. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 2020 more…
  • Duo Xu , Diana Grill, Yilun Sun, Anand Vazhapilli Sureshbabu, Martin Eser, Tim C. Lüth, Markus Zimmermann: Oberflächenmodellierung eines akustischen Metamaterials und Prototypaufbau mittels additiver Fertigung zur Geräuschreduktion. konstruktion für additive fertigung 2020, 2020 more…
  • Krischer, Lukas; Sureshbabu, Anand Vazhapilli; Zimmermann, Markus: Modular Topology Optimization of a Humanoid Arm. 2020 3rd International Conference on Control and Robots (ICCR), IEEE, 2020 more…
  • Kundla, Martin; Schramm, Dieter; Zimmermann, Markus; Justen, Nils; Scheirl, Florian; Lindner, Tim; Till, Florian; Jeyakumar, Jaffrey Hudson Immanuel: Utilizing artificial neural networks and design solution spaces to cope with the complexity in subframe design. 11th International Munich Chassis Symposium 2020, Springer Berlin Heidelberg , 2020, 293-307 more…
  • Lender, Benjamin; Trauer, Jakob; Schweigert-Recksiek, Sebastian; Spreitzer, Karsten; Chmielewski, Nils; Zimmermann, Markus: A Matrix-Based Blueprint for System Architecture Design – A Case Study with an Industrial Partner. Proceedings of the 22nd International DSM Conference (DSM 2020), The Design Society, 2020, 217-226 more…
  • Martins Pacheco, Nuno Miguel; Behrenbeck, Jan; Tariq, Bilal; Vazhapilli Sureshbabu, Anand; Zimmermann, Markus: A Role-based Prototyping Approach for Human-Centred Design in Fuzzy Front-End Scenarios. NordDesign 2020, The Design Society, 2020 Lyngby, Denmark, 12th - 14th August 2020, 1-12 more…
  • Pfingstl, Simon; Steiner, Martin; Tusch, Olaf; Zimmermann, Markus: Crack Detection Zones: Computation and Validation. Sensors (20(9)), 2020 more…
  • Rötzer, S.; Thoma, D.; Zimmermann, M.: COST OPTIMIZATION OF PRODUCT FAMILIES USING SOLUTION SPACES. Proceedings of the Design Society: DESIGN Conference, Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2020, 1087-1094 more…
  • Rötzer, Sebastian; Rostan, Nicky; Steger, Hans; Vogel-Heuser, Birgit; Zimmermann, Markus: Sequencing of Information in Modular Model-based Systems Design. 22nd International Dependency and Structure Modelling Conference (DSM 2020), 2020 more…
  • Schweigert-Recksiek, Sebastian; Trauer, Jakob; Engel, Carsten; Spreitzer, Karsten; Zimmermann, Markus: Conception of a Digital Twin in Mechanical Engineering - A Case Study in Technical Product Development. INTERNATIONAL DESIGN CONFERENCE – DESIGN 2020, 2020, 383-392 more…
  • Stumpf, Julian; Naumann, Thomas; Vogt, Marc Eric; Duddeck, Fabian; Zimmermann, Markus: On the Treatment of Equality Constraints in Mechanical Systems Design Subject to Uncertainty. NordDesign 2020, The Design Society, 2020 more…
  • Trauer, Jakob; Schweigert-Recksiek, Sebastian; Engel, Carsten; Spreitzer, Karsten; Zimmermann, Markus: What is a Digital Twin? - Definitions and Insights from an Industrial Case Study in Technical Product Development. INTERNATIONAL DESIGN CONFERENCE – DESIGN 2020, 2020, 757-766 more…
  • Trauer, Jakob; Schweigert-Recksiek, Sebastian; Onuma Okamoto, Luis; Spreitzer, Karsten; Mörtl, Markus; Zimmermann, Markus: Data-Driven Engineering – Definitions and Insights from an Industrial Case Study for a New Approach in Technical Product Development. NordDESIGN 2020, 2020 more…
  • Vogel-Heuser, Birgit; Zimmermann, Markus; Stahl, Karsten; Land, Kathrin; Ocker, Felix; Rötzer, Sebastian; Landler, Stefan; Otto, Michael: Current Challenges in the Design of Drives for Robot-Like Systems. IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (IEEE SMC 2020), 2020 more…
  • Wöhr, Ferdinand; Königs, Simon; Ring, Philipp; Zimmermann, Markus: A Role-Activity-Product Model to Simulate Distributed Design Processes. 22nd International Dependency and Structure Modeling Conference 2020, The Design Society , 2020 more…
  • Wöhr, Ferdinand; Stanglmeier, Max; Königs, Simon; Zimmermann, Markus: Simulation of Gradient-Based Individual Design Behaviour in Distributed Development Processes. International Design Conference 2020 , 2020, 1579-1588 more…

2019

  • D. Saad, S. Rötzer, M. Zimmermann: Set-based Design in Agile Development: Developing a Banana Sorting Module – A Practical Approach. IEEM 2019, 2019 more…
  • Funk, Matthias; Jautze, Marcus; Strohe, Manfred; Zimmermann, Markus: Sequential Updating of Quantitative Requirements for Increased Flexibility in Robust Systems Design. International Conference on Engineering Design, 2019, 3531-3540 more…
  • Harbrecht, Helmut; Tröndle, Dennis; Zimmermann, Markus: A sampling-based optimization algorithm for solution spaces with pair-wise-coupled design variables. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization 60 (2), 2019, 501-512 more…
  • Hashemi Farzaneh, Helena; Angele, Ferdinand; Zimmermann, Markus: Bio-Inspired Design for Additive Manufacturing - Case Study: Microtiter Plate. Proceedings of the Design Society: International Conference on Engineering Design , Cambridge University Press (CUP) , 2019, 289-298 more…
  • Jan-Dominik Korus, Philipp Karg, Pilar Garcia Ramos, Christoph Schütz, Markus Zimmermann, Steffen Müller: Robust Design of a Complex, Perturbed Lateral Control System for Automated Driving. the 10th IFAC Symposium on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles, 2019 more…
  • Katharina Hermann, Rafael Hostettler, Markus Zimmermann, Anand Vazhapilli Sureshbabu: A Joint-Selective Robotic Gripper with Actuation Mode Switching. IEEE 15th International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE), IEEE, 2019 more…
  • Pfingstl, Simon; Zimmermann, Markus: Strain-based Structural Health Monitoring: Computing Regions for Critical Crack Detection. Structural Health Monitoring 2019, Stanford University, DEStech Publications, 2019, 132-139 more…
  • Schmidt, Tobias Sebastian; Behrenbeck, Jan; Burger, Kevin; Hostettler, Rafael; Paetzold, Kristin; Zimmermann, Markus: Mapping the Progress in Agile Product Development: A Multi-Case Study. Proceedings of the Design Society: International Conference on Engineering Design, Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2019ICED, 1215-1224 more…
  • Shao, Rilian; Wahle, Martin; Zimmermann, Markus: Modelling of the steering system and the tie rod force for the steering feel assessment in a driving simulator. 28th Aachen Colloquium Automobile and Engine Technology 2019, 2019 more…
  • Sureshbabu, Anand Vazhapilli; Rass, David; Zimmermann, Markus: A Lightweight Transradial Hand Prosthesis with a Variable Position Thumb and Thermoregulation. 2019 19th International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR), IEEE, 2019 more…
  • Tran, Jintin; González Cabrero, José; Mandla, Christopher; Plattner, Markus; Zimmermann, Markus: Parametric Study on Thermal Properties of a PMSM Motor in Cryogenic Environment Using COMSOL Multiphysics®. Comsol Conference 2019 Cambridge, 2019 more…
  • Tran, Jintin; Stowe, Mike; Plattner, Markus; Zimmermann, Markus: Using the Design Structure Matrix for Space System Design. Proceedings of the 21st International DSM Conference, The Design Society, 2019, 179-188 more…

2018

  • Erschen, Stefan; Duddeck, Fabian; Gerdts, Matthias; Zimmermann, Markus: On the Optimal Decomposition of High-Dimensional Solution Spaces of Complex Systems. ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems 4 (2), 2018, - more…
  • Hashemi Farzaneh, Helena; Angele, Ferdinand; Zimmermann, Markus: Bionik - Potenziale für die Konstruktion additiv gefertigter Bauteile. Workshop "Konstruktion für die Additive Fertigung", 2018 more…
  • Korus, Jan-Dominik; Ramos, Pilar Garcia; Schütz, Christoph; Zimmermann, Markus; Müller, Steffen: Top-down development of controllers for highly automated driving using solution spaces. 9th International Munich Chassis Symposium 2018, Springer Vieweg, 2018, - more…
  • Vogt, Marc Eric; Duddeck, Fabian; Harbrecht, Helmut; Stutz, Florian; Wahle, Martin; Zimmermann, Markus: Computing solution-compensation spaces using an enhanced Fourier-Motzkin algorithm. GAMM 2018, WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co, 2018, - more…
  • Vogt, Marc Eric; Duddeck, Fabian; Wahle, Martin; Zimmermann, Markus: Optimizing tolerance to uncertainty in systems design with early- and late-decision variables. IMA Journal of Management Mathematics, 2018 more…

2017

  • Zimmermann, Markus; Königs, Simon; Niemeyer, Constantin; Fender, Johannes; Zeherbauer, Christian; Vitale, Renzo; Wahle, Martin: On the design of large systems subject to uncertainty. Journal of Engineering Design 28 (4), 2017, 233-254 more…

2016

  • Erschen, Stefan; Duddeck, Fabian; Zimmermann, Markus: Optimal decomposition of high dimensional solution spaces for robust design. European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, 2016 more…
  • Fender, Johannes; Duddeck, Fabian; Zimmermann, Markus: Direct computation of solution spaces. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization 55 (5), 2016, 1787-1796 more…
  • Graff, Lavinia; Harbrecht, Helmut; Zimmermann, Markus: On the computation of solution spaces in high dimensions. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization 54 (4), 2016, 811-829 more…
  • J Wimmler, M Wahle, M Zimmermann, D Schramm: Optimizing suspension systems for feasibility, performance and cost. 13th International Symposium on Advanced Vehicle Control, 2016 more…
  • Königs, Simon; Zimmermann, Markus: NEW CHASSIS SYSTEMS AND METHODS – Resolving conflicts of goals in complex design processes – application to the design of engine mount systems. In: Proceedings. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden, 2016 more…
  • Wimmler, J; Wahle, M; Zimmermann, M; Schramm, D: Optimizing suspension systems for feasibility, performance and cost. Advanced Vehicle Control: Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Advanced Vehicle Control (AVEC'16), September 13-16, 2016, Munich, Germany, 2016 more…

2015

  • Eichstetter, Markus; Müller, Steffen; Zimmermann, Markus: Product Family Design With Solution Spaces. Journal of Mechanical Design 137 (12), 2015, 121401 more…
  • Erschen, Stefan; Duddeck, Fabian; Zimmermann, Markus: Robust Design using classical optimization. PAMM 15 (1), 2015, 565-566 more…
  • Wimmler, Jens; Schramm, Dieter; Wahle, Martin; Zimmermann, Markus: Concurrent design of vehicle tires and axles. In: 6th International Munich Chassis Symposium 2015. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden, 2015 more…
  • ZIMMERMANN, Markus; WAHLE, Martin: Solution Spaces for Vehicle Concepts and Architectures. 24th Aachen Colloquium Automobile and Engine Technology, 2015 more…

2014

  • Eichstetter, Markus; Redeker, Christian; Müller, Steffen; Kvasnicka, Pavel; Zimmermann, Markus: Solution spaces for damper design in vehicle dynamics. In: Proceedings. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden, 2014 more…
  • Eichstetter, Markus; Redeker, Christian; Müller, Steffen; Kvasnicka, Pavel; Zimmermann, Markus: Solution spaces for damper design in vehicle dynamics. 5th International Munich Chassis Symposium, 2014 more…
  • Fender, Johannes; Graff, L.; Harbrecht, H.; Zimmermann, Markus: Identifying Key Parameters for Design Improvement in High-Dimensional Systems With Uncertainty. Journal of Mechanical Design 136 (4), 2014, 041007 more…

2013

  • Fender, Johannes; Duddeck, Fabian; Zimmermann, Markus: On the calibration of simplified vehicle crash models. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization 49 (3), 2013, 455-469 more…
  • Zimmermann, Markus; von Hoessle, Johannes Edler: Computing solution spaces for robust design. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 94 (3), 2013, 290-307 more…

2012

  • Lehar, Matthew; Zimmermann, Markus: An inexpensive estimate of failure probability for high-dimensional systems with uncertainty. Structural Safety 36-37, 2012, 32-38 more…
  • Zimmermann, Markus: Vehicle Front Crash Design Accounting for Uncertainties. In: Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2012 more…

2005

  • Zimmermann, M.; Wineman, A.: On the Elastic Behavior of Scission Materials. Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids 10 (1), 2005, 63-88 more…

2003

  • Silling, S.A.; Zimmermann, M.; Abeyaratne, R.: Deformation of a Peridynamic Bar. Journal of Elasticity 73 (1-3), 2003, 173-190 more…