Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Lienkamp


Automotive Technology

Academic Career and Research Areas

Prof. Lienkamp (*1967) researches and teaches in the following areas: Electromobility with the aim of developing new vehicle concepts, driver assistance systems and automated driving, as well as mobility data and mobility concepts. He is Director of Research at TUM’s Munich School of Engineering, the Science Center for Electromobility and the CREATE project in Singapore.

After studying mechanical engineering at TU Darmstadt and Cornell University, Prof. Lienkamp did his doctorate at TU Darmstadt (1995). He worked at Volkswagen as part of an international trainee program and played a role 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. One of his main priorities there was developing vehicle concepts for electromobility. Prof. Lienkamp started lecturing at TUM’s Chair of Automotive Technology in November 2009. He took over the Chair from Prof. Dr. Ing. Bernd Heißing in October 2010. Prof. Lienkamp is a board member of the VDI Society for Automotive and Traffic Systems Technology.