Jun.-Prof. Dr. Pirmin Fontaine

Junior Advisor (Alumnus)


  • Since 6/2019: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Operations Management, Ingolstadt School of Management,Catholic Universty of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
  • 2017 - 2019: Akad. Rat a.Z. at the Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Prof. Dr. Minner); TU Munich
  • 2018: Research visit at the Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria Politecnico di Milano (Prof. Ola Jabali); Milan, Italy
  • 2016 - 2017: Postdoc at the CIRRELT and the École des sciences de la gestion at the Université du Québec à Montréal (Prof. Teodor Gabriel Crainic, Prof. Walter Rei, Prof. Ola Jabali); Montreal; Canada
  • 2016: Ph.D. (Dr. rer. pol.) on the topic "Methodological Advances and New Formulations for Bilevel Network Design Problems" in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, School of Management; TU Munich
  • 2012-2016: Doctoral studies at the Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Prof. Dr. Minner); TU Munich
  • 2012: Graduation as Diplom-Mathematiker (Univ.)
  • 2009-2010: Study of Algorithms Design at Chalmers Tekniska Högskola; Gothenburg (Sweden)
  • 2006-2012: Undergraduate and graduate studies of mathematics with major in discrete optimization at TU Munich

Research interests:

  • Urban logistics and city logistics
  • Network design
  • Shared mobility
  • Bilevel programming
  • Benders decomposition


  • 2018: DAAD travel scholarship for the Odysseus Conference 2018
  • 2017: Dissertation award of the German Society for Operations Research (GOR e.V.) 
  • 2016: DAAD travel scholarship for the Tristan Symposium 2016
  • 2015: Full scholarship for the International Workshop on Bilevel Programming 
  • 2015: DAAD PhD exchange scholarship for the research stay at CIRRELT 
  • 2010: ERASMUS scholarship
  • 2005: „Pierre-de-Coubertin“-price

Publications (selection):

  • Fontaine, P., & Minner, S. (2018). Benders Decomposition for the Hazmat Transport Network Design Problem, European Journal of Operational Research, 267(3), 996-1002
  • Fontaine, P., & Minner, S. (2017). A Dynamic Discrete Network Design Problem for Maintenance Planning in Traffic Networks. Annals of Operations Research, 253(2), 757-772. 
  • Fontaine, P., & Minner, S. (2014). Benders Decomposition for Discrete-Continuous Linear Bilevel Problems with application to traffic network design. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 70, 163-172

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