Dr. Pirmin Fontaine received German Operations Research Society (GOR) dissertation award

Dr. Pirmin Fontaine from TUM School of Management received this year’s German Operations Research Society (GOR) dissertation award. Every year, at the GOR annual meeting, the German Operations Research Society gives awards for outstanding dissertations in the field of OR.

The dissertation was written under the supervision of Professor Dr. Stefan Minner at the Chair of Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the Technical University of Munich. In his dissertation “Methodological Advances and New Formulations for Bilevel Network Design Problems”, Pirmin Fontaine introduced a new solution method for solving bilevel network design problems and discussed different applications in the area of transportation and traffic planning. Moreover, during a research stay at CIRERLT and in collaboration with Prof. Teodor Gabriel Crainic (Université du Québec à Montréal) and Prof. Michel Gendreau (École polytechnique de Montréal), the trade-off between risk minimization and risk equilibration in hazardous material shipment was analyzed by introducing a new formulation for assessing the risk of hazardous material accidents.

After finishing his Ph.D., Pirmin Fontaine spent one year as a postdoc at the CIRRELT and the Université du Québec à Montréal and worked together with Prof. Teodor Gabriel Crainic, Prof. Walter Rei, and Prof. Ola Jabali. He is now continuing his research at the Chair of Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Related News in this category


Do you have further questions on our services or need additional Information about school? Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions. If you still can’t find what you are looking for, you can also send us your inquiry by means of our contact form. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Postal Address
Technical University of Munich
TUM School of Management
Arcisstraße 21
80333 Munich

Visiting Address
TUM Main Campus
Building 0505
Campus Roomfinder