- © Jeremias Merz
Jeremias is an external PhD candidate at the chair
of Civil and Building Systems at the Institute of Civil Engineering at
the Technical University Berlin. He is conducting his PhD in
cooperation with the Volkswagen AG.
He received his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering (B.Sc.) and focused for his Master degree on Computational Engineering Science (M.Sc.), both at Technical University Berlin. He had various experiences abroad joining an exchange year at a high school in Michigan (USA) and an Erasmus semester during his Master at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona (Spain). He made his first contact with the Volkswagen AG during his Bachelor and has also conducted his Master thesis in the company. Currently, he is employed at the IT department for production planning systems at the VW head quarter in Wolfsburg.
Jeremias joined the chair of Civil and Building Systems in March 2020. He is focusing on enhancing the federated model of the Digital Factory at Volkswagen through the implementation of Building Information Modeling (BIM) capabilities. One of the particularities of BIM in (automotive) production factories is the high complexity due to the involvement of many stakeholders and interfaces. One of his first research goals is the development of a framework to classify the severity of clashes within a factory-BIM model.