Mahdi Karami

M. Sc.

Research Associate

Mahdi Karami
Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftswissenschaften, insb. Energieökonomik


Building: 4120

Room: 10.27

Mathieustraße 10

52074 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 49721
Fax: +49 241 80 49829

Office Hours

Wendesdays 14-16, Augustinerbach 2a, 2nd floor

Research Interests

  • Energy Economics
  • Business Model Development
  • Smart Grid Economics and Information Management
  • Business Models for Peer-to-Peer Energy Trading Platforms

Curriculum Vitae

Mahdi Karami has been a Research Associate and Ph.D. student at FCN since winter semester 2018. He received his Bachelor degree in Electrical Power Engineering from Azad University in Iran. After that, he studied Master of Management and Engineering in Electrical Power Systems in RWTH Aachen University and Maastricht School of Management with a focus on Business Model Innovation for Energy Industry. Currently, he is working on OPUS, a project which is about Business Model development for the Predictive Maintenance of HVAC Pumps, to find out how to create value for the customers in the digital age.



Working Papers
Karami M., Madlener R. (2019). Smart Predictive Maintenance Strategy Based on Cyber-Physical Systems for Centrifugal Pumps: A Bearing Vibration Analysis, FCN Working Paper No. 14/2019, Institute for Future Energy Consumer Needs and Behavior, RWTH Aachen University, September. [SSRN]
Karami M., Madlener R. (2018). Business model innovation for the energy market: Electricity retailers and customers value creation, FCN Working Paper No. 15/2018, Institute for Future Energy Consumer Needs and Behavior, RWTH Aachen University, November. [SSRN]

Contributions to Conferences and Workshops
Karami M., Madlener R. (2019). Evaluation of Peer-to-Peer Electricity Sharing Communities and Platforms, 16th European IAEE Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia, August 25-28, 2019.