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Julian Weber

Julian WeberAdjunct Professor

Dr. Julian Weber is a manager BMW Group for over 25 years. During this time, he has held a wide range of management positions, among others Head of Purchasing Strategy and Innovation Management North America based at the BMW plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina from 2003 to 2005. He was a first line member of BMW’s future mobility think tank project i and head of Innovation Projects E-Mobility from 2010 to 2017. Today, he is responsible for BMW's Proactive Care project, which enables BMW to track and solve customer problems identified through vehicle data analytics.

During his assignment in South Carolina, he became one of the founding fathers of Clemson Universities International Campus for Automotive Research (ICAR), was named an adjunct professor in 2009, and was the BMW lead for Clemson’s Deep Orange 7 project "MINI Reinvented" from 2014 to 2017. He has taught graduate courses, given numerous presentations, and submitted and co-authored a large number of scientific papers on topics such as automotive development and sustainable mobility. Furthermore, he has published the books Automotive Development Processes (Springer 2009) and Moving Times (Springer 2022).

Julian holds a Dipl.-Ing. (Master) in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich, Germany, with a focus on design and development, and a Dr.-Ing. (PhD) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, with a thesis on the use of virtual reality in product development.