Michael works as a project manager for terminal planning and simulation at Munich Airport since 2018 and focuses on the improvement of passenger processes.

During his time as a PhD scholarship recipient of Munich Aerospace e.V. and a member of the Aviation Management research group, he started to work on PAXelerate, which is an open-source agent-based passenger flow simulation for aircraft boarding processes.

Michael studied aeronautical engineering at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (Munich, Germany) and Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy) with a focus on aircraft design and product development. After graduating from university in 2012, he started to work as a project engineer and research scientist on various industrial and European research projects at Bauhaus Luftfahrt for six years.

Research Interests

Software development

Agile software development, agent-based simulation

Modeling and Simulation

Passenger dynamics and behavior

Airport operation

Terminal planning, turnaround and passenger egress and ingress processes.

Aircraft operating costs

Aircraft life-cycle cost analysis and direct operating cost estimation.

Aircraft cabin design

Advanced aircraft cabin layout design and definition.

Product development

Product development process in terms of idea generation, creativity methods and structuring.


open-source passenger flow simulation framework for advanced aircraft cabins


Summary of journal, conference and magazine articles as well as invited talks