Benjamin Blat-Belmonte studied mechanical engineering at the TU Darmstadt and at the Polytechnic University of Turin. In addition to technical topics, including in the automotive sector, he focused on aspects of business administration, innovation management and climate protection. As part of his master's thesis at the IMS, he carried out a climate-oriented optimization of the German passenger car fleet transition until 2050.
Since January 2020, he is a doctoral candidate at the IMS being part of the “Vehicle Systems” group. Against the background of sector coupling, he is also involved in the “Energy Systems” group. Within the framework of TUDa's Pioneer Fund, he develops a software environment for the charging infrastructure of electrified vehicle fleets which can perform cost- and emission-based optimization.