Joachim Taiber
Joachim Taiber

Director, Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) in Greenville, South Carolina, USA

Dr. Joachim G. Taiber joined Clemson University in 2010 as a research professor and is faculty member of the Department of Automotive Engineering located at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) in Greenville, South Carolina, USA. Since 2012 he is also institute director. The research focus of his institute is Sustainable Mobility and Connected Vehicle Technology where he studies in particular the interaction between vehicle and infrastructure systems. He is leading a joint economic development initiative between CU-ICAR and SC-TAC (South Carolina Technology Aviation Center) with the purpose to redevelop a significant part of an airport/business park property into a unique test bed for public and private stakeholders to develop and validate innovative vehicle-infrastructure solutions.

Prior to his engagement at Clemson University, Dr. Taiber was leading the Information Technology Research Office of the BMW Group Information Technology Research Center (ITRC), the first facility created at the CU-ICAR campus.

He joined BMW in Germany in 1997 as an in-house consultant for business process re-engineering in product development with a focus on functional integration and vehicle systems integration. Since 1999 he worked in different leadership positions in the BMW Group Enterprise IT organization in the areas of IT strategy, IT program management, IT innovation management and IT benchmarking. In 2005 he came to the US to implement collaborative IT innovation projects for the BMW Group in the ITRC which included topics in the domain of the “networked vehicle”.

Dr. Taiber started his career as assistant to the CTO of a Swiss start-up company in the area of CAD/CAM/PDM systems where he was responsible for product strategy and university research collaboration.

He holds a Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD Degree in Technical Sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ). He has been instrumental to develop the IEEE Transportation Electrification Initiative and chairs a new IEEE pre-standardization working group in dynamic wireless charging.