Dr. Claus Barthel

Senior Researcher

Future Energy and Industry Systems
Research Unit Sectors and Technologies
Claus Barthel
Tel.:+49 202 2492-166

Education and Academic Training

  • Energy and environment study at the Gesamthochschule Kassel
  • Course Technical Environment Care, Clausthal-Zellerfeld
  • PhD in Semiconductor Physics
  • Physics study at the universities of Munich and Göttingen

Professional Experience

  • Since 2004 Senior Researcher, Division Future Energy and Industry Systems, Wuppertal Institute
  • 1995 - 2003 Research Fellow, Energy Division, Wuppertal Institute
  • 1988 - 1992 Research Fellow, physics department and Zentrum für Funktionswerkstoffe GmbH (ZfW), University of Göttingen

Research Focus

  • Potentials of energy efficiency in households, the service sector and in industry; measures to develop these potentials
  • National and international programs for implementation and development of energy efficiency potentials on the demand side
  • Future technologies on the supply side as part of a future energy system


  • University of Kassel, Master program re2, "Applied energy efficiency", since 2008


  • Member of the environment board of the municipal council of Wuppertal


  • Research programs - FFG (Austrian Research Promotion Agency)

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