Education and Academic Training

  • Study of mechanical engineering at the university of Dortmund and Bochum
  • Diploma thesis at the Plataforma Solar de Almería, Spain (Solar thermal power plants)
  • Visitor's guide at RWE department of Solar, Wind and Water (presentations and guided tours through the pumped storage power plant Herdecke)

Professional Experience

  • Since January 2003 at the Wuppertal Institute
  • 2002 - 2003 freelance energy consultant at the consumer advice center: innovative heating systems, solar energy, energy efficient buildings
  • 1998 - 2002 Engineering offices
    • infas ENERMETRIC (Greven):
      Energy optimisation for industry and community, Energy concepts for industrial sectors, benchmarking for hospitals
    • Planungsbüro GRAW (Osnabrück):
      Energy concepts, renewable energies, combined heat and power

Research Focus

  • Energy systems and energy scenario analysis
  • Technologies for renewable energies and energy efficiency
  • Combined heat and power (CHP)
  • Innovative heat supply and energy efficient buildings
  • Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)

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