Participants

The Academies’ Project “Energy Systems of the Future” assembles different disciplines. More than 100 specialists collaborate in an honorary capacity in the following five “sections”:

  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Law
  • Science and Engineering
  • Economics.


  • Prof. Dr. Dirk Uwe Sauer
  • RWTH Aachen University
  • Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA)
  • Chair for Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Systems
  • Chairholder
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Bradke
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI
  • Competence Center Energy Technology and Energy Systems
  • Head
  • Dr. Peter Buchholz
  • Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR)
  • German Mineral Resources Agency (DERA)
  • Head
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Doetsch
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT
  • Division Energy
  • Director
  • Working group Centralised vs. decentralised power supply
  • Prof. Dr. Claudia Eckert
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security AISEC
  • Director
  • Head of Section for Science and Engineering
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Elsner
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT
  • Institute Director
  • Head of Section for Science and Engineering
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Görner
  • University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Institute for Energy and Environmental Process Engineering
  • Chair of Environmental Process Engineering and Plant Design
  • Chairholder
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jutta Hanson
  • Technische Universität Darmstadt
  • Institute for Electric Power Systems
  • Department of Electrical Power Systems with Integration of Renewable Energies
  • Head
  • Co-chair of the working group Centralised vs. decentralised power supply
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Kolb
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • Engler-Bunte-Institute
  • Division of Fuel Chemistry and Technology
  • Head of the Institute
  • Working group Centralised vs. decentralised power supply
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Kreusel
  • Hitachi ABB Power Grids
  • Global Head of Market Innovation
  • Working group Centralised vs. decentralised power supply, and Resilience of Digitalized Energy Systems
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Kröger
  • ETH Zurich
  • ETH Risk Center
  • Executive Director
  • Working group Centralised vs. decentralised power supply, and Resilience of Digitalized Energy Systems
  • Prof. Dr. Sebastian Lehnhoff
  • OFFIS - Institute for Information Technology
  • Energy Division
  • Chairman Executive Board
  • Working group Resilience of Digitalized Energy Systems
  • Dr. Christoph Mayer
  • OFFIS - Institute for Information Technology
  • Energy Division
  • Director
  • Co-Head working group Resilience of Digitalized Energy Systems
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bettina Oppermann
  • Leibniz University Hannover
  • Institute for Open Space Planning and Design
  • Open Space Policy and Planning Communication
  • University Professor
  • Working group Centralised vs. decentralised power supply
  • Dr. Antje Seitz
  • German Aerospace Center (DLR)
  • Institute of Engineering and Thermodynamics
  • Department for Thermal Process Technology
  • Head
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Wagner
  • Technische Universität München
  • Department for Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Chair for Energy Economy and Application Technology
  • Chairholder retired
  • Peter Hussinger
  • BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH
  • Power Plant Planning for Photovoltaics
  • Engineer for Battery Storage
  • Dipl.-Ing. Peter Kasten
  • Öko-Institut e.V. - Institute for Applied Ecology
  • Resources & Transport Division
  • Senior Researcher
  • Dr.-Ing. Martin Robinius
  • Forschungszentrum Jülich
  • Institute for Electrochemical Process Engineering
  • Department for Process and Systems Analysis
  • Head
  • Prof. Dr. Arnim von Gleich
  • University of Bremen
  • Sustainability Research Center (artec)
  • Department for Technikgestaltung - Technologieentwicklung
  • Head
  • Dr.-Ing. Thomas Benz
  • VDE Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies
  • Managing Director
  • Working group Centralised vs. decentralised power supply
  • Prof. Dr. Nicolaus Dahmen
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
  • Institute of Catalysis Research and Technology (IKFT)
  • Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass
  • Leading Scientist
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Engel
  • Technische Universität Braunschweig
  • Professor
  • Working group Centralised vs. decentralised power supply
  • Prof. Dr. Veit Hagenmeyer
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics
  • Chair of the Institute
  • Working group Centralised vs. decentralised power supply
  • Dr. Jessica Strefler
  • Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
  • Research Department III
  • Postdoctoral researcher
  • Dr. Volker Distelrath
  • Siemens AG
  • Smart Infrastructure Digital Grid
  • Head of Cybersecurity Engineering
  • Working group Resilience of Digitalized Energy Systems
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christof Wittwer
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE
  • Business Division Power Electronics, Grids and Smart Systems
  • Director
  • Working group Resilience of Digitalized Energy Systems
  • Sanja Stark
  • Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
  • Institute for Informatics, OFFIS
  • Scientific Researcher at the Research and Developement Division
  • Former Scientific Coordinator of the project
  • Mathias Dalheimer
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM
  • Competence Center High Performance Computing
  • Research Assistant
  • Working group Resilience of Digitalized Energy Systems
  • Wolfgang Köppel
  • DVGW Research Centre at Engler-Bunte-Institute of Karlsruhe Institute of Technologie (KIT)
  • Systems and Networks
  • Group leader
  • Working group Centralised vs. decentralised power supply
  • Prof. Dr. Anke Weidlich
  • University of Freiburg
  • Department of Sustainable Systems Engineering - INATECH
  • Professor for Control and Integration of Grids
  • Co-Head working group Integrated power supply
  • Dr.-Ing Volker Kienzlen
  • Climate Protection and Energy Agency of the State of Baden-Württemberg
  • Managing director
  • Dr. Mirko Schäfer
  • University of Freiburg
  • Department of Sustainable Systems Engineering - INATECH
  • Chair for Control and Integration of Grids
  • Research Associate
  • Scientific Coordinator of the project
  • Dr. Dirk Biermann
  • 50Hertz Transmission GmbH
  • Markets and System Operations
  • Managing Director
  • Dr. Christoph Kost
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE
  • Department Energy System Analysis
  • Energy Systems and Energy Economics
  • Head of Group
  • Prof. Dr. Frauke Wiese
  • Europa-Universität Flensburg
  • Interdisziplinäres Institut für Umwelt- Sozial- und Humanwissenschaften
  • Energie- und Umweltmanagement
  • Juniorprofessorin „Transformation der Energiesysteme“ und Leitung Nachwuchsforschungsgruppe EnSu energysufficiency.de
  • Dr. Munib Amin
  • E.ON
  • Strategy and Innovation
  • Deputy Head of Research & Technology
  • Dr.-Ing. Thomas Jordan
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Institute for Thermal Energy Technology and Safety
  • Head of the Hydrogen Group

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