Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Doetsch

Division Director Energy

Expertise in the Energy division

The conversion of the energy sector to renewable energy sources from the sun, wind, and biomass requires sustainable solutions for society, industry, and citizens in order to coordinate energy supply and demand. What is needed are effective and efficient energy processes, new storage technologies and intelligent system solutions.

We develop and optimize energy systems engineering, develop solutions for the storage of electricity and heat, and optimize energy and energy supply systems. Our expertise lies in the development of novel technologies and their implementation in pilot and demonstration plants, as well as in system analytical studies.


Honorary professorship with a specialism in "Energy Storage" and "Refrigeration Technology"

Ruhr University of Bochum (RUB), Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

In his courses, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Doetsch combines technological research with a systemic view and economic perspective in his courses.

The focus in the energy sector lies on electricity, heat and cold as well as their conversion and storage technologies. In addition to electrical, mechanical, thermal, chemical, and electrochemical storage, this also includes cross-sectoral applications (e.g. power-to-X). What all technologies have in common is that they are building blocks for the energy transition and the energy system of the future.

Department of Thermodynamics (german site)



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CURRICULUM VITAE Christian Doetsch
Honorary Professor, Ruhr University of Bochum,
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, lectures on Refrigeration Technology and Energy Storage
01/2013 to present Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT
Head of Energy Division
01/2004 Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT
Head of "Energy Systems" business unit and then "Energy Efficiency Technologies" business unit
10/2001 TU Dortmund University
Dissertation at the Department of Thermal Process Technologies (Prof. Paul-Michael Weinspach)
01/2001 Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology e. V., Oberhausen
Head of the working group "District heat/combined heat and power"
10/1995  Institute for Environmental and Safety Technology e. V., Oberhausen
Research Assistant
09/1995 TU Dortmund University
Graduated with a Diplom certificate
1989 - 1995
TU Dortmund University
Degree in Chemical Engineering