Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Doetsch

Division Director Energy

Expertise in the Energy division

The UN Sustainable Development Goals set the direction in which our energy system will develop in the future. Above all, the conversion of our energy system to renewable energies (SDG 7), also based on sustainable and resilient neighborhoods (SDG 11), is the focus of our work in the energy sector. Cross sectoral networking of energy systems and innovative energy conversion technologies are the basis for our solutions. These must always be economically and ecologically advantageous and accepted by the citizens in order to lead to long-term success.

To this end, we develop and optimize energy systems and conversion plants (energy storage, hydrogen electrolysis, chemical energy storage, waste heat generation, Power2X technologies, cross sectoral neighborhoods) both on a laboratory and pilot plant scale and methodically by computer-aided simulation and optimization): We offer the customer the full range of R&D from system and feasibility studies, proprietary technology development or open source/data model development to the realization and construction of pilot plants.


University Professorship "CES - Cross Sectoral Energy Systems"

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

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

The focus in the energy sector is on electricity, heating and cooling, the corresponding conversion/storage technologies and their cross sectoral networking. What all technologies have in common is that they are building blocks for the energy transition and the energy system of the future.

Cross Sectoral Energy SystemsRUB - Lehrstuhl für Thermodynamik



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CURRICULUM VITAE Christian Doetsch
01/2020 University professor at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum for "Cross Sectoral Energy Systems" and Division Director Energy at Fraunhofer UMSICHT
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
Division Director Energy
04/2005 Lectureship Ruhr-Universität Bochum
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