People

Current Members of the Research Group

The research team in Energy Systems at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar includes expertise in the fields of energy modelling / simulation, civil and environmental engineering, architecture, process engineering as well as research and innovation management.

Prof. Dr. Mark Jentsch

Location: Schwanseestraße 1a, Level 4
Email: mark.jentsch[at]uni-weimar.de
Phone: +49 (0) 36 43 / 58 46 32
→ ORCID researcher ID

Research Themes:
Energy in the Urban Environment, Hydrogen Infrastructure Systems, Climate Change Studies, Occupant Comfort and User Surveys, Renewables Integration into Buildings

Publication and Citation Analyses:
→ Google Scholar publication analysis 
→ Scopus publication analysis

Education:
First degree in Architecture at Hochschule Wismar, Germany in 2001, PhD at the University of Southampton, School of Civil Engineering and the Environment, UK in 2010

Current Board Memberships:
Editorial Board - Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews → more information
Head of Scientific Advisory Board - HySON Förderverein Institut für Angewandte Wasserstoffforschung Sonneberg e.V.

Lara Kolbe (Secretary)

Location: Schwanseestraße 1a, Level 4
Email: lara.kolbe[at]uni-weimar.de
Phone: +49 (0) 36 43 / 58 46 59

Dipl. UWT Sebastian Büttner (Research Assistant)

Location: Schwanseestraße 1a, Level 4
Email: sebastian.buettner[at]uni-weimar.de
Phone: +49 (0) 36 43 / 58 46 22

Research Themes:
Energy Systems Engineering, Hydrogen Infrastructure Systems, Process and Environmental Engineering

Education:
First degree in Energy Engineering at HTWK Leipzig in 2002, second degree in Environmental Engineering at TU Dresden in 2006

Current Board Memberships:
Scientific Advisory Board - HySON Förderverein Institut für Angewandte Wasserstoffforschung Sonneberg e.V.

Nicole Meyer M.Sc. (Research Assistant)

Location: Schwanseestraße 1a, Level 4
Email: nicole.meyer[at]uni-weimar.de
Phone: +49 (0) 36 43 / 58 46 13

Research Themes:
Environmental Engineering, Hydrogen Infrastructure Development, Energy Systems Simulation

Education:
First and second degree in Environmental Engineering at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar in 2014 / 2017

Benjamin Breuer M.Sc. (Research Assistant)

Location: Schwanseestraße 1a, Ebene 4
Email: benjamin.breuer[at]uni-weimar.de
Phone: +49 (0) 36 43 / 58 46 33

Research Themes: 
Hydrogen production/storage/handling, process engineering, renewable energies

Education: 
First degree in Engineering at Ernst-Abbe-Hochschule Jena, second degree in Environmental Engineering at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Dipl.-Ing. Angela Clinkscales M.Sc. (Research Assistant)

Location: Coudraystraße 13 A, room 320
Email: angela.clinkscales[at]uni-weimar.de
Phone: +49 (0) 36 43 / 58 46 69

Research Themes:
Hydrogen from biogas, renewable energies, energy efficiency 

Education:
first degree in Design at Clemson University in South Carolina, second degree in Architecture at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, second degree in Environmental Engineering at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar 

Patrick Engel M.Sc. (Research Assistant)

Location: Schwanseestraße 1a, Level 4
Email: patrick.engel[at]uni-weimar.de
Phone: +49 (0) 36 43 / 58 46 57

Research Themes:
Environmental Engineering, Hydrogen Infrastructure Development, advanced Wastewater Treatment/Trace Material Elimination

Education:
First and second degree in Environmental Engineering at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, 2010 til 2017

Professional activity:
Planning engineer in the department of infrastructure and flood protection at Tractebel Hydroprojekt GmbH, business unit Weimar from 2017 to 2023

Artjom Kolwa M.Sc. (Research Assistant)

Location: Schwanseestraße 1a, Level 4
Email: artjom.kolwa[at]uni-weimar.de
Phone: +49 (0) 36 43 / 58 46 11

Research Themes: 
Heat distribution systems

Education: 
First degree and second degree in Chemical Engineering / Process Engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Professional activity:
Process engineer in the field of process engineering / media supply at JSJ Jodeit GmbH in Jena (2017-2023)

Kaspar Schmädicke B.Sc. (Research Assistant)

Location: Schwanseestraße 1a, Level 4
Email: kaspar.michael.schmaedicke[at]uni-weimar.de 
Phone: +49 (0) 36 43 / 58 46 28

Research Themes:
Environmental engineering, hydrogen infrastructure development, Measuring and control systems, renewable energies

Education:
First degree in Environmental Engineering at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar,  2019 - 2023
Second degree in Environmental Engineering at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, since 2023

Dipl.-Ing. Helge Grüter-Birgaoanu (Research Assistant)

Location: Coudraystraße 13 A, room 320
Email: helge.alexander.grueter-birgaoanu[at]uni-weimar.de
Phone: +49 (0) 36 43 / 58 46 63

Research Themes:
Energy transformation of existing buildings, thermal building refurbishment, sustainability studies

Education:
First and second degree in architecture at Leibniz Universität Hannover, 2004 - 2010

Stina Amrhein B.Sc. (Research Assistant)

Location: Schwanseestraße 1a, Level 4
Email: stina.katharina.theresia.amrhein[at]uni-weimar.de
Phone: +49 (0) 36 43 / 58 46 38

Research Themes:
Environmental Engineering, Hydrogen Infrastructure Systems, Decentralised Hydrogen Economy, Regional Innovation Networks

Education:
Apprenticeship as Architectural draftsman, 2016 - 2019
First degree in Management [Construction Real Estate Infrastructure] at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar,  2019 - 2023
Second degree in Environmental Engineering at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, since 2023

Dipl.-Ing. Christian Gebhardt-Scholz (Research Assistant)

Location: Schwanseestraße 1a, Level 4
Email: christian.gebhardt-scholz[at]uni-weimar.de
Phone: +49 (0) 36 43 / 58 46 35

Research Themes:
Heat distribution systems, Measurement and control systems, Renewable energies

Education:
Diploma in Civil Engineering / Specialization in Building Energy Management at the Technical University of Dresden, 2007 to 2012

Professional activity:
Building physics and structural engineer with work for various employers, 2015 to 2024
Research Assistant at the Institute of Construction at the Technical University of Dresden, 2012 to 2015

Former Members of the Research Group

Saskia Wagner M.Sc. (Research Assistant)

Research Themes:
Environmental engineering, hydrogen infrastructure development, network management

Education:
First and second degree in Environmental Engineering at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, 2019 / 2023

Tabea Link M.A. (Research Assistant)

Research Themes:
hydrogen infrastructure systems, distributed hydrogen economy, regional innovation networks

Education:
First degree in Cultural Studies at the University of Leipzig, second degree in European Public Management at the Universities of Administration in Ludwigsburg and Kehl

Dr.-Ing. Aner Martinez Soto (Research Assistant)

Research Themes:
Energy Flow Modelling, Energy in the Residential Sector

Publication and Citation Analyses:
→ Scopus publication analysis

Education:
First degree in Sciences of Engineering at the Universidad de la Frontera, Chile in 2008, PhD at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Urban Energy Systems in 2017

Activities of the Team

Events - The Energy Systems team regularly organises workshops and specialist events and presents its research results at conferences.

Teaching - In addition to teaching in the lecture theatre, we organise excursions with the students, train presentation techniques, conduct workshops and do experimental work with them.

Research work - Our research work is practice-oriented and usually carried out in collaboration with partners from industry.

→ current news items of the team

Publication Highlights

Most cited paper - Jentsch MF, Bahaj AS, James PAB, Climate change future proofing of buildings – Generation and assessment of building simulation weather files, Energy and Buildings, 40 (12) (2008) 2148-2168.

→ Google Scholar Citation Analysis

Most recent paper - Büttner S, Sauerstoffversorgung der Belebung mittels Wasserelektrolyse, wwt modernisierungsreport 2022/23, 37-43.

→ publications

Current Research Projects

h2-well - Hydrogen Source and Value Added Region Main-Elbe-LINK
Role: principal investigator
Funding body: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

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h2well-compact - Compact hydrogen supply system for decentralized mobility applications
Role: principal investigator, subproject principal investigator
Funding body: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

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