Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirt. Ing. David Fischer

Project Manager, Energy Management and Grids, Department Intersectoral Energy Systems and Grid Integration

Short biography

David Fischer is with Fraunhofer ISE since late 2012 and works as senior researcher and project manager in the group of smart girds within the department of electrical energy systems. His focus is on the controls of power2heat and power2gas units on the level of individual buildings and neighbourhoods. Further he is the creator and main developer of the synPRO model (www.elink.tools) for energy flows in households and residential areas, including electricity, heat and mobility. He currently coordinates and supervises the research activity  focused towards the data-driven modelling of non-residential energy demand (synGHD project) and the use of AI for energy demand forecasting (SmartBadenMonitor).


Over the recent years he actively managed and contributed to over 12 research and development projects with the focus on heat pumps, market integration of thermal-electric appliances and modelling of residential energy consumption and is the author of more than 30 publications most of them in internationally reviewed journals.

Before coming to Fraunhofer ISE graduated with distinction in mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen University specializing on controls of energy systems. Further he holds a diploma in engineering economics from RWTH Aachen University. In 2017 he received a Ph.D. at Royal Institute of Technology KTH Stockholm with the topic „Heat Pumps in Smart Grids".

Major projects

WPsmart im Bestand
Smart controls of heat pump pools
Green Heat Pump
Model Predictive Controls of a variable speed air-source heat pump
synPRO Stochastic bottom-up model for residential energy consumption
Origin Optimising energy communities
Kommunaler Energieverbund
Power2gas in distribution grid applications
PV – Klima Using PV heating and cooling with heat pumps for load shifting
synGHD Synthetic Load Profiles for an Efficient Energy Supply Planning in Non-residential Buildings