Prof. Dr. Hans-Martin Henning


Research focus

The key areas of research of Prof. Dr. Hans-Martin Henning cover technical energy systems for buildings and energy system analysis. He plays a leading role in the development of computer models for the simulation and optimization of complex energy systems and their application to investigate the development of national / regional energy systems including all energy sources, energy conversion and storage technologies and energy end-use sectors. 

Curriculum vitae

Prof. Dr. Hans-Martin Henning is Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg, Germany and Professor of “Solar Energy Systems” at the Institute of Sustainable Systems Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, University of Freiburg. He is chairman of the Expert Council on Climate Issues of the German Government, member of the acatech (German National Academy of Science and Engineering) and member of the board of directors of the academy project "Energy systems of the future".  Furthermore, Prof. Dr. Henning is chairman of the Fraunhofer Group for Energy Technologies and Climate Protection and member of the presidential council of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft as well as spokesman of the Fraunhofer Energy Alliance.
Prof. Dr. Henning obtained his PhD in physics at Oldenburg University in 1993. Since 1994, he has been working at Fraunhofer ISE in Freiburg, holding several different positions of responsibility over the years. In 2014 he was appointed Professor of Technical Energy Systems at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT and in 2017 Director of Fraunhofer ISE.


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