Dr. Robert Kohrs

Head of Department Smart Grids, Division Energy Technologies and Systems

Research focus

  • Smart Grid Communication Technologies
  • Software for Monitoring and Control of DER
  • Communication Protocols and Data Models
  • Grid Integration of Electric Vehicles
  • Demand Side Management
  • Smart Metering
  • Smart Home and Smart Districts 

Curriculum vitae

Since 2020 Head of Department „Smart Grids“, Fraunhofer ISE
2013 –  2020
Head of the Group „Smart Grid ICT“, Fraunhofer ISE
2011 – 2013 Head of the Team „Communication Networks and e-Mobility“, Fraunhofer ISE
2009 – 2011 Researcher and project manager at Fraunhofer ISE
PhD on seminconductor detectors for high-energy particle physics (University of Bonn, Germany. Prof. Dr. N. Wermes)
Diploma in Physics (University of Bonn, Germany)

Major projects

DEMAX 12/07 – 11/10 Smart Metering and tariff-based CHP control in a residential district
iZEUS 01/12 – 06/14 On-board Charging Management and Autonomous Reactive Power Control of Electric Vehicles
Intellan 10/12 – 04/15 Smart Charging Infrastructure for Fleets of Electric Vehicles, Model Predictive Control of Charging Processes
HeiPhoss 07/12 – 09/15 Peak Shaving with Photovoltaic Battery Systems
OGEMA 2.0 12/11 – 11/15 Open Software Platform for Building Automation and Energy Management Applications


Contribution to lecture series „Renewable Energy Management“ (M.Sc.), Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg


Nationaler IT-Gipfel, PG "Intelligente Energienetze"