Dr. Eng. Matthias Resch

Head of Team Systems Integration and Operation, Division Energy Technologies and Systems

Research focus

Operation and integration of grid supportive photovoltaic systems, electric vehicles, energy storages and renewable energy communities into smart distribution grids.

  • Multi-use energy management with value stacking and model predictive control
  • Techno-economic assessments
  • AI-based operation and predictions
  • Evaluation of flexibility options in the distribution grid
  • Cost-benefit analysis of distribution grid planning with probabilistic approach

Curriculum vitae

Since 2020
Researcher at Fraunhofer ISE, Head of Team “Smart Grid Integration”
PhD - Electrical Engineering, Polytechnic University of Catalonia
2018 – 2020
SINTEF Energy, Researcher, Norway
2013 – 2018
Reiner Lemoine Institute gGmbH, Researcher, Germany
2011 – 2018
Resolar, experts for renewable energies, Founder and Managing Director, Germany
2008 – 2011 Geosol – Gesellschaft für Solarenergie mbH, Project Engineer
2007 Hahn Meitner Institute, Research Assistant
2006 Solarpraxis AG, Sales
2005 – 2006 ITER – Instituto Tecnológico y Energías Renovables S.A., Research Assistant

Awards & outstanding achievements

  • Doctorate with excellent cum laude (best grade, corresponds to summa cum laude)

Major projects

AI4Grids 2020 – 2023    AI-based planning and operational management of distribution networks and microgrids for the optimal integration of renewable energies and fluctuating loads
DABESI 2020 - 2023    Data-driven design and operational management of decentralized electrical storage systems in medium-sized industrial companies
IntegER 2018 – 2020    Multi-use application of a 1 MW/ 1MWh lithium-ion battery system in a soccer stadium
SmartGuide 2018 – 2020    Defining planning and operation guidelines for European smart distribution grids
Smart Power Flow 2013 – 2018    Grid supportive integration of 200 kW/ 400 kWh vanadium redox flow battery in the distribution grid
Solarkiosk 2011 -  2012    Development of kiosks with modular PV-battery systems


  • Lecturer for the two courses grid analysis and engineering of large-scale PV power plants at the University of Barcelona
  • Grid supportive operation of large-scale batteries at the University of Freiburg


  • Member of IEEE
  • Member of the Association of German Engineers (VDI)